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LOVEBYTES 96 - DIGITAL ART AND MULTIMEDIA FESTIVAL.

PROGRAMME (UPDATED 25.4.96)

http://www.lovebytes.org.uk/lb96

THIS FILE LISTS...
1. Booking Info
2. The Latest News And Exciting Additional Information.
3. Lovebytes New Media Commissions At Site.
4. CMYK X 4 Poster Commissions At The Workstation.
5. Multimedia Gallery At The Workstation.
6. Performance At The Workstation.
7. Seminars At The Showroom.
8. Film Screenings At The Showroom.

1. HOW TO BOOK TICKETS

SEMINARS £3.75/£2.75 concessions
THE KILLING SHOW £4/2.50 concessions
FILM SCREENINGS £4.10/3.10. Screenings commencing before 5pm Monday to Friday are £3.10/2.10. Children's matinees £2.50
Please book early as places are limited - call The Showroom Cinema BOOKING
HOTLINE 0114 275 7727. Most major credit or debit cards accepted. Cheques should be made payable to Sheffield Media and Exhibition Centre Ltd, forpostal bookings. If you are making a postal booking please confirm thatspaces are available first.

HOW TO BOOK FOR FREE SEMINARS

Please ring to book your seat for free seminars at The Showroom on 0114 275 7727.

All pre-booked tickets must be collected at least 20 minutes in advance of each performance from the showroom box office. Booking tickets in advance does not guarantee you a seat if you arrive late.

Please call 0114 275 9330 if you have any questions regarding the festival programme.

2. LATEST NEWS...

SEMINAR ADDITION...

Friday 10th May - 10.30

Animation and Multimedia - Alan Snow

Alan Snow will present his award winning CD Rom, PAWS (Personal Automated Wagging System) and work in progress on interactive CD ROMs from Aardman Animation.

Alan Snow is an illustrator and animator who, became involved in multimedia some six years ago. Since then he has worked on a large number of projects including Peter Gabriel's Xplora and PAWS, as well as design work for Sony,

Apple and the BBC. He is currently working with Aardman Animation - his first project with Aardman was designing the software for Morph's Computer. Having spent some 12,000 hours beating his head against the 'Box' he has reached a point that lesser masochists might never have reached. Those who want to learn a little of the truth of multimedia production will find interest in his experience. He is now trying to find better ways to do animation on computers and combining 3D traditional stop-frame animation with computer techniques.

CALL THE BOOKING HOTLINE 0114 275 7727 open from 4pm each day.

MORE DETAILS ON SAMPLING AND THE LAW

Seminar Friday 10 May 4pm at the Showroom Cinema.

The panel for this discussion around the latest developments in the legalities surrounding smapling and copyright control will be...
Christian Ulf Hansen - BMI
Mark Wilkins - Edmonds Bowen and Co.
Jez Willis - Utah Saints
Bob Bauer - MCPS
two more panelists are yet to be confirmed.
(See also: 7. Seminars)

3. LOVEBYTES NEW MEDIA COMMISSIONS.

SITE GALLERY 1 May - 8 June

Five artists explore Love and Technology. Commissioned in collaboration with Site Gallery and Hull Time Based Arts.

OPEN: 11am - 5pm Tuesday - Saturday. Sunday 5 May, 11am - 5pm.

KISSING - SERA FURNEAUX (1 - 12 May)

Select from a database of kisses and add your own. An interactive installation consisting of projected kisses and a kissing booth.

HANDS - RITA KEEGAN (1 May - 8 June)

Interactivity of touch; hands as a metaphor for 'the self': giving/taking, pleasure/pain, making/destroying. A video installation mixing digitised movies, computer generated environments with scanned and drawn images.

IN THE CLUB - TECHNOWHORES (1 - 8 JUNE)

An interactive installation using gossip between three women artists about love, sex, emotion and passion as a metaphor for the language of new digital technologies.

ROMULUS AND REMUS - THE GRAND AFFAIR

- LULU QUINN (1 May - 8 June)

A multimedia installation centred around a double bed, one man and his dog.

At what point can we draw the line between human and animal values?

THE IMAGINARY INTERNAL ORGANS OF A CYBORG

- JANE PROPHET (1 May - 8 June)

An interactive CD ROM comprising 3D models, computer animation sequences, sound and text. Exploring philosophical spaces through the physical form of the cyborg.

