A Place I’ve Never Been / 4 min. 40 sec.
Artist: Adrian Flury

Synopsis:
With countless images being endlessly made, the photographic possibilities are almost exhausted. By sourcing multiple digital images of the same place from different archives, this experiment in film makes use of frame by frame montage to discover hidden forms, patterns and references, thereby giving new meaning to the prevailing redundancy of these pictures.    

Bio:
Adrian Flury was born in 1978 in Zug, Switzerland. He started out in an apprenticeship as an electrician, after which he studied animation at the Lucerne University of Arts. He has been working in the field of moving images since 2005.

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You Could Sunbathe in this Storm / 6 min.
Artist: Alice Dunseath

Synopsis:
A mixed media animated short film where space, forms, colors and sounds symbolize a recognizable world. New beginnings put an end to familiar patterns and the viewer is left to wonder whether they shape as much as they are shaped.

Bio:
Alice is a London filmmaker and animator. She is also an associate lecturer in Animation at Goldsmiths College. She works as a freelancer in the film and animation industry – working on film title sequences, game title sequences, fashion films, virals, commercials and corporate films. In 2009 she worked as the third assistant director on Wes Anderson’s ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’ and in 2012, she ran an animation workshop in Freetown as part of SLIFF 2012, the first Sierra Leone International Film Festival. She has a BA in Media and Communications from Goldsmiths College and an MA in Animation from the Royal College of Art.

Sans Couture /3 min. 29 sec.
Artist: Amanda Harlech, Nick Knight, Younji Ku

Synopsis:
For the Chanel haute couture A/W 14 show, Karl Lagerfeld sought to create ‘sans couture’ – literally, ‘without sewing’ – by banishing construction lines to the back of his silhouettes, creating pieces that seemed seamless at first glance. On one hand, ‘sans couture’ can be viewed as the highest level of the craft: Lagerfeld has been obsessed with the technical challenge of creating seamless dresses of this kind for years, a preoccupation shared by pioneers like Rudi Gernreich, Issey Miyake and even Madeleine Vionnet, the original architect of fashion. But on another hand, ‘sans couture’ hints at deconstruction; clothes with stitches ripped out, cloth draped, wrapped and bound rather than cut and sewn.

Toying with these ideas are Nick Knight, Amanda Harlech and Alexander Fury who unite on a haute couture shoot, which was streamed live on SHOWstudio. The editorial, which appeared in The Independent, focuses on veiling, wrapping and unwrapping the body, using garments drawn from the latest couture collections with the intent of making abstract marks on the page, a nod to a similar movement in ballet and written music.

Bios:
Amanda Harlech is the long-term creative collaborator of Karl Lagerfeld at Fendi in Rome and Chanel in Paris. She previously worked for a decade with British designer John Galliano, prior to which she was a stylist and Fashion Editor at Harpers & Queen. She is known as designer and photographer Karl Lagerfeld’s ‘eye outside Paris,’ and has been his personal and professional muse and collaborator for a decade. She is often described as Karl Lagerfeld’s ‘muse’, which she herself seems to find inappropriate. ‘If I do have a gift, it is as a map-reader, a pathfinder,’ she says. ‘I don’t think I’m a muse. A muse inspires – but Karl is inspired by a lot of other women, men, books, a piece of furniture, a piece of music’. Lagerfeld himself has described her variously as his collaboratrice, an adviser whose vision he trusts as much as his own.

Harlech penned her first fiction novel, Blame, published in 2013 by Pushkin Press. She currently divides her time between Paris, Rome and Shropshire.


Nick Knight
is among the world’s most influential and visionary photographers, as well as the founder and director of the award-winning fashion website SHOWstudio.com. As a fashion photographer, he has consistently challenged conventional notions of beauty and is fêted for his groundbreaking creative collaborations with leading designers including Yohji Yamamoto, John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, as well as advertising campaigns for prestigious clients such as Christian Dior, Lancôme, Swarovski, Levi Strauss, Calvin Klein or Yves Saint Laurent, and award-winning editorials for W, British Vogue, Paris Vogue, and Dazed & Confused. His first book of photographs, “Skinheads”, was published in 1982. He has since produced “Nicknight”, a twelve year retrospective, and “Flora”, a series of flower pictures, both published by Schirmer Mosel. His work has been exhibited at such international art institutions as the Victoria & Albert Museum, Saatchi Gallery, the Photographers’ Gallery and Hayward Gallery. In 1993, he also produced a permanent installation, “Plant Power”, for the Natural History Museum in London.

