Tim Braden

The Sound and the Fury / 2002 / 3' 24"

Raid Projects
Los Angeles, USA


The Sound and the Fury

(Super 8mm to digital video)

'The Sound and the Fury' is a short animated film shot on Super 8mm. The set is a model city made from balsa wood composed of archetypal buildings that suggest a sense of 'elsewhere', a foreign-ness, rather than any specific place - from a suspended motorway and a modernist theatre to railway stations and apartment buildings, an environment balanced between imagined and real space. In the film you can see the stopping and starting of the animation process whilst the 'dramatic' chase goes on endlessly and pointlessly, reversing the conventional role of the car chase in movies as a mechanism to advance the narrative, instead suggesting a romantic futility strengthened by the nostalgic associations of Super 8mm film.

'The Sound and the Fury' is the first of a series of short films that reconstruct places through the use of model tableaux, increasingly focusing on the connotations and significance of particular locations or buildings as triggers for our imagination.



born 22/09/1975

Ruskin School of Fine Art, Oxford University
St PetersburgAcademy of Art, Russia
Wimbledon School of Fine Art, London


Selected Group Exhibitions

De Parel, Amsterdam Feb 2004
Gilchrist fischer exhibition, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London Jan 2004
Old Habits Die Hard Sparwasser HQ, Berlin (touring to Norwich Gallery, UK and Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo) Sept 2003
Headland, Century Gallery, London July 2003
Acava film screening, The Westway, London April 2003
miniature show, Ginza Kyubido Gallery, Tokyo Jan.2003
RAID PROJECTS, Los Angeles Nov. 2002
Hasta la vista, The Mission, London Nov. 2002
Artists of Fame and Promise, Wharf Rd, London Aug 2002
Less is a bore humans need more!, The Mission, London July 2002
The Only Way Forward, Neon Gallery, London March 2002
Wilson-Stevens Fine Art, ART 2002, London Jan. 2002
An Elephant Station, Vilma Gold, London July 2001
Mostyn Open11, Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Llandudno Dec. 2000
Sotheby's/Artlink competition Dec. 2000
Art Futures 2000, Barbican, London Nov. 2000
Grand Turismo, Basil Street Gallery, London Sept. 2000
We are safe and well, London Dec. 1999
Artfutures 99, Royal Festival Hall, London Dec. 1999
Lackadaisical, Edinburgh Sept. 1999
Smalls, Upstairs at the Clerk's House, London Dec. 1998
Sehenswurdigkeiten, Quedlinburg, Germany Sept. 1998
Spink's, London June 1996


Selected Solo Exhibitions

Prospect, Neon Gallery , London May 2002
The Eiger Sanction, Michelin Building, London April 2000
Head, Pace Collection, New York March 1998



Gilchrist Fischer award 2003
Vivien Leigh Drawing Prize 1999
Profumo, McKie Award 1999
Shortlisted for Royal Academy Richard Ford Award 1998
Scholarship awarded from Brasenose Colege, Oxford 1998
Egerton Coghill Landscape Prize 1998
Spink, Newbury Spring Festival Painting Prize 1996


Other Projects

1:50, limited edition publication of photographs and text 2001
The Sound and the Fury, Super 8 animated short film 2001
Sound and Fury stills, lightbox on Old Street, London 2001



watercolour portraits, TANK magazine 5th Anniversary issue, Sept. 2003
Young, Victoria, The Stars of 2003, Evening Standard, January 3rd 2003
Fergusson, Ben, Famous and Freebies, ArtReview, (illus.), July/August 2002
Shuckburgh, Hannah, Tim Braden: Prospect, ArtPreview, p.15, July/August 2002
Lack, Jessica, Tim Braden, Guardian Guide, (illus.), June 29th 2002
Charlesworth, JJ, 100 Reviews(3), p. 43, Abrahms, 2002
Clark, Robert, Mostyn Open II, Guardian Guide, December 16 2000
Beaumont, Susanna, Lackadaisical Contemporary Art, The List, 26 August 1999
Elizabeth Mahoney, The eyes have it, Festival Friday, August 1999

Film representation: www.Britshorts.com


HOME: 201, 54-58 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8DP mob: +44(0)7710 464 121
STUDIO: 110 Curtain Road, London, EC1A 3AH e-mail:tim_braden@hotmail.com


Raid Projects

Raid Projects is an artist-run, curatorial organization dedicated to promoting an exchange of cultural discussion through the exhibition of contemporary art on a regional, national and international basis by emerging and established artists. Raid Projects host 12 projects per year in the permanent gallery in Los Angeles and between 4-6 per year in external alternative, commercial and institutional spaces, both here in LA and abroad. These projects encompass all areas of contemporary practice, from painting and sculpture to film, new media, digital and performance art.

We also run an International Artist-In-Residence Programme on-site which hosts an artist from abroad for 3 months, 4 times per year. Raid Projects has been in existence for three years and during that time has focused largely on including artists from around the world in its exhibition programme. Thanks to funding from consulates, business and individuals it has maintained a heavy schedule of contemporary exhibitions which are open to the public free of charge. Raid Projects is located in downtown Los Angeles at The Brewery, the largest arts colony in the world.

So far this year we have shown artists from Britain, Sweden, France, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Japan, Holland, Germany, Australia and many other countries. We have started to advance this mission via shows hosted in other countries, comprised largely of LA artists, curated by Raid Projects and we are always open to discussions concerning the possibility of exchanges.

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Los Angeles, CA 90031
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Tel; (323) 441 9593

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