Tim Minchin Is Bringing One Of His Music Videos To Life At Perth Festival

21 January 2021 | 5:01 pm | Staff Writer

"It is one of the most wonderful pieces of animation I have ever seen."

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Tim Minchin is bringing one of his music videos to life alongside childhood friend and animator, Tee Ken Ng.

The clip to Minchin's track, Leaving LA, which features on his recently-released debut album Apart Together (also made by Ng), will be presented as a live animation installation at the Art Gallery Of Western Australia in support of the Perth Festival from 30 January; click here for more details.

The three-dimensional project "combines hand-made zoetropes, projection, camera-phones and video".

 "It is one of the most wonderful pieces of animation I have ever seen," Minchin said.

"The physical zoetropes alone are beautiful works of sculpture. The melding of art and science in making the characters come alive is breath-taking.

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"It is simultaneously incredibly complex and beautifully simple."

Ng added, "To illustrate the narrative of the song I had the idea that if we combined paper constructed animation with spinning zoetropes we could create a captivating illusory world for Tim to be trapped in (like a rat on a wheel) and eventually escape from."

Check out the making of the Leaving LA project below.

Listen to the full The Green Room episode with Minchin on Spotify, Apple Podcasts (below) or wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts.