Leverhulme Visiting Professor: Eric Dyer – April 2022

We are pleased to announced we will welcome Leverhulme Visiting Professor Eric Dyer to present his work at Edinburgh College of Art on Thursday the 7th of April at 4pm. Tickets are very limited and can be booked via Eventbrite.

Professor Dyer (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) is internationally recognised as a world leader in the field of animation art. He has been a visiting artist at many world-class institutions, honoured as a Fulbright Fellow, Sundance New Frontier Artist, Creative Capital Artist, and Guggenheim Fellow. His films and interactive animated sculptures have been widely exhibited at prestigious international events and venues such as the Smithsonian National Gallery of Art, Ars Electronica, international animation festivals in numerous countries, the screens of Times Square in New York City, and at the Cairo and Venice Biennale.

Dyer’s talk on TED.com, ’The Forgotten Art of the Zoetrope’ communicated his art practice to the general public and has been viewed over one million times.

Funded by the Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor scheme and supported by Arts University Bournemouth, his visit will draw upon the interdisciplinary and multi-faceted nature of animation; making explicit connections to science, engineering, live performance, illustration, creative writing, graphics, modelmaking, sculpture, painting and other Fine Art practice. With a focus on forms of audience participation and a dynamic engagement with artworks, Professor Dyer will likely make an indelible mark on the minds of those in attendance. This opportunity should not be missed.

Tickets are very limited and can be booked via Eventbrite. You can see some of his wonderful work below: