Exhibition of animated films and artwork by Kayla Parker at Plymouth Arts Centre, UK.
“This exhibition is a unique opportunity to see ‘frame by frame’ into the world of director/animator Kayla Parker. Her films have been shown on Channel 4’s ‘Four-Mations’ and ‘The Dazzling Image’ series, on ITV and on BBC2’s ‘The Late Show’, as well as in many festivals and exhibitions worldwide. She gave a presentation of her work at The National Film Theatre earlier this year for the ‘Art into Film’ event as part of the R.B. Kitaj retrospective at The Tate. She is the first person to win a second Animate Award from the Arts Council and Channel 4 for her 35mm animation ‘Sunset Strip’. The exhibition includes artwork from ‘Sunset Strip’ and features video installation, animation drawings, props and photographs from recent films” (Plymouth Arts Centre, 1994, programme notes).
The large gallery on the ground floor featured the the crow mask and feather cloak costume worn in Unknown Woman, (on a display stand with looped audio recording of crow calling concealed within), and large colour photos printed from 16mm film frames; zoëtrope displays of animated tiles created for As Yet Unseen, and a looped programme of animated films projected in a small cinema space.
The area at the top of the stairs on the first floor had a wall-mounted lightbox with 35mm test strips for Sunset Strip and a selection of illustrated notebooks and artefacts in a glass display case. Steps down led to the large upstairs gallery with the life-size fireplace set with 'living flames', artefacts and large prints from As Yet Unseen, and a separate area for large prints and black and white performance photos from Cage of Flame. Solo exhibition, November and December 1994.
Exhibition documentation filmed on Hi8 and edited on Premiere by Stuart Moore. This was digitised from a VHS copy.
Stand for crow mask and costume, zoëtrope display case, and fireplace set in living room designed and built by Miles Parker.