then, now, next

The Society for Animation Studies Conference @ 30

June 18-22, 2018  

Montréal, Canada

Hosted by Concordia University

Animation has always been a critical component of rethinking the stability and politics of the moving image and recorded sound. How might it unpredict or undo the future, critically deform the past, and reinvent the present? This conference seeks interrogations into the temporalities of animation, the past/present/future of animation practices, the spatial locations of its creation and study, and the orientations of animation theory and practice. How can we reinfect our discipline with new narratives about the present, for the present, and into the future? How can these narratives reverberate outside animation studies into the social, cultural, technological, and political spheres?

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This website features excerpts from undergraduate films made at Concordia University, and is designed by part time faculty from the Design and Film Animation programs.

Kaleidoscope by Catherine Dubeau

Gravir by Adèle Vendette

Composition in Cubes by Max Woodward & Michael Horowitz

Host by Kyle Schuster

Drifted by Brenda Marina Lopez, Anna Maria Mouradian, Daniela Monoz Leotaud

Toquade by Adèle Vendette

Animation editor: Sandra Eber

Web developer: Santo Romano