epoh is seen in the Middle East

epoh has been seen in the Middle East specifically Dubai touring with the BBA Gallery. epoh and the exhibition Poetics of Change has received recognition with Harper’s Bazaar Art, the Gulf News and has been mentioned for Art Dubai and got sadwiched between the Louvre Abu Dhabi and Rembrandt, Vermeer the Dutch Golden Age .



Haper’s Bazaar Art

Spring 2019

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Gulf News

Poetics of Change

Poetics of Change - Dubai Exhibition

BBA Gallery will be show my animation short - epoh along with silkscreen prints in a group art exhibition in Dubai titled Poetics of Change. A cultural exchange between two cities Berlin & Dubai sharing the works of artists and its galleries. What a combination! Supported by the German Emirati Joint Council for Industry & Commerce (AHK) and sponsored by Lufthansa.
Public opening: February 4th - 3rd March 2019 at the Fann A porter gallery in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.


Silvia Binda Heiserova
Giulietta Coates
Renata Kudlacek
Nele Ouwens
Susanne Piotter
Vishal Shah


Gustav Metzger, Facing Extinction - Artist Film Programme

epoh was screened at the Gustav Metzger, Facing Extinction artists film programme between 31st March, and 1st April 2014, and then in the gallery alongside the Metzger exhibition daily from Wednesday until the end of the exhibition on Saturday 5 April 2014. The film programme was curated by Amanda Couch, Senior Lecturer in Fine Art - Sculpture and Film at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, GB.

Part 1: Monday 31 March, 4pm, W02&  Part 2: Tuesday 1 April, 2.30pm, G14
Parts 1 & 2 Wednesday 2 April - Saturday 5 April, 2.15pm, James Hockey Gallery, UCA Farnham

Part 1

London Fieldworks

End of the Road (2012) 11 minutes, 27 seconds

Claire Barwell

Grand Union (2010) 1 minute

Antje Seeger

Between the Lines (2013)  3 minutes, 35 seconds

Miyuki Kasahara Rhône Nucléaire

Chasing the Dragon (2013) Digital Video & Calum F Kerr 8 minutes, 32 seconds

Simona Koch 

BORDERS/Europe (Grenzen) (2010) Animated pencil drawings | HD (2010) 1 minutes, 40 seconds

Grant Petrey

Dark Flow (2014) Animation 2 minutes 15 seconds

Vicky Smith 

Stacking (2006) 6 minutes, 40 seconds

Barnaby Dicker

The Grip of the Octopus (A Schematic Serial in Black and White) Parts 4 & 5. Narrator: Richard Mitchley. Music: Florian Schelzig

Part 2

Barnaby Dicker

The Grip of the Octopus (A Schematic Serial in Black and White)

Parts 5. Narrator: Richard Mitchley. Music: Florian Schelzig.

Joy Gregory
Gomera (2010)

Amanda Couch
A Great White Silence (2012) Black and White 8mm transfered to DVD 3 minutes, 42 seconds

Evy Jokhova 
Three Little Pigs (2013) digital film, 9 minutes, 30 seconds 

Simon Aeppli
In Case I Disappear (2008) 3 minutes

Vishal Shah 
epoh (2013) Animation, Sound: Adam Stansbie, 4 minutes, 4 seconds

Thomas Goddard 
Potential Endings: The Iceberg, 2 minutes, 8 seconds. The Flood, 53 seconds. The Comet, 27 seconds. The Flames, 1 minute, 5 seconds

Ellie Harrison
The Other Forecast (2013) 5 minutes, 28 seconds

epoh - Animation Short 1st review

I'm delighted to share with you all the first review of the animation short epoh which came out in November 2013. Here's the review in short for the SoundImageSound 10 International Festival 2014...

'...To wrap up this event, a piece called “Epoh” was played. Created by Adam Stansbie and Vishal Shah, this piece looked most similar to a Pixar-style short. A hot-air balloon that also seems to be an eye carries a seed high into space and drifts along to sound effects.

“Epoh” is not currently recognized as an English word, but urbandictionary.com defines it as, “A false meaning for hope; when you wish for something, then it doesn’t come true.”

Perhaps this gives insight to the anthropomorphized eye’s desires, which came to an end when it appears to explode into a supernova. The fantastic video is available in full on Vimeo.'

Full festival review here - www.thepacificanonline.com

Photo by Caitlin Proctor


A big thank you to Adam Stansbie, David Abrantes and Rob Rauchfuss.

Programme Notes
Director & Producer: Vishal Shah
Sound: Adam Stansbie
Animation Assistance: David Abrantes & Rob Rauchfuss
Duration: 4’14’’
Authorship: 2013
Origination: HD 1920 X 1080 Animation
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Websites: vishalshah.co.uk | adamstansbie.com

epoh rises in the city of Mumbai where, beyond the Gateway of India, we see a diamond-studded pink city guarded by two tigers. epoh moves on. Europe flashes past. Continents emerge and disappear. Finally epoh departs.

What is epoh carrying? A mysterious orb fills his basket... He looks to it and takes comfort, then continues on his journey, battling on, into the unknown. Finally, when he can go no further, epoh delivers his message...

In this short animation we are taken on an expedition - an adventure of discovery - into the unknown. Although we witness the trials of epoh, and his quest to deliver his message, we are encouraged to reflect our own journey and ultimately, the universality of hope...



Thank you to the following people who have worked and supported me on the animation check out their wor, i've included the inspiration for the character and story epoh by artist Odilon Redon, also the initial storyboard design and a few stills of the actual production at the bottom. Press release and film info due soon...

David Abrantes rogueimages.com

Rob Rauchfuss robrauchfuss.com

Dr. Adam Stansbie adamstansbie.com