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

saturday morning: ..................................................................................................................

 

11.00 - 12.30: DIY DVD : Presentation : Showroom ------------------------()

Digital Versatile Disc has already created a new vocabulary of interaction with moving images. Now the technology is becoming 'accessible', DVD-R promises a range of possibilities for artists and film-makers. This session will provide concrete examples of how DVD can be used creatively. Researcher and artist Caroline Rye and Brighton-based film and sound artists Semiconductor will present some of their recent work for DVD and discuss the rich potential of the world's fastest growing media format.
 
saturday afternoon: ..................................................................................................................

 

12.00: Calculated and Electronic Pioneers 1 : Screening : Showroom ------------------------()

A varied survey of some key works from the 1920's to the 1970's including works by Lillian Schwartz, an eminent American trailblazer in 'electronic' film. Her films have been kindly loaned by Jean-Claude Risset, at the University of Marseilles. (60 mins approx)

 

13.30 - 14.30: Console Cinema : Talk and Screening : Showroom ------------------------()

As games continue to borrow from cinema, the 3-D graphics engines used to create them can be deployed as programmable animation studios. The website Machinima.com is a resource for people making original films with games such as Quake, Unreal and Metal Gear Solid. Hugh Hancock from Machinima will discuss this phenomenon and show plenty of work.

 

15.00 - 16.00: Exploding The Frame : Talk : Millennium Galleries ------------------------()

Leading film critic Chris Darke (Sight & Sound, Light Readings) has always been interested in the edges of cinema and artistic practice. In this talk he will discuss how digital tools are blurring the boundaries between artists and film-makers, galleries and cinemas. (This event is included in the Festival Pass. For individual ticket bookings please contact the Millennium Galleries on 0114 287 2655)

 

16.00: Volatile Screen : Screening : Showroom : FREE Admission with ticket. ------------------------()

Alex Peverett Presentation of the three short films commissioned by Lovebytes this year. Steve Hawley's Amen ICA Cinema, People Like Usí We Edit Life and Alex Peverett's Soft Ocean Hotel. (30 mins approx).

 

17.00: Waking Life : Screening : Showroom ------------------------()

Waking Life 2001 USA Dir: Richard Linklater 99 mins
An exclusive preview of this innovative experimental feature from Richard 'Slacker' Linklater. It involves a young man's journey through a bizarre hallucinatory landscape in which he talks to and overhears a dizzying array of hipsters, bar-stool philosophers, post-coital lovers and spaced-out thinkers. Shot in DV and freely 'enhanced' by the spellbinding rotoscope animation of acclaimed duo Sabiston & Pallotta.
 
saturday evening: ..................................................................................................................

 

18.00: Requiem : Screening : Showroom ------------------------()

A video installation made by Andy Eccleston with sound by Ron Wright. Commissioned by Culture Company. (45 mins)

 

20.00 - 20.45: People Like Us: Performance : Showroom ------------------------()

Recyclopaedia Britannica - a cut and paste collage performance by People Like Us using found film footage with accompanying music. PLU rescue detritus from cultural wastelands near and far, and give the images a loving, if somewhat unexpected home.

 

20.45 - 21.30: Freeform : Performance : Showroom ------------------------()

Freeform Freeform (aka Simon Pyke) has created a software based live audio / visual improvisation tool for this performance, with visual design by Matt Pyke of the Designers Republic. Commissioned by Lovebytes.

 

22.15 - 23.00: Scanner : Performance : Showroom 3 ------------------------()

Scanner Acclaimed British sound artist, Robin Rimbaud, creates absorbing, multi-layered soundscapes that twist technology in unconventional ways. His early work became infamous for using scanned mobile phone conversations. As well as producing compositions and audio CDs, his diverse body of work includes soundtracks for films, performances, radio, and installations.

 

21.00: Fanfilms : Film Screening : Showroom Bar : FREE ------------------------()

A light-hearted selection of Fanfilms, created by the digitally enabled worshippers of Star Wars, James Bond, Highlander, Monkey et al, from the sublimely bad to the extraordinary.

 

21.30 - 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: Baby Ford : DJ : Showroom Bar : FREE ------------------------()

Baby Ford started his musical career when he released the acid house anthem "Oochy Koochy" in 1987. Since then he has continued to make an impact on the world techno scene, setting up numerous influential labels on the way.