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Experimental and Expanded Animation

New Perspectives and Practices

  • Vicky Smith
  • Nicky Hamlyn

Part of the Experimental Film and Artists’ Moving Image book series (EFAMI)

About this book


This book discusses developments and continuities in experimental animation that, since Robert Russet and Cecile Starr’s Experimental Animation: Origins of a New Art (1976), has proliferated in the context of expanded cinema, performance and live ‘making’ and is today exhibited in galleries, public sites and online. With reference to historical, critical, phenomenological and inter-disciplinary approaches, international researchers offer new and diverse methodologies for thinking through these myriad animation practices. This volume addresses fundamental questions of form, such as drawing and the line, but also broadens out to encompass topics such as  the inter-medial, post-humanism, the real, fakeness and fabrication, causation, new forms of synthetic space, ecology, critical re-workings of cartoons, and process as narrative. This book will appeal to cross and inter-disciplinary researchers, animation practitioners, scholars, teachers and students from Fine Art, Film and Media Studies, Philosophy and Aesthetics.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Vicky Smith
    • 1
  • Nicky Hamlyn
    • 2
  1. 1.University for the Creative ArtsFarnham, CanterburyUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.University for the Creative ArtsCanterburyUnited Kingdom

About the editors

Vicky Smith is a lecturer at the University for the Creative Arts, UK. Her experimental animation practice of 30 years has screened internationally in cinemas, galleries and on C4TV. She has published in Animation: an Interdisciplinary Journal and Sequence.

Nicky Hamlyn is Professor of Experimental Film at the University for the Creative Arts and a lecturer at the Royal College of Art, UK. He is the author of Film Art Phenomena (2003) and co-editor of and contributor to Kurt Kren: Structural Films (2016). His film and video work is available on three DVD compilations from LUX, RGB and Film Gallery, Paris.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Experimental and Expanded Animation
  • Book Subtitle New Perspectives and Practices
  • Editors Vicky Smith
    Nicky Hamlyn
  • Series Title Experimental Film and Artists’ Moving Image
  • Series Abbreviated Title Experimental Film and Artists’ Moving Image
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies Literature, Cultural and Media Studies (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-73872-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-08877-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-73873-4
  • Series ISSN 2523-7527
  • Series E-ISSN 2523-7535
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 286
  • Number of Illustrations 8 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Animation
    Performing Arts
    Screen Performance
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