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Conference and Exhibition: Cartoon Animation – Satire and Subversion

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Date/Time

Monday 17 February 2020 - 10.00 - 20.00

Location

RG21 - Lecture Theatre

Fifty years ago (in 1969) Oscar winning animator, Bob Godfrey, established the Animation course at UCA, which was the first Higher Education animation course in the UK and his archive is held at UCA. As well as his work in teaching, Godfrey served as mentor and employer to many budding animators and is revered as an iconic figure in British animation. Although popularly known for his children’s TV series, such as Roobarb and Custard and The Do-It-Yourself Animation Show, Godfrey also created a number of more experimental and adult works that drew upon traditions of British satire, DADA and Situationism.

To mark the Golden Jubilee of animation at UCA, this symposium celebrates the irreverent and anarchic humour of Bob Godfrey and the re-launch of the Animation Research Centre at UCA. It will be accompanied by an exhibition of items from Godfrey’s archive.

Schedule for the day: 9.30-10.00 Registration/Coffee

10.00-10.05 Opening Remarks Tom Lowe

10.05-10.50 Keynote 1 Dr Sharon Lockyer (Brunel University London)

10.50-12.00 Panel 1: Performing satire Dr Maggie Gray( Kingston School of Art), Pierre Floquet (Bordeaux INP, France), Kate Jessop (University of Brighton)

12.00-12.20 Coffee Break

12.20-13.30 Panel 2: Absurdity and the destabilisation of authority Prof. Fran Lloyd (Kingston School of Art), Sarah Tehan (Belfast School of Art, Ulster University) David Wischer (University of Kentucky, USA)

13.30-14.30 Lunch Break

14.30-15.30 Keynote 2 Steve Bell

15.30-16.00 Coffee Break

16.00-17.10 Panel 3: Politics and propaganda from print to the pixel Dr. Driss Faddouli (Chouaib Doukkali University, El Jadida, Morocco) Prof. Paul Ward (Arts University Bournemouth) Dr. José L. Valhondo-Creg (Universidad de Extremadura, Spain)

17.10-17.40 Closing discussion with all panellists

17.40-18.00 Curator intro to exhibition Jim Walker (UCA)

18.00-20.00 Exhibition opens with drinks in James Hockey Gallery