PiKA PiKA: Light-Animation Workshop on Wednesday, Aug 31, 7:00pm, SCA Courtyard
TOCHKA: A Screening and Discussion with the Artists on Thursday, Sept 1, 7:00pm, SCA 108
PiKA PiKA Animations: On view daily 9am-5pm, Sept 1-8, in the SCA Gallery
Admission to all events is free and open to USC students, staff and faculty and their guests ONLY. No reservations, arrive early.
Created by artists Kazue Monno and Takeshi Nagata, known collectively as TOCHKA, PiKA PiKA is an exciting new art form that uses light to create fun and playful animations. Please join us for a fun, hands-on PiKA PiKA workshop!
The workshop will begin at 7pm sharp in the School of Cinematic Arts Courtyard. TOCHKA will provide simple LED flashlights and demonstrate how to use them to create various effects and to “paint” colorful imagery. Using the rolling landscape and architecture of the USC University Park campus as a backdrop, the workshop will move to nearby locations on campus.
Since 2007, TOCHKA has traveled around the world to animation festivals, museums, and universities, conducting PiKA PiKA workshops, and screening and exhibiting their work. TOCHKA’s goals are to bring joy and inspire people to work together across cultural, ethnic and linguistic differences. Utilizing public video sites such as YouTube, TOCHKA has launched countless PiKA PiKA animations, propelling this accessible, low-tech animation technique into a DIY global phenomenon.