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Title: ‘Chairy tales: Objects and materiality in animation’
Authors: Wells, Paul
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Alphaville
Citation: WELLS, P., 2015. ‘Chairy tales: Objects and materiality in animation’. Alphaville, Iss. 8 Winter 2014.
Abstract: This article addresses three issues of what I suggest here should be regarded as the shifting technological and matter-based apparatus of animation: first, the meanings and affect of objects and materials actually used in animated films; second, the visual dramaturgy made possible by objects and materials for animation screenwriters; and, third, the status of animation process materials as archival objects. The analysis looks at a number of animated films and specifically at their design form, material association, and narrative function to define what I will call the “scripted artefact”, and an “Animated Object Cycle”. This overview will also operate in a spirit of thinking about theories of practice and practices of theory in animation, and refer to both established theoretical perspectives as well as primary practice idioms.
Description: This paper was a Keynote presentation at the : ‘Under the Radar’ Symposium, Webster University and Wien Culture, MuseumQuartier, Vienna, Austria, March 2015. This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Alphaville under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 -NonCommercial-NoDerivatives Licence (CC BY-NC-ND). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/23570
Publisher Link: http://www.alphavillejournal.com/Issue8/HTML/ArticleWells.html
ISSN: 2009-4078
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