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

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