10,000 Gestures Of Kindness


Following the tragic events that took place in Manchester in 2017, Andrew Magee spent some time in St Ann’s Square, which was transformed by the people of the city with flowers, toys, candles and messages of love chalked onto the stones of the square. I chose to record these gestures of kindness in small animated hand drawn vignettes. The film comprises over 200 individual hand drawn monotypes, each drawn and printed by hand and then animated digitally. The music, created by Vitalija Glovackyte, was created using an electric guitar and extremely amplified paper and pencil, visit bluesprucemaids.com. The piece was produced as part of Creative50 supported by Manchester International Festival and in response to Jeremy Deller’s What Is the City but the People?