Screening: Martial Arts Animation (Yves Klein, Tate Exchange Project)

22nd Feb 2017, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Creative Edge


Screening: Animation of ‘Martial Arts’ Performance at TATE Liverpool 


Animation students and staff from Edge Hill University undertook a performance event at TATE Liverpool on Saturday 26th November, titled Martial Arts – part of the TATE Exchange programme and relating to the current Yves Klein exhibition at TATE Liverpool (until 5th March). The result of this project will be screened in Creative Edge at the In Conversation about Yves Klein event.

The idea of the Tate Exchange project was to explore how Judo influenced movement and colour, taking inspiration from Yves Klein’s work to create live-animation, capturing the movement of Judo experts. In the main gallery of TATE Liverpool the Wirral Judo Club was filmed performing their martial art. This footage was then relayed to a group of 2nd & 3rd year Edge Hill University Animation students in the adjacent Clore Studio at TATE Liverpool. The students quickly turned the footage into frame by frame short animations. These were then compiled into a longer animations and projected onto the gallery walls, where the club was practising.  This created a loop within the performance, combining the movement of the judo performers to the animation students undertaking the creation of the animation.