Here’s the video of the presentation I gave at the RCA Animation’s Ecstatic Truth symposium in May. I was invited to talk about the Silent Signal project and focused my talk about how each of the six films explores ideas of truthfulness.

There are other videos from the day available to watch on the Documentary Animation channel.

I’ll next be speaking about Silent Signal at Ars Electronica in September.

Ecstatic Truth: Defining the essence of an animated documentary
Symposium at the Royal College of Art
Saturday 14 May 2016

Keynote: Abigail Addison ‘Silent Signal – probing the universal truth of science’

With Silent Signal, Animate Projects has connected six artists working with animation and six biomedical scientists to produce experimental animations that elicit new ways of thinking about the human body. The project’s producer, Abigail Addison, will talk about how the artists engaged with their collaborating scientists’ data, tools and processes, and brought to life the science. She will explore how each artist has challenged the universal truth of science in the work they have produced.

Abigail Addison co-directs Animate Projects, an arts agency that champions creative animation practice, and produces ambitious interdisciplinary projects, such as Silent Signal, with a range of UK-wide partners. As a freelance producer she works with individual artists and cultural organisations on developing, producing and exhibiting experimental moving image projects. Abigail is a Trustee of film and photography charity Four Corners, and an Advisor to Underwire Festival. @AnimateProjects.

This event is supported by RCA to launch the new MA Animation: Documentary Animation pathway starting in September 2016.


Image: Loop, Samantha Moore