RCA Animation: Transmute

Rather than taking one form, it is more accurate to think of animation as an ‘indiscipline’ that synthesises all other art forms. It is the place where drawing, painting and sculpture meet poetry, puppetry, dance, photography, literature, philosophy, drama, film, architecture, kinetic, light and sound art.  In this programme of films from the Royal College of Art Animation archives, curator Birgitta Hosea has gone through over 30 years of work to select films that explore materiality through the language of animation.


Stuart Hilton, Pendulum, 1991 (2.16), Alice Dunheath, You Could Sunbathe in This Storm, 2014 (6.00), Aline Helmcke, Pavement, 2007 (1.03), Jack Hague, Grand Mal, 1999 (1.18), Jan Otto Ertesvaag, Surge, 1996 (1.03), Alice de Barrau, Lick My Scab, 2015 (2.48), Birgitta Hosea, Erasure, 2017 (3.00), Betsy Dadd, Terra Infirma, 2013 (4.39), Oscar Lewis, The Waves, 2016 (4.37), Joana Silva, Lemon Tree, 2016 (4.40), Alice de Barrau, Lying Belly, 2016 (3.48), Pia Borg, Palimpsest, 2008 (10.20), Stuart Hilton, Wrong, 1991 (3.01)

‘All films shown courtesy of RCA Animation’, Featured Image: Lemon Tree by Joana Silva, 2016

Opening Times:
Wednesday 15th March – Open 12 – 6
Thursday 16th March – Open 12 – 5 
Friday 17th March – Open 12 – 5
Saturday 18th March – Open 12 – 5 

Strangelove festival kicks off with a double launch of the film Brigitte (2016) A film by Jyll Bradley with Thierry Bal and the exhibition Sight and Sound curated by Faye Golley. The exhibition will include works by
Fari Bradley, Reece Thomas Green, Rob Smith, Philippa Wall and Luke Jones.

Dr Strangelove Screening at Silver Screen 15th March 9.00pm
Strangelove Festival will be screening cult, comedy classic “Dr Strangelove” from celebrated director Stanley Kubrick. A political satire black comedy film that satirizes the Cold War fears of a nuclear conflict between the USSR and the USA. The film was directed, produced, and co-written by Stanley Kubrick, stars Peter Sellers and George C. Scott, and features Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, and Slim Pickens.

The Quarterhouse hosts Queer Puppets Cabaret (Friday 17th March 7.30pm) and the Premiere of Brighton based group Partial Facsimile’s new work Media OS 5.1 (Saturday 18th March 7.30pm), where the audience will be
immersed inside a surround sound total environment interacting with their mobile phones.