The audiovisual program of ArtFutura 2009 is shared by all of the cities that form part of Circuito Futura.
The program consists of eight hours of material divided into 10 projections. High impact images with the latest offers from the field of digital culture and creativity.
At Buenos Aires the audiovisual programs is shown both at Museo MALBA and at Centro Cultural Recoleta.
Check schedules: Ciudades and ArtFutura Argentina.
We Live in Public
Ten years in the making and culled from 5000 hours of footage, WE LIVE IN PUBLIC reveals the effect the web is having on our society, as seen through the eyes of “the greatest Internet pioneer you’ve never heard of”, artist, futurist and visionary Josh Harris.
Award-winning director Ondi Timoner (DIG! – which also won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize in 2004 – making Timoner the only director to win that prestigious award twice) documented his tumultuous life for more than a decade to create a riveting, cautionary tale of what to expect as the virtual world inevitably takes control of our lives.
Through his experiments, including a six-month stint living with his girlfriend under 24-hour electronic surveillance which led to his mental collapse, Harris demonstrated the price we pay for living in public.
Launder my Head
Here are some of the secret files. A fascinating collection of rough videos and little known images, edited exclusively for ArtFutura 2010.
Harris, often called the “Warhol of the Web”, founded Pseudo.com, the first Internet television network during the infamous dot-com boom of the 1990s. He also curated and funded the ground breaking project “Quiet” in an underground bunker in NYC where over 100 people lived together on camera for 30 days at the turn of the millennium.
With Quiet, Harris proved how we willingly trade our privacy for the connection and recognition we all deeply desire, but with every technological advancement such as MySpace, Facebook and Twitter,becomes more elusive.
Passion Pictures is synonymous to innovation and excellence in the field of documentary films and animation. With a large-scale international projection (award winners at the Hollywood Academy, the Sundance Festival and the Festival of Annecy) they have offices in London, Paris and Melbourne.
Their work includes documentaries such as We Live in Public and Stones in Exile (based on the classic album of the Rolling Stones and which includes the participation of Martin Scorsese). In their commercials and videoclips, they mix animation and real imagery for which they have become worldwide references for their fusion between technique and creativity.
This selection of work includes the animations from the videogame Beatles Rock Band, commercials such as those created by Darren Walsh for Sony Bravia and the revolutionary videoclips of Gorillaz directed by Peter Candeland.
Chico y Rita - Making of
Documentary about the making of the film Chico & Rita, the common project of three great artists all in love with Cuba. Javier Mariscal, Fernando Trueba, and Tono Errando create this work of art full of bright colors that faithfully reflects the Havana of the end of the 40’s.
In order to carry out this animated film, Mariscal was inspired by photographs of the Cuba of 1949 and, in this way, recreates the scenes with craftsman’s precision. And to make the movements of the illustrations more realistic, it was filmed with real actors in Havana so as to obtain the necessary optical information about the actors’ gestures and to be able to later recreate the camera movements.
In the background music, we can hear songs by Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and the Cuban Chano Pozo, blending American and Cuban talents. But, the real sound track has been provided by Bebo Valdés.
3D ArtFutura Show
In the 2010 edition, once again we find a selection of the best work produced in 3D over the last year, among which are included magnificent short films from Japan, France, Hungry, Poland, the USA and Germany.
Among the pieces that stand out this year is Salesman Pete a hilarious animation by Marc Bouver, Max Loubaresse and Anthony Vivien. There are also short films such as Cours Toujours (by Olivier Barre and Elise Garcette), Suiren (Tomoya Kimpara) and The Light of Life (by Daihei Shibata)
Futura Graphics presents a selection of the most outstanding animations and work in Motiongraphics on the present panorama as selected by Octopus.
Pieces filmed using the latest generation of mobile telephones (Dot), others that use webcams and the complicity of social network users (Sour, Hibi No Neiro) and sophisticated graphism in 3D (IDN, Morbidus), are just some of the means of production of these works that manage to go one step further in terms of creativity and the use of technology.
With works by Andreas Hykade, Masashi Kawamura, Blu, Jeff Lieberman and Eric Gunther, Dvein, Universal Everything-World Design Studio among others.
World Wide Work
World Wide Work is a new section dedicated to creativity in Internet and to the facilities it offers to unite international talent. In this section, two extremely high quality projects from Europe and America are presented.
Coalition of the Willing illustrates a text of ecological consciousness based on collaborations by various authors. While the collective creator of videoclips N.A.S.A. puts talent from North and South America (musicians, illustrators and animators) in contact in order to create original videoclips.
Both projects share the common denominator of having come into being in an independent way, on the fringe of the audiovisual industry, and to have been produced on low budgets.
3D + Motiongraphics en EspaÃ±ol
The 3D in Spain prize is historically the most relevant competition in our country destined to award the best works in animation, 3D and special effects produced during the year by companies, students and independent artists. In this edition, the selection of work has been opened to the Latin American sphere and also includes Motiongraphics.
Demos + Processing
ArtFutura once again presents a monographic program with the most outstanding work produced in the sphere of Demoscene.
Images, synchronized sound and large doses of imagination along with technical skill characterize the work of this subculture of digital creation.
Flux Music Video Showcase
Selection commissioned by Jonathan Wells, founder of Resfest and present Director of Flux, creative community based in Los Angeles dedicated to cinema, design, music and culture.
The program includes little known musical videos and other brilliant visual pieces. From the latest work by Michel Gondry to the work of directors such as Andreas Nilsson, Allison Schulnik and Saam Farahmand.