BROOKLYN, N.Y. August 23th, 2022
Pratt Institute’s Department of Digital Arts will present lectures by six guests as part of its Fall 2022 Lecture Series. Guests will give lectures to the Pratt community about their involvement and careers in animation, curatorial practice and digital arts.
All lectures start at 12.45pm EST and take place at 4E-3 Myrtle Hall.
The Digital Arts Lecture Series is a seasonal series organized by the Department of Digital Arts in the School of Art at Pratt Institute. Guests include both emerging talent and established pioneers in the fields of digital animation, motion arts, interactive artwork, and digital imaging.
September 14th, 2022
12.45 pm EST
Signe Baumane is a Latvian-born independent filmmaker, artist and animator with an interest in a wide variety of narrative themes, including sex, pregnancy, bodily functions, love, marriage, and the individual vs. society. Many of her films are told with a strong female point of view. Signe is not afraid to experiment, be provocative or bring the most personal of issues to light.
Signe believes that animation is a perfect medium to tell layered, complicated stories. She is fascinated by the ability of animation to incorporate a wide variety of art forms. Her latest projects – the feature films “Rocks in my Pockets” and “My Love Affair With Marriage” – fuse animation with music, theater, science, photography, lighting, three-dimensional sets and traditional hand-drawn animation.
Signe is a New York Fellow for the Arts in Film and a Guggenheim Fellow. Her 16 animated shorts have screened collectively at over 400 film festivals including Berlinale, Sundance and Annecy. “Rocks In My Pockets” premiered at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 2014, went to over 150 film festivals and opened theatrically in the US through Zeitgeist Films. Since 2015, she has been working on “My Love Affair With Marriage”, which will be completed late-2021.
Professor Mattia Casalegno
Digital Art Lecture Series Coordinator, Pratt Institute