Monday, 5 November 2012

Matthew Noel-Tod A Season in Hell: Fall / Winter 2012

My life as a freelance CG Artist has been going extremely well in the past couple of months. After a few shorter projects I had the pleasure of working with Matthew Noel-Tod again for an animated installation at the Canary Wharf Screen. Matthew's latest piece will open tomorrow night, Tuesday 6th November from 6.30 pm and run until December 2nd. The event will be open to the public so pop along and take a look for yourself.


The final part of LUX: The Adverts, A Season in Hell: Fall / Winter 2012 is an animated winter warmer for Canary Wharf Underground Station. In a blazing inferno turns an image of the world orbited by four cartoon children. Encircling the globe is the Latin palindrome; In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni (We go in circles into the night, we are consumed by fire). The phrase is originally attributed to the behaviour of moths around fire. In A Season in Hell: Fall / Winter 2012 the children are in constant movement, never landing, never leaving. Purgatory is overwritten by the ecstasy of the spectacle.

Matthew Noel-Tod lives and works in London. Noel-Tod studied at The Slade, Norwich School of Art and Design, Goldsmiths and completed the LUX Associate Artists Programme in 2008. He is Senior Lecturer in Moving Image at University of Brighton. Recent projects include Chisenhale Gallery, London; Norwich Castle Museum with Outpost; Picture This, Bristol; ICA, London; Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona. Noel-Tod is a recipient of the Acme Studios Residency 2010–15.


It was again, a true pleasure to work on the project, with the responsibility of the work resting solely on my shoulders. I had constant communication with Matthew during every stage of the project so that I could get the best possible feedback. This simple idea of communication ultimately makes a project far easier to control. Various stages of testing could be seen and commented upon immediately, allowing changes to be made faster and giving a final sequence that is as close to the artist's initial idea as possible. I'll be heading up to London tomorrow night to take a look at the show and will post further details and pictures soon. 

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