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Course Catalogue WS 2023/24

Metaphor and Metamorphosis - The Poetics of Animation

Specialist seminar
SoSe 22
Target group
Main course / Diploma 2

Dates - place & time

22.04.2208.07.22FridayWöchentlich10:00 - 13:00Filzengraben 18-24, Animationsstudio, 0.1
from-to10:00 - 13:00
LocationFilzengraben 18-24, Animationsstudio, 0.1

Seminar description

Animation's ability to navigate freely in the mimesis/abstraction representational spectrum in an infinite variety of styles, as well as its freedom from space/time restrictions, makes it a powerful medium to express inner states of being. We will be analyzing films that explore this potential in the context of poetry and animation aesthetics. Metaphor, suggestion, symbolism, lyrical narrative structure, rhythm and metamorphosis are some of our areas of investigation and experimentation.

Students will be encouraged to perceive 'poetic moments' in their apparently ordinary routines and register them in a diary. This journal will serve as their source of ideas to explore concepts debated in class in a variety of animation techniques. Exercises are designed to help students explore their own themes authentically, whilst strengthening their feeling for timing and intuitive understanding of animated motion.

Student office

Karin Cordes

Juliane Schwibbert

Katrin Seiniger

Claudia Warnecke

Heumarkt 14

50667 Köln

Tel.: +49 221 20189 - 194 /

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Opening hours: Mondays + Tuesdays from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m.    -    4 p.m.

For enquiries or appointments, please call us, Mon - Thu 9.30 to 1 p.m., or send us an e-mail.

Summer semester 2024

Lecture period:
​​​​​​​Apr. 8, 2024 until Jul. 19, 2024

Winter semester 2024/25

Lecture period:
​​​​​​​Oct. 21, 2024 until Feb. 14, 2025

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