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Ajanović, M. (2019). Animated Documentary – Documentary Animation. Contemporary Animation Journal
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Animated Documentary – Documentary Animation
2019 (English)In: Contemporary Animation JournalArticle in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [sv]

Denna artikels primära ämne är en tämligen okänd filmgenre, den så kallades animerade dokumentär vars utveckling under senare decennier fick ny fart tack vare moderna tekniska möjligheter. Med filmens inträde i den digitala eran blir denna genre allt mer vanligt inom de recenta rörliga bildproduktionerna. Förutom att ringa in grundläggande kännetecken av en specifik filmform grundad på genretraditionen som växt fram kring hybridiseringen mellan olika genrer är artikeln samtidigt ett försök till en samtidshistorisk kontextualisering. För att illustrera hur animerade dokumentärer synliggör några dolda aspekter av våra liv genom att behandla den mänskliga existensen i ett stort socio-politiskt sammanhang analyseras svensk animerad film i form av en specifik fallstudie.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ChongQing JiangTong University, 2019
Keywords
Animation, Film, Realism, Documentary, History, Sweden
National Category
Studies on Film
Research subject
HUMANITIES, Cinematography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-14868 (URN)
Available from: 2020-01-16 Created: 2020-01-16 Last updated: 2020-01-16Bibliographically approved
Ajanović, M. (2019). Filmska Lutka. Estetika, žanrovske konvencije i hibridiziranje u modelskoj animaciji. Zagreb: Hrvatski filmski savez/Kroatiskt filmförbund
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Filmska Lutka. Estetika, žanrovske konvencije i hibridiziranje u modelskoj animaciji
2019 (Croatian)Book (Other academic)
Alternative title[sv]
Filmdockan. Estetik, genrekonvention och hybridisering i modellanimation
Abstract [sv]

Det finns varierande definitioner av ordet "docka" som utgår ifrån dockornas ursprung, deras form och funktion, tekniska aspekter etc. Vanligtvis gör man distinktionen mellan olika sorter dockor som exempelvis leksaksdocka (doll), marionett (puppet), handdocka ("glove puppet") och så vidare. I det här arbetet ligger betoningen på den så kallade föreställande dockan som med hjälp av dockteaterns spelteknik, filmisk eller digital animation framställs som en särskild sorts "skådespelare". För att kunna kalla ett föremål för docka måste man alltså urskilja en människa i den även om det handlar om en antropomorf djurdocka eller en på annat sätt stiliserad docka. Både dockteatern och dockfilmen för vuxna är ofta knutna till människans värld och framstår därmed som ett relevant material för att studera förhållanden knutna till livsvillkor i en samtid. Genom undersökningar och analys av de animerade filmernas genrekonventioner, estetik, berättar- och montagestrategier kan man närma sig en förståelse av de historiska, ideologiska, teknologiska, och politiska klimaten och maktförhållandena vid tidpunkten för deras tillblivelse. Den föreställande dockan är i regel en kulturell symbios – resultatet av mellanfolkliga blandningar. Dockfilmens estetik, teknik, motivkretsar, genrekonventioner och hybridiseringar förflyttar sig över tiden och i geografin via internationella kontakter och relationer mellan olika film- och kulturkretsar. Det här arbetet är således en filmvetenskaplig studie i animerad film vars huvudämne är dockfilmen, en filmgenre som framförallt kännetecknas av ett animerat, personifierat och människoliknande föremål som används som rollfigur inom ramen för en bildberättelse. Denna diskussion om dockfilmen är tänkt som en fortsättning till min tidigare forskning. Men detta menar jag framförallt böckerna Animation och realism (utgiven 2004 på engelska och kroatiska) och Den rörliga skämtteckningen (utgiven 2009 på svenska).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Zagreb: Hrvatski filmski savez/Kroatiskt filmförbund, 2019. p. 192
Keywords
Docka, dockanimation, digital animation, genre, estetik, hybridisering
National Category
Studies on Film
Research subject
HUMANITIES, Cinematography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-14689 (URN)978-953-7033-61-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-11-12 Created: 2019-11-12 Last updated: 2019-11-12Bibliographically approved
Ajanović, M. (2019). Little Man at the Turn of the Worlds: A View of the Origin, History and the Ideological Foundation of the Phenomenon of the Zagreb School of Animated Film. In: Olga Bobrowska, Michał Bobrowski, Bogusław Zmudziński (Ed.), Propaganda, Ideology, Animation: Twisted Dreams of History (pp. 154-174). AGH University of Science and Technology Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Little Man at the Turn of the Worlds: A View of the Origin, History and the Ideological Foundation of the Phenomenon of the Zagreb School of Animated Film
2019 (English)In: Propaganda, Ideology, Animation: Twisted Dreams of History / [ed] Olga Bobrowska, Michał Bobrowski, Bogusław Zmudziński, AGH University of Science and Technology Press , 2019, p. 154-174Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
AGH University of Science and Technology Press, 2019
Keywords
Animation, ideologi
National Category
Studies on Film
Research subject
HUMANITIES, Cinematography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-14227 (URN)978-83-66016-81-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-07-25 Created: 2019-07-25 Last updated: 2019-08-20Bibliographically approved
Ajanović, M. (2019). Roundtable of the Month:The Image of Beyond Oneself:: The Context and Development of Swedish Animation Documentaries. Contemporary Animation Journal
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Roundtable of the Month:The Image of Beyond Oneself:: The Context and Development of Swedish Animation Documentaries
2019 (English)In: Contemporary Animation JournalArticle in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [sv]

