Saturday 19 November - Sunday 20 November, 2011
In December 2010, Chisenhale Gallery hosted one of the seventy five national workshops entitled Unravel – the longest hand painted film in Britain, where participants were invited to paint, scratch and directly manipulate 16mm film.
Harking back to the direct animation techniques of Len Lye, Norman McLaren and Stan Brakhage these marked traces of multiple authors represent diverse demographics of the British people wherein each frame of the film represents one metre in the 874 mile distance between Land’s End and Jon O’Groats. Sound recordings, interviews and perspectives on each location have been collected and compiled– mapping a metaphorical journey through collective memory and identity. The collaged autobiographical oral accounts which speak of individual experience in different locations, times and spaces offer a non-linear, psycho-geographical exploration of the country made for and by the people of Britain.
Unravel was initiated by Maria Anastassiou, Chris Paul Daniels, OKO (Mark Pickles and Jo Byrne) and sound edited by Kelvin Brown. You can read what they have written about the screening at Chisenhale on their blog http://unravelfilm.blogspot.com. Click here to be redirected.
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