lovebytes international festival of digital art, sheffield, march 14-16 2002

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10.00 - 11.30: Making DV : Presentation : Showroom ------------------------()

This session aims to explore the advantages of digital video from the technology to the economics of production. Apple UK's Byron Wijayawardena describes the pivotal role that Apple has played in the development of DV and demonstrates their latest technology. Film maker and freelance editor Jason Budge shares his experience as a DV editor, and director Susannah Gent talks about her decision to go digital on her new feature film 'Jelly Dolly'.
 
friday afternoon: ..................................................................................................................

 

13.00: Search Engine Cinema : Film Screening : Showroom ------------------------()

The web has opened up a deliriously unruly world of moving image. Sift through the inspired, deranged, raw and beautiful in this compilation of work discovered online. Mixing flash animation, 'accidental' films, DV mini-masterpieces, archive gems and toy-related ephemera. (60 mins approx)

 

14.30 - 16.15: Volatile Media : Artist Presentations : Showroom ------------------------()

Steve Hawley

Artists working on the edges of digital media show and talk about their moving image commissions for Lovebytes 2002. The Butler Brothers present Genitron, an interactive installation which explores the capabilities of DVD.

Steve Hawley presents Amen ICA Cinema, a Palindromic video, that explores the magical power and absurdity of things that go forwards and backwards. Vicki Bennett (aka People Like Us) presents We Edit Life, an exploration into the world of cut and paste collage, recontextualising found footage with a surrealistic edge.

 

17.00: Calculated and Electronic Pioneers 2 : Film Screening : Showroom ------------------------()

This screening follows on from last years' programming of work by the Whitney Brothers charting their remarkable development of mechanical then electronic and computer methods of abstract animation. (60 mins)
 
friday evening: ..................................................................................................................

 

19.00: Warp Shorts : Screening : Showroom ------------------------()

New and exclusive round-up of some of the most recent film-works to be produced by the always evolving Warp label. Short films, animations and promos from Chris Cunningham and others. (30 mins approx).

 

20.00 - 20.45: Massimo : Performance : Showroom ------------------------()

The Sicily based electro-noise fiend spits his tracks out into the world with relentless vigour and a touch of humour. His latest release, on Mego, delivers a grinding 20 minute session - he doesn't know what it is, just don't call it "laptop punk", "post-microsound stew" or "glitch and cuts".

 

20.45 - 21.30: Robert Lippok : Performance : Showroom ------------------------()

One third of German minimalists To Rococo Rot, Robert Lippok offers warm, deep textures, and a naked emotional accessibility rarely found at the heart of laptop culture. Robert utilises analogue field recordings, digital remains and cultural fragments, condensed into an acoustic space. The call of crows and the sound of doors slamming meet looped soundpieces from a minidisc recorder and samples from a Mahler symphony.

 

22.15 - 23.00: Yasunao Tone : Performance : Showroom 3 ------------------------()

Tone has been working at the outer edges of improvised and avant-garde sound since his involvement with the Fluxus movement in the 60's. From 1976, he has been designing electronic musical compositions inspired by cultural theory and ancient Oriental texts. These works have been performed internationally. A rare chance to see one of electronic sound's true pioneers.

 

21.00 - 24.00: Vector : Djs : Showroom Bar : FREE ------------------------()

Vector is an arts collective with a loose and shifting membership drawn from a diversity of digital disciplines. Over the last three years they have attempted to map new sonic territories and report back from the furthest reaches of the electronic spectrum. Once again they bring their unique style to the Festival.

 

24.00 - 02.00: Gescom : Djs : Showroom Bar : FREE ------------------------()