Art in Motion: the Aesthetics of Animation

Lecture by Stephan Leeper

Huntington University, Sept 26, 2016

Guide to Media and Quotes

 

1. Quotes

Donald Hudson

"Art. . . brings beauty to our lives but it also brings meaning.   A transcendent view of art transforms the earthly for the purpose of disclosing a deeper reality to our existence here on earth."

 

Art is an important element of community that helps me to understand myself by questioning me rather than merely affirming me.

On Earth as it is in Heaven, Mars Hill Review 2 May 1995

http://www.leaderu.com/marshill/mhr02/don1.html

 

Mako Fujimura  A Letter from God to North American Churches

 

"A painter does not merely reproduce what is thought to be seen by the eye. An artist’s task is to train the eye first to truly see . . . into the eternal, into the invisible.

 

A musician’s task is to hear, to listen to the sounds of the world.  Bach. . . heard the echoes of the music of the spheres and sought to synthesize what he heard.

 

Do you not see what I see in a dancer’s leap? It can never be repeated, even in eternity. Yet, eternity’s echoes ring throughout the body, and I dance with them. --- God

 

A Letter from God to North American Churches, October 10, 2010

http://www.makotofujimura.com/writings/a-letter-to-north-american-churches/

 

Martin Buber "Creation is not a hurdle on the road to God, it is the road itself."

 

GK Chesterton

We have all forgotten what we really are. All that we call common sense and rationality and practicality…only means that… we forget that we have forgotten. All that we call spirit and art and ecstasy only means that for one awful instant we remember that we forget.

 Ethics of Elfland G.K.Chesterton

 

CS Lewis "Lucy's Most Beautiful Story"

'"Let's see. . . It was about . . . .about. . .oh, dear, it's all fading away again.  And even the last page is going blank.  This is a very queer book. How can I have forgotten?  It was about a cup and a sword and a tree and a green hill, I know that much.  But I can't remember and what shall I do?"

 

And she never could remember; and ever since that day what Lucy means by a good story is a story which reminds her of the forgotten story in the Magician's Book.'

The Voyage of the Dawntreader CS Lewis

 

Thomas Merton "Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time."

 

 

 

2. Films

Pope John Paul II- A Letter to Artists; "Beauty Will Save the World"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXLM3bql52Q

Be Gone Dull Care,  Visual Music/Paint on film by Norman McLaren

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svD0CWVjYRY

Pas de Duex  or "Dance for Two",  Optical film printing by Norman McLaren

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bXWWz5Tv_I

Fresh Guacamole by PES

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNJdJIwCF_Y

Tchou-Tchou, Stop-motion animation by Co Hoedeman

http://onlineshortfilms.net/watch/tchou-tchou-video_8c9b5f5b2.html

The Owl Who Married a Goose,  Sand animation by Caroline Leaf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fusYZ7eIhps

Father and Daughter,  Digital/ Charcoal animation by Michael duDok de Wit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usRRDQwOn7g

Hedgehog in the Fog, Cut-out animation by Yuri Norstein

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oW0jvJC2rvM

Amnesty international 50th Anniversary, Mixed media by Carlos Lascono

https://vimeo.com/24146622

Un Jour, Digital animation by Marie Paccou

https://vimeo.com/47689367

 

The Temptation of Br. Thomas 2016 Teaser

https://vimeo.com/160139528