Mythical creatures built of pixels inhabit fantastic worlds, flight simulators let us soar like birds and media facades transform entire buildings. Animated images like this are pervasive in our visual culture and define everyday life to such a degree that we hardly are aware of them. Hyperrealist feature films blur the boundaries between reality and fiction. Interactive applications like games or motion comics offer amazing bodily and spatial experiences. Animation also is used to give abstract data and information visual form and to make events at nanometer scale visible. The exhibition presents definitive works and the creative processes behind them, providing insights into the diverse worlds of animation in the digital era.
Animierte Wunderwelten / Animated Wonderworlds, Museum für Gestaltung Zürich (Hg.), E/G, CHF 38, available from September in the museum shop and eShop.
The publication is available as ePub here.
The exhibition was realized in collaboration with the School of Art and Design, Middlesex University London
Guided Tours, Exhibition Talks, Workshops and more
The educational program of the exhibition opens a dialogue by means of tours and exhibition talks. It offers creative confrontations in workshops, in particular for schools or for families, as well as in project days during vacation. An artists talk introduces additional facets of animation.