UNRAVEL: the longest hand painted film in Great Britain | May 2011
In 2010 artists Chris Daniels and Maria Anastassiou were the recipients of the Deutsche Bank Award for Art at the Royal College of Art for their project Unravel - the longest hand painted film in Great Britain.
Unravel is an artistic undertaking of epic proportions in which, together, they set out to construct a film that runs the distance from Land’s End to John O Groats (874miles). In this film each metre between these two points is represented by one frame of 16mm film.
In collaboration with national film venues, art galleries, community spaces and educational institutions they have been touring workshops up and down the country with the aim of amassing the 16hours of handcrafted and manipulated material with which to construct their epi film. Inspired by the abstract film making styles of Stan Brakhage and Len Lye the diversity of the material in the film will be generated by the diversity of communities around the country and how they engage and work with the materials that they are given.
On Sunday 6thMay BasementArtsProject welcomes Chris Daniels along with collaborators Joanna Byrne and Kelvin Brown, to our homely event space here in the heart of Beeston, South Leeds. From 2-5pm there will be a workshop followed by a screening of material produced at the event.
Sunday 6th May | 2 - 5pm
Workshop 2-4pm Screening 4-5pm
Workshop: photographs by Chris Daniels
Screening: photographs by Chris Daniels