Professor Matthew Solomon published the essay,“Visible and Invisible Hands: Chomón’s Claymation and Object Animations,” in the recent volume Les mille et un visages de Segundo de Chomón. 

The chapter to which Solomon contributed discusses the work of the prolific early filmmaker Segundo de Chomón, who made more than 500 films in France, Spain, and Italy during the silent period. Solomon's contribution to the book focuses on part of Chomón’s work as an animator, which included object animations and some of the earliest known examples of clay animation, which it juxtaposes with Sergei Eisenstein’s idea of "plasmaticness."