Danger Mouse (1981-1992)
Parodying the many outrageous aspects of the super-spy genre (especially Danger Man, which starred a pre-The Prisoner Patrick McGoohan), Danger Mouse is an animated children’s series which follows the exciting, and sometimes cosmic, exploits of the titular pint-sized agent. Produced by Cosgrove Hall Films animation studios for Thames Television, the series ran between ran between 1981 and 1992, and is comprised of 89 episodes.
Butterfly is such a stunning little piece, considers both illusions and the reality of freedom. The film depicts a little boy’s transformation through his interactions with the non-human world. This as a metaphor for constructive self-annihilation, where we are destroyed so that we can be replaced by something different, shattered so that we are made open to the world, can finally understand something outside ourselves. Set to original music by Alfred Schnittke.
Created by Gennady Tishchenko exactly after the shattering of Empire. A first part of little animation masterpiece, devoted to confrontation of nature and technology.
There Once Was A Dog is an award-winning Russian animated film based on a Ukrainian folk tale. Great piece of storytelling - very funny and touching.
The films of Jim Simon.
“Conflict” by Garri Bardin.
A Semiconductor work by Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt. Audio Data courtesy of CARISMA, operated by the University of Alberta, funded by the Canadian Space Agency. Special Thanks to Andy Kale. Made for the exhibition Invisible Fields at Arts Santa Monica in Barcelona Spain. http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/invisible-fields 20 Hz observes a geo-magnetic storm occurring in the Earth’s upper atmosphere. Working with data collected from the CARISMA radio array and interpreted as audio, we hear tweeting and rumbles caused by incoming solar wind, captured at the frequency of 20 Hertz. Generated directly by the sound, tangible and sculptural forms emerge suggestive of scientific visualisations. As different frequencies interact both visually and aurally, complex patterns emerge to create interference phenomena that probe the limits of our perception.