Watch Me Move, London exhibition

If you’re in London this summer, there’s a host of animation talks and other events (PDF link) around the Barbican’s Watch Me Move, an expensive £12/$20-ticket retrospective exhibition of 150 years of animation.

Two of the highlights (although Marina Warner is sadly only limited to one hour) are…

28th July, 8pm, Cinema 2.

Fourth Dimensional Minds Eye Summoning

“Pioneering music producer Paul Smith orchestrates a fever-dream performance of a new text by Alan Moore (V for Vendetta, Watchmen) and elemental electro-sonics by Edwin Pouncy (Savage Pencil).”

1st Sept, 6.30pm, Barbican Art Gallery.

Gallery Talk: Marina Warner

“Acclaimed author [and thinker] Marina Warner discusses the art of shadow play animation, as seen in Lotte Reininger’s celebrated film The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926), through to works by contemporary artists William Kentridge and Kara Walker.”