Kota Ezawa at ATC
"Since its commercial emergence in the 1930s, animation in the United States was treated as a category of cartoons. Even animation that found its audience outside of the mainstream made use of stereotypical cartoon attributes such as narrativity and caricature. American artists Robert Breer and Lawrence Jordan were exceptions, producing bodies of work that investigate animation as a visual language outside the cartoon tradition. Today, thanks to consumer video and animation software, a growing number of artists in the US and elsewhere are reimagining animation as an art form on par with other contemporary art practices.
Kota Ezawa has produced his own animations since 2000. Coming out of studies in Fine Art programs in Europe and the US, his animations deal with abstraction and mediated perceptions of reality through reconstructions of existing films and videos. In this lecture, Ezawa will present his work in the context of 20th Century avant-garde animation."
The Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium
of the Berkeley Center for New Media announces:
Text, Slides and Videotapes
Kota Ezawa, Artist,
California College of the Arts
Monday, Apr 7, 7:30-9:00pm
Location: 160 Kroeber Hall
ATC Lectures are free and open to the public.