The conference will take place in the Edmond J. Safra lecture theatre, with refreshments and lunch provided in the River Room. Directions can be found above under the Travel Information tab.

9:00 – 9:25 Registration Tea and coffee available in the River Room

9:25 – 9.30 Welcome

9:30 – 11.10 Panel 1: Characters and Stars

David McGowan (Savannah College of Art and Design) “I’d Like to Thank All of the Little People… That Have Made My Performance Possible”: Cartoon Stars, DVD Commentary Tracks, and the Construction of Animated Acting

Rayna Denison (University of East Anglia) Japanese Anime Stardom and the Voice Acting System

Paul Taberham (Arts University Bournemouth) Reclaiming Character Depth in Limited Animation

Tom Livingstone (University of Kent) “OMG the cat looks crazy real.” Photorealism and Performative Spectation

11.10 – 11:35 Tea and Coffee

11:35 – 13:15 Panel 2: Live Bodies

Matt Nicholls (Arts University Bournemouth) Mediatized Performance and Digital Phantasmagoria: Digital Animation, Visual Effects and the Live Concert Experience

Gabriele Jutz (University of Applied Arts, Vienna) Bodily Traces: Scratching as Performative Art

Merlin Seller (University of Edinburgh) Online, Everyone Can Hear You Scream: Performing Death in Virtual Environments

Sue Miller and Sarah Bowen (Leeds Beckett University) Animating Musical Movement: An Exploration of Music and Dance Relationships Through Analysis of a Musico-Choreographic Live Performance

13:15 – 14:00 Lunch (provided in River Room)

14:00 – 15:40 Panel 3: Performance, Practice and Process

Animate Assembly (Birkbeck College/ Goldsmiths) Animate Assembly 11: Performances of the Particulate

Susan Sentler and Fanny Bratahalim (Lasalle Singapore) Experiential Anatomy: Interdisciplinary Approach to Dance and Animation

Farzaneh Yazdandoost (Anglia Ruskin University) The Implications of Arbitrary Movements in Puppet Animation

Brittany Biggs (University of Hawaii) Integrating the Study of Gesture and Performance with Animation Industry Workflows in Teaching 3D Character Animation

15:40 – 16.05 Tea and Coffee

16:05 – 17:25 Panel 4: Identity and Representation

Katerina Athanasopoulou (Plymouth University) The Performing Skeleton and the Ghost of CGI

Matias Poggini (Independent Scholar) That’ll Do, Pig: Taking Lessons from Trained Animal Performances

Maarit Kalmakurki (Aalto University, Finland) The Role of Costume Design as a Central Performance Element in Computer-Animated Films

17.25 – 17.35 Comfort Break

17:35 – 18.35 Q&A with Suzanne Andrade & Paul Barritt (1927)

Co-Artistic Directors Suzanne Andrade and Paul Barritt in discussion about 1927‘s pioneering and award-winning work that combines animation, theatrical performance and live music.

18:35 – Conference End