From the 4th-8th of May we in the New Media Arts Department will host our yearly Animation Illustration Week. Only this time all the keynote speakers and workshops will be conducted online; challenging our students to work in new ways and contexts.
This year’s theme US-THEM, according to the curators Zuzanna Szyszak and Mateusz Jarmulski, has gained an even more pointed significance since the global pandemic:
“…divisions are appearing in unexpected areas. These are the times of inevitable changes, the outcome of which nobody is sure of. How the World will change, how will we change, what will change in how we perceive others? Will social distancing cause social dissociation? Let these questions inspire the creative processes.”
As a result of these trying times we at PJAIT NEMA are questioning how our practices and institution can function differently. We believe that by crossing borders, be they physical-digital-interdisciplinary, we can develop tactics to mobilise our diverse community and enact change.
We would like to share with you the chance to be able to take part in our digital keynote presentations for our animation week US-THEM:
The Grand Opening
Marcin Gizycki (PJAIT and RISD) on the history of animation at PJAIT.
Lecture date: 4th of May, Warszawa 9.45AM.
The Illusion of Illusion of Life
Jimmy Calhoun (SVA NYC) on examining the idea of identity in animation and semiotics.
Lecture date: 4th of May, Warszawa 15.00: EST Nowy Jork 9.00 -4 GTM
Entrepreneurship post COVID
Steven Heller (SVA NYC) on creative entrepreneurialism.
Lecture date: 7th of May Warszawa 15.00: EST Nowy Jork 9.00 -4 GTM