This coming Wednesday, January the 11th, we’re having a launch party for Word In Motion at XOYO in Shoreditch.
We don’t want to give too much away at the moment but expect a fantastic night filled with poetry, animation and good times!
Keep ’em peeled for more details coming very soon.
Scroobius Pip’s on the firm! A very exciting addition to the roster we’re sure you’ll agree. The supremely talented Matt & Fu from design house 12foot6 are getting to grips with Scroobius’ words and we know it’s gonna be great!
Scroobius Pip Lyrebird Session#1
Some Dog Judo from 12foot6
Dan brings his idiosyncratic style to Word In Motion and is animated by James Bates who has the envious task of creating two pieces for us!
Dan Simpson performing at the Canterbury Slam
James’ video for The Loose Salute – Why’d We Fight?
We’re delighted to have Inua Ellams on board for Word In Motion and he’s been a tremendous supporter of the project since day one. His piece is being brought to life by rising star of the animation world Jonathan McKee.
Inua Ellams – Candy Coated Unicorns And Converse Allstars
Jonathan McKee – The Dreamcatcher
Imogen is another poet who came to us through the Word In Motion submission process. Her fantastic poem receives the animation treatment from Martin Shannon.
More from Imogen can be found at her website.
Here’s a link to Martin’s showreel
2008 Eric Gregory Award winner Emily Berry will see her poem transformed by artist, designer and animator James Bates.
Emily Berry at STANZA
James’ video for The Magnetic Band – Summergirl
So, Happy New Year! A little late maybe but it’s all go here at Smile For London. As the launch of Word In Motion draws ever closer we’re finalising details for our impending launch party and preparing ourselves for the final slog.
Lot’s more collaborations to unveil so it’s time we unleashed a few more on you…
We’re very pleased to have the hugely talented writer and playwright Courttia Newland on board. He’s been an eager supporter of the project and has supplied us with a fine poem. This poem will be animated by the equally talented Lore&Jun from Trunk.
Lore&Jun Narwhal – Whirling Ceremony
We don’t have much information about Kate other than her own description of herself as ‘one of London’s most mediocre and unprolific young poets’! We tend to disagree and hope you will too when you see her poem which is being given life by Simon Testro from 12foot6.
Here’s an example of some of 12foot6’s work. A few walks…
Nikesh is author of the great novel Coconut Unlimited and an accomplished poet and musician. His poem, evoking London’s myriad fried chicken outlets, is being transformed by Alasdair & Jock from the supremely talented Trunk agency.
Nikesh Shukla – The Great Identity Swindle
Alasdair & Jock’s video for Clinic – Bubblegum
Self styled ‘part-time poet’ Natasha Warren came to Word In Motion through our submissions request and she’s paired up with motion artist George Smyth
You can follow Natasha’s musings on twitter here:
And here’s a recent showreel from George