First Friday: Animating Water
Water drips and drizzles, splashes and leaps, flows and runs. Its movement animates our world! But how do artists and animators bring water to the big screen?
This First Friday, enjoy an “animated” evening of short films exploring the history, futures, and natural wonders of Philadelphia’s waterways, featuring the work of artist Jacob Rivkin and the Philadelphia Animation Ensemble. Join a talk and Q&A with Rivkin on the making of his short film Floating Archives, which reimagines life along the Schuylkill River. Then screen animated shorts about water from the Philadelphia Animation Ensemble and enjoy popcorn while you watch! You can also make a raindrop fall in your own flipbook, try your hand at a thaumatrope, and explore historic images of the Schuylkill in books and in our exhibition, Downstream.
First Fridays at the Science History Institute are always free and open to the public. Attendees will receive a 10% discount to National Mechanics restaurant.