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SIMON ROBSON – What Barry Says

None of us really matters to them.

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A collaboration between Simon Robson and his friend Barry McNamara, this short date back 2003, but nothing changed since then. Nothing.

They started recording a monologue by Barry, about the Imperialism made in U.S.A. and the “Project for the New American Century”.

On what Barry says, Simon developed this animation with the intent of catch and hold the attention of a “visually literate” generation.

Una collaborazione fra Simon Robson ed il suo amico Barry McNamara, questo corto risale al 2003, ma niente e’ cambiato da allora. Niente.

Punto di partenza e’ un monologo di Barry, incentrato su imperialismo made in U.S.A. e sul “Progetto per il Nuovo Secolo Americano”.

Su cio’ che Barry dice, Simon sviluppa questa animazione con l’intento di catturare e trattenere l’attenzione di una generazione “educata al video”.

SIMON ROBSON - What Barry Says

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  1. TimR | 16 February 2010 at 03:49 | Permalink

    Hi guys,

    Thought you might like to catch the second wave of clips from Simon Robson’s new film, the collaborative “Coalition of the Willing.” The film is about swarm politics and the internet, and how we could use the internet to meet the challenges of global warming. We’re releasing film in ‘waves’ on the film website:

    And here you have a press release. I hope you enjoy!

    Tim Rayner

    Coalition of the Willing

    ‘Coalition of the Willing’ is a collaborative animated film and web-based event about an online war against global warming in a ‘post Copenhagen’ world.

    The film is being crafted by a network of 24 artists from around the world using varied and eclectic film making techniques. Collaborators include some of the world’s top moving image talent, such as Decoy, World Leaders and Parasol Island.

    ‘Coalition of the Willing’ offers a response to the major problem of our time: how to galvanize and enlist the global publics in the fight against global warming. This optimistic and principled film explores how we could use new Internet technologies to leverage the powers of activists, experts, and ordinary citizens in collaborative ventures to combat climate change. Through analyses of swarm activity and social revolution, ‘Coalition of the Willing’ makes a compelling case for the new online activism and explains how to hand the fight against global warming to the people.
    ‘Coalition of the Willing’ will have an innovative staggered online release. As from 3rd February 2010 the script for the film will be fully available on the site. The completed animated sections will be uploaded in 6 different ‘waves’ 2 weeks apart, over a 12-week period, as they are finished by the contributing artists. Each wave of uploads will introduce 3-5 new sections of the film. The film’s staggered release and the online forum will allow the site to be a crucible for debate on the issues it raises, and allows the audience to collaborate in re- defining the argument even as the film is being made. The film will be complete by mid-April 2010.

    Director / Producer:

    Simon Robson aka Knife Party is a multi award-winning animation director and producer. His work has been shown at festivals around the world including Edinburgh, Toronto, Raindance and the Brooklyn International Film Festival. Simon won ‘best animated short’ film for his debut film ‘What Barry Says’ at Brooklyn and London in 2004. He was animation director on BAFTA nominated ‘Taking Liberties’, a feature documentary released in 2007 addressing the decline of civil liberties in the UK.


    Tim Rayner teaches philosophy at the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales. He is the author of leading-edge academic articles, and his book, Foucault’s Heidegger: Philosophy and Transformative Experience is available on Continuum.

    Full list of collaborators:

    Knife Party

    Adam Gault & Stefanie Augustine

    Bran Dougherty-Johnson

    Cassiano Prado

    Mario Sader & Ralph Pinel

    Dave Baum


    Dom Del Torto

    Dylan White & Andy Hague


    Foreign Office

    Andreas Gebhardt

    James Wignall


    Sehsucht & Mate Steinforth, Mighty Nice

    Parasol Island

    Thiago Maia

    World Leaders

    Yum Yum London


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