Professor Johannes DeYoung Speaks at Animate Projects’ Accelerate Session

Posted on January 11, 2024

Professor Johannes DeYoung will speak about his work at Animate Projects’ Accelerate Session on January 23, 2024. Accelerate Sessions bring together animation artists, producers and curators, in conversation about aspects of contemporary animation practice. Curated and moderated by artist Birgitta Hosea, artists Rose Bond, Johannes DeYoung, and Miwa Matreyek will discuss notions of live animation.

“In contrast to animated films, performative acts are typically unique, and though they can be repeated, each differs in some way. Immediacy and unpredictability, among many other qualities, are the building blocks of performance in this context. But all animations, whether pre-recorded or live, are essentially a composition of static elements brought to life as a performative act.” — Juergen Hagler, Ars Electronica

During the session, artists will discuss their practices, dialogue, and answer audience questions. Attendance is free, but advanced registration is required.

Animate Projects works at the intersection of film, art and animation. Led by Abigail Addison and Gary Thomas, since 2007 the organization has established a reputation for high quality, innovative, experimental and engaging films, and for producing projects for exhibition across broadcast, cinema, festival, gallery, public, online and digital platforms.

Program partners include: The Photographers’ Gallery, QUAD Derby, RSA Arts and Ecology, Vivid Projects Birmingham, Art on the Underground, Klangforum Wien, Phoenix Leicester, Stanley Kubrick Archives, Flatpack Festival Birmingham, London Sinfonietta, FACT Liverpool, Edge of Frame, Wellcome Sanger Institute, Whitechapel Gallery and the National Trust. Supporters include: Arts Council England, Jerwood Arts, Wellcome Trust, Channel 4, BFI, ANIM18, Foyle Foundation and the Garfield Weston Foundation.

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