Technologien/Praxen | The Mechanics of Motion (Animation)

Anna Vasof
Art Sciences and Art Education, Art and Communication Practices
2022S, artistic Seminar (SEK), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S03697


Anna Vasof: Praxen - The Mechanics of Motion (Animation)

Where we can find the essence of cinematic illusion when we look into everyday life, and what happens
when we use everyday situations, objects, spaces, and actions as cinematographic mechanisms?
During the course, we will use everyday objects and actions, in order to cause, activate and reveal narratives and understandings of how we perceive the moving image illusions.
• The prehistory of Cinema (precinematic inventions)
• Introduction to Non Stop Stop Motion and the art of documenting cinematic illusion
• Introduction to fast anim. techniques (Scanimation, Pixilation,  Strob illusions, etc)
• Visiting the Technical Museum of Vienna and guiding through the historic cinema technologies
• Tricks of Budget Cinema production and camera techniques
• Learning how to build Laterna Magica projectors with everyday materials
• Introduction to the contemporary Expanded Cinema and performative animation
• How technical limitations extract new narratives


11 March 2022, 15:00-19:00
25 March 2022, 15:00-19:00 in Social Design Studio 4th floor Voldere Zollatstrasse 7
06 May 2022, 15:00-19:00
13 May 2022, 15:00-19:00
20 May 2022, 15:00-19:00
27 May 2022, 15:00-19:00


SR4 in Oskar Kokoska Platz building 2.OG

Examination Modalities

Presence, participation, and practical working during the course.
Presentation of artistic work and delivery of its documentation in a form of a short video.
Online registration at the base and at:

Course Enrolment

From 05 February 2022, 10:00 to 11 March 2022, 15:00
Via online registration

Art Education: subject kkp (Bachelor): K√ľnstlerische Praxis (kkp): FOR: Technologien / Praxen (kkp)

Co-registration: not possible

Attending individual courses: not possible