“If people say it’s impossible we have to prove them wrong.”
Design students Anna and Terese took on a giant challenge as an exam project. Something no one had done before. If they could swing it, it would for sure be revolutionary. The bicycle is a tool to change the world. If we use bikes AND travel safe: Life will be better for all.
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Produced by WG Film with the support of
The Swedish Film Institute - Film commissioner Andra Lasmanis.
DIRECTOR: Fredrik Gertten
PRODUCER: Margarete Jangård and Elin Kamlert
ASSISTANT PRODUCER: Lina Bertilsson
CAST: Anna Haupt, Terese Alstin
CAMERA: Marek Wieser
SOUND RECORDIST:Emma Svensson
BOOM OPERATOR: Emma Thorsander
EDITOR: Klaus De León Heinecke
COMPOSER: Chris Maxwell & Philip Hernandez a.k.a Elegant Too
COLORIST: Jörgen Persson
SOUND DESIGN: Tobias Lilja
SUBTITLES: Ingrid Eng
POST PRODUCTION:Emma Svensson
CMP – Copenhagen Malmö Port
Crystals is an audio-visual collaboration utilizing live orchestra between multi-disciplinary artist Bruno Levy and DJ/composer Kate Simko.
Using stop motion photography, Bruno Levy captured various types of crystals growing under a microscope. As the evaporation process occurred, a wide variety of patterns and shapes were formed, creating an organic, yet otherworldly landscape. The compiled images are reminiscent of space and the creation of matter; as the video progresses the geometry of the crystals becomes increasingly complex. Shimmering floating particles transform into glowing geometric shapes that develop into complex galactic formations, taking us on a journey of growth and evolution.
Kate Simko's score meshes modern classical music with deep electronics and sound design. Highlighting the rhythmic nature of the evolution of crystals and matter, the music takes us on a short journey that combines the beauty of nature and live instruments with technology and interactive art. Crystals premiered as a live audio-visual performance in April 2013 at the Britten Theatre of the Royal College of Music in London. Alongside an orchestral ensemble of twenty musicians, Simko performed electronics while Levy triggered live visual effects using MIDI and audio analysis of the orchestra.
All orchestral instruments in Crystals were recorded live and combined with the electronic music elements.
video:: bruno levy
music:: kate simko
Conducted by Pierre O'Reilly
Claire Wickes - Flute/Piccolo
Lydia Griffiths - Oboe
Adrian Somogyi - Clarinet
Isaac McCullough - Bassoon
Damon Oliver - Alto Sax
David Scott - Trumpet
Anny Drysdale - Horn
Jonny Hollick - Trombone
Catrin Meek - Harp
Marie Schreer - Violin
Nadine Galea - Violin
Louisa Tatlow - Viola
Mikela Gronberg - Cello
Enric Boixados Gomex - Bass
Presently, production outsourcing has become the norm: mass fabrication of goods at low costs improves corporate profit margins but pushes precarious labour conditions due to a race to the bottom in competing developing markets. Production entails long and precise processes before those goods reach our hands, many of which are pervasive in our daily life, and frequently in intimate contact with us, such as textiles. In such a context the market price we pay for goods has not absorbed the externalities created, thus we end up paying far less for them than the real impact they have in society and the environment.
OpenKnit offers an alternative landscape to this production model. It’s an open-source, low cost (under 550€), digital fabrication tool that affords the user the opportunity to create his own bespoke clothing from digital files. Starting from the raw material, the yarn, and straight to its end use, a garment ready to be worn. Designing and producing clothes digitally and wearing them can now happen in the very same place, rewarding the user with the ability to make decisions regarding creativity and responsibility.
In order to increase accessibility to this new tool, a step by step assembly manual is published while the software Knitic allows you to design your customized clothes easily and feed them into the printer, just a few clicks away. Do KnIt Yourself, acts as an open-source clothing platform, a virtual wardrobe that allows users to share clothes, not only with those near you.
Deeply inspired by the RepRap project, OpenKnit is an ongoing project that waits to evolve organically with/for the community. There’s a long and exciting way full of possibilities to be developed, I can think about many of them, but happily some are still unknown. Join the project openknit.org/
Animation that shows how an OpenKnit machine works, by Sergi Rubio & Estel Roman vimeo.com/86889648