Documentary about the recent presentation of the works of Theo Jansen in Buenos Aires.
The long-term project by artist Theo Jansen, is one of the most important contributions on the convergence between art, science and technology.
Theo Jansen has devoted heart and soul to create a new way of life. His "Strandbeest '(beach beasts) appear organic from afar but they are made from materials of the industrial age. Moving through the wind and the wet sand that they find in their habitat on the Dutch coast.nature.
Everything is a Remix
In his series of short films, director Kirby Ferguson makes the case that “Everything is a Remix” - that great art doesn’t come out of nowhere. Artists inevitably borrow from one another, drawing on past ideas and conventions, then turning these materials into something beautiful and new.
The first film highlights the role of remixing in literature and music. The second installment shifts the focus to filmmaking, while the third turns to technology, computers and user interfaces.
The fourth and final installment - “System Failure” - makes the argument that ever-expanding copyright laws, despite what our Founding Fathers intended, now tilt in favor of corporate interests rather than the social good. And, more ominously, they threaten to put the brakes on an essential part of the creative process.
3D Futura Show
Returns the curated selection of the best pieces of digital animation. Works by large studios and graphic freelancers, specialized schools and major productions directed to the video games world. Everything has a place in this genre that surprises us every year with its originality and technical capacity.
Including The People Who Never Stop (Florian Piento), Exist (Tetsuka Niiyama), Ruin (Wes Ball), The Chase (Philippe Gamer), Pure Funk (Marc Adamson), Abiogenesis (Richard Mans) and others.
Futura Graphics attempts to highlight annually the most brilliant works within that visual maze which has become the Internet. Motiongraphics, animations, virals, very personal works .. everything has a place on the Net. The selection centers on originality and creation, as well as on new aesthetics and experimental languages.
Including Golden Age (Paul Nicholls), DoYaThing (Gorillaz - Jamie Hewlett), The Most Astounding Fact (Max Schlickenmeyer), Manhattan 4.33pm (Lizzie Oxby), Buenos Aires Inception Park (Fernando Livschitz), Apocalypse Later, Surf Now (Keith Turner), Mimic (Lucio Arese), Form (Memo Akten, Quayola) and others.
Improv Everywhere is a New York City-based prank collective that causes "scenes of chaos and joy in public places". Created in August of 2001 by Charlie Todd, Improv Everywhere has executed over 100 missions involving tens of thousands of undercover agents. This is a retrospective of their most recent "missions".
Including Experimento Mp3 Bilbao, Star Wars Subway Car, King Philip IV, Gotta Share The Musical, Carousel Horse Race, Spinning Beach Ball of Death, Quadruplets, Mp3 Experiment Nine, No Pants Subway Ride and others.
Just Lapsing Time
New technologies have radically changed the way we see the world and we observe ourselves. Through the new equipments and recording techniques, we are able now to see the dizzy movements of our cities and to observe the transformation of our bodies with fantastic details.
The new section includes some of the best time-lapse works produced in recent years. Amazing landscapes, extreme perspectives, ingenious music videos and innovative visualization techniques.
Including Ibiza Lights II (Jose A. Hervas), The City Limits (Dominic Boudreault), Sahara Wonderland (Dennis Stauffer), Venice in a Day (Joerg Niggli), The City of Samba (Jarbas Agnelli, Keith Loutit), Stretching (François Vogel), Traffic in Frenetic HCMC (Rob Whitworth), Pure Tuscany (Stefano Tinti), Time of my Life (Dan Hanna), Time is Nothing (Kien Lam), Points in Space (Benjamin Ducroz) and others.
Vimeo Awards Special
A selection of the winners at the recent Vimeo Awards. The 2012 ceremony was held in New York, with 13 winning films announced, chosen from over 14,000 entries.
These films showcase the breadth of brilliant work online, from the humorous to the heart-wrenching, and prove that Internet has become a place where high-quality, high-impact content can not only survive, but thrive.
Including Rear Window Timelapse (Jeff Desom), Video Painting Europe (Sweatshoppe), Umbra (Malcolm Sutherland) and others.
ArtFutura pays tribute to Jean Giraud, presenting the documentary "Métamoebius" directed by Damian Pettigrew, that portrays lesser known facets of the artist and describes his work in an unprecedented and surprising style.
"Metamoebius" was featured in the exhibition "Moebius-Transe-Forme" at the Cartier Foundation in Paris. The major exhibition dedicated to the work of Moebius.
Following the wishes of the artist, the exhibition explored the theme of metamorphosis, presenting the documentary "Métamoebius" next to the first animated film in 3-D directed by the artist, "La Planète encore".
Icon of unmatched proportions in the world of comics, inventor of extraordinary forms and brilliant cartoonist Moebius went beyond the traditional boundaries of the discipline.
His work revolutionized science fiction with works like "The Airtight Garage" or "The Incal" and traced a trajectory that has had a decisive influence in film, animation and video games today.