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Animation in the Core of Dystopia: Ari Folman's The Congress

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dc.contributor.author Lorenzo Hernández, María Carmen es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2020-10-30T04:32:15Z
dc.date.available 2020-10-30T04:32:15Z
dc.date.issued 2019-11 es_ES
dc.identifier.issn 1746-8477 es_ES
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/153683
dc.description.abstract [EN] Ari Folman's The Congress (2013) borrows freely from Stanisaw Lem's dystopian view in his Sci-fi novel The Futurological Congress (1971) to propose the gradual dissolution of the human into an artificial form, which is animation. By moving the action of the novel from a hypothetical future to contemporary Hollywood, Ari Folman gives CGI animation the role of catalyst for changes not only in the production system, but for human thought and, therefore, for society. This way, the film ponders the changing role of performers at the time of their digitalization, as well as on the progressive dematerialization of the film industry, considering a dystopian future where simulation fatally displaces reality, which invites relating The Congress with Jean Baudrillard's and Alan Cholodenko's theses on how animating technologies have resulted in the culture of erasing. Moreover, this article highlights how Lem's metaphor of the manipulation of information in the Soviet era is transformed in the second part of The Congress into a vision of cinema as a collective addiction, relating it to Alexander Dovzhenko's and Edgar Morin's speculative theories of total film - which come close to the potentialities of today's Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. In addition, although The Congress is a disturbing view of film industry and animating technologies, its vision of film is nostalgically retro as it vindicates an entire tradition of Golden Age animation that transformed the star system into cartoons, suggesting the fictionalization of their lives and establishing a postmodern continuum between animation and film. es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher SAGE Publications es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Animation es_ES
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject Adaptation es_ES
dc.subject Ari Folman es_ES
dc.subject Holocaust es_ES
dc.subject Robin Wright es_ES
dc.subject Simulation es_ES
dc.subject Stanisaw Lem es_ES
dc.subject Star system es_ES
dc.subject.classification DIBUJO es_ES
dc.title Animation in the Core of Dystopia: Ari Folman's The Congress es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/1746847719875072 es_ES
dc.rights.accessRights Embargado es_ES
dc.date.embargoEndDate 2021-11-30 es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Dibujo - Departament de Dibuix es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Lorenzo Hernández, MC. (2019). Animation in the Core of Dystopia: Ari Folman's The Congress. Animation. 14(3):222-234. https://doi.org/10.1177/1746847719875072 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod S es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion https://doi.org/10.1177/1746847719875072 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 222 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 234 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 14 es_ES
dc.description.issue 3 es_ES
dc.relation.pasarela S\405436 es_ES


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