In this exposition, I want to analyze the unique visual and narrative elements of hand-made animation.
What are the aesthetic and emotional qualities and what role does tactility play in our emotional and aesthetic engagement with the medium
I want to explore how, for example, the texture of the material, the presence of imperfections or the marks made by the animator's hand, contribute to the overall sensory experience of the animation
In a world where AI is becoming increasingly common, hand-made animation represents a unique and valuable form of artistic expression that celebrates human creativity and individuality. While AI may be able to replicate some aspects of animation, it cannot replace the personal touch and creative vision that comes from working with physical materials.
The unpredictable and unconscious elements of the creative process in hand-made animation create an authenticity and honesty that I believe has an emotional impact on the viewer.
It also carries a cultural history that can be traced far back in all corners of the world.
In my research, I want to investigate the importance of materials in hand-made animation and develop ways of working with the materials and objects that are created during the animation process. I think this way of working can create the conditions for a more multifaceted narrative that also opens up a more accessible way of engaging with animation.
The animation we know today started with the arrival of the camera and it became a form of expression for social and political issues in the avant-garde artist environment at the beginning of the 20th century. Since then, animation has developed and today we mainly define animation from a highly commercialized perspective, mainly as film and games.
For me, animation was a way to take my artistic work further, but I also ended up in the same commercial world, as a performer in production and advertising. I tried to find new ways to find back to the lustful animation again as the a craft and artistic expression it is. In the higher educations that offer animation in Sweden, it is only available as a specialization in film or games, and at the only artistic college with animation as a specialization in film, the education has a market-adapted structure. What does that do to animation as a profession, craft and art form?
My essay is about this, my thoughts about how animation is defined and how I myself am looking for an expanded way of using handmade animation as a form of expression in new contexts.
A continuation of my exploration into subconscious thoughts and how new techniques offer new perspectives.
In this exposition, I write about my thoughts about immersed media and how they took my work further in directions I could not have imagined.