Taking its name and narrative inspiration from the 17th century Japanese art form “Ukiyo-e”, Pictures Of The Floating World is an experimental animation made entirely from woodblock prints, produced using traditional cell animation techniques and custom digital programs.

Each hand drawn frame was laser cut into wooden boards before being hand printed, scanned and reassembled into a moving image. The film explores the meeting point between tradition and technology: the fusion of ancient craft with the digital production possibilities of the modern day.

Past Screenings & Exhibitions:

9th - 12 June 2016
Into The Wild - New Wing, Somerset House, London.

29th October 2016
Craft Council’s Make:Shift – V & A Museum, London.

4th May 2017
Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival – Picturehouse Central, London.

6th – 7th May 2017
Festival of Making – Blackburn.

21st June – 27th September 2017
How Will We Work at Vienna Biennale – Angewandte Innovation Laboratory, Vienna.

29th - 30th September 2017
OFFF London.

13th September - 22nd October 2017
Cheongju Craft Biennale – Korea.

Current Screenings & Exhibitions:

11th August - 23rd January
.OBJ – National Design & Craft Gallery, Kilkenny.

18th October - 25th October
Somerset House, London.

Trailer for Pictures of the Floating World

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