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February 27, 2021 | 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Saad Moosajee is a DISRUPTOR in animation and academia, exploring new intersections between art and moving images in contemporary culture. He has directed videos for musicians, including Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, Mitski, and Joji, pushing the boundaries of visual storytelling through distinct art direction and experimental techniques. Moosajee’s use of technological media is strengthened by his meticulous attention to detail, and by leveraging the power of computation against the imperfections of human process to create complex imagery grounded in emotion. His dreamlike videos blur the boundaries between surrealism and escapism, providing windows into unseen cinematic worlds. 

Moosajee’s work has received numerous honors, including a SXSW Special Jury Award, D&AD Graphite Pencil, UKMVA, and ADC Gold Cube. He has screened his videos at festivals and museums around the world, worked with Pixar and the Google Five team, taught at the Rhode Island School of Design and the School of Visual Arts, and was included in Forbes 30 Under 30: Art & Style list for 2020. Join us for a conversation with Moosajee about his path to success, and learn why you might not need that graduate degree to succeed, after all.

DISRUPT the Fowler: DISRUPT is a UCLA student design organization that aims to establish inclusive spaces and create opportunities for students of all backgrounds to engage in creative collaborations. The Fowler is honored to partner with DISRUPT to offer programs that break down barriers in the art world, and promote innovative ideation through inclusivity, diversity, equity, and accessibility.

Image credit: Saad Moosajee, Still frame from Joji – 777, 2020.


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