UNDER the RADAR: RELEASE the ANALOG
Moving images, real experiences – lost in a digital space or rooted in the physical world?
The intersection of creative, experimental and commercial narrative techniques in a veil of moving images. Symposium with films, lectures, discussions and exhibitions.
1. – 2. März 2014
Raum D / quartier21 / Electric AvenueMuseumsQuartier Wien / Museumsplatz 1/5, A-1070 Wien / Austria
Top Kino / Rahlgasse 1 / 1060 Wien /www.topkino.at
Detailliertes Programm: www.under-radar.com
Veranstaltet von ASIFA AUSTRIA, Webster Vienna Private University und dma-production.
Bewegte Bilder, reales Erleben – verloren im digitalen Raum oder verwurzelt in der körperlichen Welt?
Symposium mit Filmen, Vorträgen, Diskussionen und Ausstellungen. Die Verflechtung kreativer, experimenteller und kommerzieller Erzählmittel im Glanz der bewegten Bilder.
Das von Webster University Vienna und ASIFA-Austria und DMA-Pro in englischer Sprache veranstaltete Symposium findet am 1. und 2. März 2014 zum dritten Mal im MuseumQuartier Wien und erstmals auch im Top-Kino statt.
Die Veranstaltung richtet sich einerseits an Filmemacher und Animationskünstler, aber auch an Theoretiker, Wissenschafter und Studierende und ebenso an all jene, die sich für Animation und bewegte Bilder im weiteren Sinne interessieren. Die Herausforderungen der digitalen Revolution in der Medienproduktion und die sich entwickelnden Beziehungen zur analogen Welt sind ein zentrales Thema der Veranstaltung. Durch das vielfältige Programm des Symposiums wird zur Reflexion der möglichen Zugänge eingeladen und Interpretationen von bewegten Bildern und dem Eindruck von Lebendigkeit in visuellen Medien angeregt.
Friday, 01.03.20142:30 pm – introduction / welcoming our guests
3:15 pm – Werner Raczkövi in conversation with Franziska Bruckner and Nikolaus Jantsch
4:15 pm – Tess Martin workshop/talk
18:00 – 23:00 Screenings im Topkino (Rahlgasse 1, 1060)
Saturday, 02.03.201411:30 – 16:30 Presentations – Raum D/quartier21 MQ
Tess Martin (US)Tess Martin is an animator who is inspired by materials, and has made films in sand, cut-outs, paint, ink and markers. She enjoys letting the audience in on how the films were made, and therefore the process of creation is often evident in her work. Themes of her films have included memory, relationships, human-animal communication, the environment, and politics. In this presentation she will show some films that have appeared in festivals worldwide, a few early films, and some brand new work, while demonstrating the techniques used on a backlit animation stand.
www.tessmartinart.com In this presentation she will show some films that have appeared in festivals worldwide, a few early films, and some brand new work, while demonstrating the techniques used on a backlit animation stand.
Elizabeth Hobbs (UK)Elizabeth Hobbs is an award-winning animator based in East London. She trained as an illustrator at Edinburgh College of Art, and on graduating in 1991, began publishing small editions of her own artist’s books and prints. She began making films in 1998 at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee. In 2000, Elizabeth was awarded an Arts Council of England/Channel 4 Animate! commission to make her film The Emperor (4’20”), an animation about the Napoleon Bonaparte’s last moments on the island of St. Helena rendered in watercolour. In 2001, Elizabeth made The Witches (6’30”), this film was written by Morag McKinnon and commissioned by Cineworks in Glasgow. In 2002, Elizabeth moved to London and in 2004 wrote and developed The True Story of Sawney Beane (10’39”), a film based on the life of the infamous Scottish cannibal from his aged mother’s perspective. This film was made in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada and Red Kite Productions in Edinburgh. The Old, Old, Very Old Man, (6’38”) was the recipient of many awards including the Tricky Women Film Festival artist’s residency award. In 2013, Elizabeth finished her film Imperial Provisor Frombald, which was created with hand carved rubber stamps printed directly onto 35mm film. Elizabeth also runs animation workshops in museums and galleries and lectures at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge.
