Animated 'Words' Interdisciplinary Approaches to Animated Spectatorship

Lead Research Organisation: University for the Creative Arts
Department Name: Farnham College


The 'worlds' animation presents us with often bear little relation to our own, except through spatial cues, anthropomorphism and an array of aesthetic references to fine arts and other creative practice.
The project on animation spectatorship explores and describes strategies viewers develop to comprehend and understand the fine-arts based and digital animated 'Worlds'.
Film Studies debates of the 'active' spectator, phenomenology and cognitive theory are augmented by interdisciplinary excursions into art and architecture, metaphysical philosophy, literature and critical theory. The project develops theoretical approaches and a critical language sensitive to the multimedia complexities of the animated form.


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