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I Have a Question Ruth Lingford

In which Chris Robinson asks animators profound and inane questions that have little to do with animation. Today's guest is animator teacher and lover, Ruth Lingford.

'Little Deaths' by Ruth Lingford

Ruth Lingford is an Independent animator (Death and the Mother, Pleasures of War, Little Deaths, The Old Fools) and lecturer at Harvard University. She previously taught at the Royal College of Art and the National Film and Television School. Before giving over to the gods and goddesses of animation she was an Occupational therapist. She agreed to meet with me midday in early July 2016 on the top floor of church turned bachelor pad by the wall of Jesus magnets beneath a stained glass monument dedicated to Boston squirrels lost in the fire of 1972.

I get the greatest pleasure from... sex, drugs and animation

If I could have – assuming this is your real name – a nom de plume, what would it be?

Years ago, i used to work with a woman called Hanife Defoe. I always thought that I would like to steal her name.

The sport I do or would like to play is... scrabble and dancing

A (non-family member) person I idolize is....the goddess Coatlicue. There is a statue of her in the Archaelogical museum in Mexico City. They discovered it in the 60s, and it was so terrifying that they buried it again. She is the role model for my old age.

The song that makes me tingle is... “Deep Waters” by What Time is it Mr Fox

The funniest thing that happened to me… nearly drowning in Paul Bush's fishpond

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A well-known figure in the world of independent animation, writer, author & curator Chris Robinson is the Artistic Director of the Ottawa International Animation Festival.