Animation – media half-blood or sparkling Chimera


The intersection of creative, experimental and commercial narrative techniques in a veil of moving images. Symposium with films, lectures, discussions and exhibitions.

23.- 24. February 2013

Raum D / quartier21 / Electric Avenue

MuseumsQuartier Wien / Museumsplatz 1/5, A-1070 Wien / Austria

Top Kino / Rahlgasse 1 (Ecke Theobaldgasse) / 1060 Wien /


Detailed Program: www.under-radar.com
Organized by ASIFA AUSTRIA, Webster Vienna Private University and dma-production.

On the evening of Saturday 23rd a screening of short animated films will take place.
These films are collected to express a juxtaposition of conventional and experimental techniques and aesthetics. I included films from students, graduates and professors from several universities and also from independent filmmakers.

On Sunday the 24th we will start from noon on with five lectures on various topics that relate to the interdisciplinary qualities of animation.
In contemporary media-production, – aesthetics and – theory animation is playing a key role and the presentations approach some of these aspects from different angles.
Our international guests come from practical, artistic, academic, theoretical and curatorial backgrounds, each talk will be approx. 40 minutes long.

Saturday 23rd – MuseumsQuartier – Raum D / quartier21

6:00 pm – meet-and-greet / casual
7:00 pm – welcoming our guests / screening of the anthology “in567-clash” (approx. 90 min.) / Q&A
9:00 pm – social fade out (until approx. 11 pm)

Sunday 24th – MuseumsQuartier – Raum D / quartier21

10:30 – 17:00 – Presentations
17:00 – Closing event of ASIFAKEIL – social fade out (open end)

Suzanne Buchan (UK)
Suzanne is Professor of Animation Aesthetics at Middlesex University. She is Editor of „animation: an interdisciplinary journal“ (http://anm.sagepub.com) and active as a curator. She published many books on a variety of areas in contemporary animation.

Topic of the presentation: Pervasive Animation

Jens Meinrenken (GER)
Jens studied Art History, Philosophy and German Studies at the Universities Bamberg and Berlin. His publications circle around comics, animation and computer-games and he holds a fellowship at the UDK Berlin.

Topic of the presentation: Questions of Style: Comics and Animation as Pictorial Forms of Modernity

Rebecca Akoun (F)
Rebecca studied at Ecole Estienne des arts appliques in Paris and at the Bezalel Academy of Art & Design in Jerusalem and works as independent animation artist. Her recent movie „The Wolf turned Shepherd“ is currently shown at film-festivals around the world. In 2013 she is developing a new puppet animation.

Topic of the presentation: Comparing animation-education in France and Israel and the impact on personal narrative and aesthetic choices in production

Katharina Simoens (B)
Katharina works as junior curator for the “Internationaal Kortfilmfestival Leuven” in Belgium which has a strong emphasis of short narrative films. She also worked as curator for a variety of international short-film festivals, events, DVD selections and cinemas.

Topic of the presentation: Animation as growing aspect of short-film productions – seen from the perspective of a film-festival

Van McElwee (US)
McElwee has been producing and exhibiting experimental video since 1976 and works for over 30 years at the Media Communications department of Webster University in St.Louis. He has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including The American Film Institute Independent Filmmaker Award and The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.
Van McElwee is also the displaying additional work at an the exhibition space of ASIFA in the MuseumsQuartier.

Topic of the presentation: The dimension of variation in relation to animation in my experimental media production

The entire event will be hosted and moderated by Holger Lang, who will be supported by Franziska Bruckner, a film & animation researcher at University Vienna and Stefan Stratil, a colleague at Webster and head of the Austrian chapter of ASIFA – the Association International du Film d’Animation.

As a guest we will also welcome Chris Sagovac, the animation program coordinator from Webster St.Louis come to Vienna to join the symposium and faculty from other academic institutions in Austria.

Animation Program: in567-clash
24. February 2013 – 19:00

Curated/selected by Holger Lang – screening on Saturday February 23rd at 7 p.m.
The organizers thank all the filmmakers for their contributions.

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