Saturday 11/17/12 3PM
New Museum TheaterVisit Us

First Look: Aboveground Animation

Cover Image:

Jacolby Satterwhite, Reifying Desire 2, 2011 (still). Video, color, sound, 8:27 min. Courtesy the artist and Monya Rowe Gallery, New York

Artist and curator Casey Jane Ellison will present twenty short-form animations from Aboveground Animation, the online archive and roving exhibition platform she founded in 2008. The screening is staged in conjunction with First Look, the New Museum’s Digital Project series—through which a selection of animations from Aboveground Animation, exploring 3-D renderings of post-human forms, premiered in October. For this screening, Ellison will present a more expansive selection of Aboveground Animation. Made by an international group of emerging artists, the featured works take up a variety of themes and concerns, and exhibit original approaches to hand-drawn and stop animation, as well as employ new tools such as CGI. Following the hour-long screening, a discussion will be held with local artists Erin Dunn, Steve Emmons, Ryan Whittier Hale, Lauren Gregory, Rhett LaRue, Robert Bittenbender, Jacolby Satterwhite, Lale Westvind, and Ellison.

More information on AA here:
“Aboveground Animation: 3D-Form” for First Look:

Featured artists include:
Monira Al Qadiri
Casey Jane Ellison
William Rockel
Lauren Gregory
Erin Dunn
Clara Kim
Rhett LaRue
Robert Bittenbender
Steve Emmons
Jacolby Satterwhite
Kathleen Daniel
Ryan Whittier Hale
Kryštof Pešek
Xavier Valentine
Amy Lockhart
Bruno Dicolla
Hugo Arcier
Barry Doupé
Cody Critcheloe
Lale Westvind


Education and public programs are made possible by a generous grant from Goldman Sachs Gives at the recommendation of David and Hermine Heller.

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