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Video večer / Video Evening #02

Iridescent World
Selected videos from Visions from the Future 2010: Iridescent World festival, selected and organized by Cronosfera Project (Luisa Mizzoni aka luxi lu, Francesca Mizzoni aka Infrason, Emilio Corti)


Lebensader
Angela Stefen
(DE)
2009
Duration: 00:05:49
Animation

Lebensader by Angela StefenA little girl finds the whole world inside a leaf.
Story/Design/Direction and Animation by Angela Steffen. Animation Assistance by Conrad Tambour. Music and Sounddesign by Clangoin.com. Produced by Sinje Gebauer and Claudia Krüger. Graduate film at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg under care of Ged Haney.

Angela Steffen was born in Dannenberg, Germany in 1979. She lived in Ras Tanura, Saudi-Arabia until the Gulf War in 1990 when the family moved back to Germany. From 2001 to 2002 she studied animation at the Animation-School-Hamburg, and then at the Institute of Animation, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, graduating in 2009. Whilst at the Filmakademie she developed a personal and poetic style culminating in Lebensader, her diploma film. Her previous film Wie Ich Mich Traf won Germany´s Next Generation Filmmaker Prize in Berlin, the PISAF Memorial Prize in Puchon, South Korea, and the Heinrich-Heine Prize in Düsseldorf.


The Formula
Tom Beddard
(UK)
2009
Duration: 00:04:33
Animation

The Formula by Tom BeddardThe entire film is created from two sequences of continuously morphing Mandelbulb fractals.
The rendering was made using a plugin I am developing for After Effects.

Tom Beddard
I like to play around with home-brew programmes that can generate interesting pictures. Whenever possible the experiments are interactive and have the source-code available for download.
I am an ex-physicist who likes to run, bike and snowboard and aside from graphical-geekery I work as a senior developer at Glasgow based 55 degrees.


Out of a Forest
Tobias Gundorff Boesen
(DK)
2010
Duration: 00:05:49
Stop motion film

Out of a Forest by Tobias Gundorff BoesenOut Of A Forest is a student film, about a young rabbit who, gets invited to a late night dinner party in a forest. With lamps and chandeliers in the trees, the moon in the starry sky, and his elders around him sipping wine and telling stories, it all seems too good to be true… And maybe it is. A forest at night holds many things.
Out Of A Forest is a stop motion film, shot partly on location in the forests around Viborg, Denmark, at night. Inspired by Victorian literature, and set to the music of New York band The National, Out Of A Forest is a experimental and poetic journey through places we all know, but have never been.
Directed by Tobias Gundorff Boesen. The Animation Workshop, Via University College

Tobias Gundorff Boesen (1985)
I am an animator and artist born and raised in Denmark. After having finished high school, I travelled for a while in Africa, trying to find myself and the meaning of life. After failing this, I attended the Drawing Academy and The Animation Workshop in Viborg, getting a Bachelor Of Arts in Character Animation in 2010. I honed my skills, working as a freelance artist in advertising, music videos and illustration. I enjoy art in all it’s versatility, and aspire to constantly expand my creativity to new areas. But at the heart of it is storytelling. Apart from working in the animation industry, I have a love for musicvideos, and a hope that I will get to direct more in the future. I also hope to get rich.


Silica-Esc
Vladimir Todorović (CS/SG)
2010
Duration: 00:07:41
Generative movie

Silica-Esc by Vladimir TodorovićSilica-Esc is a generative movie that portrays possible computing platform for the future. The story takes place in Singapore, where the decision about massive production of the new computing platform – Silica-Esc is about to be made. The protagonists challenge the emerging supercomputer with issues like: class segregations, rules of art making, and spirituality. These questions seem like they are very important for the future developments of the global IT sector. Also, they are considered to be the most difficult ones and challenging for the super computer. But, Silica-Esc responds with ease. By emitting audio, visual and scent impulses, she mesmerizes her first public users.
The movie is created by writing code and designing a software environment, which can generate high number of variations and visual material in short periods of time. All the visual material is generated by working with computer language Processing.
While doing this movie, the author worked with a variety of supercomputer clusters and High Performance Computing systems consisting of high number of processors. This movie remixes works of Jean Luc Godard (Weekend), Velimir Khlebnikov (Radio of the Future), Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Notes from the Underground), and Caspar David Friedrich (artist’s quotes).
Languages: Japanese, French, and German. Directed by Vladimir Todorović. Music by Brian o’Reilly. Color-grading by Jac Min. Caption Design by Roy Wang. Script by Vladimir Todorović (by remixing works of: Jean Luc Godard (Weekend), Velimir Khlebnikov (Radio of the Future), Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Notes from the Underground), and Caspar David Friedrich.). Coding, editing and produced by Vladimir Todorović.

