Experimental Animation: From Analogue to Digital, focuses on both experimental animation’s deep roots in the twentieth century, and its current position in the twenty-first century media landscape. Each chapter incorporates a variety of theoretical lenses, including historical, materialist, phenomenological and scientific perspectives. Acknowledging that process is a fundamental operation underlining experimental practice, the book includes not only chapters by international academics, but also interviews with well-known experimental animation practitioners such as William Kentridge, Jodie Mack, Larry Cuba, Martha Colburn and Max Hattler. These interviews document both their creative process and thoughts about experimental animation’s ontology to give readers insight into contemporary practice. Global in its scope, the book features and discusses lesser known practitioners and unique case studies, offering both undergraduate and graduate students a collection of valuable contributions to film and animation studies..
// Foreword by Janeann Dill // Acknowledgements // List of Contributors // Introduction by Miriam Harris, Lilly Husbands and Paul Taberham // Definitions, Histories and Legacies // Paul Taberham -- It is Alive if You Are: Defining Experimental Animation // Aimee Mollaghan -- A Consideration of the Absolute in Visual Music Animation // Michael Betancourt -- Experimental Animation and Motion Graphics // A1 Georges Schwizgebel // A2 Rose Bond // A3 William Kentridge // A4 Robert Sowa // From Analogue to Digital // Dan and Lienors Torre -- Materiality, Experimental Process and Animated Identity // Tess Takahashi -- "Meticulously, Recklessly, Worked Upon": Direct Animation, the Auratic and the Index // Miriam Harris --- The Expressive Power of Experimental Digital Animation // Birgitta Hosea -- Beyond a Digital Écriture Féminine: Cyberfeminism and Experimental Computer Animation // B1 Jodie Mack // B2 Maya Yonesho // B3 Larry Cuba // B4 Max Hattler // Close Analysis of Individual Artists // Lilly Husbands -- A Hermeneutic of Polyvalence: Deciphering Narrative in Lewis Klahr’s The Pettifogger (2011) // Steve Reinke -- How to be Human: The Animations of Jim Trainor // C1 Martha Colburn // C2 Masha Krasnova-Shabaeva // C3 Diego Akel // Science and the Cosmos // Janine Randerson -- Animating the Cosmological Horizon: Between Art and Science // Aylish Wood -- Where do Shapes Come From? // Sean Cubitt --- NASA’s Voyager Fly-by Animations // D1 Tianran Duan // D2 David Theobald // D3 Gregory Bennett