The Edge of Frame Weekend was an expansive programme of screenings and discussion, celebrating the vibrant field of experimental animation, and took place at Whitechapel Gallery and Close-Up Cinema in London, 9–11 December 2016.
From bold personal visions to intricate and visually stunning formal experiments, the programme mixed contemporary animation by British and international artists with classic and rarely seen historical works, and a guest-curated programme from Chicago’s Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation.
The Weekend began with a seminar at Whitechapel Gallery featuring artists, curators and writers, addressing the position of experimental animation practice today, in relation to mainstream animation, visual arts, histories and institutions.
The Edge of Frame Weekend was curated by Edge of Frame and Animate Projects. It was supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Royal College of Art, and using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. The event took place during the Whitechapel’s William Kentridge exhibition, and was part of the London International Animation Festival.