Expanded Animation 2021

Synaesthetic Syntax: Panel II

Birgitta Hosea (UK), Alexandra Antonopoulou (UK), Eleanor Dare (UK), Jack Caven (UK), Andrew Starkey (UK), Kate Steenhauer (UK), Eliane Gordeeff (PT)

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Sun Sep 12, 2021, 4:00 pm - 5:35 pm
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Hearing Colour Seeing Sound

Can music become visual? How did pioneers of visual music such as Oskar Fischinger and Mary Ellen Bute translate melody, harmony and rhythm into the form of animation? And can moving drawings become music? How can historic and / or contemporary practice demonstrate synaesthetic syntax?

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Introduction: Birgitta Hosea (UK)


16:05 – 16:25

Alexandra Antonopoulou (UK), Eleanor Dare (UK)

Alexandra Antonopoulou is a UK based designer and a Course Leader at the University of the Arts London. Alexandra has also taught design, story-making and immersive environments modules at Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art. Her work engages with wider discourses on art and design pedagogy, myths and fairytales, interdisciplinary collaboration, and science communication. Her artistic practice has been showcased in various galleries including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Tate Modern Gallery and the London Design Museum. Her research examines child-play as well as story-making, performance and design as tools for criticality and everyday invention. Alexandra Antonopoulou holds a Ph.D. in Design from Goldsmiths.
Eleanor Dare is an academic and critical technologist with a PhD and MSc in Arts and Computational Technologies from the department of Computing, Goldsmiths. Eleanor was formerly Reader in Digital Media and Head of Programme for MA Digital Direction, at the Royal College of Art. Eleanor is now working with Central Saint Martins and Cambridge University, Faculty of Education, as well as supervising PHD students at the RCA and UCL. A full list of publications, exhibitions etc can be found here: https://www.notion.so/Publications-etc-d7b4e2ec1edf43ab8b095e476e90b54d


16:25 – 16:45

Jack Caven (UK), Andrew Starkey (UK), Kate Steenhauer (UK)

Jack Caven is a software engineer and aspiring entrepreneur. He has recently graduated from the University of Aberdeen, where he completed a Masters in Mechanical Engineering. For his final-year honours thesis, Jack undertook the challenge of applying artificial intelligence to convert the process of a painting being constructed into music. This project has since turned into his first entrepreneurial endeavour: Painting Music.
Andrew Starkey is a senior lecturer in the School of Engineering at the University of Aberdeen. He has over twenty years of experience in artificial intelligence (AI), and his research focus is on automated data analysis using AI techniques, explainable AI, virtual reality, and autonomous learning for robots.

Kate Steenhauer is a visual artist whose practice explores the dynamic and interactive capacity of drawing in dialogue with other artforms, technology and their relationship with its audience. This moves visual art as a traditionally static experience into a dynamic interactive artform that is temporal, transient and transformational. Multidisciplinary collaborations include dance, opera, music, sound, verbatim, and artificial intelligence. These productions can be viewed through the mediums of theatre, film, (live) audio-visual installation and artwork. She also has a large portfolio capturing contemporary life at some of Scotland’s most iconic industries using printmaking and oil painting techniques.


16:45 – 17:05

Eliane Gordeeff (PT)

E. Gordeeff is an independent animator, professor, and researcher with a Ph.D. in Fine Arts – Multimedia (FBAUL /Portugal 2018) with a scholarship from CNPq (Brazil) and Erasmus+ at the University of Paris 8 (France). Then, she examined how the animated image can represent imaginary elements of the characters. She is a member of ASIFA and the Society for Animation Studies and a contributor to zippyframes.com. Producer, animator, and director of more than 16 animated shorts, shown at various festivals around the world, she has published more than 60 texts on animation and is the author of the book Aesthetic Interference: the stop motion technique in the animation narrative (2018). In addition, E.Gordeeff coordinates an online index, academicosdaanimacao.blog.br, that shows writings on animation published in Brazil.


17:05 – 17:35

Panel Discussion ‘Hearing Colour Seeing Sound’

Alexandra Antonopoulou (UK), Eleanor Dare (UK), Jack Caven (UK), Andrew Starkey (UK), Kate Steenhauer (UK), Eliane Gordeeff (PT)