STOMPER presents Ian Emes: It Was a Thursday Night

Thursday 25 JuneExhibition, screening, in conversation, DJ set. Doors 7.00 - 11.30pm Exhibition continues 26 , 27 June, 11-7pm & 28 June 12-6pm. Tickets £10 available online at Stomper presents Ian Emes: It Was a Thursday Night Unseen Pink Floyd 'Dark Side of the Moon' animation and artwork to be exhibited. Art/Music collective STOMPER present a one night event, Ian Emes: It Was A Thursday Night, showcasing the work of filmmaker Ian Emes. This is a rare opportunity to view the works of Ian Emes, one of Britain's foremost animators. Ian Emes is a pioneer in the visualisation of music and his internationally renowned work helped usher in the era of the music video. The evening will feature a screening of his groundbreaking 1970s music inspired animation, an exhibition of his artwork, and an in conversation with Emes and writer/theorist Mark Fisher a.k.a. k-punk (The Wire, Frieze Sight & Sound), on Thursday 25th June at London's The Horse Hospital art space. This is the first event of its kind dedicated to the work of Ian Emes, a filmmaker and artist who at age 21 in the early 70s, developed a futuristic style of hand drawn cell animation that prompted Pink Floyd to commission him to create the iconic animation for their Dark Side of the Moon tour and launched a decade of work with such artists as Mike Oldfield, Roger Daltry and Linda McCartney among others. It Was A Thursday Night, title of the event is taken from the opening lyric of Linda McCartney's song 'Oriental Night Fish' which inspired Emes' haunting cult music video. Emes' screening will feature the video and focus on his 70s period of animation, from its genesis and show the progression of his interpretation of music through his creation of intricately animated artificial worlds. Emes refers to these films as "dreams, imagined in detailed response to music." A charismatic character himself, he describes this period of DIY discovery: "To begin with, I wasn't attracted to the medium of animation, dominated by bouncy characters. I had no animation tutors, only practicing painters and sculptors to encourage me. I was entering the unknown, doing everything through trial and error, fumbling along and inventing my own techniques." Along with rare 70s animation, the screening will also include new work including a collaboration with artist/musician John Foxx. Ian Emes: It Was A Thursday Night exhibition illustrates the filmmaker's process of creation. Emes' has always had a passion for drawing and his meticulous and painstaking technique of hand drawn animation is revealed through his original drawings, story boards and animation cells, which themselves stand alone as works of art. The evening will also include a rock/left field disco DJ set by Greg Poole and an interpretive dance performance choreographed by Pat Garrett.