Short film [up to 10 min]
The landscape is hollowed and wears a desolate aspect; yet it has a rugged beauty all of its own. It is a terra incognita, though a leftover trace of some long forgotten people envelopes it. An absurd regime that is somehow still in operation; a far-reaching and all-encompassing system.
Joseph Childs graduated with a Master of Arts from the Royal College of Art London in 2008.
He runs an animation studio in the Hackney Picture House cinema in east London where he creates all his work. Joseph’s animated work is represented by the short film agency Shorts International and has been aired on French, Turkish and American satellite television. His work has been shown at a number of international animation festivals across Europe, as well as prestigious galleries such as the Parasol Unit in London. One of his animations is also part of the private art collection of Jean Pigozzi and received a Man group drawing prize. His work also gained a special mention in the Quentin Blake illustration awards and was short-listed for the University of Surrey’s purchase ledger prize.
Joseph lectures in Animation at Camberwell College of Art and London College of Communication.