The Art of Expanded Animation

Coordinated by: Johannes DeYoung

Event Date and Time: 10 August 2023 : 9:00 – 10:00am PDT


The expanded field of animation explores a rich continuum of innovation and philosophical inquiry that predates cinematic storytelling and continues through the hybridic topologies of post-media aesthetics. This session explores expansive new frontiers for making and experiencing animation at the intersections of art, technology, and performance. Drawing upon rich histories of pre-cinematic moving-image, avant-garde filmmaking, Expanded Cinema, video art and intermedia events, participants discuss frameworks for animation that extend beyond cinematic and theatrical black boxes.


Johannes DeYoung – Carnegie Mellon University
Rebecca Xu – Syracuse University
Bonnie Mitchell – Bowling Green State University
Juergen Hagler – University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, University of Art and Design Linz


Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California


Johannes DeYoung

Johannes DeYoung is an internationally recognized artist who works at the intersection of computational and material processes. His moving-image works have been exhibited internationally at venues such as: Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Alicante, Alicante, Spain; Festival ECRÃ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan; B3 Biennale of the Moving Image, Frankfurt en Main, Germany; Hesse Flatow (Crush Curatorial), Jeff Bailey Gallery, Robert Miller Gallery, Interstate Projects, Eyebeam, and MoMA PS1 Print Studio, New York, NY; as well as numerous festival screenings in countries such as Australia, Greece, Ireland, New Zealand, Turkey, and Vietnam. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The New York Post, The Huffington Post, and Dossier Journal. DeYoung is appointed Associate Professor of Electronic and Time-Based Media at Carnegie Mellon University. He previously taught at Yale University School of Art (2008—2018), where he was appointed Senior Critic and Director of the Center for Collaborative Arts and Media, and at the Yale School of Drama, where he was appointed Lecturer in Design.