Denna artikels primära ämne är en tämligen okänd filmgenre, den så kallade animerade dokumentären, vars utveckling under senare decennier fick ny fart tack vare moderna tekniska möjligheter. Med filmens inträde i den digitala eran blir denna genre allt mer vanligt inom de recenta rörliga bildproduktionerna. Förutom att ringa in grundläggande kännetecken av en specifik filmform grundad på genretraditionen som växt fram kring hybridiseringen mellan olika genrer är artikeln samtidigt ett försök till en samtidshistorisk kontextualisering. För att illustrera hur animerade dokumentärer synliggör några dolda aspekter av våra liv genom att behandla den mänskliga existensen i ett stort socio-politiskt sammanhang analyseras svensk animerad film i form av en specifik fallstudie.

National Category
Visual Arts Studies on Film
Research subject
HUMANITIES, Cinematography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-14859 (URN)
Available from: 2020-01-14 Created: 2020-01-14 Last updated: 2020-01-14Bibliographically approved
Ajanović, M. (2018). Animerad verklighet. Tecknaren (6), 24-27
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Animerad verklighet
2018 (Swedish)In: Tecknaren, ISSN 0347-7673, no 6, p. 24-27Article in journal, Editorial material (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Föreningen Svenska tecknare, illustratörer och grafiska formgivare, 2018
Keywords
Animation, dokumentär, svensk
National Category
Studies on Film Art History
Research subject
HUMANITIES, Cinematography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-13204 (URN)
Available from: 2018-12-17 Created: 2018-12-17 Last updated: 2018-12-19Bibliographically approved
Ajanović, M. (2018). Beyond Self-images: The Context and Development of Animated Documentaries, the Cornerstones of Modern Animation in Sweden.. In: Franziska Bruckner et al. (Ed.), Global Animation Theory: (pp. 99-116). New York: Bloomsbury Academic
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Beyond Self-images: The Context and Development of Animated Documentaries, the Cornerstones of Modern Animation in Sweden.
2018 (English)In: Global Animation Theory / [ed] Franziska Bruckner et al., New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018, p. 99-116Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

It seems that the first decades of the new millennium have brought about a small renaissance of documentaries, especially those that combine live action and animated pictures and even those visualiezd totally by employment of various animation techniques. My concern in the following chapter is the conspicuous propensity in Swedish animation towards animated documentary. In my view Sweden is the country that, besides Canada and Great Britain, has developed the most prolific production of films that merge documentary purposes and animated imagery.

