This is the series of video recordings from the Tate Modern conference Pervasive Animation

Pervasive Animation – Part 15: Introduction to Day 3

This is the video recording from day two of the Tate Modern conference Pervasive Animation and features the introduction to day 3

This conference facilitates much-needed dialogue centred on the ubiquitous and interdisciplinary nature of animation, its potentially radical future development, and its ethical responsibilities for spatial politics in moving image culture.

Pervasive Animation – Part 16: Lisa Cartwright ‘Tourettic Animation: Disordering Movement’

This is the video recording from day two of the Tate Modern conference Pervasive Animation and features Lisa Cartwright ‘Tourettic Animation: Disordering Movement’

Taking at its word the definition of animation as liveliness in the way somebody speaks or behaves, Cartwright will look at films by and about people with neurologic differences, Tourette syndrome and Autism to suggest new ways of thinking about bringing the imagination to life and expanding ideas about ordering movement and rhythm beyond the neurotypical. Clips of works by and about youth with Tourette and Autism will be screened and discussed.

Lisa Cartwright is Professor of Communication at the University of California at San Diego, where she teaches in Science Studies and Critical Gender Studies. Her books include Screening the Body: Tracing Medicine’s Visual Culture (Minnesota 1995), Practices of Looking: An Introduction to Visual Culture (Oxford 2002) and Moral Spectatorship: On Technologies of Child Voice, Agency and Affect (in press with Duke). She is currently a visiting professor of art, architecture and design at Kingston.

Pervasive Animation – Part 17: Beatriz Colomina

This is the video recording from day two of the Tate Modern conference Pervasive Animation and features Beatriz Colomina

Beatriz Colomina is Professor of Architecture and Founding Director of the Program in Media and Modernity at Princeton University. She is the author of Domesticity at War (ACTAR and MIT Press, 2006), Doble exposición: Arquitectura a través del arte (Akal, 2006) and Privacyand Publicity: Modern Architecture as Mass Media (MIT Press, 1994) and theeditor of Architectureproduction (Princeton Architectural Press, 1988), Sexuality and Space (PAP, 1992), and Cold War Hot Houses: Inventing Postwar Culture from Cockpit to Playboy (PAP, 2004). She is the organiser of the exhibition ‘Clip/Stamp/Fold: The Radical Architecture of Little Magazines 196X-197X’ at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York and the CCA in Montreal. The show will travel to several cities in Europe and Asia starting with Documenta 12 and the Architectural Association in London. Recently she received a Graham Foundation grant for her next research project ‘X-Ray Architecture: Illness as Metaphor.’

Pervasive Animation – Part 18: Discussion 5

This is the video recording from day two of the Tate Modern conference Pervasive Animation and features a discussion

This conference facilitates much-needed dialogue centred on the ubiquitous and interdisciplinary nature of animation, its potentially radical future development, and its ethical responsibilities for spatial politics in moving image culture.

Pervasive Animation – Part 19: Beatriz Colomina Film

This is the video recording from day two of the Tate Modern conference Pervasive Animation and features a Beatriz Colomina Film

This is the video recording from day two of the Tate Modern conference Pervasive Animation and features a Beatriz Colomina Film

Pervasive Animation – Part 20: Michael Snow 'Frame by Frame'

This is the video recording from day two of the Tate Modern conference Pervasive Animation and features Michael Snow ‘Frame by Frame’

Snow’s talk will address how he was introduced to animation (in 1956), his first and then his most recent uses of animation. He will also discuss the incredible range of current animation, its unprecedented availability and possible futures.The Canadian artist Michael Snow works in a variety of media including painting, sculpture, video, film, photography, holography, books and music. In the 1960s and 1970s Snow produced a number of significant films, such as his seminal Wavelength (1967) and La Région Centrale (1971). Recently he has been using special effects and animation in his filmic work, for example Corpus Callosum (2002). Snow’s work is represented in private and public collections world-wide, including the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Museum Ludwig (Cologne and Vienna), Centre Georges-Pompidou (Paris), and both the Musée des Beaux-Arts and Musée d’Art Contemporain in Montreal.

Pervasive Animation – Part 21: Discussion 6

This is the video recording from day two of the Tate Modern conference Pervasive Animation and features a discussion

This conference facilitates much-needed dialogue centred on the ubiquitous and interdisciplinary nature of animation, its potentially radical future development, and its ethical responsibilities for spatial politics in moving image culture.

Pervasive Animation – Part 22: Esther Lesley ‘Liquid Animation and the Freezing of Reflection’

This is the video recording from day two of the Tate Modern conference Pervasive Animation and features Esther Lesley ‘Liquid Animation and the Freezing of Reflection’

Animation has a new visibility, hitched to the buyable worlds of seeing in LCD and Plasma. Animation is everywhere, introduced even into the still photograph of the archive in the Ken Burns Effect. But its opposite is increasingly prevalent: de-animation – the stilling of the moving image through image effects, such as bullet time and timeslice. Control over the visual field in these examples compromises Walter Benjamin’s ‘optical unconscious’ and challenges his utopian pulverising of space and time, as well as Eisenstein’s analytical space-time shifts. This contribution probes animation’s old and new complexes of stillness and movement, time and technology and fluidity and matter.

Esther Leslie is Professor of Political Aesthetics at Birkbeck, University of London. She is the author of Synthetic Worlds: Nature, Art and the Chemical Industry (Reaktion, 2005), Hollywood Flatlands: Animation, Critical Theory and the Avant-garde (Verso, 2002) and Walter Benjamin: Overpowering Conformism (Pluto, 2000). She is on the editorial boards of the journals Historical Materialism, Radical Philosophy and Revolutionary History. Together with Ben Watson, she runs a website of polemics, rants and pictures called Militant Esthetix.

Pervasive Animation – Part 23: Norman Klein ‘Expanded Animation: Five Hundred Years of Stories and Environments’

This is the video recording from day two of the Tate Modern conference Pervasive Animation and features Norman Klein ‘Expanded Animation: Five Hundred Years of Stories and Environments’

Animation is much older than cinema, with roots deep in architecture, folklore, and theatre. These sources are proving deeply relevant today, now that expanded animation serves as the central paradigm for storytelling and navigation in our globalised, digitized civilization.

Norman Klein is a cultural critic, media historian and novelist. He uses animation in a wide range of books, including Seven Minutes: the Life and Death of the American Animated Cartoon, The History of Forgetting: Los Angeles and the Erasure of Memory; and The Vatican to Vegas: The History of Special Effects. His award-winning database novel, Bleeding Through (2002) has appeared in over forty venues. Next, he is completing a science-fiction database novel: ‘The Imaginary Twentieth Century’ (Oct., 2007).

Pervasive Animation – Part 24: Discussion 7

This is the video recording from day two of the Tate Modern conference Pervasive Animation and features the final discussion of the conference

This is the video recording from day two of the Tate Modern conference Pervasive Animation and features the final discussion of the conference