UNCW Film Studies Professor Receives Prestigious NC Artist Fellowship Award

Thursday, September 06, 2018

André Silva, an associate professor in UNCW’s Department of Film Studies, is the recipient of a 2018-19 NC Artist Fellowship from the North Carolina Arts Council.

Silva will use the $10,000 award to complete “GIFnosis,” the second installment of “The Genesis Trilogy,” a series of short experimental animations that probe the relationships between digital, biological, cultural and environmental programs running humans.

“GIFnosis” draws upon the Gnostic interpretation of the Genesis creation myth and is composed entirely of GIF animations. The film explores the role of humans in creating digital technology and the effects that technology has on the future.

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