In this chapter I define animated documentary, as I understand it. I will also take a look into the history of Swedish animation and documentary, with an emphasis on the features that might be the base for the development of the animated documentary. The text will also focus on some factors in the production and social background that, at least partly, explain why the animated documentary is such a prominent feature on the Swedish animation scene and, lastly, it will point at some films and filmmakers that eminently represent the genre. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018
Keywords
Animation, documentaries, Sweden
National Category
Studies on Film
Research subject
HUMANITIES, Cinematography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-13090 (URN)978-1-5013-3713-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-11-01 Created: 2018-11-01 Last updated: 2019-03-12Bibliographically approved
Ajanović, M. (2018). Film i strip. Bizovac: Matica Hrvatska
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Film i strip
2018 (Croatian)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bizovac: Matica Hrvatska, 2018. p. 271
Keywords
Cinematography, film, comics, animation
National Category
Studies on Film
Research subject
HUMANITIES, Cinematography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-13029 (URN)978-953-7746-33-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-10-24 Created: 2018-10-24 Last updated: 2018-10-24Bibliographically approved
Ajanović, M. (2018). Microscopic reading of a story on animation. HRVATSKI FILMSKI LJETOPIS, 24(95), 53-58
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Microscopic reading of a story on animation
2018 (English)In: HRVATSKI FILMSKI LJETOPIS, ISSN 1330-7665, Vol. 24, no 95, p. 53-58Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
CROATIAN FILM CLUBS ASSOC, 2018
Keywords
Animations, stories
National Category
Studies on Film
Research subject
HUMANITIES, Cinematography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-14603 (URN)000471834100005 ()
Available from: 2020-02-24 Created: 2020-02-24 Last updated: 2020-03-10Bibliographically approved
Ajanović, M. (2018). The Context and Development of Animated Documentaries, the Cornerstones of Modern Animation in Sweden. In: : . Paper presented at Animafest Scanner - the Symposium for Contemporary Animation Studies.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Context and Development of Animated Documentaries, the Cornerstones of Modern Animation in Sweden
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

It seems that the first decades of the new millennium has brought a small renaissance of documentaries, especially those that combine live action and animated pictures and even those visualised totally by employment of some animation technique. The main concern in this paper is a conspicuous propensity in Swedish animation toward animated documentary. Arguably, Sweden is the country that, besides Canada and Great Britain, has developed the most prolific production of films that merge documentary purposes and animated imagery. The paper is composed of three parts. In the beginning the paper defines animated documentary. Swedish animation and documentary history is roughed out in the second part putting emphasis on certain features that might be the base for the development of the animated documentary. Finally, the last part focuses first on some factors in its production and social background that, at least partly, explain why the animated documentary is a prominent feature on the Swedish animation scene and, lastly, some films and filmmakers that eminently represent the genre are pointed up.  

Keywords
animation, documentary, Sweden
National Category
Studies on Film
Research subject
HUMANITIES, Cinematography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-12826 (URN)
Conference
Animafest Scanner - the Symposium for Contemporary Animation Studies
Available from: 2018-08-14 Created: 2018-08-14 Last updated: 2019-03-12Bibliographically approved
Ajanović, M. (2017). Seriously Funny: Animation, The Concealed Avant-Garde. In: : . Paper presented at Modernist Studies Association’s Annual Conference “Modernism Today”, Amsterdam, August 10-13, 2017.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Seriously Funny: Animation, The Concealed Avant-Garde
2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The progressive migration of the European avant-gardes to America in the late 1930s compelled an adjustment of modern art practice and theory to the new cultural environment and to the needs of the cultural institutions that supported them. This radical redefinition of modern art implied the construction of a modernist canon, one that became hegemonic after WWII with the institutionalization of a discourse of modernism strictly focused on the value of form and an adherence to medium specificity. Associated with cartoons, advertising, and with popular culture in general, animation was dismissed as kitsch.  Moreover, while modernist scholars widely acknowledged film as the modernist medium par excellence, they did not pay much attention to animation, which was relegated to the category of a minor, subsidiary cinematic genre.

Inherently and unabashedly multidisciplinary (it encompasses and creatively blends painting, drawing, sculpture, film and many other artistic media), animation obdurately defied and still challenges disciplinary regulation. Animation and animation theory, developed in the interstices between modernist fields of practice and theorization such as art history and film studies, offer a unique standpoint from where to analyze modernism in art, the historiography of this discourse, and modernist theory itself.

Keywords
Animation, modernism
National Category
Studies on Film
Research subject
HUMANITIES, Cinematography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-11947 (URN)
Conference
Modernist Studies Association’s Annual Conference “Modernism Today”, Amsterdam, August 10-13, 2017
Available from: 2017-12-27 Created: 2017-12-27 Last updated: 2019-12-05Bibliographically approved
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