17th Animateka exhibitions are here!
AR Portrait Art Walk / Curator: Manu Weiss (CH)
Animated Women aims to give established and emerging female-identifying animators a broader display. An exhibition that showcases, celebrates and elevates female excellence in animation with animated self-portraits of professional artists from around the world, shifting this old practice of self-portraiture into modern times of pocket computers, and combining animation practice with the latest technology. The Animated Women portraits come to life with an augmented reality layer. Pushing and expanding the traditional, curious, playful and fun to discover, seven selected AR Portraits will visually enrich the city of Ljubljana. You can discover all 20 selected works here.
Continuing the tradition, Animateka will show a new line-up of curated projects with a focus on interactive and immersive animation, story and art, all made by authors with traditional filmmaker backgrounds. The line-up of VR, 360° and game projects to be experienced and explored from the comfort of your home, VR/360°/Games @ANIMATEKA goes fully virtual for the first time this year.
Curated by Manu Weiss
More about the line-up here.
This year’s artist in residence and main jury member Andrej Štular’s exhibition at Animateka showcases a selection of his works from across artistic disciplines, echoing his common practice to combine techniques and shift between media. Štular likes to play by transposing the high and the low, the found and the made, the original and a copy. Watching his works, the spectator often “feels provoked by the author’s tendency to ignore established definitions or restrictions usually implied with a work of art…”
The virtual gallery space becomes home to a variegated display containing works from his various bodies of work, combining illustration, comic art, photography, cinema, collage, assemblage, puppetry, sculpture, readymade, etc.
36 fps, meaning 36 frames per second, is much more than the usual 24 frames per second. Can one really discern all these frames and perceive everything one sees? In the multitude of images and the profusion of information, does one always get the message? Can one still read between the lines?
More about the exhibition and Andrej Štular here.