Everyone’s favorite Bristol-based studio, Aardman Animations, has unveiled a new gothic online film starring Morph, a classic character first introduced in 1977 in the show Take Hart. The online film can be seen on The Space www.thespace.org/items/s0000cvu, the new digital arts service developed by Arts Council England in partnership with the BBC to provide a unique platform for artists and arts organisations to showcase their work. The new online film has been created to celebrate 38 years of Forkbeard Fantasy, the groundbreaking U.K. theatre and arts company.
The unusual online film features newsreel footage of the precise moment that the pioneers of Liquid Film blended several secret ingredients and scientific wonder to create Plasticinematography – and a host of characters like the multi-eyed organism, a bucket of mouths… and Morph!
To watch the exclusive Aardman Animations film users have to navigate through ‘Forkbeard in Space’ a 360 degree panorama of Forkbeard’s studios inspired by the exhibitions, theatre shows, installations, cartoons, animation props and filmic special FX of Forkbeard Fantasy’s 38 year history (and solve a series of puzzles to create Liquid Film). Users then have to a play 2 games online games “The Fall of the House of Usherettes” and “The Bonehunter” based on Forkbeard’s classic shows. After the game, viewers are rewarded with the Aardman Animations film in which they can witness how liquid film created Plasticinematography and the multitude of characters.
‘Forkbeard in Space’ the online games and the Aardman Animation online film is one of 51 commissions made by the Arts Council for The Space.
You can enter Forkbeard in Space here: www.thespace.org/items/s0000cvu.