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Tate Project:

To Touch

Synopsis & Concept: 
     The journey of an artist’s mind, Barbara Hepworth, is narrated by traveling to the abstract world representing the engagement of the sculptor and the viewers.
     The brief is the mind of an artist leading to interpretation and express it through animation. This animation was inspired by the quote of Barbara Hepworth which is about her thought therefore the keys were drawn on these which are all about the engagement between the audiences and her artwork.

Read more about the process in 'the making of' page or about the initial thought in 'First Pitch' page





Director: Supanan Wataniyakun
Animator: Supanan Wataniyakiun
Sound: Supanan Wataniyakiun
Voice: Barbara Hepworth (sound from Tateshots-December2011-with kindly permission)
Full credit List: 
Director: Supanan Wataniyakun
Sound: Supanan Wataniyakun
Editor: Supanan Wataniyakun

Collaborator: Tate Team

- Lucy Allen

- Susan Doyo
- Elizabeth Rober

Thanks - Kim Noce/ Lizzy Hobbs/ Katerina A/ Tim Webb/ Maryclare Foa/ Shuan Clark/ Cristos Feistos
Special Thanks - Leszek Mozga/ Weichen Tan

With kind permission by Barbara Hepworth
Source of audio: TateShots: Barbara Hepworth – December 2011


Produced as part of Tate's collaboration with the London College of Communication

Technical info
Length : 1 minute 27 second
Size: 1920x1080 HD 16:9
Sound: Stereo
Formats Prores HQ & H264



Short Animation


November 2017


1min 27 second


Stop-motion and

2D-drawn animation techniques



-at University Art Gallery [ Border Zones Liminal Bodies 2018 ]

-at Tate Modern: The Mind of an Artist (5 Febuary'18)

Official Selection

-Canada Shorts 2018 

-Rome Independent   Prisma Awards 2018

-Feminist Border Arts Film   Festival 2018

Semi - Finalist 

-Animation : Illustration Festival 2018, Georgia, USA

-Los Angeles CineFest 2018

Finalist and Nominee for -Best Animation of Rome Independent Prisma Awards, May 2018



-Canada Shorts 2018: Award of Distinction


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