Above: The trailer for a series of presentations from a gender bias animation symposium.
The Animated Woman: A Symposium on Gender Bias in Animation was held at CalArts in Dec. 2015. Students from The Animated Woman class, taught by faculty Erica Larsen-Dockray (Film/Video BFA 09, MFA 12), presented research and responses on the issue of how female characters are represented in animation.
The students offered their findings through performances, screenings, slideshow presentations and games, among other methods. CalArts filmed the presentations and will release them as a weekly series on Wednesdays.
To kick things off, we’ve posted the trailer for The Animated Woman Symposium, above. It was edited by Gina Maune (Film/Video BFA 17).