Animated Wonderworlds: Suzanne Buchan's new exhibition
The exhibition Animated Wonderworlds, co-curated by Suzanne Buchan and Andres Janser, opens at the Museum of Design Zurich from 4th September 2015 until 10th January 2016. Free tickets for MDX staff are available from Suzanne Buchan. Supported by the ADRI Research Fund.
Mythical creatures built of pixels inhabit fantastic worlds, flight simulators let us soar like birds and media facades transform entire buildings. Animated images like this are pervasive in our visual culture and define everyday life to such a degree that we hardly are aware of them. Hyperrealist feature films blur the boundaries between reality and fiction. Interactive applications like games or motion comics offer amazing bodily and spatial experiences. Animation also is used to give abstract data and information visual form and to make events at nanometer scale visible. The exhibition presents definitive works and the creative processes behind them, providing insights into the diverse worlds of animation in the digital era.
The accompaning publication Animierte Wunderwelten / Animated Wonderworlds, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich (Hg.), E/G, CHF 38, available from September in the museum shop and eShop. The publication is also available as ePub from October. Supported by the ADRI Research Fund.
Wednesday, 28 October, 6 pm
Seeing and Flying – Animating Augmented Vision on the Ground and in the Air
With Stephen Hicks, Neuroscientist and Visual Aid Researcher, University of Oxford, Max Rheiner, Interaction Designer and Lecturer Specialization Interaction Design, ZHdK, and Suzanne Buchan, Co-Curator of the exhibition
Wednesday, 11 November, 6 pm
Animation inside Space and dedicated to the Body (in German)
With François Chalet, Visual Artist and Lecturer Storytelling and Expanded Animation, HSLU, and Andres Janser, Co-Curator of the exhibition
Wednesday, 25 November, 6 pm
Animation as Illusion and Interaction (in German)
With Markus Gross, Vice President Research, Disney Research and Head of Computer Graphics Laboratory, ETH Zürich, and Andres Janser, Co-Curator of the exhibition