Animation

I feel the need to express my gratitude to the Barbican Gallery in London as they have just created an exhibition tracking and showcasing the progression, development and uniqueness of Animation as an art form. Its entitled Watch Me Move and is on show till the eleventh of September 2011; it should be a must visit for anyone interested in moving image as it really communicates the influence and scale of animation. I found this particularly useful as I had just completed an animation for my degree show and became disappointed with my own knowledge of my chosen mediums history. This exhibition provided a crash course in its roots from early chronophotography with work from Eadward Muybridge & Etienne Jules Marey two forerunners and pioneers. For me my favorite  piece of work was Snack & Drink by Bob Sabiston all about one autistic boy as he goes to get a drink. Really impressive use of rotoscoping i found it fascinating.

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