Professor Johannes DeYoung presents a talk on the roles of caricature and political satire in contemporary art animation at the 76th University Film and Video Association (UFVA) conference at SUNY Fredonia, July 25 through 30. Through a historical exploration of caricature and the grotesque, DeYoung discusses strategies employed by contemporary artists who use animation as a tool for critiquing social and political power structures.
The UFVA is an international organization where media production and writing meet history, theory and criticism. UFVA holds an annual conference and publishes the Journal of Film and Video, a periodical featuring articles on media production, history, theory, aesthetics and criticism. UFVA is one of the premier U.S. academic organizations dedicated to the study of media.