Simone Gristwood (UK)Dr. Simone Gristwood is currently Research Curator of the Lansdown Archive at Middlesex Universtiy working with the archive of computer arts pioneer John Lansdown and funded by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. She received her Ph.D. in Cultural Research from Lancaster University in 2010. Her thesis investigated links between the beginnings of photography in the 19th century and artificial intelligence (AI) in the 20th, through art historical and philosophical debates. She has worked on numerous archives including that of Japanese pioneer Hiroshi Kawano (1925-2012) at ZKM|Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie in Germany, and has met and interviewed both Kawano and Masao Komura of the Computer Technique Group (CTG) when visiting Japan in 2009. More recently she has worked with the Royal College of Art to rediscover the work of L. Bruce Archer through his personal archive and the archive of the Department of Design Research (Royal College of Art) that is held at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Topic of the presentation: Computer Arts – the Digital to the Analog
Monika Schwärzler (A)Senior research faculty at Webster University Vienna, Department of Media Communications; Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Vienna; graduate training at the Museum of Modern Art in Vienna; taught at Webster University in St. Louis, MO and in the study abroad program of the University of Oregon; lectured at the International Summer School of the University of Vienna and in postgraduate museology programs at the University of Basle (CH); founder and Chair of the T.K. Lang Gallery at Webster University. Current fields of research: art and media theory, photography, visual culture. Topic of the presentation: “An Ear for a Film” – On the Sonification of Digital Worlds
Werner Raczkövi (A)Born in Ingolstadt Bavaria. Apprenticeship as a mechanic in the mechanical workshop of the „Wien Film“, Studio Rosenhügel. Radar observer and evaluator for the mobile radar flight reporting. 1966 Research-mechanic in the experimental workshop of the AKG development lab (acoustic and cinema equipment). 1967 Service technician at ORF. 1968 -1969 House technicians of „Austrian Telefilm“. 1969 Technician at „H. W. Piety“, the Austrian representation of ARRI Munich, Steenbeck Hamburg, Berlin Crass, Angenieux Paris , Puck Munich, Hamburg KEM, Neilson Hordell London, Perfectone Biel, Killi Munich and many others. 1979 Started his own company „RACINE Cinetechnik „. 2004 closing of his company due to retirement.
Nikolaus König (A)Nikolaus König is a media scholar and play theorist with a background in the humanities. His work focusses on the relation of human experience, mediated meaning generation and the construction of fantasies through media narratives. He has conducted research at the University of Vienna and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is currently teaching at the Danube University’s Center for Applied Game Studies. Topic of the presentation: Do You Believe in Magic?“
Jürgen Hagler (A)Jürgen Hagler is an associate professor in the Digital Media department at the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences (Hagenberg, Austria) and is in charge of computer animation and animation studies. He became the programme coordinator for the Digital Arts master’s degree programme in 2009. Since 2008 he is actively involved at Prix Ars Electronic. Prix Ars Electronica: Redefining the Boundaries of Computer Animation.
Since the mid 1980s, the Prix Ars Electronica has continually documented the genealogy of digital animation with its category “Computer Animation”. Since the boundaries between the various forms and genres of digital animation have become more and more blurred, this category is facing a serious question: does computer animation even fit into a category anymore? Through examples of recent Ars Electronica award-winning works, Juergen Hagler will discuss transgressions, fringe areas, trends and future developments in the field of computer animation.
Entire event will be hosted and moderated by Holger Lang and Franziska Bruckner.
Filmprogram 1: in567-release
For the fourth time a selection of short films will be presented under the title „in567“. All run shorter than 9 minutes and 27 seconds and will unveil their little universes in less than 567 seconds. A variety of approaches to animation, experimental work, entertainment, style, language and structure will be included also in this year’s program. The final line-up of films will be defined around mid-February 2014. Young Austrian film artist will be presented together with international filmmakers in an exciting and enjoyable anthology. Curated by Holger Lang.
01. März 2014 – 18:30
Filmprogram 2: STRANGE CREATURES and Special: ELIZABETH HOBBS
02. März 2014 – 20:30
Contemporary independent animation from Seattle Special: ELIZABETH HOBBS
Animated films and an introduction by the artist.