Thursday 15 September 2011

Onedotzero is back for 2011

Dots, by Motomo, CC licence http://www.flickr.com/photos/90155419@N00/323460861/sizes/m/in/photostream/

 

The onedotzero Adventures in motion festival is back in November. It's the event's 15-year anniversary of showing new and interesting short films, animation, music videos, interactivity, digital art and everything in between.

This year, there's a focus on modes of presentation: live AV, 3D, interactive, web-based storytelling, projection mapping, and creative code.

 

Here's some more info from onedotzero on this year's programme.

 

wow + flutter 11

wow + flutter has been the driving force of onedotzero?s programming since inception fifteen years ago. Revered for forecasting the future of moving image, this is the place to discover pioneering creatives producing forward thinking motion graphics, animation and experimental short-form work defining the look of tomorrow.

wavelength 11

Serving up radical new takes in music video – a genre that continues to act as a playground for breaking new directors and musicians to make their mark. A legendary showcase of contemporary classics by a new generation of talent alongside established masters - pushing the eye-popping button.

extended play 11

Extending beyond the boundaries of traditional storytelling and style, this eclectic and engrossing range of shorts demonstrate how visual narrative can be used powerfully to create dramatic effect. From an international selection of filmmakers with adventurous story structures and distinctive styles in motion.

new british talent 11

A captivating showcase of fresh work by the UK?s brightest sparks and styles in animation and indie filmmaking today. From students and recent graduates, to independent studio upstarts this selection spans genres, from comedy to documentary, live-action and animation, from Britain?s finest crop of new talent!

j-star 11

The annual serving of Japanese moving image magic is back with a bang this year with some of the most surprising and inspiring music videos, motion graphics and animated shorts. A rare chance to overdose on contemporary motion culture rarely seen outside of Japan. Fresh new talents and regular masters deliver a bento box of audio-visual delights.

nightfall 11

Following the success of last years fright-filled programmed, nightfall returns with another adultrated dose of some of the more extreme, leftfield and damn scary entries into this year?s festival programme. From gaming-edged horror and sci-fi weirdness to trippy psychedelia, an alternative viewing pleasure for the wildly adventurous.

future cities

An eclectic selection of short films, animations and motion graphics presenting evocative visions of future cities and our urban destinies. Juxtaposing utopian fantasies with nightmarish dystopias, future cities highlights the possible metropolis of tomorrow with sci-fi architectural visions, near future worlds and even touches the warped frontier of space.

sprites 11

A selection of fun-packed shorts hand-picked for the new digital generation of young motion aficionados! With visually stimulating animations from around the world, this range of colourful and charming stories promise to entertain, stimulate and delight all the family in true onedotzero style.

code warriors: a decade of processing

onedotzero celebrates 10 years of the programming language Processing and new type of ?fimmaker?. Open source, it encompasses a development environment and an online community promoting software literacy within visual arts. A specially curated highlights package of past and present works in motion in association with CreativeApplications.net. See extended session panel with artists Q&A and workshop.

Special Events:

Sufferrosa: Interactive Movie [Directors Cut]: A special live version by Marcinowski of his critically acclaimed interactive neo-noir movie. Four years in the making, ?one of the biggest web-based storytelling projects ever made?, this noncommercial artistic project is a satire of the cult of beauty and youth in the present-day world. Combining video, animation, literature, music and the web.

 

Here are the installations...


The Fragment Orchestra x Kin installation, Plasticity

Award-winning creators of The Fragment Orchestra collaborate with Kin to present, Plasticity – a site-specific installation that invites users to interact with an artificial human micro brain, a giant distributed network of neurons and participatory sonic experience. The network comes alive in direct response to visitor inputs, stimulated by the sounds within the BFI.

onscreen

A curated programme of moving image installations in the studio cinema.This is a free drop-in event available daily, allowing an experience of moving image work designed for the gallery or single screen projection. A selection of works that is transporting, immersive and contemplative.

 

... and the workshops and talks...

 

onedotzero_cascade

40+ graduates have participated in a six-day workshop and award-winning education platform. Led by some of onedotzero?s most innovative partners, creators and featured artists it champions collaboration and multi-disciplinary working. Join us to celebrate the results with presentation, debates, processes and concepts. This is the place to discover some of 2011 most talented newcomers. 

cascade panel: innovations in education

Timely presentations and debates addressing key issues affecting design in the wake of the cuts to the arts, the impact on creative learning, graduates and the creative industries as a whole. Exploring new models, initiatives and projects promoting positive change. Chaired by Lynda Relph-Knight, design writer and consultant.onedotzero_adventures in motion festival 2011

Projection Mapping: Trick or Treat? panel

3D projection mapping is more than a recent trend across arts, entertainment and advertising; emerging as a must have stunt for brands and events worldwide. Is this a trendy trick or are there deeper creative values to this medium. We pull together a panel of top practitioners to debate its future.

Sound and Vision talk

A panel and showcase exploring the idea of visual sound – traversing the experimental terrain between sound, space, image and form in new media, performance and art installation. Invited guests will be chaired by electronic musician/artist Robin Rimbaud aka Scanner, one of the boldest audio innovators of our time.

Joys of Processing: 2-day workshop

Experience the joys of expressing yourself in code in a weekend workshop with open source toolkit Processing, which helped kick start a new generation of code artists/designers. Learn the culture and code techniques to create graphics, animations and audio. Led by Karsten Schmidt, a key player in the Processing community.

A Decade of Processing panel and screening

Initially developed to serve as a software sketchbook and teach programming fundamentals within a visual context, Processing evolved into a tool for generating professional work. Today, thousands of students, artists and designers, use Processing for learning, prototyping, and production. Contextualising the screening, Filip Visnjic from CreativeApplications.Net chairs a panel of invited creatives sharing experiences.

 

The Festival runs 23/11/11 to 27/11/11 at the BFI Southbank in London. There's more on the onedotzero website. We'll be catching up with onedotzero in coming weeks. 

 

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