Ecstatic Truth: The Age of the Absurd

Medientheorie

The 2020 online version of the annual symposium is organized in the format of webinars in cooperation between Under_the_Radar (Holger Lang), the University of Applied Arts Vienna (Gabriele Jutz) and the team of Ecstatic Truth V: Birgitta Hosea, Animation Research Centre, UCA Farnham, UK; Pedro Serrazina, Universidade Lusófona, Lisbon, Portugal; and Tereza Stehlikova, CREAM, University of Westminster, UK.

 
Links to the Online-Meetings will be available in time.
 

DAY 1 Tues 15th December
 
Webinar 1: The Many Forms of Censorship 
19.00 – 20.30
  • Andrijana Ruzic: Recurring Elements of Absurd in Several Films of Zagreb School of Animation (1958-1969)
  • Gabriele Jutz: Animating Truth(s): Surveillance, Censorship and Journalistic Ethics
  • Susan Young: Who is, or Was, Ms A
Presentations followed by discussion and Q&A hosted by Birgitta Hosea
 
DAY2 Weds 16th December
 
Webinar 2: Subversion and Resistance: Defying Oppressive Structures
10.30 – 12.00
  • Chunning Guo: Rethinking Injustice in the Age of Absurd: Re-Constructing Prisons as Narrative Spaces through Animated Memories
  • Max Hattler: Abstract Animated Documentary? Moving-Image Abstraction and Meaning-Making in Hong Kong’s Age of the Absurd.
  • Zeynep Akcay: Dance, drawing and repetition: an absurd manifesto about female body
Presentations followed by discussion and Q&A hosted by Birgitta Hosea
 
Webinar 3: Hidden Force: Celebrating the Invisible Labours
19.00 – 20.30
  • Orla McHardy: x‘C: Maintenance Animation is a drag: it takes all the fucking time’
  • Sally Pearce: Shades of Invisibility. A case study in animation activism.
  • Oliver Gingrich / Sara Choudhrey: AYAH – Sign: Collaborative Digital Art with the Grenfell Communities
Presentations followed by discussion and Q&A hosted by Tereza Stehlikova.
 
Poster: Ecstatic Truth: The Age of the Absurd,
                                       Copyright: Holger Lang
Ecstatic Truth: The Age of the Absurd, Copyright: Holger Lang
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