Winner of the Deutsche Bank Award for Art at the Royal College of Art 2010, Unravel is an epic project that will create a hand painted film that correlelates in length with the 874 miles between John O'Groats and Land's End - taking each metre between these two edges of mainland Britain as a ratio to equal one frame of 16mm film. In collaboration with over thirty film festivals, educational institutions and community spaces across England, Scotland and Wales we operating a touring workshop that aims to amass an epic sixteen hour film that will be created and manipulated by hand, by a diverse demographic of the people of Britain.
Free of charge and open to all, we involve as many members of local communities as possible - from young children and families to experienced film veterans. Unravel aims to turn the viewer into the maker of the work in a literal 'hands-on' way. We hope that these events will be as entertaining, informative and inspiring introduction to film making, providing an informal setting for people to interact with each other and our hosting venues a unique event in their programmes.
Formed by Maria Anastassiou and Chris Paul Daniels whilst studying at the Royal College of Art, Unravel is also comprised of OKO Lab of Leeds (Mark Pickles and Jo Byrne) and, Manchester based, Kelvin Brown.
Full Schedule to date: 2010... 19th September - Berwick Upon Tweed, The Maltings. (Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival) 23rd September - London, Londonnewcastle Gallery, (Neville Brody's Anti-Design Festival).
2nd and 3rd October - Manchester, Noise Lab, (Abandon Normal Devices) 17th October - London, Dalston Eastern Curve Garden 22nd and 23rd October - London, Southbank, (The Big Draw Festival) 24th October - Bexhill, De la warr Pavilion 30th October - Crook, Durham, (Kids for Kids Festival) 31st October - Glasgow, Centre for Contemporary Arts, (Document-8 Festival)
1st November - Edinburgh, Filmhouse cinema, (Africa in Motion Festival) 4th November - Inverness, the Eden Court, (Inverness Film Festival) 5th November - Sheffield, Town Hall, (Sheffield Doc Fest) 6th November - London, BFI Southbank,. 7th November - Falmouth, Falmouth Art Gallery, (Cornwall Film Festival) 9th and 10th November - London, Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre 12th November - Huddersfield, Verve Bar 13th November - Bradford, National Media Museum, (Bradford Animation Festival) 14th November - Leeds, Gallery 42, (Leeds International Film festival), 20th November - Bristol, Picture This, (Encounters International Film Festival) 21st November - London, Chisenhale Gallery
1st December - London, Royal College of Art 2nd December - London, no.w.here 3rd December - London, Deutsche Bank Head Quarters 4th December - Brighton - (CINE CITY Brighton Film Festival) 6th December - London, Camberwell College of Arts. 15th December - Huddersfield, University of Huddersfield.
2011... 8th January - Birmingham, IKON Gallery (in tandem with Len Lye Retrospective) 15th January - Hull, Museum of Club Culture 16th January - London, Corsica Studios (with Video is the only Constant) 18th January - Cambrigdeshire, Pendragon Primary School, 19th January - London, Royal College of Art (Deutsche Bank Award 2011 Launch)
10th February - Leeds,The Dark Arches, (with Cinema Corporel) 16th February - Nuneaton, King Edward VI College 19th February - Driffield, Wolds Village 23rd to 25th February - London, Swiss Cottage Library 26th February - Manchester, Whitworth Art Gallery
10th to 24th March - London, Camden Town, Three Week Temporary Pop Up Shop, 157 Robert Stree (with screening events on 10th, 19th and 24th and workshop at Samuel Lithgow Youth Centre) 21st March - Bournemouth, University of Bournemouth, National Centre for Computer Animation. 25th March - Brighton, Brighton University, School of Performance and Visual Art 26th and 27th March - Birmingham, MAC space, (Flatpack Festival)
1st April - London, SHUNT. 21st April - Armley, Armely Mills Industrial Museum, (with Minicine) 23rd April - Rotherham, Old Market Gallery 30th April and 1st May - Salford, Hot Bed Press, (Sights From the Other City)
5th May - London, Wieden + Kennedy 6th to 8th May - London, Studio at the Elephant, Elephant and Castle, 15th May, Basement Arts Projects, Beeston, Leeds 22nd May - Liverpool, FACT. . 28th May, Saltaire Arts Trail, West Yorkshire.
9th June, Zion Arts Centre, Hulme, Manchester 19th June, Edward Dunn Memorial Hall, Maltby, South Yorkshire. 25th June, Newsham Park Arts Festival (with FACT), Liverpool
4th July, London School Contemporary Dance, Deutsche Bank Awards 2011 Prizegiving. 8th July, Tate Britain 14th July Piccadilly Community Centre 23rd and 24th July, Manchester Mela 30th July, QUAD, Derby 13th August, Bar Lane Studios, York
23rd - 25th September, Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival 2011 5th November, Peninsula Arts, Plymouth 12th November, National Media Museum (Bradford Animation Festival 2011)
2012... 7th January 2012, IKON Gallery, Birmingham 18th February, Firstsite, Colchester
Work in progress screenings: 30th July, Encounters, Bristol Harbour Festival 23rd - 25th September Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival 17th - 23rd September, Document-9 Festival, Glasgow 8th - 12th November, Bradford Animation Festival, National Media Museum 19th - 20th November, Chisenhale Gallery, London 7th - 8th January 2012, IKON Gallery, Birmingham 18th February, Firstsite, Colchester
Talks: 25th September, Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival 2011 5th November, Peninsula Arts, Plymouth 12th November, National Media Museum (Bradford Animation Festival 2011) 22nd February, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds 8th May, FACT, Liverpool
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More details here: unravelfilm.blogspot.com