By testing the frontiers of immersive art and moving images, and activating participation in location-based XR experiences, we are compelled to ask how the medium is changing the way we tell a story, and how animation is used to both excite and provoke. While much research on immersive storytelling focuses on theories and on audience experiences, as researchers at The Animation Workshop at the VIA University College Research & Development Department, our focus is on an investigation of the story design process through collaboration and shared experiences. The presentation will outline key case studies: from Nothing Happens (2017), Songbird (2018), The Hangman at Home (2021) and We Are at Home (2022), to the most current work-in-progress. 40 min https://youtu.be/p8gPXtvxGsc
Michelle Kranot (IL/DK) is a multimedia artist based in Denmark. She has been working with Uri Kranot as a duo for 20 years. The Kranots gained recognition with films such as Black Tape, Hollow Land, How Long not long, Nothing Happens, Songbird and most recently, the multimedia work The Hangman at Home.
Together, the Kranots are the founders of TinDrum, a research and development studio, and leaders of ANIDOX, with a focus on animated documentaries, as part of the Animation Workshop / VIA University Collage. Michelle holds various key positions as researcher, educator and project leader in the Center for Visual Storytelling, and is an active curator and guest lecturer internationally.