100 years of animation: On Zachary Lieberman's installation "Drawn"
Wednesday Feb 07, 11:30am
Communication Department - UCSD
1960, the precursor of animation James Blackton introduced his Lightning
Sketches manipulating the camera with the technique of stop-action,
drawing with chalk frame by frame each detail of the story. After a
hundred years, the New York artist Zachary Lieberman redeems the hand
trace of drawings by creating a machine which animation is freed of
the sensation of automatism and repetition. This installation called
Drawn is the subject of this talk recalling the camera's automatism
and some of its subverters such as George Méliès, Orson
Welles, and William Kentridge.
Jane de Almeida, Professor at Mackenzie University and at the Catholic
University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, is currently a Visiting Scholar at
UCSD's department of Communication. She is also an independent curator
of film exhibitions (such as Metacinemas, Dziga Vertov Group, Hypercine)
and visual arts exhibitions such as Ordering and Vertigo, discussing
the works of the Brazilian artist Arthur Bispo do Rosario, about whom
she has been writing articles and lecturing. She was recently (2005)
a Visiting Fellow in the Department of History of Art at Harvard University
and a Visiting Scholar in the Philosophy Department at Boston College
(1999-2000). She is member of the scientific board of FILE (International
Festival of Electronic Language).