Off the MAP: Temporal Distortions: Stop Motion and Time Lapse Shorts
posted: April 28, 2005
Fine Arts Theater
Thursday April 28th, 2005
Temporal Distortions is a collection of short films that in some way innovatively play with time. From stop-motion animations in which inantimate objects are made to come to life, to time-lapse films in which long cycles are made viewable, these films illustrate the ways in which young filmmakers are using film and video to record what is inaccessible in day-to-day reality by our unaided perceptions.
Both WNC and international artists are represented in the collection, including The Wraith of Cobble Hill by Adam King, shorts by several UNCA multi-media students, and a 3 time-lapse shorts by David McConville.
Here are just a few pieces that will screen:
The Wraith of Cobble Hill is a stop-motion animated film about a neglected kid named, Felix, and a corner store owner, Mr. H, who only has spirit enough to care for one of them. "The Wraith of Cobble Hill" is stop-motion animation, shot on 16mm, black and white film. The characters were constructed from plasticine, latex, steel armatures and clay molds. Every element that makes up the sets was hand-constructed in miniature, from the bricks on the buildings, to the embroidered doilies in the bedrooms, to the comic books, whiskey bottles, dog food, TV dinners, ice cream, and canned asparagus in the corner store. The project took almost five years to complete and was shot in the small studio space of a one-bedroom apartment in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles.
Optical Nervous System (2004) is a short film based on a 1965 lecture by philosopher Alan Watts about the nature of vision and perception. It was shot entirely using a 14 megapixel digital still camera and an 8mm fisheye lens in and around Asheville. This short was awarded Best of Show at DomeFest 2004, the first internationally juried digital dome film competition. Soundtrack by Asheville resident Jason Holland, aka Pomme de Terre.
Train (2003) was shot while traveling by rail through Thailand in October of 2002. Soundtrack by Kid Loco.
Asheville Driving Study (2002) was created to research the capabilities of a 1080P high definition video camera for filming extremely wide angle scenes for projection into domed environments. It was filmed using a Panasonic HDW F900 HDTV camera mounted with a 210 degree wide angle fisheye lens. Soundtrack by Aphex Twin.
UNCA Multimedia Arts and Sciences Annual Juried Student Exhibition
posted: April 12, 2005
Multimedia Arts and Sciences Annual Juried Student Exhibition
April 8th to April 19th 2005
OPENING April 8th, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Highsmith Gallery
Hours Monday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Featuring Animation, Digital Print, Interactive, Video, Web and 3D projects from the students at UNC Asheville.
The Multimedia Arts and Sciences (MMAS) Program is proud to announce the 4th annual juried student exhibition featuring innovative, cutting edge projects by students at UNC Asheville. The students' art and design work covers varied topics and approaches, including computer art, web applications, video, gaming and animation. Their subjects range over a wide territory, from personal expression to commercial application, exploring ideas in communication, information technology, science, architecture, literature and music.
The juror for the show is Jessica Irish, Assistant Professor of Art and Co-Director of Media Arts + Sciences, Wellesley College, MA.
Irish teaches in the areas of media arts, 3D design, and installation. Her research interests include new ways to visualize and construct ideas of urban space, landscape, architecture and technology. She works in video installation, interactive media and print media. Irish's work in new media has been screened and exhibited nationally and internationally, including exhibits in Brazil, Canada, Germany, Australia and various locations in the United States.
Visit and learn more about Multimedia, and the varied creative forms that it takes, combining analog and digital, art and design, continuously expanding and evolving as the technology upon which it relies changes ever more rapidly.
Lorraine Walsh, Assistant Professor and Director of Multimedia Arts and Sciences, UNC Asheville
I THINK THEREFORE I PROJECT
posted: April 5, 2005
Upcoming this weekend Saturday, April 9th @ The Wedge. Things get underway around 9pm...
meticulously recontextualizes popular musical content to reveal both it's absurdity, and it's means to a creative endlessness...plunderphonics never smelled so 'open-fieldy'
combines mobile 16mm projectors with electronic soundscapes for the optimal trance-inducing anti-trance experience this side of Lamonte Young on Icehouse
O.N.E. is an improvising electro-acoustic collective and this convocation of accordion, clarinet, guitar, circuit-bent, and otherwise functional electronics, is to explore 'usage' as a departure point for instantaneous exploration
THE I THINK THEREFORE I PROJECT is a surprise!
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