Julie Kress.

Drawing. Animation. &
Speculative Architecture.



Framed Familiarity

Masters Thesis - RISD 2020 - Super Jury Award
All. Intro. Credits. The Showreel.  
Act 1. Act 2. Act 3. Act 4.
Advisor. Amy Kulper
2nd Advisor. Carl Lostritto
Context. John Soane Museum
Project Type. House Museum

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Various architects, from Greg Lynn to Mark Rakatansky, have promoted animation as a generative, playful tool. Framed Familiarity likewise delights in the visual ambiguities that are only possible through animation, that cannot exist as a single frame or image.

Integrating everything from architectural illustrations of the John Soane Museum to open-source motion-captured body movements to digitally scanned objects from museum archives, I create a cross-section through history, time, and place. Through this hybrid treatment of analogue and digital realities my thesis suggests how a skeuomorphic understanding of animation can recover techniques of the past and build a vocabulary for the future.





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