Bits in Motion: Early British Computer - Generated Art Film

Mon, 27 Feb 2012

Bits in Motion: Early British Computer - Generated Art Film

Tuesday 7 March 2006

Supported by the London Centre for Arts and Cultural Enterprise, Birkbeck University of London and held in conjunction with the Computer Arts Society. This event is taking place under the larger banner of Node.London '06 Season of Media Arts.

Tuesday 7 March 2006 at 6.10pm at the National Film Theatre in NFT3.

This showing features rare and little-known works from the beginnings of British computer animation as well as onstage discussions with pioneers from the early days of this field and will include discussions with leading practitioners of the time.

The event marks the culmination of CACHe, an extensive research project at Birkbeck into the untold stories behind the early days of British computer arts. The screening and discussion will take audiences on a journey through previously lost or obscure material, from the first computer animation made in Britain, to the appearance of computer graphics in commercial TV and film.

Artists and practitioners who were active at the time, including Stan Hayward (creator of Henry's Cat) and Malcolm Le Grice, Dr Charlie Gere and Dr George Mallen will introduce the work and take part in panel discussions with pioneers.

Tickets £8.20, concs £6.25, NFT members £7.20, members' concs £5.25

Box Office 020 7928 3232

  • BFI NFT site

Early British Computer-Generated Art Film is presented in partnership with School of History of Art, Film and Visual Media, Birkbeck, supported by AHRC and LCACE. Bits In Motion takes place as part of NODE.L, a series of events related to technology and art taking place throughout March in venues across London.