AUDIO VISUAL DIGEST #4


First published as Audiovisual Academy’s weekly review of new creative shorts online for iPad edition of F5 magazine.

Real Motion Gaming Technology: Chelsea Football Club
Space Invaders strike back! This time they landed on a stadium of Chelsea FC. Pride of Fulham and Chukotka was defended by the all-star team of the eponymous football club and invited journalists. Find out who’s the best sniper – and, if you live on the Albion shores, make your bets to win Anelka’s well-worn football boots. That’s a very imaginative use of interactive 3D mapping – we won’t be surprised if interactive sport disciplines will be included to the Olympic program soon.

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Kamil Macejko – Mad-Hop vol.3
Hip-hop collection Mad-Hop Volume 3 is not just introducing best tracks from around the world, but also nicely takes on the futuristic vision depicted in pop-culture of already distant 70′s. Captain Kirk pays a visit to Barbie-land to save earthlings from slavery of consumer culture: great stop-motion animation creates interesting semantic contrast with soundtrack which is being presented as the future of electronic music. Occupy Barbie-land virtually or download free of charge this insane mix of soul, wonky, heavy bit, garage and funk music here. We are really proud that this collection opens with the track of our art director Pixelord!

Polish illustrator and graphic designer Kamil Macejko currently lives in Berlin. He works in pop art style and often outplays the cultural cliches in his works.

gabinet.co.uk

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Dev Harlan – “Parmenides I”, 2011
“Light sculpture” is a new trend in art, which is quickly gaining wide popularity. It is based on actively using video projection mapping technology. Dev Harlan is already known to our readers as an author of acid bike light sculpture (“Suffolk Deluxe Electric Bicycle, 1″). This time he tried to conquer hearts of New York art critics and lovers with an installation, which title is an obvious allusion to Plato’s Parmenides dialogues. In the first of Parmenides dialogues Plato argues that ideas are something universal, wholesome that can not be divided. On the other hand, the things and manifestations of the empirical world are numerous, subject to change and allow for different explanations. This could be seen in this example of a simple geometrical form that has room for plenty of interpretations: “It is not by likeness that other things partake of ideas, we must seek some other method of participation”. Did Dev managed to pass this Plato’s idea? Judge it for yourself.

Dev Harlan is a California-based multidisciplinary artist, whose hybrid practice combines the physical and the virtual with the use of sculpture, light and video projection. In his own words, he’s a self-educated artist, designer and CG Director. Dev Harlan’s works have been featured in numerous exhibitions and publications world-wide.

www.devharlan.com

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Tell No One – Dynamic Blooms
This short fashion video for AnOther magazine has a really laconic description – “Experiment No.9″. Nick Knight’s beautiful photography in time-lapse style and excellent post-production turned this fashion shooting session into a piece of visual art – and no wonder, as what else one could expected from a work by Tell No One collective? Learn from the best.

Tell No One is a London-based creative duo of writers and directors Luke White and Remi Weekes. They are well-known for their Lo-Fi experiments with video cameras and video capturing, which have found their way into advertising and fashion industry, as well as in art. Their works have been exhibited and screened in various famous cultural institutions around the world: from the Guggenheim Museum, New York to the British Film Institute, London.

tellnoone.co.uk

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Quayola – “Strata #4″
This work is a multi-channel immersive video-installation commissioned by Palais de Beaux Arts in Lille, France. Its subject is a series of iconic pieces from the museum’s Flemish collection, with focus on Rubens’ and Van Dyck’s masterpieces. Strata # 4 is a part of the ongoing Strata series from well-known contemporary media artist.

Quayola is an Italian visual artist based in London. He is one of the most notable and interesting figures in the modern video art scene. Quayola creates amazing digital sculptures, immersive audiovisual installations and performances.

quayola.com

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Hoku Uchiyama – “Have You Seen My Sister Evelyn”
This new music video by EvelynEvelyn (Amanda Palmer’s side project) is very ironic: an animation, drawn on steamy glass in AfterEffects? Punk!

Hoku Uchiyama won a Cannes Young Director Award while still being a student of an art college. Since then, he shot top fame with a few other shorts – such as “Rose” and “Prelude # 2″. He’s currently working on a fantasy/horror feature.

hokuuchiyama.com

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