Canción naïf - Naive song
Animation direction for the music video Canción Naïf, a collaboration with artist Giorgis, Barcelona, Spain.
Music: Jordi Maranges
A four month participatory project with Veterans from Liverpool in collaboration with Fact (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology). Veterans in Practice worked and produced nine animations exploring their journey from military to civilian life. The films are now available to view here
Mersey Cares animation project
A three month participatory animation project, a collaboration with Mersey Care NHS Trust and Fact (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology). The participants produced five short animations exploring mental health. The films demonstrate how telling a story through creativity can lead to a whole different perspective on a persons experiences. The films are now available to view here
Kidderminster Arts Festival hosted 'The Carpet Forest' and 'Exchange Place' a temporary installation in the center of the town, paying homage to the carpet weaving
history of Kidderminster.The short film was a commission for the installation ‘The Carpet Forest’ for KAF (Kidderminster Arts Festival) at Kidderminster Town Hall.
All photographs © haim yafim barbalat
images courtesy of the israel musem, jerusalem and the jersualem season of culture
Dreaming is a film made by pupils from schools in Birmingham, UK -- Fox Hollies and Uffculme schools. The pupils created this animated fantasy film in response to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Dreaming was commissioned by Mencap as part of their Cultural Olympiad 2012 project, We Dance.
"Freefall" is a Dance for Camera film featuring Freefall Dance Company, and was commissioned by Mencap as part of their 2012 Cultural Olympiad project, We
Dance. This film was produced by a group of young filmmakers with a learning disability and will be screened throughout the Olympic and Paralympic Games on the BBC Big Screen. Freefall Dance Company, led by former Birmingham Royal Ballet dancers and staff from Fox Hollies Performing Arts College, was established in 2002 evolving from a long-term partnership and ongoing relationship between the two organisations.
The Fat Girl Gets A Haircut And Other Stories, documentation
An animated multilayered series of images which form the imaginative landscapes of the performance 'The Fat Girl Gets a Haircut and Other Stories' (2011) at the Roundhouse in London, directed by Mark Storor, with a live score by composer Jules Maxwell.
This integral part of the production illustrates the experiences and lives of young people who took part and attempts to articulate significant moments in their adolescent life journey. Simultaneously, it provides a visual translation of their testimonies which were originally integrated into the performance.
A short promotional video for the team whynot:: Thessaloniki, Greece.
Curtain Call: The Fat Girl Gets a Haircut and Other Stories
@ Roundhouse, August 2011
As part of Bloomberg Summer at the Roundhouse, internationally renowned artist, architect and designer, Ron Arad invited his favourite musicians and friends to create unique work for his 360° interactive installation. Arad’s constant experimentation with materials and his radical approach to form and structure have put him at the forefront of contemporary design. For Curtain Call, he’s responded to the Roundhouse’s spectacular Main Space by creating a curtain made of 5,600 silicon rods, suspended from an 18 metre diamater ring - a canvas for films, live performance and audience interaction.
The aristis featured in the installation amongst others are Hussein Chalayan, Paul Cocksedge, Mat Collishaw, Ori Gersht, Greenaway & Greenaway, Christian Marclay, Javier Mariscal, SDNA, David Shrigley and students from the Royal College Of Art.