Emptiness Is Not 'Nothing': Space and Experimental 3D CGI Animation

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    Via examples of recent experimental animation works, including Chris Cornish, Ryoichi Kurokawa and Alex Jukes this essay posits that space within a 3-D CGI world can form the material basis when working within this mode of production. Also, drawing from Heidegger’s discourse on space this chapter outlines a combined theoretical and a practical exploration into space as material where emptiness and the void are offered as methods for an investigation into experimental 3-D CGI animation practice. This chapter represents a study of materiality within the production and presentation of 3-D CGI animation arguing that the familiar imagined infinite space presented and realised within a 3-D CGI world acts as its basis and status as material.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationExperimental & Expanded Animation
    EditorsVicky Smith, Nick Hamlyn
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
    Number of pages286
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-73873-4
    Publication statusPublished - 19 Sept 2018

    Publication series

    NameExperimental Film and Artists’ Moving Image


    • 3-D CGI
    • Animation
    • Experimental
    • Space


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