Women Hold Up Half The Sky

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

KETCHUP by Chunning (Maggie) Guo

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

Animation: Magic and Matter

Animation: Magic and Matter A symposium presented by the Centre for Humanities & the Department of Media & Culture Studies (Utrecht University) with the Holland Animation Film Festival on 27th March 2012 Welcome & Introduction: The Matter of Animation The event started with a welcome from Gerben Schermer of the Holland Animation Film Festival, which starts… Continue reading Animation: Magic and Matter

Nathalie Djurberg: A World of Glass

Swedish sculptor Nathalie Djurberg’s installation A World of Glass is on at the Camden Arts Centre until 8th January 2012. In this installation her disturbing stop motion animations play at either end of a room filled with glass: the translucency of this material echoing the translucency of projected light and yet contrasting with the fleshy,… Continue reading Nathalie Djurberg: A World of Glass

MA Character Animation Week 1 2011

A new building opens, a new course starts and a new group of students start on their journey towards an MA in Character Animation. Here is Day 1: everyone is a little shy on the first day in the brand, spanking new animation studio. We are all a little overwhelmed by the new building.  … Continue reading MA Character Animation Week 1 2011