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Geometric, economic, real–social, elastic: Formatting Animation’s Sensorial Vocabularies

Gfader, Verina (2014) Geometric, economic, real–social, elastic: Formatting Animation’s Sensorial Vocabularies. In: Global Futures Speaker Series, 24th May 2014, Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton. (Unpublished)

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This presentation takes account of animation’s malleable character and its dedication to reproduction and lifelike-ness in an expanded knowledge space. Tracing the current state of art corrupted by the market, with modes of resistance being formed around representations of cultural difference (Chris Kraus), the paper’s trajectory passes from Osamu Tezuka’s 1963 ‘TV manga’ Tetsuwan Atomu—an early example where a work/image/animation, a serialised mode of production, and an investment of rationalisation merge into an indiscernible unity—into contemporary anime, via a vital moment of multi-layered cultural investment in 1960s Japan. Incorporating anime in these various creative endeavors, and making a claim for animation’s proliferating vocabularies and narratives rewriting history, the talk posits that this inherently reproductive force calls for experimental analytical models. In addition, the simultaneous refusal, necessity, and drive for these models produce an imaginary realm for such undertakings; Paolo Virno’s new places for intellect, where “special places” of discourse dissolve and are replaced by “common places,” speak to such undertakings.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
N Fine Arts > NE Print media
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Schools: School of Art, Design and Architecture
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Depositing User: Anna Powell
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2014 09:09
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 11:40


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