We will be screening films by local video artist Ian Emes on our atrium screen in conjunction with an exhibition at the Birmingham Institute of Arts and Design (BIAD). A pioneer of music videos and video art, Ian was the first ever animation student at BIAD’s Gosta Green site in 1972 where he created an animated student film ‘French Windows’, which brought him to the attention of iconic band Pink Floyd. Ian was asked to create animated films for tracks for The Dark Side of The Moon, including the famous infinity clock sequence ‘Time’, which provides the title of the exhibition.

Philip Singleton, Chief Executive at Millennium Point says “Ian is an inspiration to animation students at Birmingham City University and throughout the UK. I am delighted that we can exploit the digital screen at Millennium Point to show this exciting work”.

Several of Ian Emes ’70s animated short films can be seen in spectacular scale on the 45×25 foot Atrium Screen daily. Following on from the exhibition of films by Chinese artist Cao Fei on the screen, it demonstrates Millennium Point’s commitment to engaging with innovative art and design.

Time: Exhibition by Ian Emes runs until 17 January at BCU Parkside, open 9am – 6pm daily