Research Centre

Our Animation Research Centre, led by Dr Brigitta Hosea [profile link], builds on UCA's impressive heritage as a pioneer in Animation Studies. Here, we explore animation in all its forms through theoretical and practice-based research, conferences, exhibitions, academic publishing and investigations into immersive technology, blockchain and movement capture.

The centre benefits from UCA’s archives of post-1960s animation, such as the Bob Godfrey collection and the ARC Video Collection, which contains works by the university's internationally acclaimed alumni and staff. It's teaching Fellows and researchers include Jim Walker, Kerry Drumm, Aaron Woods, Gemma Riggs and Katie Steed.


Our Projects

Scouring, scrubbing, sweeping, bleaching, rinsing, brushing away – all these words refer to different ways of removing dirty marks during the act of cleaning. and every one of these processes was also used to make Erasure, a body of works brought together as a solo show at Hanmi Gallery, Seoul.

The exhibition included a short film, installations of animation projected over wall-mounted objects, defaced books, photographic documentation and remnants from a performance that took place at the private view. As well as the exhibition, Hosea produced a catalogue and two thematically linked book chapters.

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The WEAR Sustain project funded and supported dozens of design teams to create sustainable and ethically-produced wearable technology and e-textiles. The project featured at the 2018 Ars Electronica Festival in a showcase of prizewinning and nominated works, new results and prototypes coming out of the European Commission’s STARTS (Science, Technology and the Arts) initiative.

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Head to our UCA Research Online platform to browse all our Animation Research Centre projects.