Image: test image for Bradley Manning Had Secrets © Adam Butcher
Animate Projects, with support from the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, is pleased to announce that Adam Butcher, Lizzie Hughes, James Lowne and Matilda Tristram have been selected for the Digitalis Commissions, short films exploring the digital space as a site for artistic production and engagement.
Each artist will receive £2,000 to develop their idea into short films, which will be premiered at BFI Southbank in December 2011 and exhibited online at animateprojects.org and on other digital platforms, including Vimeo and iTunes. The online exhibition will also include interviews with the artists.
The projects were selected by a Jury comprising of: Abigail Addison, Assistant Director, Animate Projects; Nick Bradshaw, Web Editor, Sight & Sound Magazine; Susan Collins, artist and Director of the Slade School of Fine Art; Gary Thomas, Director, Animate Projects; and Sarah Williams, Coordinator, Jerwood Visual Arts.
The commissions are part of Digitalis, a strand of activities for 2011 that have a focus on the potential of the digital space as a site for artistic production. Animation is at the forefront of digital innovation, in creative and scientific fields, and Digitalis offers a pause for thought about what the impact of digital might mean.