Jamie Mills is an artist/illustrator currently living and working just outside of York, U.K. Focusing on nature, structure, repetition and, more recently, an analytical approach to drawing, he enjoys making books using high quality recycled materials and has recently completed his first animated short.
I am a kind of cinematic magpie. Most of my source material is gleaned from the cutting room floor of the film production process. I seek to reveal the stuff that the audience never sees, reprocessing and exposing moments that would otherwise be lost forever.
Recycling waste and celebrating hidden labour are persistent intentions in my practice. Rescuing a moment and reanimating it is a form of bringing it alive - a kind of memento vivere. br>
This 3.5 minute animation is the culmination of a residency at the Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle Upon Tyne. It is made from the film leader from the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz" (one of the first technicolor films). The film starts with the drab real world in black and white and suddenly converts to colour as Dorothy finds herself in the land of Oz. This film is an attempt to celebrate and look back at that moment in cinematic history. It is also apt today at another juncture in cinematic technology as celluloid becomes obsolete to the pixel. It is animated to a rejected movie soundtrack by Wayne Urquhart, one of the first I have worked on with sound. It was first screened at Tyneside Cinema in December 2011.
Christina Gransow studied Illustration at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences. She lives and works in Hamburg as a freelance illustrator and artist. She is interested in urban space that surrounds her, especially the one that is seen as a failure. Her drawing series HANGOVERS FROM GLORIOUS TIMES and the animation video FLORIDA JANE focuses on the architectures of the post war modernity.