Artist Michael Landy, best known for his 2001 performance work Break Down in which he destroyed all his possessions, talks to Charlotte Higgins from an animatronics workshop. Landy gives a sneak preview to his new show – large-scale sculptures inspired by National Gallery paintings cast and assembled with refuse, a Landy trademark.
The Animated Bayeux Tapestry was created as a student project while at Goldsmiths College. Just as the historic original embroidary does, the animation depicts the lead up to to the Norman Invasion of Britain in 1066. Starts about halfway through the original work at the appearence of Halley’s Comet and concludes at the Battle of Hastings. Marc Sylvan redid the soundtrack to include orignal music and sound effects (2009-09-21).