Tomorrow afternoon at CalArts, the experimental animation program’s “The Animated Woman” class, led by faculty Erica Larsen-Dockray, will present the school’s first-ever symposium on gender bias in animation.

Entitled “The Animated Woman: Symposium on Gender Bias in Animation,” students will present their research and responses to the topic of how women are designed and presented in animation. The event will use different approaches to the topic including trivia games, audible and visual comparisons, performance, animated celebratory screenings, interactive displays, investigations of animation education resources, public service announcements, and how-to guides.

Here is the program line-up:

  • Samantha Gurry’s (Film/Video MFA 18) There are no girls
  • Amanda Bonaiuto’s (Film/Video MFA 18) This is me now
  • Jamie Wolfe’s (Film/Video MFA 18) PEA Method
  • Lauren Flinner’s (Film/Video MFA 17) Makeup Tutorial
  • Stephanie Delazeri’s (Film/Video BFA 18) Playful: How to Draw a Woman
  • Rachel Seropian’s (Film/Video BFA 17) Mom Safari
  • Julia Newhide’s (Film/Video MFA 16) Funky Town
  • Isabel Higgins’ (Film/Video BFA 18) Animated Woman Jeopardy
  • Patty Casaverde’s (Film/Video BFA 18) This is me Now Part 2
  • Jude Estrada’s (Film/Video MFA 18) Who Really Passes the Bechdel Test?
  • Hyejin Choi’s (Film/Video BFA 19) Bottle

Larsen-Dockray will also discuss the processes and findings of the course, and CalArts Provost Jeannene Przyblyski will deliver the symposium introduction.

The 3-hour event begins at 4pm in the Bijou Auditorium on the CalArts campus located at 24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia, California. Admission is free. For more information visit the CalArts website.

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