Dr Lienors Torre

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Lecturer in Screen and Design

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SCCA Arts & Education

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, 2013
Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2007
Master of Fine Arts, California Inst. of the Arts, 2000
Bachelor of Arts, Australian National University, 1996

Contact

lienors.torre@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 46167

Biography

Lienors Torre has a history of practice-based research specialising in animation and material design, including glass art.  Much of her creative practice explores how objects might be manifest through animation in their various forms of existence and the identity/persona they might convey. She curated the innovative Glassimations exhibition, Canberra Glassworks, Canberra, Australia 2013 and Deakin University Art Gallery, Melbourne, Australia 2012. This travelling exhibition highlighted the similarities and intersections between glass and animation. The material and philosophical qualities suggested by this work has generated research into the nexus between the screen and the object – between the ephemeral and the material, between time-based and stationary aspects, between light, optics and image. Lienors Torre’s research also explores how objects exist and are experienced in new forms of media and how they can inform and impel the language of these media. These ideas extend into larger questions investigating the human condition and how it exists within the digital realm and in artefacts.
Lienors has also collaboratively pioneered research into the history of Australian Animation, interviewing key figures and animators, as well as conducting archival research. She has co-written two monographs on this subject: Australian Animation: An International History (London: Palgrave, 2018), the first comprehensive history on this subject, and Grendel Grendel Grendel – Animating Beowulf (Bloomsbury 2020).

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Research interests

Australian Animation History
Animation Theory
Animation Practice
Material Design, Craft, Glass making and 3D Printing
Ephemeral and Material Objects
Optics, Light, Screens
New Technologies
Object Theory

Affiliations

Society for Animation Studies
AUSGlass
Craft Victoria

Teaching interests

Animation, Screen media, Design

Units taught

ADA102 Building 3D Worlds
ADA201 Creating 3D Characters
ADD103 Design Technologies 2 (3D Printing)

Knowledge areas

Animation Technique
Australian Animation History
Animation Theory
Material Design/Glass Art

Publications

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2020

AmblyopiaVR: immersive game-based virtual reality system for the treatment of amblyopia

S Greuter, A Douglass, R Woodcock, G Sampson, L Torre, L Chong, J Armitage, S Backhouse

(2020), pp. 1-5, ACSW '20 : Proceedings of the Australasian Computer Science Week Multiconference, Melbourne, Vic., E1

conference
2019

Materiality, experimental process and animated identity

Dan Torre, Lienors Torre

(2019), pp. 85-101, Experimental animation : from analogue to digital, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

Off-screen: reimagining animation

Rosemary Woodcock, Lienors Torre, Eiichi Tosaki

(2019), pp. 100-110, The Palgrave Handbook of Screen Production, Berlin, Germany, B1

book chapter

Venetian Blind: Optical Allusions

Simon Grennan, Sarah Neville, Lienors Torre, Anne Wilson

(2019), Palazzo Bembo, J2

works
2018

Australian Animation: An International History

Dan Torre, Lienors Torre

(2018), London, Eng., A1

book

Kali Vou (indigenous techknowledges)

Torika Bolatagici, Sean Bangay, Lienors Torre, Simeon Taylor, Alex Baldwin, Emele Ugavule, Ayeesha Ash

(2018), Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand, J1

works
2017

Persona, celebrity, and the animated object

L Torre

(2017), pp. 1-1, Animation studies, Valencia, Calif., C1

journal article

Light Pool

L Torre, R Woodcock

(2017), Melbourne, Vic., J2

works

Fountain of Youth

L Torre, S Taylor, S Bangay, A Baldwin

(2017), Geelong, Vic., J2

works
2016

The lost room

L Torre

(2016), Melbourne, Vic., J1

works

Degenerative vision

L Torre

(2016), Melbourne, Vic., J1

works

Cabinet of ocular obscurities

L Torre

(2016), Melbourne, Vic., J1

works
2015

The pioneering years of Australian animation (1900-1930): from animated sketches to animation empire

D Torre, L Torre

(2015), pp. 1-1, Senses of cinema, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal article

Listening in

L Torre

(2015), Melbourne 1 June 2015 to 30 June 2015, J2

works

Apparition one

L Torre

(2015), Canberra, A.C.T., J2

works

Apparition two

L Torre

(2015), Canberra, A.C.T., J2

works

Apparition three

L Torre

(2015), Canberra, J2

works

Vodnick one

L Torre

(2015), Canberra, J2

works

Vodnick two

L Torre

(2015), Canberra, A.C.T., J2

works

Sunday stroll

L Torre

(2015), Canberra, J2

works

Feline pet

L Torre

(2015), Canberra, A.C.T., J2

works

Everything I need under one roof

L Torre

(2015), Canberra, A.C.T., J2

works

Balancing act

L Torre

(2015), Canberra, J2

works

Moving house

L Torre

(2015), Canberra, A.C.T., J2

works

Bird flock

L Torre

(2015), Canberra, A.C.T., J2

works
2014

Digital light

L Torre

(2014), Melbourne, Vic., J1-1

works

Leaf light

L Torre

(2014), Canberra, A. C. T., J1-1

works
2013

Circular breathing

L Torre

(2013), Seattle, Wash., J2

works
2012

Glassimations

L Torre, I Tazzyman, D de Bruyn, D Torre, D Feeney, M Eliott, J McGrath, T Moore, A Boell, L Whitmore

(2012), Deakin University Art Gallery, J2

works

Vivienne screaming

L Torre

(2012), Melbourne, Vic, J2

works

Magpie calling

L Torre

(2012), Melbourne, Vic., J2

works

A day in the rain

L Torre

(2012), Canberra, A. C. T., J2

works

Glassimations : 100 days of glass

L Torre

(2012), Canberra, A.C.T., J2

works

Bird caged/caged bird

L Torre

(2012), Melbourne, Vic., J2-1

works

Mutoscopic

A Bruch, L Torre

(2012), Burwood, Vic., J2

works
2011

Glassimations

I Rupp, L Torre

(2011), Stanwood, Wash., J2

works
2009

Recording Australian animation history

D Torre, L Torre

(2009), Vol. 3, pp. 115-124, Animation studies, Valencia, Calif., C1-1

journal article
2008

Stephen Procter: reflections of a glass artist

L Torre, D Torre

(2008), Box Hill, Vic., J2

works
2007

Australian animation : Dirk de Bruyn

L Torre, D Torre

(2007), Melbourne, Vic., A1-1

book

Australian animation : John Scheffer

L Torre, D Torre

(2007), Melbourne, Vic., A1-1

book

Australian animation : Alex Stitt

L Torre, D Torre, D Atkinson

(2007), Melbourne, Vic., A1-1

book
2005

Making your mark : an engraver's approach to glass cutting

L Torre

(2005), pp. 140-141, Glass Art Society : Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference, Adelaide, South Australia, E1-1

conference

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

LightTime (Light Pool; Lost Room)

Dr Rosemary Woodcock, Dr Lienors Torre

  • 2017: $14,555

Tabu: Fijian Kali and Hair Ritual

Dr Torika Bolatagici, Dr Lienors Torre, Dr Shaun Bangay, Dr Alexander Baldwin, Mr Simeon Taylor

  • 2018: $31,911

Supervisions

Associate Supervisor
2019

Robyn Fuerst

Thesis entitled: Trauma, Memory and Secrets of Holocaust Survivors and the Second Generation. The Australian Context.

Master of Arts, School of Communication & Creative Arts

Sally Jeannette Morgan

Thesis entitled: The Poetics of Labour: The Processual Artworks of Sally J Morgan, 1993-2017

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication & Creative Arts