Animation: From the Avant-Garde to Popular Culture
In conjunction with the San Diego Museum of Art's new exhibition "Animated Painting," a free four-part symposium will be presented at USC, UCSD and the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park. November 1 Redefining Animation 7:00-11:00 pm--Panel Discussion Davidson Conference Center, Embassy Room, University of Southern California, Los Angeles Introduction: Kathy Smith, Chair, John C. Hench Division of Animation & Digital Arts, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California, Los Angeles Moderator: Sheila Sofian, Associate Professor John C. Hench Animation & Digital Arts, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California, Los Angeles Speakers: * Jayne Pilling, Visiting Lecturer, Animation Department, Royal College of Art, London and Director and Founder of the British Animation Awards * Giannalberto Bendazzi, Adjunct Professor, State University Milan, Professor of Animation History and Founder of the Society for Animation Studies * Greg Araya, Digital Artist and Animator * Miwa Matreyek, Multi-Media Performance Animator * Marsha Kinder, Professor, Cinema, Comparative Literature, and Spanish, University of Southern California, Los Angeles * Christine Panushka, Professor, John C. Hench Animation & Digital Arts, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California, Los Angeles November 2 Mediated Animation 7:00-10:00 pm--Special Presentation of ATLAS in silico and 4K animation Atkinson Hall, University of California, San Diego Immersive Visualization Laboratory, 7:00-10:00 pm ATLAS in silico is an immersive installation that combines science, art, and the moving image. Metagenomics data collected from the world's oceans, and relevant to biodiversity and global climate, is presented as luminous forms on the Varrier 100-million-pixel autosterographic display in a radically new mode of experiential animation. www.atlasinsilico.net Calit2 Auditorium, 8:00 and 9:00 pm 4K animation or 4K cinema is an ultra-high-definition video of roughly 4000 x 2000 pixels, or four times the resolution of high-definition television. Selected animations reflect on computer-mediated modes of interaction, demonstrating the impact of viewer perspective on the derivation of meaning in art forms that are influenced by technological innovation. Screenings last approximately 30 minutes. November 3 Animating Cinema 9:30 am-12:30 pm--Panel Discussion Calit2 Theater, Atkinson Hall, University of California, San Diego Introduction: Lesley Stern, Chair, Department of Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego Speakers: * Michael O'Pray, Reader, Visual Theories and Research, University of East London * Lisa Cartwright, Professor, Communication and Science Studies; Affiliated Faculty in Critical Gender Studies, University of California, San Diego * Lev Manovich, Associate Professor, Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego ATLAS in silico on view 9:00 am-1:00 p.m. at the Immersive Visualization Laboratory Exhibiting Animation 2:30-5:30 pm--Tribute to Jeremy Blake and Panel Discussion Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theater, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego Welcome: Derrick R. Cartwright, The Maruja Baldwin Director, San Diego Museum of Art Introduction: Betti-Sue Hertz, Curator of Contemporary Art, San Diego Museum of Art Speakers: * Neus Miro, Independent Curator and Art Critic, Barcelona, and Co-Curator, Histories Animades * Cindy Keefer, Archivist/Curator and Director, Center for Visual Music, Los Angeles * Suzanne Buchan, Professor of Animation Aesthetics, Head of the Animation Research Centre, University College for the Creative Arts, Farnham College, UK, and Editor, ANIMATION: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL SoCal Animations 7:00-9:00 pm--Screening of animation by Southern California artists Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theater, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego Artists: Gregory Araya, Brian Bloss, Sandra Cheng, Mar Elepano, Laura Heit, Miwa Matreyek, Ruben Ortiz Torres, Christine Panushka, Jennifer Pastor, Rebecca Rogers, Richard Sandoval, Debralee Shelby, Kathy Smith, Sheila Sofian, and J.J. Villard. For more information, visit www.sdmart.org/animation-symposium.html.