Vladimir Todorović works with code and generative systems that enable him to communicate some of his ideas in variety of cinematographic media. By writing computer code, he produces narrative structures that he calls generative movies. His projects were exhibited and showcased at events including: 39th International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rencontres Internationales 09, Videoformes, ICA Singapore, ISEA09, ISEA08, Enter3, Wired NextFest, Dislocate07, ISEA06, Siggraph 06, Transmediale 05, File 2004, MuseumsQuartier Vienna, Machinista, Entermutlimediale 2, WRO 05, Museum of Contemporary Arts Belgrade, etc; and reviewed at: Wired, New Scientist, Gamasutra, Futures-labs, Neural.it, Selectparks.net, Turbulence, Artmagazine, Remont, Danas, etc. Recently, he served as the chair of Ludic Interfaces theme at ISEA08.


Untiteld
Isacco Vasapollo
(IT)
2003
Duration: 00:04:55
Animation

Untiteld by Isacco VasapolloIsaac Vasapollo in his animation Untitled echoes a likely fantastic giving rise to aplausible narrative that took place who knows where and when, fragments of a story of which the author himself has forgotten the source. The artist says, ”I am the unaware interpreter of what I idealize by an infinite number of suggestions. I have free access to me, a sort of automatic writing suggested by myself.”

Isaac Vasapollo
From a half split head shows a light beam that projects the memory movie. The film reveals a disorganized sequence of frames that change in visual and sound caleidograms and which by their nature are not destined to last. The director worked with a faulty camera, images and audio are out of sync, most of the times the shootings leave us just details, impossible to associate to events, times and places. We are spectators of a work unknown to us, as it is unknown the screenplay that led – we become ghosts directors in the editing room. It ‘s dark in the editing room and we are alone. The memories’ anarchy is a dictatorship of our brain that puts us in a state of confusion to the memory, the reality of the times passed is alien and familiar, precisely because, despite having participated in its construction, it appears separate from ourselves. If we consider the memory as an incomplete narration, the words with which it is composed would be manifest memories. One of the most important aspects in trying to give consequentiality to this narrative, in balance between consistency and non-linearity is to be fascinated by the form that these words own.


Syncronisation
Rimas Sakalauskas
(LT)
2009
Duration: 00:08:03
Experimental animation

Syncronisation by Rimas SakalauskasSynchronisation has been compiled from free associations and small impossibilities. The slow tempo and spatial soundtrack give the film a compelling atmosphere and inner logic. Buildings from the Soviet era make the scenes monumental and suggestive.

Rimas Sakalauskas (1985) is youngest generation video artist from Lithuania. From early childhood he tend to visual arts and music and thereby was studying in National M. K. Ciurlionis School Of Art. In 2009 he received BA in audiovisual arts, department of photography and media art, Vilnius Academy of Arts. His diploma being awarded with special prize. From 1997 he successfully started to participate in various artistic competitions, shows, exhibitions, festivals and other events. Among most important of his achievements is Baltic Award for the Best Work in the Field of Visual Art in International video and contemporary art festival “Waterpieces 2009”, held in Riga, Latvia. His bigest success as visual artist is first prize in International Art Competition “Sound and Vision” which took place in 1997 in Helsinki, Finland. Till now he is an active video artist.


In Exitu
Massimo Avantaggiato
(IT)
2008
Duration: 00:04:42
Computer art

In Exitu by Massimo AvantaggiatoIn exitu is a work which synthetic sounds generated with Csound (C++) and PWGL (Common Lisp) are combined.
The original sound of a bell – processed with various synthesis techniques – additive, subtractive, granular, frequency modulation – becomes the main thread with which the video images are rendered.
In the video there are references to the elements such as water, fire, earth, sky, with a continuous interchange of the two planes, visual and video.

Massimo Avantaggiato
Born in Milan, July 1974, degree in Economy at the Università Cattolica of Milan, he holds a sound engineer diploma and is completing his last year in Sound Technology at the G. Verdi Conservatoire in Milan; meanwhile he is deepening his composition studies through the experimental composition course at the same conservatoire. He has written music for film, short films, video installations. He is interested in programming languages applied to audio and video.


Seven Shorts
Bryan Lauch (US/SI) & Petra Pokos (SI)(NO)
Duration: 00:11:40
2010
Video

Seven Shorts by Bryan Lauch & Petra PokosSeven Shorts compiles seven conceptually vide works that re-configure familiar time sequences. The questioning of authenticity alludes to meaning and surfaces in subtitle nuance and tweaks within actions’ repetitions. The dichotomy between human actions and nature compiles an otherness. Latently poetic, humorous, satirical, and ridiculous the collection revels in transformative celebration.

Petra Pokos is an artist from Slovenia. Bryan Lauch is an artist from America. Since 2005, they have been collaboratively conceiving and executing video art works. Their videos have been screened throughout the US and Europe as well in South America. In 2007, they received a Young Video Maker’s Award for their screening Cerebratorium in Bristol, UK’s Compass of Resistance Festival. They live, work, and teach in Slovenia.


Elements of Time
David Montgomery
(US)
2009
Duration: 00:07:29
Video

Elements of Time by David MontgomeryThe difference between sand and stone is a matter of perception of time, this might be the only difference between Jasmine blossoms and stars as well. Elements of Time is an attempt to unify time scales as disparate as days and millennia. Directed, editet and produced by David Montgomery. Original soundtrack by Otters Making Music.

