Dr Lienors Torre

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer, Film

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

School of Comm & Creative Arts

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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2021

Grendel Grendel Grendel : Animating Beowulf

Dan Torre, Lienors Torre

(2021), New York, N.Y., A1

book
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

The Universe and the Eye

Lienors Torre, Simon Grennan, Rosemary Woodcock

(2020), pp. 1-1, ANZAHPE 2020 : Proceedings of the Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators Conference : Ways of Seeing in Healthcare, Monash University, Melbourne, 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

Non-Traditional Research Output
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, JO1

Non-Traditional Research Output
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

Non-Traditional Research Output

Fountain of Youth

L Torre, S Taylor, S Bangay, A Baldwin

(2017), Geelong, Vic., J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

Lost Room II

Lienors Torre

(2017), Melbourne, Vic., JO1

Non-Traditional Research Output
2016

The lost room

L Torre

(2016), Melbourne, Vic., J1

Non-Traditional Research Output

Degenerative vision

L Torre

(2016), Melbourne, Vic., J1

Non-Traditional Research Output

Cabinet of ocular obscurities

L Torre

(2016), Melbourne, Vic., J1

Non-Traditional Research Output
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

Non-Traditional Research Output

Apparition one

L Torre

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

Non-Traditional Research Output

Apparition two

L Torre

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

Non-Traditional Research Output

Apparition three

L Torre

(2015), Canberra, J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

Vodnick one

L Torre

(2015), Canberra, J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

Vodnick two

L Torre

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

Non-Traditional Research Output

Sunday stroll

L Torre

(2015), Canberra, J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

Feline pet

L Torre

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

Non-Traditional Research Output

Everything I need under one roof

L Torre

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

Non-Traditional Research Output

Balancing act

L Torre

(2015), Canberra, J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

Moving house

L Torre

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

Non-Traditional Research Output

Bird flock

L Torre

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

Non-Traditional Research Output
2014

Digital light

L Torre

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

Non-Traditional Research Output

Leaf light

L Torre

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

Non-Traditional Research Output
2013

Circular breathing

L Torre

(2013), Seattle, Wash., J2

Non-Traditional Research Output
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

Non-Traditional Research Output

Vivienne screaming

L Torre

(2012), Melbourne, Vic, J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

Magpie calling

L Torre

(2012), Melbourne, Vic., J2

Non-Traditional Research Output

A day in the rain

L Torre

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

Non-Traditional Research Output

Glassimations : 100 days of glass

L Torre

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

Non-Traditional Research Output

Bird caged/caged bird

L Torre

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

Non-Traditional Research Output

Mutoscopic

A Bruch, L Torre

(2012), Burwood, Vic., J2

Non-Traditional Research Output
2011

Glassimations

I Rupp, L Torre

(2011), Stanwood, Wash., J2

Non-Traditional Research Output
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

Non-Traditional Research Output
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
2021

Dennis Tupicoff

Thesis entitled: Matters of Life and Death: my animated films (1976-2019)

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Communication and Creative Arts

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 and 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 and Creative Arts