QUAD Extra Gallery Spaces
Tom K Kemp (UK) incorporates roleplaying game design and animation into filmmaking, exploring systems-thinking, complexity and the eerie consequences of bureaucratic and economic systems on intimate human relations. His works generate unpredictable genre fiction where gameplay and collaborative storytelling are combined into a deviated method of complexity modelling. Napoleon Complex explores weather modelling algorithms used by global catastrophe insurance, speculating on the consequences of their creation at a series of different scales from the economic to the intimate. The project is influenced by Weird genre fiction, in which the protagonists are often the subjects of systems and phenomena which are too large or complex for them to fully comprehend. Until 24 January 2021.
Chado: Dreaming in Texture – a journey from print to animation
Animate Projects x LPW
Access by appointment only during Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-4pm – to book your time slot please email firstname.lastname@example.org Artist Dominica Harrison has a solo exhibition, Chado: Dreaming in Texture at Leicester Print Workshop from 12 September to 7 November. There will be an accompanying artist’s talk on Wednesday 30 September online. At the centre of the exhibition is the presentation of the experimental animation, Chado, which combines digital animation and Risograph prints to transform a coming of age tale set in a Russian wilderness into an enchanting short film. The prints produced by the artist will be displayed alongside the film, together with sketchbooks and character design work, to reveal the processes behind making the work.
Activities & Workshops
LCN Webinar with artist Patel, 5:20pm, 15th September
Hetain Patel is a London based visual artist and performance maker. His live performances, films, sculptures, and photographs have been shown worldwide from the Venice Biennale, Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing and Tate Modern, London to Sadler’s Wells, where he is a New Wave Associate. Patel will be talking about his multidisciplinary practice spanning film, performance, sculpture and drawing. This free event will take place over Zoom, registration essential via our website. The artist will be joined by MotF Artistic Director Kerry Campbell.
Attenborough Arts Centre
Courses begin in October but we’ll be taking bookings from Monday 14 September
No Jobs In The Arts #4
Opportunities for new and emerging artists are not easy to come by. No Jobs in the Arts is a zine designed to give new and exciting artists a place to have their work shared across the East Midlands, and to encourage collaborative links to be formed between creatives. The fourth edition of the zine was produced in partnership with Attenborough Arts Centre; this special edition seeks to promote work by emerging disabled artists working in the East Midlands.