AUGUST 4TH, 2016

影象力(Image Power) 夏季对话暨工作坊丨Birgitta Hosea

 Birgitta Hosea 艺术家动画家策展人,致力于拓展动画的边界。她出生于爱丁伯格,如今主要工作生活在伦敦。她从事艺术创作表演设计网站设计动画,也是Adobe的示范艺术家

Birgitta Hosea is an artist, animator and curator who works in the field of expanded animation. She was born in Edinburgh and now lives and works in London. She has worked in art direction, design for performance, web design, animation and as a Demonstration Artist for Adobe.

Birgitta Hosea



She works as Head of Animation at the Royal College of Art, where she alsosupervises PhD students. Prior to this she was Course Director of MA CharacterAnimation at Central Saint Martins (University of the Arts London). She writesfor academic publications on drawing; digital materiality; animation.


She has exhibited widely in the UK andinternationally, has been the recipient of numerous awards and artistsresidencies and her work is included in the Tate Britain archive. Most recentlyshe was artist-in-residence at Yarat Contemporary Art Space, Azerbaijan and theSchool of Cinematic Arts, USC, Los Angeles. She curated Seeafar for FolkestoneTriennial Fringe and Deptford X (UK), Shadow Voices for Yarat (Baku,Azerbaijan) and was part of the curatorial team for the UK Pavilion at theShenzhen Architecture and Urbanism Biennale (China). Recent exhibitions includeThe Fall of the Rebel Angels, Venice Biennale (Italy); Chatter, Cinematic ArtsGallery (Los Angeles, USA); Holographic Serendipity, Kinetica Art Fair (London,UK); Dans Ma Cellule une Silhouette (with Maryclare Foa), Centre d’ArtContemporain, La Ferme du Buisson (Paris, France); Out There in the Dark, Mix23 Queer Experimental Film Festival (New York, USA).





Rather than using animation to create short films, I am concerned with deconstructingconventional ideas about animation and digital technology. Combining drawing,animation, video and live performance, my work explores animism:

Thevital spark of movement that brings the still and lifeless into motion.

I am also interested in how the movements we make - our gestures and actions - leadus to construct our identity: in particular how we perform our gender identity.These interests have taken many forms including still drawings with animationsprojected over them or performances in which I become possessed by a cartooncharacter or channel digital doubles and raise electric spirits.


In my more recent work, I have been movingaway from working purely with computers and experimenting more with drawing,silhouettes and shadows. I am currently working on a series of drawings for theVenice Biennale, which combine sketches of city workers drawn onto pages fromthe Financial Times with cut-out silhouettes of myself performing actions ofdespair.


In the projects I do, I create work both asan individual practitioner and also in collaboration with other artists,performers and specialists. I enjoy working with others in interdisciplinarycollaborations and am always interested in challenging myself. For example, atthe moment, I am developing a series of workshops in Mindfulness through DrawnAnimation in conjunction with artists, meditation instructors andeducationalists.