Mew Lab Director Kim Noce will be screening “Love In Idleness” at the London International Animation Festival this evening and be in conversation with Abigail Addison. The event is taking place at the Barbican, London and is part of a special programme called Female Figures. The programme features a selection of shorts featuring complex and compelling female characters, their dreams, frustrations, and dark desires. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion about on screen representation, the problematic depiction of women as passive objects of desire, and the rising tide of empowered female perspectives, as demonstrated by the remarkable female animators included in this programme.
The programme is produced by Abigail Addison from Animate Projects, who will be in conversation with animation professionals Dr. Steve Henderson, Sarah Ann Kennedy, Kim Noce, and Alys Scott Hawkins.
Kim Noce is an Italian artist and filmmaker. Her animated films have been shown in many festivals and galleries across the world and won many awards. Kim is currently the course leader of MA animation at London College of Communication and an Animation Lecturer at the National Film and Television School. She holds an MA in Animation from the NFTS and a BA in Fine Art from BRERA Accademia di Belle art in Milan. Alongside her personal films, she works for the commercials and broadcast industry, and in 2005 she co-created the collective mewlab.com