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All Aboard For A Manga Space Flight


Peckham Space becomes the launch pad into outer space as its gallery is transformed into a starship. The the Mobile Suit Academy exhibition will be open until 24th March and lets you experience the animation of David Blandly and a group young artists from Harris Academy Peckham.

Based on Japanese Manga, the immersive installation is populated by robotic 'mobile suits' - anime characters dressed in exoskeletons. You will be able to explore the bridge of a cartoon-like spacecraft which appears to exist in both outer space and the real world at the same time. Embedded in the control panels of the shuttle will be video screens showing humorous and poignant animated stories set against the backdrop of Peckham.

David Blandly uses Manga and animation in his films to investigate the concept of alternative identities, authenticity, and experience.

Artist's Talk
7th February, 6pm-8.30pm

David Blandy will be talking with Tom Morton, explaining the process behind the artwork.

Live Gaming & Manga Drawing
22nd February, 6pm-8.30pm

Play games and get drawing onboard a spacecraft.

Graphic Novel, Young Talents
9th March, 5pm-7.30pm

Meet the published graphic artist, JAKe, who draws for Lucasfilm (Star Wars, Indiana Jones), The Mighty Boosh, and has recently published Hellraisers. He will talk about how he got established in the industry and showcase some emerging talent.
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Why? For interactive Manga fun
When: Until 24th March
Phone: 0207 358 9645
Where: Peckham Space
Cost: Free
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