Reanimation: Inanimate Objects | LONDON
Colliding Lines return with Reanimation, our monthly live soundtrack series hosted at New River Studios. Each month we invite a diverse line-up of musicians and sound artists to re-score, re-interpret and re-imagine a programme of short animations, each month curated around a different theme and era.
This month we visit the physical, cryptic and often macabre worlds created by stop-motion animation; objects and materials brought inexplicably to life – stories carved, coaxed and manipulated from wood, clay and other inanimate matter.
What follows is often surreal, almost hallucinatory, but something about the physicality of the medium roots these stories in the body, in reality, lending even the most fantastical narratives and scenes a rawness – something primitive. Adaptions of fairytales or children’s stories are common; Jan Švankmajer’s ‘Alice’ (1988), animated with taxidermy and animal bones; Jiří Barta’s Pied Piper ‘Krysař’ (1986), carved entirely from wood, populated with live rats, and whose characters speak an invented tongue. In such a sprawling genre, we can only visit parts in one evening. Our programme this month focuses on those films and directors whose antique artistic and visual style balances both the magical and the frightening, the charming and disturbing.
Holding our hands and leading the sound design, soundtracks and all-out aural assaults will be the following artists:
Artists to be announced.
Reanimation is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
199 Eade Rd
Harringay Warehouse District
Thursday 9th April 2020, 8.00pm