SAT FEST 2017 (Friday)
Friday, October 13, 2017
8:45 PM - 9:30 PM
Society for Arts and Technology (SAT)
The SAT Fest is the Society for Arts and Technology’s annual short-film festival showcasing some of the best immersive achievements recently created at the SAT and around the world. The selection combines our most recent local favourites with the best 360° artworks from last fall’s call for international films, all created by a dozen artists from 7 countries, such as: Laszlo Bordos (HU), Jóhann Johannsson (ISL), Fusako Baba (JP), Roman Zavada (CA), Sean Caruso (CA) Beeple (US), Fraction (FR), Nicolas Noël Jodoin (CA), Joël-Aimé Beauchamp (CA) and Julius Horsthuis (NL). Details on the films to be announced in September.
Transparent Machine: Transparent Machine is a 360° adaptation of a previous film, also directed by Beeple. It explores the contradictions within our actions and beliefs regarding transparency.
Visuals by Beeple (FFD Remix; US), Audio: Standing Wave (US)
Escape: The film combines figurative content and abstract visuals that take us through a journey of floating bodies. They echo the multiplicity of human destiny and our never-ending quest for a significant path.
Visuals by Laszo Bordos (HU), Audio: Johann Johannsson (ISL)
Flower of Afterimage: This film explores a parallel universe. It slowly guides us to the moment when, by straying away from the secret pathway, a mysterious space opens us, in which sounds and shapes appear from the hidden beauty of flowers.
Visuals by Fusako Baba (JP), Audio: Asako Miyaki (JP)
Cernunnos: Edging between science and digital art, Cernnunos tells a subtle and playful story about the CERN and large Hadron Collider. Will Man be able to control the technology he created, or will technology destroy him, himself, his great works and all of human race?
Visuals and audio by Sean Caruso (CA)
Resonance Boreals: Resonance Boreale (here in a short film version) is a film in which the music of the pianist Roman Zavada dialogs through his intstrument's vibrations with northern lights filmed in 360°. Plunge at the heart of the boreal forest!
Visuals by Dominic St-Aman & Bruno Colpron (CA), Audio: Roman Zavada (CA)
Isometric: Isometric tells the story of a slow descent into the deepest depths, a world made of constant recombinations, like Julius Horsthuis's work on the infinite nature of fractals. In this imaginary world, you travel in a distorted way, surrounded by illegible patterns.
Visuals by Julius Horsthuis (NL), Audio: Fraction (FR), Production: VIF and Fraction
Tim: Excerpt from the film tim; in it; you will plunge inside tim's inner world (by accompanying him in his existential quest) and so fall with him through the dreamlike landscapes of his universe.
Visuals by Nicolas Noël Jodoin (CA), Audio: Joël-Aimé Beauchamp (CA)
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