Bringing Legacy to Life 2021 – Embroidery Animation: the craft aesthetics in author animation practice

Samira Poffo

Samira Poffo is a visual artist and art educator who ​graduated in Visual Arts at Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina, Brazil. Currently Master’s student in Animation Arts program at Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, Portugal. Where research the connections between art and animation with a special focus on the use of embroidery aesthetics in both animation practice and contemporary art.


Animation and embroidery are techniques developed and used separately for centuries. However, contemporary artistic productions are reframing the way that embroidery and embroidery aesthetics have been used, contributing to the increasing use of its aesthetics also in animation productions. This paper seeks to understand how the aesthetics of embroidery has been manifested in the contemporary author animation practice, analyzing contemporary embroidery animations, with an in-depth analysis on the stop motion process of the animation “I don’t fit myself anymore” (2019), discussing the implications of the concepts of craft and hand made on techniques choices of authorial animation practice.

Samira will present as part of Panel One, 11:20-13:00 Thursday 29th April.

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