This is harsh. Animate Projects, whose roster of commissions and commitment to excellence is truly inspirational, will shut down in March due to Arts Council funding cuts. Jacqui Davies, Gary Thomas and Abigail Addison are doing such great work – being closely involved in one of their current projects, with Hiraki Sawa, has made me realise quite how deep and valuable their contribution is to experimental film right now in the UK.
Hiraki's film is to come out in February. It's very exciting - which makes the idea that it is probably one of the last things Animate does really gutting.
Production still from Hiraki Sawa, Did I?, part of his project commissioned by Animate Projects – Figment, 2011