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Expanded Animation 2016

The fourth annual Expanded Animation symposium is entitled The Alchemy of Animation in keeping with the 2016 Festival theme, RADICAL ATOMS and the alchemists of our time. The focus is once again on the fringes of the computer animation field as well as on the reciprocal interaction of animation and technology. This year’s three featured topics are science, society and industry, which will be discussed from a variety of perspectives by three panels made up of animation filmmakers, curators, scientists, VFX artists and prizewinners in the Prix Ars Electronica’s Computer Animation/Film/VFX category.

Kicking off the symposium is the Prix Forum in which the 2016 Prix Ars Electronica prizewinners present their work and discuss current trends and future developments in computer animation. The Art & Science panel will scrutinize various areas at which animation, art and science intersect and overlap. Producer/curator Abigail Addison presents Silent Signal, a collaborative project by six animation filmmakers and six scientists in the field of biomedicine. This form of cooperation gave rise to experimental works that explored questions concerning new ways of thinking about the human body. Animated visualizations in science and fiction will be treated by Erwin Feyersinger, a scholar of film and media. Scholar/software developer Diana Arellano presents interdisciplinary research projects carried out at the Baden-Württemberg Film Academy’s Institute of Animation—among them, The Muses of Poetry and SARA—Stylized Animation for Research in Autism. An artistic take on the subject of art and science is provided by Markos R. Kay, an animation filmmaker who’s known for abstract experiments on scientific data.
Three artistic positions occupy the focal point of the Art & Society panel. Mihai Grecu, who was honored with an Award of Distinction in the Computer Animation/Film/VFX category last year for The Reflection of Power, an animated short film with a political theme, will offer insights into his surreal, metaphorical world of imagery, and personally preside over a screening of some of his recent work. His fellow panelists include experimental filmmaker/media artist Reinhold Bidner and designer/artist Jonas Hansen, who’ll go into interactive installations and experimental games. The Art & Industry panel will demonstrate how art and industry can influence and inspire one another. Representatives of a London-based studio named ManvsMachine and Aixsponza, a 3D motion design studio in Munich, will present their latest artistic and commercial work.

SPEAKERS

This year we are proud to feature amazing speakers from all around the world.

Prix Forum

Yuya Hanai
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Yuya Hanai

Rhizomatiks

Mari-Liis Rebane
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Mari-Liis Rebane

Animated Dreams

Johannes Schiehsl
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Johannes Schiehsl

Neuer Österreichischer Trickfilm

Boris Labbé
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Boris Labbé

Sacrebleu Productions

Art & Society

Reinhold Bidner
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Reinhold Bidner

University of Art & Design Linz

Mihai Grecu
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Mihai Grecu

mihaigrecu.net

Jonas Hansen
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Jonas Hansen

Academy of Media Arts Cologne

Art & Science

Abigail Addison
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Abigail Addison

Animate Projects

Diana Arellano
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Diana Arellano

Mackevision

Erwin Feyersinger
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Erwin Feyersinger

University of Tübingen

Markos R. Kay
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Markos R. Kay

mrkism.com

Art & Industry

Manuel Casasola Merkle & Moritz Schwind
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Manuel Casasola Merkle & Moritz Schwind

Entagma

Matthias Winckelmann
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Matthias Winckelmann

mwinckelmann.com

Expanded Animation Publication

Expanded Animation – Mapping and Unlimited Landscape

The symposium Expanded Animation began in 2013 and offered a first approach to the expanding field of computer animation. It has since become an established part of the Ars Electronica Animation Festival and the international competition Prix Ars Electronica Computer Animation. Every year under an overarching theme, the symposium has researched the field of technology, art, animation, and aesthetics, investigated the collapsing boundaries in digital animation, and explored positions and future trends. As with the first conferences on computer animation at Ars Electronica in the 1980s, practice and theory are equally important. The richly illustrated publication Expanded Animation: Mapping an Unlimited Landscape features contributions from speakers and artists from the past six years and presents an overview of the prize winners in prix category Computer Animation from 2011 to 2018.

250 pages, 250 Illustrations

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TALKS

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SPEAKERS

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COUNTRIES

VIDEOS

Videos from Expanded Animation symposium 2016.

PARTNERS & CREDITS

Partners

Expanded Animation is a collaboration between the Hagenberg Campus of the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, the Ars Electronica Festival and Central Linz.

Organization

Expanded Animation is brought to you by a group of dedicated people from the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Hagenberg Campus | Digital Media Department.

Conference Organizers (FH OÖ)

Jeremiah Diephuis
Juergen Hagler
Michael Lankes
Patrick Proier
Christoph Schaufler
Alexander Wilhelm

Team (FH OÖ)

Friedrich Bachinger | Audio
Benedikt Blumenschein | Graphics
Martin Dorfer | Photo
Florian Friedrich | Website & Audio
Michael Hammerer | Social Media & Photo
Daniel Hölbling
Verena Holzer | Website
Sabrina Kainz | Graphics
Alexander Köpplmayr | Graphics
Daniel Lanner | Social Media
Christoph Lendenfeld
Johannes Poell | Graphics & Trailer
Veronika Penz
Philip Sonnleitner
Stefanie Zeilinger | Camera

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