4. CMYK x 4 EXHIBITION at THE WORKSTATION 1 - 17 MAY

OPEN 1 - 17 May : 9am - 8pm Mon - Fri.

EXCEPT Bank Holiday Monday.

CMYK x 4 (1 - 17 May)

An exhibition of specially commissioned posters by four leading design studios. The Designers Republic, Dave Kirkwood (www.lovebyte.org.uk/lb96/you), Eg.G and N-Studios.

5. MULTIMEDIA GALLERY AT THE WORKSTATION.

STILL IRL - JOHNNY YEN (1-17 May)

Images of rain dripping down a window form a gentle and subtle backdrop to intercut flashes of memory.

EMOTIONAL COMPUTING (7 - 10 May)

The Multimedia Gallery at The Workstation

open 9am - 5pm

Emotional Computing is a commissioning scheme for interactive works on floppy disk which is based upon the success of the floppy-sized piecs that can be downloaded from The Hub. 12 pieces were commissioned. They are all very diverse and meet the brief which is to engage with the user at a conceptual or emotional level. It was developed by Richard Gooderick at the Film Department of the Arts Council of England.
The Hub was created in May '95 to support the creative use of desktopcomputers. There is a Hub Web site (http://www.ace.mdx.ac.uk/Hub/Hub.html) and regular meetings take place in London and Bristol. We will be celebrating the first birthday of The Hub at Lovebytes and launching the West Yorkshire Hub.

MR PUNCH - DAVE McKEAN & NEIL GAIMAN

The Multimedia Gallery at The Workstation

7-10 May open 9am - 5pm

Images from the graphic novel which won the Victoria and Albert Museum Best Illustrated Book Award in 1994. (also see seminars - Thursday 9th)

CONAL McDERMOT - BLUE MOON

The Multimedia Gallery at The Workstation

7-10 May open 9am - 5pm

Conal is an artist with a burning passion for rhythms and cycles presents one aspect, where the Moon leads life into a microcosmic dance with her own ancient dance of love.

An attempt to communicate via abstracted curves from body language, one complete luna cycle. Seven captured images of a female form opening and closing, are digitally manipulated, enhancing texture and colour to create the balanced pattern of particular dance. Blue. Hub Club. http://www.ace.mdx.uk/Hub/Hub.html

ADVENT - CLIVE GILLMAN (7 -10 May)

An interactive multimedia advent calender concealing explorable spaces - each day revealing new signs that enmesh the viewer in a growing megalomania.

Also at Workstation:

PHIL WOLSTENHOLME - PRINTWORK (7 -17 May).

6. PERFORMANCE THE WORKSTATION 7 - 11 May

THE KILLING SHOW - THIRD ANGEL Exhibition 9am - 7pm. Performance - 7.30pm

(£4/2.50 concessions)

'I knew a woman onceŠ Her face was in every newspaper. Nasty affair. Never really saw her in the same light again.' Maureen Morris 1958. A photographic installation with accompanying performance, looking at the sordid business of murder in the media. Not suitable for children.

7. SEMINARS. THE SHOWROOM CINEMA 7 - 10 May.

TUESDAY 7th MAY

1400 www. irational.org with HEATH BUNTING

"Fantasy, reflection and seduction will be amplified and toyed with. It is rather fragile and therefore could not stand invasive mediation, so I will not tell you anymore than this." - Heath Bunting (23.3.96).

1800 ART ON THE INTERNET with CAREY YOUNG

Looking at innovative art on the internet. Carey Young is a regular arts contributor to Wired Magazine.

WEDNESDAY 8th MAY

1030 CREATIVE REVIEW MAGAZINE CD ROM - FREE

Creative Review discuss the development and production of their cover CD ROM and demo some of the work included.

1400 VIDEO CONFERENCING with JOHNNY YEN

Johnny Yen from Atelier Nord in Oslo will be video conferencing with people from across the world via the internet.

THURSDAY 9th MAY

1030 WEB MASTERCLASS with THE NEO PROJECT. FREE pleased book directly with Paul Harrap at NEO Bureau on 0114 272 4140 or pharrap@fdgroup.co.uk

Demonstrating the techniques to turn a basic 'logo and links' web site into a more innovative and interactive facility.

