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Vasari Centre/BIMI Digital Animation Series
Sebastian Buerkner: Screening and Discussion

The Vasari Research Centre for Art and Technology and the Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image (BIMI) present the first in a series of events, curated by Joel McKim and Esther Leslie, exploring multiple dimensions of digital animation. We are very pleased to host the London-based German artist Sebastian Buerkner who will be screening, for the first time in London, his award winning 3D stereoscopic  film The Chimera of M along with a selection of other short animated films. Buerkner’s work pushes digital animation into new aesthetic territory, bringing together the narrative and visual traditions of cinema, painting and sculpture in highly original forms. His innovative stereoscopic works explore the otherwise unrealized potential of 3D cinematic technology.

The film screening will be followed by a discussion between Sebastian Buerkner and Dr. Joel McKim (director of the Vasari Research Centre for Art and Technology).
 
Sebastian Buerkner (born in Berlin, Germany) lives and works in London. He completed an MA at Chelsea College of Art & Design in 2002 and was awarded their Fellowship Residency in 2003. From 2004, his art practice has shifted primarily to animation. Recent solo shows include Kunsthaus im KunstkulturQuartier Nuremberg, Germany; Tramway, Glasgow; Sketch, London; The Showroom Gallery, London; Whitechapel Project Space; London and LUX at Lounge Gallery, London; Art on the Underground, Screen at Canary Wharf, London. He has also participated in group shows and screenings at Tate Britain, Tate Modern, London; Tate Liverpool; Site Gallery, Sheffield; Barbican, Whitechapel Gallery, South London Gallery, London and Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna. His film Purple Grey (2006) was broadcast as part of AnimateTV on Channel 4. His recent film The Chimera of M won the Tiger Award for at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and was also was shortlisted for the European Film Awards.

WHEN

Friday, 17 June 2016 from 18:00 to 21:00 (BST)

WHERE

Birkbeck Cinema - 43 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PD

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