Aug 1, 2017 - Aug 11, 2017
Lying Belly: Award Winning Films from the RCA
Aug 1, 7:00PM - 9:00PM
A screening of award winning animated films from the Royal College of Art. The RCA Animation programme is a renowned world leader in practice and research. Alums include Suzie Templeton (Dog), Ian Goldstone (Guy 101), Gaelle Denis (Fish Never Sleep), and Serina Nihei (Small People with Hats). Tonights screening, curated Dr. Birgitta Hosea who heads the RCA Graduate Animation Programme, showcases exemplary films from the RCA with a feminist bent.
'The Medium is the Messenger'
Aug 2, 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Visiting artist/scholar Birgitta Hosea presents her work in animation, installation and performance inspired by Victorian spirit photography and automatic séance drawings. Birgitta’s work examines animism and gesture as constructs for identity: in particular how we perform our gender identity.
Rather than using animation to create short films, Hosea is concerned with deconstructing conventional ideas about animation and digital technology. Combining drawing, animation, video and live performance, her work explores animism: the vital spark of movement that brings the still and lifeless into motion. She explores how the movements we make - our gestures and actions - lead us to construct our identity: in particular how we perform our gender identity. These interests have taken many forms including still drawings with animations projected over them or performances in which she becomes possessed by a cartoon character or channels digital doubles and raises electric spirits.
Inside the Outsider: Animated Installation Showcase
Aug 11, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
A public exhibition of animated installations created during the two-week Boundary Crossings Institute. Is the personal political? How can we truly experience another person’s reality? In our world of multiple identities, how can we use animation to present the world through another’s eyes? Can poetic, subjective forms of representation allow us to understand another’s experiences and perspectives? Do we need characters for this? Do we need language at all?