Aimed at people who already have a working knowledge of the basics of Web design and html.

1400 NEW TOOLS with KEITH GOULD FROM APPLE UK Looking at some of the latest developments from Apple Computers - Quicktime VR, new music sampling software and the latest games development software.

1800 ARTEMIS COMMUNICATIONS present MR PUNCH & MIRROR with KEITH GOULD

(Apple), TIM ETCHELS (Forced Entertainment)

Premiere demonstration of unique interactive CD ROMs Mr Punch (by Dave McKean & Neil Gaiman) and Mirror (Dave McKean & Igor Goldkind), covering the nature of interactivity in story-telling and the impact of new technology on entertainment.

FRIDAY 10th MAY

SEMINAR ADDITION...

Friday 10th May - 10.30

Animation and Multimedia - Alan Snow

Alan Snow will present his award winning CD Rom, PAWS (Personal Automated

Wagging System) and work in progress on interactive CD ROMs from Aardman

Animation.

1330 THE HUB CLUB with RICHARD GOODERICK

The Hub was created in May '95 to support the creative use of desktop computers and meets regularly iin London and Bristol. Lovebytes will launch the Yorkshire Hub. http://www.ace.mdx.ac.uk/Hub/Hub.html

1600 SAMPLING AND THE LAW

A panel of industry experts discuss the latest developments in the legalities of surrounding sampling and copyright control.

1830 SAMPLING DISMANTLED

Elliot Kennedy producer/songwriter with Take That, 911, Michael Jackson etc, unveils the techniques and technology behind constructing a piece of music, identifying the samples their sources and their part in the song.

8. FILM SCREENINGS - THE SHOWROOM CINEMA. 4 - 10 May

A selection of films relating to digital techniques and culture on the theme of 'Yesterday's Future'.

TOY STORY (Sat 4 - 2pm/Sun 5 - 4pm)

John Lasseter, USA, 1995. The first completely computer generated feature film and a selection of John Lasseter's award winning short films.

COMPUTER WORLD 3 (Sat 4 - 4pm/Sun 5 - 2pm)

Film and Video Umbrella's brand new selection of international computer animation.

WORK, REST AND PLAY (Sat 4 - 6pm)

Aubrey/Robertson, GB, 1996. Scottish Cyber road movie featuring an imaginative mix of live action and electronic graphics.

STRANGE DAYS (Sat 4/Sun 5 - 8.30pm/Mon 6 - 4pm)

Kathryn Bigelow, USA, 1995. A nightmare thriller set on New Year's Eve 1999.

THIEF OF BAGDAD (Mon 6 - 2pm)

Michael Powell, USA, 1940. Hocus Pocus of colour, adventure and special effects.

UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD (Sun 5 - 6pm/Mon 6 - 8pm)

Wim Wenders, Ger/Fr/Aus,1991. Ultimate futuristic road movie.

WATER AND POWER (Tues 7 - 8.30pm) (tbc)

Pat O'Neill, USA, 1989. A fusion of nature and city images, interwoven with special effects plus 2 O'Neill shorts.

L'ANGE + VIDEO VOID + MELIES SHORTS (Wed 8 - 8.30pm) Introduced by Keith Griffiths. L'Ange (Patrick Bokanowski, Fr, 1982) portrays an angel trapped in a Kafkaesque nightmare. Video Void (David Larcher, Fr, 1993) With Georges Melies Faust in Hell and The Impossible Journey(fr, 1904)

OBSESSIVE BECOMING + TANGO (Thur 9th - 8.30pm)

Dan Reeves' autobiographical Obsessive Becoming (USA, 1995) is set to become a landmark work for its inventive use of digital technologies. Tango

(Rybczynski, Pol, 1983) - Oscar winning film dedicated to anti-social madness, rhythm and technique.

12 MONKEYS (Fri 10/Thur 18 - 8.30)

Terry Gilliam, USA, 1995. Complex time travel thriller, based on La Jetée - to be shown later in May.

LOVEBYTES WOULD LIKE TO THANK The following organisations and friends for their kind support:

Keith Griffiths, Sheffield Hallam University, Northern Media School, NatWest Bank, Ultimate Sun Productions Ltd, Commercial & Mercantile Vintners Ltd, Barco, Quadrant Video Ltd, Sheffield City Council's Department of Employment and Economic Development and McMillan Video.