This video installation, originally a work-in-progress experiment created in 2013 as part of the sleep paralysis project, has been repurposed for inclusion in Wellcome Collection's States of Mind: Tracing Edges of Consciousness exhibition. You can see a teaser for the installation on NOWNESS, and read a write up of the whole exhibition here. The show runs until October 2016.
HD | 13:48 | 2015
A SHORT FILM PRODUCED WITH SUPPORT FROM FILM LONDON AND THE NLFP. WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY CHRISTOPHER ANDREWS.
Official Selection: London Short Film Festival 2016 | Manchester International Film Festival 2016 | Valetta Film Festival 2016 | East End Film Festival 2016 | Long-list selection: BAFTA Short Film Award 2016
A music/film collaboration with Industrial Pop artist Gazelle Twin. The work, commissioned by London Short Film Festival and supported by Arts Council England, features organic animation experiments exploring themes of puberty, the body, hallucination, anxiety and phobia using materials including coal, clay, milk, hair and meat. It was premiered with a live performance from Gazelle Twin at the Institute of Contemporary Art on 15th January 2015 and toured to the Watershed in Bristol, FACT in Liverpool, Latitude Festival and Cork Film Festival. You can read a nice write up of the FACT event here.
FOUNDED IN 2009, RICH PICKINGS ORGANISES EVENTS EXPLORING THE MOST INTERESTING THINGS IN THE UNIVERSE.
Each event combines film, art, talks, debate and discussion. Event partners have included the Science Museum’s Dana Centre, Edinburgh International Film Festival, London Short Film Festival and the Institute of Psychoanalysis. Events have included speakers from the worlds of medicine, particle physics, anomalistic psychology, neuroscience, nanotechnology and psychiatry as well as writers, psychoanalysts, artists, designers and Academy Award, BAFTA and Emmy Award winning filmmakers and actors.
Currently Rich Pickings is working on the INSIDE OUT series of events, in partnership with leading UK film festivals. These events explore elements of the human condition through science and film and are supported by a Wellcome Trust People Award.
A SHORT EXPERIMENTAL DOCUMENTARY ABOUT SLEEP PARALYSIS.
PRODUCED IN 2013 AS PART OF AN MA IN ANIMATION AT ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART.
SUPPORTED BY A WELLCOME TRUST ARTS AWARD.
SHOWING IN UK VENUES THROUGHOUT 2016 AS PART OF THE 'DOCUMENT DIFFERENTLY' PROGRAMME, IN 'MOVE IT', A SCREENING INITIATIVE FROM ANIMATE PROJECTS.
WINNER: BEST DOCUMENTARY; CINEGLOBE FILM FESTIVAL, CERN, SWITZERLAND
LONDON INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL, UK
ENCOUNTERS SHORT FILM & ANIMATION FESTIVAL, UK
LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, UK
STATE EXPERIENCE SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL, GERMANY
IMAGINE SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL, USA
KLIK! ANIMATION FESTIVAL, NETHERLANDS
CORK FILM FESTIVAL, IRELAND
EAST END FILM FESTIVAL, UK
BRANCHAGE FESTIVAL, JERSEY, UK
SHUFFLE FESTIVAL, UK
LEEDS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, UK
UNDERWIRE FESTIVAL, UK
IMAGINE: AMSTERDAM FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL, NETHERLANDS
FLATPACK FLM FESTIVAL, UK
CHITRAKATHA FILM FESTIVAL, INDIA
INHOUSE FILM FESTIVAL, UK
GREENHORN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, UK
UPPSALA INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, SWEDEN
NARCOLEPSY UK ANNUAL CONFERENCE, UK
NINEWORLDS GEEKFEST, UK
GREENWICH & SHEFFIELD SKEPTICS IN THE PUB, UK
GV ART AND SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM, UK
A FEATURE FILM IN DEVELOPMENT WITH WRITER-DIRECTOR CHRIS ANDREWS AND CO-WRITER JONATHAN HOURIGAN.
Images and promo video captured on location recce in Cumbria in 2014. © Tony Slater-Ling / Chris Andrews