A long-standing commitment to experimenting with the latest technologies led to Knight launching his fashion website SHOWstudio in 2000 with the aim, in Knight’s own words, of “showing the entire creative process from conception to completion”. SHOWstudio has pioneered the fashion film and is now recognised as the leading force behind this new medium, offering a unique platform that encourages fashion to engage with the moving image in the digital age. Since its inception, SHOWstudio has worked with the world’s most sought-after filmmakers, writers and influential cultural figures to create visionary online content, exploring every facet of fashion through moving image, illustration, photography and the written word.


Younji Ku creates projected moving image pieces with sound that she constructs herself. She is concerned with the themes of dislocation, alienation and interaction. In staging a performative moment in a gallery or space, she tries to capture a fragile moment of awareness. 

Younji’s work often generates anxiety and frustration in its viewers, because of the uncomfortable aspects of human behavior she exposes through media.

TV Time / 1 min. 41 sec.
Artist: Andrea Sisson

Synopsis:
“TV Time” is an absurd, short fashion film for independent Los Angeles designer Kieley Kimmel’s SS15 collection “TV TIME”. The film is based on her father’s habit of TV watching during his struggle with cancer, and uses an eerie archival soundtrack of old television advertisements – providing a subtle commentary on the ‘female in entertainment’. Four other short teasers also accompany this film & collection.

Bio:
Andrea Sisson is a multidisciplinary PHOTOGRAPHER, ARTIST, & DIRECTOR. She works in editorial, fine-art, & fashion photography, and in narrative & art-based film. Andrea is currently in production on her feature-length, co-directed project, the pop-art sci-fi “Everything Beautiful Is Far Away” starring Joseph Cross & Julia Garner. She designed the visual world of the film and is heavily involved in the overall creation/production of the project.

Andrea began her career in fashion with a BAS in Fashion Design & Design Theory, a CFDA Honorable Mention for her 2009 portfolio, and a Fulbright Fellowship. From 2009 – 2010, she designed for Australian designer & artist SRULI RECHT and in 2010, after acclaim for her wearable-instrument, audio-designed thesis & installation, she was awarded a 2010 Fulbright Scholarship for academia & design. With the fellowship, Andrea co-directed/created her Iceland-based, poetic documentary feature, “I Send You This Place”, with filmmaker & partner, Pete Ohs, and quickly became part of the movement of young, auteur & art-based filmmakers stemming from New York. The film garnered a New York Times Review and Andrea was named one of Filmmaker Magazine 2013’s ’25 New Faces of Independent Film’. In 2014, Andrea directed a dance film for NOWNESS of acclaimed Sia choreographer Ryan Heffington, and is currently working on narrative & fashion work with Viacom/MTV World. Andrea lives between east Los Angeles & New York City (and in hidden cabins in-between), frequently staying & working across Europe & internationally. She has also lived & worked in Iceland for some time. For additional work & to find full-length film links, please go to Andrea’s co-founded studio, Lauren-Edward Studio.

PIX  /3 min.
Artist: Antonio Da Silva

Synopsis:
“We live in a time where the internet and social media rule our lives. Gays have readily embraced online dating and have gone beyond casual hook ups. For some, our online profiles and exposed bodies feed our narcissistic and exhibitionistic sides, while for others, they are part of an endless voyeuristic hunt. “PIX” is a series of flickering images (faceless-selfies) of 2500 gay men. It is a three minute animation portraying what is happening in the “marketplace of desire”. Thousands of male bodies in typical male poses are put together to create the mosaic of one body.”

