Lisa Perrott holds a post as Senior Lecturer at the University of Waikato. Her teaching and research cuts across animation, visual music, music video, performativity, media studies and gender representation. Lisa directed the stop motion puppet animation animascope (2010) and has collaborated with musicians and dancers on cross-platform performances and curated exhibitions, including the moving image show for the exhibition Mind Games: Surrealism in Aotearoa (2009). In 2011 she curated the exhibition Handmade Pixels: Exposing the Animation Process, and directed the international symposium Animating Time-space.
In 2015 Lisa published the article 'Music Video’s Performing Bodies: Floria Sigismondi as Gestural Animator and Puppeteer' in Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal (July issue). Lisa’s research into music video, performativity, gender transgression and gesture in the work of Floria Sigismondi and David Bowie inform her presentation at the symposium 'The Stardom and Celebrity of David Bowie', at the ACMI.