The Intertwining Line

The Intertwining Line explores early and contemporary animation and its intertwined relationship with contemporary drawing. The exhibition features work by nine artists, including internationally acclaimed artists Dan Perjovschi and Margaret Harrison, a new generation of British artists, such as Melanie Jackson, Rachel Goodyear and Naomi Kashiwagi, alongside screenings of Czech animations and films selected from the Tricky Women festival. Animation is often considered to be childlike entertainment, however the radical potential of the medium has a long history – whether this is the implicit social criticism that is hidden within early Czech animation, or the use of humour to create powerful social commentary in modern artists’ animations. Drawing also has this potential and this can be through meticulously crafted images that merely hint at social unease or speedily drawn sketches which carry a powerful charge of immediacy to create political statements.