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First Position . Second Position: Accessing Conceptual Space in Animation

Schwanz, Eli (2017) First Position . Second Position: Accessing Conceptual Space in Animation. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Schwanz, Eli
Abstract:

First Position . Second Position proposes animation as a framework of both analysis and
practice that goes beyond its more common consideration as a form of narrative or genre.
Animation can also be embraced as a theory unto itself, bringing with it all of the pleasure,
danger, and consequence given to other modes of thought, such as structuralism and agential
realism. The work requires from the viewer, a form of conceptual interactivity that addresses concepts of inner conceptual space, layered environments, and structural possibilities. Animation is a process, one which occurs in multiple systems simultaneously and cooperatively. Animation is a practice, a medium, and a genre, but it is also a way of thinking, seeing and existing through a
fundamental expression of being. Within the exhibition, animation engages with these various possibilities through sculpture, installation, and video.

Date: April 2017
Uncontrolled Keywords: Animation; Inbetween; Conceptual Space; Animation Reflex; Vitalism; Structuralism
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design
Date Deposited: 04 May 2017 18:15
Last Modified: 04 May 2017 18:15
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/1558

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