A project about the issue of animation and cinema in the field of visual arts, and the possibility to give life to the draw, the silhouette, the puppet, or the photographic image.
The first part of the book is composed by a selection of critical essays written by the two curators about
the issue of animation and cinema in the field of visual arts. The second part displays all the artworks in the
exhibition through some information sheets and images.
By telling the history of animation from the origins to the present age, the exhibition explores one of the most
fascinating aspects of animation artworks: the possibility, proposed by the artists in the exhibition, of using
animation as a magical ritual which gives life to the draw, the silhouette, the puppet, or the photographic
Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at MAN, Nuoro (30 May-29 June 2014), with works by Alexandre Alexeieff & Claire Parker, Max Almy, Berthold Bartosh, Claudio
Cintoli, Segundo de Chomón, Émile Cohl, Maya Deren, Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, Ed Emshwiller, George
Griffin, Noa Gur, Claus Holtz & Harmut Lerch, William Kentridge, Fernand Léger, Len Lye, Norman McLaren,
Diego Perrone, Fratelli Quay, Robin Rhode, Jan Švankmajer, Stan Vanderbeek, Kara Walker.