Bio:
Antonio is an award-winning Portuguese artist filmmaker based in London. With the objective of combining his interests in cinema, performance and visual arts, he undertook two master’s degrees in London, the first in Fine Arts at the Central Saint Martins and the second in Dance for the Screen at The Place – London Contemporary Dance School. Experimenting is the core of his work. He is interested in exploring different artistic genres, both in terms of technique and content.

His practice is driven by daily routines and personal experiences. He has always been fascinated by male sex and sexuality. He does not consider himself a pornographer but a filmmaker who uses his background to choreograph short films with explicit sex themes.

Fall Winter Spring / 6 min. 2 sec.
Artist: Astrid Salomon

Synopsis:
A model, who is tired of constant casting visits, finds herself in a cloud of ignorance, boredom and superficiality, only to be judged by weird creatures who live in an oxygen tent to preserve their youth and mystery.

Bio:
Astrid Salomon is a director and photographer. Her work has been published in Elle, Vogue, Sleek, Gala, Glamour, Flair, Grazia, Stern and Interview Magazine. Her advertising clients include Häagen Dazs, Adidas, Closed, Nivea, Triumph, Lindt, Monki, Karstadt, and Montblanc. She is currently based in Berlin.

The Garden of Emoji Delights / 2 min. 3 sec.
Artist: Carla Gannis

Synopsis:
““Emoji” can be more than a way to liven up your digital conversations, especially for new media artist Carla Gannis. With “The Garden of Emoji Delights”, Gannis reconstructs Hieronymus Bosch’s famous triptych “The Garden of Earthly Delights” for the digital era, experimenting with new ways of redefining identity and its forms of representation, both virtual and physical.

By replacing religious vocabulary with secular and contemporary digital symbols, Gannis reconstructs the powerful iconography at the core of Bosch’s landscape. Her stunning pop art 2.0 digital collage explores and critiques consumerism and modern society through the three emoji-fied realms of Eden, Hell, and Earth.”

Bio:
Carla Gannis is an artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She holds a BFA in painting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and an MFA in painting from Boston University. She is the recipient of several awards, including a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Grant in Computer Arts, an Emerge 7 Fellowship from the Aljira Art Center, and a Chashama AREA Visual Arts Studio Award. She has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally.

Her 2014 solo exhibitions include “The Garden of Earthly Delights” at Kasia Kay Art Projects in Chicago, IL and “The Non-Facial Recognition Project” at The Center for Digital Arts in Peekskill, NY. In 2013 she collaborated with poet Justin Petropoulos on a transmedia book, installation and net art project entitled <legend> </legend> published by Jaded Ibis Press, Seattle, WA and exhibited at Transfer Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Features or reviews on Gannis’s work have appeared in The Creators Project, ARTnews, The Wallstreet Journal, The Huffington Post, Hyperallergic, Art F City, Art Critical, The New York Times, The LA Times, The Miami Herald, The Daily News, The Star Ledger, Animal and The Village Voice, among others. Gannis is currently the Assistant Chair of The Department of Digital Arts at Pratt Institute.

Koncert në Vitin 2014 (Lepurushja)/6 min. 10 sec.
Artist: Conny Karlsson Lundgren

Synopsis:
In 1978, the film Koncert në Vitin 1936 was produced within the Albanian communist system and can be interpreted as formulating a subtle critique of the system itself. The original film is inspired by the biography of the soprano Tefta Tashko-Koço (1910–1947) and at a defining moment in the film, two traveling women perform a traditional love song addressed to a woman. The scene’s reenactment by the young performer Lepurushja from the local LGBT rights organization Aleanca placed in the run down mausoleum Piramida, investigates the song’s connotations and how to create a process of identification in the absence of context and discourse.