David Montgomery
A childhood spent mostly outdoors until an onset of video game addiction at a still very early age (healthy equilibrium setting in several years later) may have set the stage for the hybrid naturalist and digital content creator work-flow employed in David Montgomery’s art. In his work the frame is replaced by the specimen and time is a progression across the genetic diversity of a collection. An inherent, hypnotic rhythm settles out of the natural beauty of the elements composing his films.


Dromosphäre – Dromosphere
Thorsten Fleisch
(DE)
2010
Duration: 00:10:05
Experimental animation

Dromosphäre - Dromosphere by Thorsten FleischA meditation on speed. The ephemeral phenomenon becomes palpable through an apparatus the filmmaker built himself. A speed sculpture begins a relativity drive along space-time avenues. A research on the representation of four dimensional space-time, described by Albert Einstein in his theory of special relativity, led to the making of this film. Using a scale model of a sports car and a dolly synchronized to the shutter of the still camera, Fleisch has produced a capturing visualization of the phenomenon of speed with playfully references to Paul Virilio and Jeremy Clarkson.

Thorsten Fleisch, born 1972 in Koblenz/Germany. First film experiments with his dad’s super 8 camera when still in school. Studied experimental film with Peter Kubelka at the Städelschule in Frankfurt/Germany. His films received several awards and are shown at festivals worldwide like: New York Film Festival, Ars Electronica, Transmediale, Ottawa International Animation Festival, Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam. He lives and works in Berlin where he is also involved in theatre projects and musical excesses with his band Malende.


La Storia Di Tich
Diego Pascal Panarello
(IT)
2010
Duration: 00:03:54
Short film

La Storia Di Tich by Diego Pascal PanarelloLightning strikes a small thing and a new even smaller creature born on this planet.
Directed by Diego Pascal Panarello. Drawings by Andrea Tich.

Diego Pascal Panarello worked as a free-lancer as a producer and editor for Italian Television (Rai , Mediaset, Sky) and for Swiss Televison (TSI). He worked mostly on music formats and reportage. For independent cinema Diego has produced a documentary called The Diabolikal Super-Kriminal winner of the Audience Award at Ravenna Nigthmare Film Festival. With La Storia Di Tich won first prize for Best Short Film at the festival Visioni Dal Futuro (2010). He is now editing his prehistoric-musicmentary Ther’s Nothing To Think.


Antrophomorphos
Alessandro Vitali
(IT)
2008
Duration: 00:07:13
Experimental animation

Antrophomorphos by Alessandro VitaliImmersed in an endless dark space, strange half-human creatures are born without the top of the head, have a huge mouth and spit floating balls of meat, allegory of the flesh etched in the word. The atmosphere is set in a grim kaleidoscope, deep within, driven by a slow motion, still ongoing
to the hypnotic. Without having a clear starting nor an epilogue, from microcosmic to macrocosmic, everything is made in the image and likeness of man. After the experience of Empty and Genesis two previous works born between 2006 and 2008, this is the time for Anthropomorphos, a project active since the summer of 2008, which until now has produced many multimedia experiments and is still developing. Much of the material product (*), is still unedited, with the exception of this movie already shown at European festivals.

Alessandro Vitali born in Teramo province in 1977. He studied and graduated as a graphic designer at the Art Institute of Ascoli Piceno and then in painting at the Academy of Fine Arts of L’Aquila.
Lives and works in Abruzzo working for several years as fashion designer. His artistic work spans from photography to video art, turning around existential questions-introspective, searching for alternative beauty models, decaying bodies, mutilated and mutants. Canonically rejected imaginary because of a social prejudice that will not pursue any enigmatic aspect of human existence, refusing to find the good where it is apparently absent.


Look at That Fire! Oh Boy!
Fabio Scacchioli
(IT)
2010
Duration: 00:07:54
Video

Antrophomorphos by Alessandro VitaliA natural history of destruction, to save something or find some relative. A schizoid syncretism of private images, fiction, documentary and found footage. The images used come from three different sources: a private 8mm film reels shoted in the 70s in Sicily and Adriatic coast of Italy; She gods of the shark reef (1958) by Roger Corman; British Intelligence (1940) by Terry O. Morse. Both films are available under a Creative Commons License on archive.org. Music by Magical Unicellular Music

Fabio Scacchioli
I was born in Teramo (Italy) in 1979. In 1999 I go to Università degli Studi di Perugia, to study Communication Science and Audiovisual Language. In 2003 I move to Madrid, to study Direction and Audiovisual Production at Universidad Complutense. In 2004 I finish my university studies with a tesis about the language of experimental cinema. From 2006 I live and work in Rome. My artistic research is focused on the interactions between memory, perception and thought. I work with film, video and installations.


Luca Christian Mander
Eppursimuove
(IT)
2009
Duration: 00:03:40
Animation

Eppursimuove by Luca Christian ManderSpace. Time. A view from high, as to take away from things.

Luca Christian Mander was born in 1977 in Milan, where he actually lives and works. After studying at the Academy of fine arts of Brera (Milan) he started his career mainly working with photography and video. Since 2007 he participated in many exhibitions and festivals.


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