Experimental and Expanded Animation | Book Launch

13 Jan 2019

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Cost of entry

£5 / £3 (concession)


England, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Buses: 143, 210, 271 (Waterlow Park Lauderdale House from Archway / Highgate Hill Hornsey Lane towards Archway) W5 (Cromwell Avenue) 214 (Ponds Square, then access Waterlow Park through Upper Swains Lane Gate) 4, C11 (Magdala Avenue, then walk up Dartmouth Park Hill)
  • Archway station (Northern Line) is a 10 minute walk away (via Highgate Hill)
  • Trains: Upper Holloway station is a 15 minute walk away

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A special event to celebrate the launch of Experimental and Expanded Animation. New Perspectives and Practices (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) with a screening of films from the LUX collection and a presentation by the book’s editors Vicky Smith and Nicky Hamlyn.


Experimental and Expanded Animation discusses developments and continuities in experimental animation that have proliferated in the context of expanded cinema, performance and live ‘making’ and are today exhibited in galleries, public sites and online. With reference to historical, critical, phenomenological and inter-disciplinary approaches, international researchers offer new and diverse methodologies for thinking through these myriad animation practices. This volume addresses fundamental questions of form, such as drawing and the line, but also broadens out to encompass topics such as the inter-medial, post-humanism, the real, fakeness and fabrication, causation, new forms of synthetic space, ecology, critical re-workings of cartoons, and process as narrative.

Contributors include: Simon Payne, Dirk de Bruyn, Barnaby Dicker, Sean Cubitt, Alex Jukes, Paul Wells, Johana Gosse, Suzanne Buchan, Sarah Pucill, Birgitta Hosea, Vicky Smith & Nicky Hamlyn.


Vicky Smith is a lecturer at the University for the Creative Arts, UK. Her experimental animation practice of 30 years has screened internationally in cinemas, galleries and on C4TV. She has published in Animation: an Interdisciplinary Journal and Sequence

Nicky Hamlyn is Professor of Experimental Film at the University for the Creative Arts and a lecturer at the Royal College of Art, UK. He is the author of Film Art Phenomena (2003) and co-editor of and contributor to Kurt Kren: Structural Films (2016). His film and video work is available on three DVD compilations from LUX, RGB and Film Gallery, Paris.

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