The Black Dog’s Progress, Magnetic Movie and Anomalies

1- 3 September 2014

Stephen Irwin

The Black Dog’s Progress

2008, 3’14″

SYNOPSIS

A series of flipbooks tell the sad story of the Black Dog.

The sad story of the Black Dog is told within a single shot using a series of flipbooks. The scene grows denser as looped scenes accumulate and the narrative develops.

The Black Dog, unwanted by his owner, is thrown out into an unwelcoming neighbourhood. On his journey he is corrupted by acts of violence and grows determined to live happily ever after back home. Unfortunately Mother has different plans and his story ends in tragedy.

LINKS

Artist’s website, about page - http://www.smalltimeinc.com/p/a-b-o-u-t.html

Stephen Irwin interview - http://www.animateprojects.org/films/by_date/films_2008/atv_s_irwin

The Black Dog’s Progress by Karen Alexander - http://www.animateprojects.org/writing/essay_archive/k_alexander_3

CREDITS

A film by Stephen Irwin

Music by Sorenious Bonk

Semiconductor

Magnetic Movie

2007, 4’42″

SYNOPSIS

Natural magnetic fields are revealed as chaotic, ever-changing geometries as scientists from NASA’s Space Sciences Laboratory excitedly describe their discoveries.

All action takes place around NASA’s Space Sciences Laboratory, UC Berkeley, to recordings of space scientists describing their discoveries. Actual VLF audio recordings control the evolution of the fields as they delve into our inaudible surroundings, revealing recurrent ‘whistlers’ produced by fleeting electrons. Are we observing a series of scientific experiments, the universe in flux, or a documentary of a fictional world?

LINKS

Creators project - http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/en-uk/creators/semiconductor

Semiconductor website - http://semiconductorfilms.com/

Semiconductor interview - http://www.animateprojects.org/films/by_date/2007/atv_semi

CREDITS

A film by Semiconductor: Ruth Jarman & Joe Gerhardt

Photographed and Recorded at the Space Sciences Laboratory UC Berkeley

Space Physicists in order of appearance: Janet Luhmann, Bill Abbett, David Brain, Stephen Mende VLF Radio Recordings Stephen P McGreevy

Atsushi Wada

Anomalies

2013, 2’59″

SYNOPSIS

We try to enrich ourselves through prayer, faith and devotion to someone or something ‘other’. Similarly, we believe in the existence of ‘anomalies’, such as unknowable and uncontrollable monsters. But can such beliefs advance us?

LINKS

Interview with Atsushi Wada - http://www.animateprojects.org/interviews/interview_with_atsushi_wada

IMDB Profile - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3514433/

Art of the Absurd: An Interview with Atsushi Wada - http://nishikataeiga.blogspot.co.uk/2010/11/art-of-absurd-interview-with-atsushi.html

CREDITS

A film by Atsushi Wada Colour design Misa Amako

Sound design Masumi Takino

Music Miki Sakurai

Voices Yoshimi Tajima and Luiz Kruszielski

Produced by Abigail Addison

Mastering by VET

An Animate Projects production for Channel 4

Carroll / Fletcher would like to thank Abigail Addison and Animate Projects for their collaboration in the programming of this season of films