Animating Resistance: The Subversive Art of Experimental Animation

Schools of Public Engagement: Media Studies

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Subversive Art & Exp Animation

Spring 2022

Taught By: Melissa Friedling

Section: A

CRN: 9835

Credits: 3

The heterogeneous set of practices and complex blend of visual art and (post)cinema that has informed the work of experimental animation since the early 20th century continues to open ever-expanding possibilities for understanding and making media. The animated image offers the potential to subvert, disrupt, distort, destabilize and critique categories of human and non-human; defying and expanding limits of perception and material existence; challenging categories of gender, sex, race, nature, nation, labor, and self; and breaching boundaries of movement in time, and space. Throughout this hybrid seminar/studio class, we study experimental animation as an historically and culturally situated varied form, genre and social practice while working through creative prompts that combine materials, processes, and approaches, exploring both digital and analog techniques.

Prerequisite: Media Design (NMDS 5008) or instructor permission. Media Studies courses are open to all graduate students. Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors with permission from the instructor and BA/MA Media studies students should email mediastudiesadvising@newschool.edu for access.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Media Studies (NMDS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:16am 1/20/2022 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 611

Date Range: 1/27/2022 - 5/12/2022