Bristol Theatre News

Illusions of Movement From Limbic Cinema in Bristol

Illusions of Movement is a new immersive moving image installation by Limbic Cinema – and it will be coming to Bristol this September.

The event will bring the popular Bristol’s Summer Film Takeover to a close, having been entertaining residents with free film and animation events throughout the summer.

Illusions of Movement will make the Waddelow Hall of Broadmead Baptist Church its home on Friday 15 – Saturday 16 September 2023.

The installation has been described as ‘awe-inspiring’ by audiences who have seen it before.

Presented as a triptych, animation and film takes audiences on a 45,000 year visual journey to show how humans use technology to capture and represent reality. The 15 minute film takes us from neolithic cave paintings to artificial intelligence, blended with atmospheric music and narration by poet Saili Katebe.

“We wanted to produce something that reflects this myriad of platforms, and develop an installation that embodies the experimental side of moving image,” Thom Buttery of Limbic Cinema, explains.

Buttery described the installation as the ‘breaking out’ of traditional screen formats and ’embracing’ new technologies.

Bristol UNESCO City of Film Manager, Natalie Moore said: “Bristol is home to world- leading creative companies that constantly push the boundaries of what we can expect from screen content. 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.

“Illusions of Movement brings this evolution to life in the atmospheric surrounds of Broadmead Baptist Church, making this a truly immersive, free experience that we’re proud to present as part of Bristol’s Summer Film Takeover.”

The film plays on loop, with audiences able to enjoy the film for free as many times as they wish.

Illusions of Movement will be open between 11am and 8pm on both days. There will be Captioned and reduced audio volume screenings between 12pm-12.30pm and 5 – 5.30pm each day.

For more information:

Featured Image: Limbic Cinema
YouTube Shorts

Bristol Theatre News at Backstage Bristol contact us through email or social media