Bio:
Conny Karlsson Lundgren is a Swedish visual artist based in Stockholm. Through film, text, image and documents, he sheds light on the boundaries between social, political and private identities, and currently explores the potentiality of employing biographical counter narratives as tools for resistance. In various staged situations and revisited historical traces, he interlinks seemingly disparate phenomena, introducing alternative readings and queer moments in situations where they might not be present. The glitches and dislocations that arise harbor an intention to identify new perspectives and meanings. Karlsson Lundgren’s work has been widely exhibited, including Gothenburg Art Museum, Kunsthall Nikolaj Copenhagen, Gallery September Berlin, the 5th Berlin Biennale and a solo exhibition at Kalmar Art Museum in Sweden. He holds an MFA in Fine Arts from Valand Academy of Fine Arts in Gothenburg. In 2013 he participated in the IASPIS Studio Residency Program in Stockholm and during 2014–2015, he was enrolled at the Jan van Eyck Post Academic Studio Research Program in Maastricht, The Netherlands.

www.connykarlsson.se

Malfunction / 2 min. 12 sec.
Artist: Cyriak

Synopsis:
Malfunction is something that crawled out of the cesspool of half formed animation experiments lurking on Cyriak’s computer. It uses a mixture of old public domain film footage and his lovely face, along with music that he produced.
Bio:
Cyriak uses photo and video manipulation to create surreal animations which he has been confusing the internet with since 2004. His commercial work spans TV, advertising and music videos, and he currently resides somewhere in the UK.

DATA – DON’T SING (Official Video) /3 min. 52 sec.
Artist: David Bertram

Synopsis:
In a lovely suburban neighborhood, five people fantasize about each other without knowing it. A dramatic event will snatch them from their daydreams.

Bio:
David Bertram was born in 1982 and currently lives and works in Paris. He studied art at a prestigious French school and quickly got the opportunity to work as a creative in a famous advertising agency in Paris. He’s worked there for 13 years.

He has developed many short films that he shot using his own means. He won awards that drove him to make more films. He’s also worked in art photography, creating a series called Claytime that has been featured in well known French art fairs. He recently quit his job to be fully dedicated to both his director and photography hats.

Evening in Space / 4 min. 21sec.
Artist: David LaChappelle

Synopsis:
“Evening in Space” is a collaborative fashion piece between idiosyncratic muse and style icon Daphne Guinness, acclaimed image-maker David LaChapelle, and influential producer Tony Visconti. This video depicts a “boundless love,  limitless imagination, and an exquisite custom-made wardrobe” (Farouki).

Bio:
“David LaChapelle is known internationally for his exceptional talent in combining a unique hyper-realistic aesthetic with profound social messages. LaChapelle’s photography career began in the 1980’s when he began showing his artwork in New York City galleries. His work caught the eye of Andy Warhol, who offered him his first job as a photographer at Interview Magazine. His photographs of celebrities in Interview garnered positive attention, and before long he was shooting for a variety of top editorial publications and creating some of the most memorable advertising campaigns of his generation. LaChapelle’s striking images have graced the covers and pages of Italian Vogue, French Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ, Rolling Stone and i-D, and he has photographed some of the most recognizable faces on the planet, including Tupac Shakur, Madonna, Eminem, Andy Warhol, Philip Johnson, Lance Armstrong, Pamela Anderson, Lil’ Kim, Uma Thurman, Elizabeth Taylor, David Beckham, Jeff Koons, Leonardo DiCaprio, Hillary Clinton, Muhammad Ali,, to name a few.

Over the course of his 30+ year career, LaChapelle continues to be inspired by everything from art history to street culture, from the metaphysical to immortality, projecting an image of twenty-first century pop culture through his work that is both loving and critical. Always aware of larger social implications, LaChapelle’s work transcends the material world. He is quite simply the only photographic artist working today who has been able to successfully maintain a profound impact in the realm of celebrity photography as well as the notoriously discerning contemporary art intelligentsia.”

Bucatini allo Scoglio / 4 min.
Artist: Eva Michon               

Synopsis:
Two friends talk over a pasta lunch.

 

Bio:
Eva Michon is an LA-based director, originally from Toronto, Canada. She is also the editor and co-founder of Bad Day magazine.

Movement | Ivory / 4min. 4sec.
Artist: Fleur & Manu

Synopsis:
Do you think her reality is his reality? That he feels what she feels? Deeper and deeper. Discover this surrealistic journey through the senses, feelings and colors of a couple making love.


