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‘Chairy tales: Objects and materiality in animation’

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posted on 05.01.2017 by Paul Wells
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.

History

School

  • The Arts, English and Drama

Department

  • Arts

Published in

Keynote: ‘Under the Radar’ Symposium, Webster University and Wien Culture, MuseumQuartier, Vienna, Austria, March 2015

Volume

‘Chairy Tales: Object and Materiality in Animation’ in Yuanyuan Chen & L.Rascaroli (eds) Alphaville: On-Line Journal of Film and Screen Media, Issue 8 Winter 2014: Animation at the Cutting Edge’; http://www.alphavillejournal.com/ unpaginated.

Issue

http://www.alphavillejournal.com/ unpaginated

Citation

WELLS, P., 2015. ‘Chairy tales: Objects and materiality in animation’. Alphaville, Iss. 8 Winter 2014.

Publisher

Alphaville

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Acceptance date

01/11/2014

Publication date

2015

Notes

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/

ISSN

2009-4078

Language

en

Location

Vienna

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