Visiting Artist's Talk — Ruth Lingford

For this week's Visiting Artist's Talk (VAT), we welcome Ruth Lingford.

Ruth Lingford has been making short animated films since studying Fine Art and Art History at Middlesex (1987–1990) and later Animation at the Royal College of Art (1990–92). Her films have been broadcast by Channel 4 and have won many awards all over the world. She taught on the MA Animation program at the Royal College of Art and at the National Film and Television School, London. Since 2005, she has been teaching Animation at Harvard University, Cambridge, USA.

Her films are made using 2D digital techniques, often combining drawing and treated live footage. She is known for making ‘feelbad films’, which use the seductive medium of animation to draw the audience in and take them to uncomfortable places.

The Visiting Artist’s Talk (VAT) series hosts talks by an exciting range of arts practitioners from around the world every Monday afternoon from 14:00 to 15:30 during teaching weeks.

All of our talks are compulsory for our Fine Art students but open to anyone else who would like to join us.

For more information, email Nick Thurston.


Still: Ruth Lingford, Trump Dreams, 2017. Courtesy the artist.