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Amazonian Visions: Animating Ghosts

Cerquera Benjumea, Gustavo (2013) Amazonian Visions: Animating Ghosts. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Cerquera Benjumea, Gustavo
Corporate Creators: OCAD University, Graduate Studies

Amazonian Visions is a practice-based research project that finds associations between the concepts of expanded cinema and animation, and the myriad worlds of the Amazonian psychedelic brew, ayahuasca. I argue that expanded animation is a medium
not unlike cultural practices of expanded vision and psychedelic experiences inspired by
ayahuasca. By juxtaposing these two concepts, tracing their genealogies, and examining
unexpected links between the two, I propose that both are techniques that allow the
fantastical to enter the ordinary. This theoretical framework informs my expanded
animation work, in particular the shows Tranquilandia and Tres Esquinas, where the
histories of the Colombian Amazon are transformed through ayahuasca visions into
digital animations and immersive installations.

Date: 10 May 2013
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design
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Date Deposited: 08 May 2014 14:02
Last Modified: 23 May 2014 19:16
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/22

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