Animating the Unconscious

Desire, Sexuality, and Animation

Edited by Jayne Pilling

Wallflower Press

Animating the Unconscious

Pub Date: May 2012

ISBN: 9780231161992

244 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $27.00£22.00

Pub Date: May 2012

ISBN: 9780231161985

244 Pages

Format: Hardcover

List Price: $28.00£22.00

Pub Date: May 2012

ISBN: 9780231850148

244 Pages

Format: E-book

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Animating the Unconscious

Desire, Sexuality, and Animation

Edited by Jayne Pilling

Wallflower Press

As critical interest has grown in the unique ways in which art animation explores and depicts subjective experience – particularly in relation to desire, sexuality, social constructions of gender, confessional modes, fantasy, and the animated documentary – this volume offers detailed analysis of both the process and practice of key contemporary filmmakers, while also raising more general issues around the specificities of animation. Combining critical essays with interview material, visual mapping of the creative process, consideration of the neglected issue of how the use of sound differs from that of conventional live-action, and filmmakers' critiques of each others' work, this unique collection aims to both provoke and illuminate via an insightful multi-faceted approach.
This volume leads the reader into fresh, mostly uncharted territory of desire and sexuality in animation, sparking fantasies and providing insights.... Highly recommended. Choice
Notes on Contributors
Introduction, by Jayne Pilling
Women: From Outside In and Inside Out
The Body and the Unconscious as Creative Elements in the Work of Michèle Cournoyer, by Julie Roy
Michèle Cournoyer: Comments on Making The Hat
Michaela Pavlátová: Frustrated Coupling, by Olivier Cotte
On Vera Neubauer, by Leslie Felperin
Vera Neubauer's Wheel of Life: Interview
Truth Under Oppression: The Films of Ruth Lingford, by Simon Pummell
Ruth Lingford: The Pleasures of War: Interview
Interrogating Masculinity
Revealing Men: The Y Factor, by Ruth Lingford
Extracts from Simon Pummell's Notebooks
On Simon Pummell's The Secret Joy of Falling Angels
On Andreas Hykade's We Lived in Grass and Ring of Fire
On Igor Kovalyov's Bird in the Window and Milch, by Michael O'Pray
On Craig Welch's How Wings are Attached to the Backs of Angels
The Embodied Voice: In Confessional Mode, by Jayne Pilling
Whose Body Is It?, by Alys Hawkins
Sound and Emotional Narrative: Annabelle Pangborn on Scoring The Secret Joy of Falling Angels
A Composer at Work: Notebooks on The Secret Joy of Falling Angels
Ian Gouldstone on guy101
Script development on guy101
Final script: guy101
Modes of Reality
Mixing Memory and Desire: Animation, Documentary and the Sexual Event, by Karen Beckman
The Stain: Interviews with Marjut Rimminen and Christine Roche
The Stain: Christine Roche's Sketchbooks
The Animated Body and its Material Nature, by Ruth Hayes
Index

About the Author

Jayne Pilling is an animation specialist who combines curating for UK and international festivals and symposia with publishing widely on animation. She has taught at the Royal College of Art, UK, the University of Pennsylvania, several universities in Taiwan, has guest lectured extensively in Europe and Asia, and was a Research Fellow at Norwich University College of the Arts, UK. She has also directed a series on European animation for Channel Four TV and is the founder of the British Animation Awards.