Hisab, 2011 (8 mins)
Gela 2, 2011 (3 mins)
At the same moment, 2013 (3 mins)
These films will screen from 11am-3pm alongside three short films made by P3 and P4 pupils from Penpont Primary School.
We are delighted to be showing three short stop-motion painting / animations by artist Ezra Wube at CAMPLE LINE as part of our programme And Now For Something Different.
All three films loosely reflect journeys or travel, and they feature the two worlds that Wube moves between: Ethiopia, his home country, and Brooklyn, New York, where he has settled. Set in Addis Ababa where the artist grew up, ‘Hisab’ follows three characters, a goat, a donkey, and a dog, on a shared taxi ride. The goat does not pay the taxi fare; the donkey pays the exact fare; and the dog overpays. Ethiopian folktale explains why goats run away from taxis (afraid to be asked for the fare), dogs chase after taxis (running for the change they are owed), and donkeys stand in the middle of the road (because they are even with the taxi driver).
This will be the first screening of Erza Wube’s work in Scotland.
Born in 1980, Wube is a Brooklyn-based artist born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He works in mixed media; encompassing drawing, painting, installation, performance, photography and animation.
With grateful thanks to D&G Regional Arts Fund, D&G Unlimited, The Holywood Trust and The Buccleuch Charitable Foundation.