Neil Taylor’s experimental animation: the technical habitus as aesthetic trace

De Bruyn, Dirk 2016, Neil Taylor’s experimental animation: the technical habitus as aesthetic trace, Senses of cinema, vol. September 2016, no. 80, pp. 1-12.

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Title Neil Taylor’s experimental animation: the technical habitus as aesthetic trace
Author(s) De Bruyn, Dirk
Journal name Senses of cinema
Volume number September 2016
Issue number 80
Start page 1
End page 12
Total pages 12
Publisher Senses of Cinema
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2016-09
ISSN 1443-4059
Keyword(s) cinema
Summary This essay examines Neil Taylor’s (1945-) animations, situated between the moving image, performance and sculpture and in the shadows of his recognised wire-based sculptural practice. Taylor’s animations automatically inscribe the surfaces of flipbooks and note pads, (Short Lives 1980-90) cash register rolls (Roll Film 1990) and are enhanced by hand-made ‘machines’ (Copy Copy 1998) designed to shape this idiosyncratic activity. These short films are part of an avant-garde project ‘that continues to explore the physical properties of film and the nature of perceptual transactions which take place between viewer and film.’ (John Hanhardt, 1976: 44). Taylor’s practice is additionally placed, through Vilem Flusser’s ‘technical image’ in relation to the ascendancy of digital culture, and Pierre Bourdieu’s ‘habitus’ is used to frame both Taylor’s art and teaching practice, in order to examine the discounting of the technical classes that these fields of production consistently perform.
Language eng
Field of Research 190201 Cinema Studies
190202 Computer Gaming and Animation
1902 Film, Television And Digital Media
Socio Economic Objective 950204 The Media
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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