Animating Resistance: The Subversive Art of Experimental Animation

Schools of Public Engagement: Media

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students
Animating Resistance
Fall 2024
Taught By: Melissa Friedling
Section: A

CRN: 17168

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 (MED)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 4:42pm EDT 7/12/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 611
Date Range: 8/29/2024 - 12/5/2024