The language of animated line

Corompt, M 2010, 'The language of animated line', Studies in Material Thinking, vol. 4, pp. 1-9.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title The language of animated line
Author(s) Corompt, M
Year 2010
Journal name Studies in Material Thinking
Volume number 4
Start page 1
End page 9
Total pages 9
Publisher AUT University
Abstract Industrial processes such as the Animation studio systems have been a major contributor to the development of stylised and reductive line drawing as a graphic form of communication. Efforts to reduce time and labour as well as the serialised nature of commercial animation have all contributed to a mode of representation that operates not as visual realism but as a codified graphic language. In a visually saturated culture, where there is also an increasing emphasis on fidelity, resolution and realism, what place does the stylised simplistic and flattened pictorial representation have as an affecting experience? The western impulse to `make real¿ the artificial has driven image technology towards mimesis, where even electronic portability and bandwidth are no longer factors in determining levels of detail and realism, yet despite this we are still attracted to graphic simplicity and caricatural abstraction. Using both historical and contemporary examples, this paper will explore stylised animated graphic representation as a form of language, and analyse how it has been used in fine art practice.
Subject Lens-based Practice
Screen and Media Culture
Keyword(s) caricature
stylised graphics
animation
art practice
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