Anirban Baishya Public Lecture
"GIF(ted) Bodies: Embodiment, Affect, and Gender in GIF Art"
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Current work in GIF-making demonstrates a re-appropriation of the format by artists and animators who use the medium to explore both its cinematic roots (for example, by reversing GIF-making by printing them out into flipbooks or as zoetropes), as well its potentials for exploring questions of body politics and gender identity. This talk explores these tendencies in GIF-art through an examination of the work of artists and animators such as “Erma Fiend," Meltem Şahin and Alina Sánchez López.