This blog is moving to a new site: http://expandedanimation.net. The reason for this is that I am leaving Central Saint Martins to take up a new post as Head of Animation at RCA and will no longer have access to myblog.arts. Click here to read the press release about my new post.
Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities conference, Manchester, 12-14 October 2015 At this year’s National Archives and Research Libraries UK conference, Alison Green and Birgitta Hosea will be presenting a collaborative project between four organisations: MA Culture, Criticism and Curation and MA Character Animation at Central Saint Martins, the Guildhall School of Music and the Old Operating Theatre… Continue reading Re-animating the Archive
Animated Landscapes: History, Form and Function, a new anthology edited by Chris Pallant is now available from Bloomsbury Academic. Chris Pallant will Chair a panel at Fantasy / Animation: A Conference on Media, Medium and Genre at Kings College London on Friday 4th September 2015 featuring papers by chapter authors Malcolm Cook, Birgitta Hosea and James… Continue reading Off the Rails: Animating Train Journeys
Strangelove Moving Image Festival, Mon 16th March 2015: Women Hold Up Half The Sky This 1-hour programme takes as its title a Mao-era propaganda slogan as a provocation to think about the status of women in China today relative to the past. These short, independent films by (all but one) female animators, many studying outside their… Continue reading Women Hold Up Half The Sky
Pinning Butterflies: this audience engagement project was created by BA Performance Design and Practice at Central Saint Martins with the Royal Albert Hall. Animation (by First Year students on MA Character Animation at CSM), installation and performances on the themes of Pucini’s opera Madam Butterfly were installed to be walked through in the backstage area of the Royal… Continue reading Pinning Butterflies: Royal Albert Hall Monday 9/03/2015
CUT! was an exhibition at the Old Operating Theatre Museum, 9a St Thomas’ Street, SE1 9RY that ran from 3 November 2014 to 15th December 2014. This museum is sited in a former anatomical theatre and herb garret from the ancient St Thomas hospital. There has been a hospital on this site near London Bridge for… Continue reading Documentation from the CUT! Exhibition
Call for papers for CONFIA 2015 International Conference on Animation and Illustration in Braga, Portugal. Deadline extended till 31st January. This conference will be 10-12 April 2015 and with Suzanne Buchan, editor of Animation: Interdisciplinary Journal, as keynote speaker, it promises to be interesting. Conference website: http://www.confia.ipca.pt.
The Ketchup exhibition by Chunning (Maggie) Guo in Central Saint Martin’s Window Gallery was extended by two weeks due to popular demand. Setting up (thanks to Judy Wang): The exhibition: Window I The exhibition: Window II Private View Presentation During her presentation, Maggie described how, based on incidents from her husband, Baishen Yan’s… Continue reading Documentation from KETCHUP
MA Character Animation presents: Ketchup, an installation by Animation Artist-in-Residence Chunning (Maggie) Guo. MACA is delighted to welcome Chunning (Maggie) Guo as our first Chinese Visiting Researcher and Animation Artist-in-Residence, a project made possible by the British Council and CICAF. Maggie is an independent animator who collaborates with Baishen Yan on films that explore memory and is in… Continue reading KETCHUP by Chunning (Maggie) Guo
Foá + Hosea, Carali McCall, Anne Robinson, Sarah Sparkes, Thurle Wright Folkstone Triennial Fringe 29-31st August 2014 Deptford X 27th September – 5th October 2014 Curated by Birgitta Hosea He will not have been (a) present but he will have made a gift by not disappearing without leaving a trace. (Jacques Derrida in… Continue reading Documentation of SEeAFAR