Makerversity Presents: Common Works

Thursday 25th October 2018

Running from 18 – 25 October, 2018 with a private view and tour after hours on closing night. 

Makerversity Presents: Common Works

At the core of Makerversity are our members – extraordinary makers working in unexpected ways. They might be creating disruptive encounters between textiles and biomaterials, or fusing craft and digital technology – but they always continue to redefine the future of creative maker practices. Makerversity Presents is a series showcasing our community and the projects that have shaped us.

Makerversity is celebrating five years of being a resident at Somerset House through one of our most celebrated materials, wood, with the first in our ‘Makerversity Presents’ series: Pictures of the Floating World – an experimental woodblock print animation by Common Works.

Pictures of the Floating World

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, hand printing 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.

The exhibition will showcase an exhibition of prints and works in progress as well as screenings.

Common Works was formed in 2013 by Christopher Waggott, Sam Tripp and Jonny Garrill as a means to experiment across different disciplines and fields. The studio has developed its practice with a focus on exploring the intersection between art direction, interaction, moving image and emerging technologies.

Thursday 25th October 2018

G18, New Wing
Somerset House