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Animated Spaces / Animated Bodies

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With several large-scale outdoor projections, live performance / animation hybrids and networked conversations, Friday night's "Animated Spaces / Animated Bodies" show of experimental animation promises to highlight new forms of media experience. The show will include an immersive, multi-screen project titled Paradise by Candace Reckinger (pictured here), as well as Perry Hoberman's working simulation of a time machine titled Condemned to Repeat. The live performances include Christine Panushka's Mosca and the Meaning of Life, made in collaboration with Alberto "Bezo" Araizo; it unites performance and multiple screens to create a rich exploration of the search for truth. In describing the line-up, the program's organizer Lisa Mann notes that "animation has emerged as the most pervasive art form of the 21st century and is the core language of most digital media today." Indeed, while "animation" often connotes TV cartoons, the form is the foundation for contemporary media in the sense that media production now often functions through the disassembly and reassembly of moving images, the "de-animation" and "re-animation" of parts to make a new whole in a workflow that is pervasive in all forms of contemporary media production. Animated Spaces / Animated Bodies takes this idea a step farther, taking images off of the traditional TV or theater screen and placing them out into physical space. I'm looking forward to a dazzling night of moving artworks!
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Animated Spaices / Animated Bodies
Presented by the John C. Hench Division of Animation and Digital Arts
Friday, April 10, 2009
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Free
School of Cinematic Arts Complex, USC

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