Bio:
Fleur Fortune & Emmanuel Cossu met in Biarritz seventeen years ago. They made their debut at H5 where they started collaborating in art direction. Manu directed his first music video for DSL (Ed Banger). In 2007, Fleur & Manu started working as team directors for Turzi. They met Sébastien Tellier and they directed music videos for “Sexual Sportswear” and “Roche”. They also created many artworks for Tellier’s albums. Within the past couple years, they’ve directed music videos for several international artists including Connan Mockasin, Etienne de Crecy (with whom they won a yellow pencil for “best music video”), Skrillex, and M83. In 2013, the duo directed a music video for “Pursuit” by Gesaffelstein, the new icon of French Techno. This music video was a huge international success and has garnered millions of views. Fleur & Manu have won UK MVA in 2013 for Best Dance Video and Best Visual Effects, and also D&AD Yellow Pencil for the Best Music Video and Best Special Effects. In 2015, they won a Yellow Pencil for Best Direction for the Movement video “Ivory”.

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Swallowed Whole  /4 min. 12 sec.
Artist: Heidi Kumao

Synopsis:
“Swallowed Whole” is a somber, animated, experimental film about surviving extreme isolation and physical limitations as a result of traumatic injury. This abbreviated, jarring journey explores the physical and psychological landscapes of hospitalization and recovery. Edited to emphasize the physical impact of dropping, crashing, and slamming, the film repeats vertical frame-rolls from analog TV to metaphorically replay the impact that literally broke the filmmaker’s back.

Bio:
Heidi Kumao creates video, machine art, and installations to explore ordinary social interactions and their psychological undercurrents. Emerging from the intersection of sculpture, theater and engineering, her work demonstrates how small gestures, even the most private and poetic, can become political acts. Her work has been exhibited at Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, San Jose Museum of Art, Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires and numerous other venues worldwide. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Creative Capital grant and others. She is an Associate Professor in the School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


Bugatti /3 min. 17 sec.
Artist: Helmi

Synopsis:
Helmi unveils a video where aestheticism and humor merge into a stylized direction. The rhythm of the song and the direction allow the director to create visual frames between winter sports and surrealistic situations inspired by the 80s.

Bio

Born and raised in Paris, Helmi defines himself as an Image Maker: ”When people ask me what I’m doing, I generally answer that I’m just making images.” This photographer and director made his first music video for Brodinski feat Theophilus London. As a director, Helmi likes to create a specific concept for each video he makes. The music video for Bonnie Banane feat WALTAAA, was a homage to the street culture, its aesthetics and icons of the 90’s. Last May, at the D&AD, he won a Wood Pencil for Best Editing for the “Bugatti” video and he was nominated as Next Director. Helmi is also part of the collective Pain’O’ChoKolat entertainment.

Headspace /1 min.
Artist: Jake Fried

Synopsis:
Hand-drawn experimental animation with ink, white-out, gouache and coffee.


Bio:
Jake Fried (1984) began his artistic career as a painter, but as he went through the process of layering and modifying images, he realized what truly interested him was the way the images metamorphosed in the course of making a painting and he changed tracks to become an animator. In recent years his films have been widely shown internationally, including at the Tate Modern, Sundance Film Festival and on Adult Swim. Fried works with ink and white-out, sometimes adding gouache, collage and even coffee to generate hallucinatory vistas, modifying and shooting the images over and over to create mind-bending animations that evolve at a frenzied pace. He currently teaches at the Massachusetts College of Art & Design and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. His website is inkwood.net

Pupa /4 min.
Artist: John JH Lee

Synopsis:
Pupa is the story of a boy who is about to begin puberty. His body is ready to make a physical transformation, but in his eyes every grownup is a hideous monster. He fears that he will turn into one of them.


