Alpha-ville Presents Unfinity Programme


Duration:100 mins

Saturday 6th October // Hackney Picturehouse // 4:15pm

An eclectic programme of moving image works, featuring talents from different genres including animation, experimental, documentary, music video and CGI. The programme reflects on current ideas about how technology influences art and society. It includes topics around augmented reality, code art, identity, future of art, remix culture, experimentation, uncertainty and clash virtual vs real.

Programme highlights:

Rear Window Timelapse | Jeff Desom | Remix | 2012 | NL | 2min 59sec

Remix Winner, Vimeo Awards 2012

Jeff Desom dissected all of Hitchcock's Rear Window and stitched it back together in After Effects, stabilizing all the shots with camera movement in them and matching them into a single panoramic view of the entire backyard without any greater distortions. The order of events stays true to the movie's plot.

Slow Derek | Dan Ojari | Animation | 2011 | UK | 8min 12sec

Winner of Cartoon d'Or Nomination and Animated Encounters Grand Prix.

The epic and spellbinding tale of Derek, an office worker, as he struggles with the true speed of planet earth. Slow Derek is an award winning animated short produced at the Royal College of Art in June 2011. A stop motion animation directed and animated by Dan Ojari, Slow Derek tells the story of a man who becomes aware of the colossal speed the Earth is travelling.

38–39°C | Kangmin Kim | CGI Animation | 2011 | USA/South Korea | 7min 43sec

38-39˚c gives us the blueprint of a relationship between a father and son inside the dream the protagonist experiences while under the spell of the elevated temperatures of a bathhouse. Thick sheets of paper in exquisite arrangement represent the two men who are linked by their identical birthmarks, yet cannot seem to look at each other.

Unnamed Soundsculpture | Daniel Franke & Cedric Kiefer | Experimental | 2012 | DE | 4min 56sec

Honorary mention from the Prix Ars Electronica in the category Computer Animation Film VFX.

Nominated for the 14th MuVi Award, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen.

Produced by onformative and chopchop the “unnamed soundsculpture” is a project by Daniel Franke & Cedric Kiefer, building from the simple idea of creating a moving sand sculpture from the recorded motion data of a real person. For the work the team asked a dancer to visualize a musical piece (Kreukeltape by Machinenfabriek) as closely as possible by movements of her body. She was recorded by three depth cameras (Kinect) using Processing, in which the intersection of the images was later put together to a three-dimensional volume (3d point cloud) in 3D Studio Max, so they were able to use the collected data throughout the further process.

Everything is a Remix Part 4 | Kirby Ferguson | Documentary| 2012 | USA | 15min 26sec

An ambitious four-part documentary on the history and cultural significance of sampling and collaborative creation. This is the fourth installment in the series, System Failure.

The Art of Making, Alma Flamenca | Spiros Rasidakis & Dimitris Ladopoulos | Documentary | GR | 1min 38sec

Pieces of wood, love, knowledge and 299 hours of work, condensed in a 3 minute film. The ‘Art of Making’ series aspires to display and highlight people who go against the spirit of today’s pessimism and desperation. They dare to dream and create with zeal and imagination. Armed with passion for knowledge and emotion, they attempt to combine the precision of science with the elegance and resourcefulness of art.

Tickets for Alpha-ville Screening are now available through Hackney Picturehouse at £8 per screening or £12 for a double-bill ticket. Double-bill tickets only available from the venue box-office or by booking by telephone on 0871 902 5734.