Deadsy

Deadsy, directed by David Anderson, written and narrated by Russell Hoban, 1989, is one of the films that typify the creativity coming out of the UK in the 1980s, back when Channel 4 showed challenging and innovative films. Integrating animation with rotoscoped footage and manipulated video, it typifies what Alan Cholodenko describes as the way that animation complicates our view of what is real as opposed to what is imaginary:

‘… in a certain sense animation may be thought to be that which indetermines and sus­pends the distinction between representation and simulation, what makes it impossible to say which is which, as it indetermines and suspends all things.’[1]


[1] Alan Cholodenko, The Illusion of Life: Essays on Animation (Sydney: Power Publications, 1991) , 21–2.

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Deadsy

The Lost Continent: exploring the art and history of British animation

The Lost Continent is a blog covering British animation. It’s been going since 2009 and has an extensive coverage of many forgotten gems. Thoroughly recommended!

The Lost Continent: exploring the art and history of British animation