Bio:

John JH Lee is a motion graphic design director based at Hatch Studios in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His experience ranges from 2D/3D animations, broadcast design, game development to supervising the whole production process for animated shorts. He holds a B.A.H. from Queen’s University, and received top honors at the International Academy of Design and Technology for 3D computer animation and post production programs. For the past decade he has worked as a senior motion designer/ animator at Corus Entertainment and teaches character modeling, rigging, animation and broadcast design in Digital Animation at Centennial College. He has won multiple awards and nominations at Promax BDA. John’s works can be found on his website: http://www.johnjhlee.com

Building on A Detail  /2 min. 59 sec.
Artist: Jonathan Gillie

Synopsis:
As part of Jonathan Gillie’s practice, he regularly gathers single frames of images while the work is in progress. One of these frames was the starting point for the composition, “Building on a Detail”. The work is a hybrid of analogue and digital processes. The source material was produced from a series of experiments using an analogue video synthesiser. This involved electronic mark making techniques such as the voltage controlled disturbance of a video signal, as well as the generation of traditional video materials such as color ramps, white noise, image keys, and a variety of video waveforms. The source materials are then edited together, where a further layer of digital manipulation can be added until the final composition is complete.

Bio:
Jonathan Gillie is an artist and technician based in Nottingham, England. He has been working in Moving Image since 1997, covering video, live video projection, animation and sound. His current practice revolves around a consideration for composition, mark making, and optical phenomena. Incorporating both analogue and digital techniques, his work often involves the construction and deconstruction of geometric shapes and spaces, resulting in heavily detailed and animated compositions. By day, Jonathan works in NTU’s Fine Art Dept as a Senior Technician for Moving Image.

Winners/ Chapter#1 / 47 sec.
Artist: Karina Acosta               

Synopsis:
“Winners” is a series of single-channel videos, which, through its various chapters, is an attempt to represent analog-television aesthetics, exhibitionism and voyeurism. “Winners” explores the concept that reality TV connects us with a contemporary hyper individualism, offering us the opportunity to interfere in people’s lives via a social bond surrogate experience.

Bio:            
Karina Acosta was born in 1970 and currently lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is a visual artist and filmmaker. She continues her training in the visual arts through participating in workshops and contemporary art clinics with visual artists, art writers and curators. Her works have been part of group exhibitions in art spaces, galleries and museums of contemporary art. They combine the different disciplines of photography, installation and video art, focusing on extemporaneous and reduced formats.

Under / 4 min
Artist: Kevin Frilet

Synopsis:
“Up there, the light is white. Bodies fall from the surface. The water is bright, seems alive. Down there, from the abyss, darkness reigns. There she will deploy as if for the first time.”

Bio:
French director Kevin Frilet worked as an assistant director for different feature films, including those by Christopher Nolan and Luc Besson, before making his directorial debut with “Under”, a mesmerising vision of submerged bodies in motion, released on NOWNESS in 2014. Then he collaborated with AnOther Magazine and Prada to direct a short film, “Fallen”, where ten dancers of the legendary Tanztheater Wuppertal celebrated the magic of the everyday in an emotional ballet of personalities and relationships.

Downtown Divas / 7 min.
Artist: Loral Amir & Gigi Ben Artzi

Synopsis:
In “Downtown Divas”, Loral Amir and Gigi Ben Artzi consider a group of Russian heroin addicts outside of their normal environments. They are dressed in high end fashions (Acne, Alexander Wang, Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton) as they talk about things that matter to them beyond their addictions.

Bio:
Loral Amir and Gigi Ben Artzi are both artists, living and creating in London.

Moo / 1 min
Artist: Marie Kristiansen

Synopsis:
An elderly woman starts scratching the skin on her arm. She scratches harder and harder, and it starts to come off. Eventually she rips it all off, transforming into a younger self, the one she once wore. She walks out into the streets and is followed by other women who have done the same. They are all carrying MOO bags as they head into their last adventure.

Bio:
Marie was born in 1982 in Oslo, Norway. She graduated from Central St Martins in 2007. With several art exhibitions behind her, Marie’s aesthetics and visual storytelling were discovered by the commercial world. Her commercials and fashion films have been screened on websites such as Dazed And Confused, i-D, Wallpaper and AnOther magazines, as well as exhibited at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. In 2010 she directed and photographed her first feature film in LA, ‘EXTERIORS’. It was nominated for best debut feature at the Raindance Film Festival in London. This fall her new TV series “Hæshtag” will premier in Norway on Tv 2.

