Pygmalion’s effect in animation
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In the course of another academic paper, I analyzed the Pygmalion’s effect in animation in modern, figural animated films. I set my focus on the transgression of the lifeless artefact to living fiction. Its forms of representation through materiality and medium fascinated me. The starting point of my work is Stoichitas’ book The Pygmalion-Effect. It focuses on 18th-century handicrafts and the Hitchcock movie Vertigo. My goal was to bring the Pygmalion effect in a new context through various animated film … more

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