If you want to leave Bristolians awestruck, you just need to stick us in front of some mesmerising lights and we’ll be happy. (Why do you think Bristol Light Festival has become so huge?) We theorise as to why this is, but please keep sending us awe-inspiring immersive installations, please.
On September 15 & 16, the award-winning multimedia studio Limbic Cinema will be treating us with their latest immersive film triptych (it basically means three screens). ‘Illusions of Movement’ will be playing in the Waddelow Hall at Broadmead Baptist Church for Bristol’s Summer Film Takeover. It will be playing on a 15-minute loop, but you can watch the film as many times as you like.
Showing how animation and film bring imagination and storytelling to life, the film takes audiences on a 45,000-year visual journey. From neolithic cave paintings to the advance of artificial intelligence. The visuals are combined with atmospheric music and narration by local poet Saili Katebe.
“Limbic Cinema work across a wide range of events, from live music, to theatre and architectural projection mapping,” Thom Buttery, Creative Director at Limbic Cinema. “We wanted to produce something that reflects this myriad of platforms, and develop an installation that embodies the experimental side of moving image. Breaking out of the traditional screen formats, embracing new technologies, whilst also making narrative and storytelling central to the experience.”
Limbic Cinema is an award-winning multimedia design studio specialising in projection mapping and immersive video environments. Bristol’s Summer Film Takeover is being delivered as one of the activities under the City Centre and High Streets Recovery and Renewal programme, funded by Bristol City Council and the West of England Combined Authority’s Love our High Streets project.
“Bristol is home to world-leading creative companies that constantly push the boundaries of what we can expect from screen content,” said Natalie Moore, Bristol UNESCO City of Film Manager. “It’s creativity like this that has driven the development of the ‘moving image’ from early origins as cave drawings animated by flickering firelight, to the advent of moving pictures, cinema’s golden age, TV, digital and CGI to today’s virtual media advances.”
Limbic Cinema’s ‘Illusions of Movement’ will be playing at Broadmead Baptist Church for free, between 11am – 8pm, on both September 15 and 16. Captioned and reduced audio volume screenings are between 12pm – 12:30pm and 5pm – 5:30pm each day. To learn more about this event head here.