Expanded Animation

Expanded Animation is an artistic development area of The Animation Workshop which seeks to explore emergent frameworks for art creation and dissemination, as well as develop valuable networks attendant to each. Working in cooperation with a wide range of international artists and technicians, Expanded Animation is a space for both well-known and up and coming artists to learn about and work in new forms as well as to generate partnerships for future production.
The three modules of Expanded Animation: LAB, STAGE, and SYMPOSIUM will each activate different artists, technicians, and audiences in pursuit of greater understanding of the possibilities presented by modern technology and their implication on the world of visual arts.


The STAGE at Expanded Animation represents the exhibition of a high level international creator that produces modern artistic experiences at the nexus of technology and culture.

For 2020 Expanded Animation STAGE has engaged German digital artist Oliver Latta, who will present an as of yet undetermined collection of his provocative and non-conformist digital experiences.

Oliver Latta is an Art Director and 3D Artist followed by more than 840 thousand followers on Instagram as extraweg. In his work, which is inspired by everyday situations, Oliver plays with humans and human body parts, animating them in unconventional ways and in situations that force the viewer to think. He claims that human bodies are something everyone can relate to, but his presentation is often unnerving and can engender a wide range of emotions. Extraweg. Hans værker er inspireret af dagligdagssituationer, men ved at lege med menneskekroppe og dele af menneskekroppe og animere dem på ukonventionelle måder i usædvanlige situationer, tvinger han publikum til at tænke. Oliver Latta mener, at menneskekroppe er noget, alle kan relatere til, men hans repræsentationer af dem er ofte foruroligende og afføder en bred vifte af følelser.


ExpaLab, Viborg Animation Festival, 2018

The LAB represents an exhibition setting for a wide range of projects that have been undertaken during the course of the year in collaboration with The Animation Workshop.

Expanded Animation LAB 2020 has engaged with Jens Settergren, a Danish visual artist who is concerned with contemporary mythologies, desire, and visual culture. His works reflect how these subjects are expressed through images, objects, and language. Jens will present his audio visual/installation The GPS Will Take Me Home,a celebrated piece that touches on artificial intelligence, simulated life, and the instinctive ability of a bird to find its way over long distances. 

In addition, LAB 2020 will present finished works from Kim Laybourn, Sophie Hjerl, and David Tobias Bonde Jensen, Danish artists who work in a wide range of media spanning from installation, sculpture, sound, animation, VR, and video.


SYMPOSIUM is where actors from both the STAGE and the LAB as well as members of the extended network of TAW meet to publicly discuss the important role that technology and new media can play in activating a new generation of artistic voices. 

These free public events are tied to ongoing aspects of the festival and encourage engagement by the public.