Soundprint / 7 min. 42 sec.
Artist: Monteith McCollum

Synopsis:
“SoundPrint” explores the marks left by sonic frequencies. Imagery from optical soundtracks and micro photography of records play against similar signals received by sand, water, and people. Sounds of the ocean and the Midshipman are the backdrop for a rich exploration of the subtleties of transcribed sound.

Bio:
Monteith McCollum is an inter-media artist working in film, sound, and sculpture. His films have screened at museums including The Museum of Modern Art, Hirshhorn, Wexner Center for the Arts and festivals including SXSW, Slamdance, Hot Docs, Amsterdam & Osnabruck European Media Arts Festival. His films have garnered dozens of festival awards including an IFP Truer than Fiction Spirit Award. In addition to making films, Monteith has consistently been creating unique compositions for films and performances. Compositions are included on the NYFA Current Fellow CD compilation curated and put together by Innova. His film and sound work has received support from organizations including the New York Foundation for the Arts, Rockefeller Foundation, NEA, Jerome Foundation and Kodak.

Nightmare / 4 min. 11 sec.
Artist: Pendar NasserSharif

Synopsis:
“This is a nightmare which penetrates my loneliness every night … “

Bio:
Pendar NasserSharif is an Iranian multimedia artist who was born in Tehran in 1984. He has exhibited his paintings and drawings, as well as made videos, constructed theatrical experiences, and showcased installation works. He received a Masters of Visualization at a fine art faculty in the University of Tehran. His thesis subject was over video art and its relationship with visualization. Pendar currently works in a variety of art mediums, as he believes that the format of his next work lies in its demands.

Metropolitan Triangle Garden / 3 min. 53 sec.
Artist: Rui Hu

Synopsis:
“Metropolitan Triangle Garden” is an experimental 3D animation, in which carefully preserved classical sculptures in the museum participate in a destructive performance triggered by software glitches, distortions, and misused simulations, turning the gallery space into a madhouse theatre with both classical beauty and digital chaos. It is an attempt to connect the sense of space, history, turmoil, and transformation to the idea of technological sublime.

Bio:
Rui Hu is an artist and filmmaker born in China and currently living in the United States. Working with 3D animation, video, and photography, he hopes to create poetic experiences that channel some fleeting or buried human emotion. Recently he is exploring alternative meanings for familiar objects and environments, the playful misuse of 3D graphics technology, and the blurred boundary between art and entertainment. He studied literature in China before finishing film school at New York University.

Spread Magazine  /3 min. 5 sec.
Artist: Simon Landrein

Synopsis:
An animation Simon Landrein created for the Spread Magazine launch party.

 

Bio:
Simon Landrein was born in 1984. He studied cinema and animation at Supinfocom Valenciennes. He moved to London in 2007. He became the director for The Mill and joined Passion Pictures in 2013. He recently simplified his illustration work to become more “naïve” and narrative-based. Since then, his work has been noticed in different papers and by the media in publications such as The New Yorker, Wired Magazine, Paulette Magazine, and Fool’s Gold Records.

wong-ping-emo_tAn Emo Nose / 4 min. 23 sec.
Artist: Wong Ping

Synopsis:
“I have lost interest in any kind of social activity after
my nose left. Am I enjoying loneliness or does the ugliness of the people around me make me feel that being alone is actually not bad at all?”

Prada Raw Avenue / 28 sec.

Synopsis:
 “Prada Raw Avenue” is an eclectic series of animated illustrations starring the Prada Raw Eyewear Collection.

 

Bio:
Wong Ping is a Cantonese animator and director based in Hong Kong, mixing topics such as teenage lust, shame and sexual suppression with a surprisingly fresh and luscious color palette. NOWNESS writes about him: “Wong Ping gives new meaning to NSFW…his gasp-inducing imagination feeds into our child-like curiosity to toy with social and cultural taboos”. He recently won a commision with Prada, and in 2014, he was selected for Saatchi and Saatchi’s New Directors Showcase.