Expanded Animation

Exploring emergent frameworks for artistic creation and exhibition

Time and place:

STAGE: Ammunistionsvej 6 “Black Box”
September, 27th – September, 30th, 12.00 – 19.00

SYMPOSIUM: Ammunistionsvej 6 “Black Box”
September 28th, 17.00 – 19.00

LAB: Det Gamle Rådhus, (The old town hall), Stænderpladsen 2
September 27th, 12.00 – 19.00
September 28th, 12.00 – 22.00
September 29th, 12.00 – 19.00
September 30th, 12.00 – 19.00

Expanded Animation at VAF 2018 will explore emergent frameworks for art creation and dissemination, as well as develop the networks attendant to each. Working in cooperation with a wide range of international artists and technicians, Expanded Animation is a space for well-known and up and coming artists to learn about and work in new forms as well as to generate partnerships for future production. The three modules of Expanded Animation: LAB, STAGE, and SYMPOSIUM will each activate different artists, technicians, and audiences in pursuit of greater understanding of the possibilities presented by modern technology and their implication on the world of visual arts.


French artist Simon Rouby is this year´s headliner of VAF. It will be possible to see his sculptures, paintings, films and video-installations exhibited on different platforms during the festival. On EXPA we are very pleased to present his new art installation Pangaea. (see the pictures)

Pangaea draws the audience into a virtual mountain landscape that tells the story about what if the continental plates were moving, the mountains would flatten out and the world would become a whole unit again. Simon Rouby’s works often deals with different variations over themes about bringing people with different cultures and backgrounds together. This piece does literary that when the world’s continents move back and reconnect people once again.


THE LAB is an experimental and exploratory exhibition format where various animators from Denmark and other countries are given an opportunity to show what they are working on at the moment. The public will be able to move around in virtual universes and installations, where you enter adventurous forests – all with an extra dimension through VR.

The headliner of this exhibition is artist Trine Boesen (born 1972, Denmark), represented by the animation part for an upcoming solo exhibition at Viborg Kunsthall. She will be taking the public through the development process, so the audience gets a unique chance to experience how technology and animation can be used to create art.

The Symposium

The SYMPOSIUM will feature relevant formers of opinions, curators, artists and creative voices from the established art world. They will discuss the future potential for Expanded Animation and how they think tech is impacting their craft. It will include artist Trine Boesen (DK) and multi-artist Simon Rouby (FR) and some of the other artist taking part in EXPA and the exhibition FRENCH KISS.

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