onedotzero_adventures in motion 2010
inspiration: BFI Southbank from 10 – 14 November, London, Tuesday 02 November
Pioneering festival onedotzero_adventures in motion returns this year to Londonʼs BFI Southbank from 10 – 14 November 2010, presenting the most exciting international moving image work, from the offbeat to the radical, which push the boundaries of creativity, innovation and technological wonder.
Celebrating its 14th year, this autumnʼs festival presents a dynamic compilation of cutting edge cinematic expressions in the form of short films, promos, animation, interactive experiences and feature films, with an emphasis on explorations of utopian visions. There will also be installations, live AV and talks + workshops.
Highlights include robotica, an exploration of the ethics and social effects of robots or androids, code warriors, investigating the trend of using computer code as raw material to create moving image work, and ladymation, a brand new programme showcasing eclectic gems from female directors currently leading the way in animation. Stand-out work includes a selection of music-inspired films, from Edouard Salier’s astonishing futuristic noir video for Splitting the Atom from Massive Attack’s critically lauded album Heligoland, to The Johnny Cash Project, a unique ʻcrowd-sourcedʼ collaboration made up of hundreds of still images and individual portraits of the singer created by music-fans. Musical animals get a look in too with Piu from Pleix, featuring a gloriously cute singing family of tiny birds; James Wignallʼs wheezy, squeezy Accordion/ Dog; and Turning, by new British talent Karni & Saul, where the arrival of three strange old ladies at the house of a small boy offers up a mysterious procession of flamingoes and fairytales.
Plus, a series of shorts and animations including Coalition of the Willing a film that investigates how we can use new internet technologies to leverage the powers of activists, experts, and ordinary citizens in collaborative ventures to combat climate change, utilising the combined talents of 24 filmmakers pulled together by Simon Robson. Fellow character design fiends Pictoplasma, the undisputed gurus in this area, also present a special curated guest programme. In a special live event, the BFI Southbankʼs acclaimed audio-visual club night BUG and onedotzero join forces to help celebrate Ninja Tuneʼs 20th birthday with a selection of this influential indie labelsʼ top music videos.
Educational forums and panel discussions on topics such as short films, computer games and data visualisation run alongside the return of onedotzero_cascade, onedotzeroʼs ongoing collaborative education project, will lead a week-long course of workshops. Further installations, features, workshops, talks and live AV events to be announced shortly. See: www.onedotzero.com