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    Alessandro Bavari: Camera Tremula 1, Noise Melange, XYZ Ocula Depth Fulvio Sturniolo: Camera Tremula 2 Jeff Ensign aka Evolution Noise Slave: Sonic Harmonium Format: Pal Widescreen 1050x576 Duration: 8:27 mins --------------------------------------------------------------- Prizes - Golden Nica at Prix Ars Electronica 2011. - Special Award IED at Skepto International Film Festival. - Best Experimental Film at the 2nd Stortford Film Festival. - Best Direction Prize at the Cinemavvenire Video Festival. - 1° Prize Art Lab at the Festival Internazionale del Cinema d'Arte. - 1° Prize ex aequo at the Corto Dorico Short Film Festival + a Special Mention Prize. - Best Design Prize at the 13th Animation Film Festival Animated Dreams. - Finalist as Best Direction at the Animago Award. - Finalist at the Bolzano Short Film Festival. http://www.alessandrobavari.com/ info@alessandrobavari.com --------------------------------------------------------------- SINOPSYS Metachaos, from Greek Meta (beyond) and Chaos (the abyss where the eternally-formless state of the universe hides), indicates a primordial shape of ameba, which lacks in precise morphology, and it is characterized by mutation and mitosis. In fact the bodies represented in METACHAOS, even though they are characterized by an apparently anthropomorphous appearance, in reality they are without identity and conscience. They exist confined in a spaceless and timeless state, an hostile and decadent hyperuranium where a fortress, in perpetual movement, dominates the landscape in defense of a supercelestial, harmonic but fragile parallel dimension. In its destructive instinct of violating the dimensional limbo, the mutant horde penetrates the intimacy of the fortress, laying siege like a virus. Similar to the balance of a philological continuum in human species, bringing the status of things back to the primordial broth. STATEMENT METACHAOS is a multidisciplinary audio-visual project, articulated in a short film, a set of photography (http://www.alessandrobavari.com/english/Metachaos-photographies/gallery_Metachaos-photographic_series.htm) and mix-technique paintings. The purpose of the project is to represent the most tragic aspects of the human nature and of its motion, such as war, madness, social change and hate. An accretion of feelings that are metaphorically represented by specific visual forms, which are abstract conceptually, but concrete and tangible formally. The application of acid and monochromatic tints, besides the strong contrasts, makes everything intentionally more oppressive and tragic. In order to obtain a more immersive and plausible version, the shot was taken adopting the camera live technique. The extreme and frenetic motion of the shoulder camera, similar to the subjective one, becomes a main constant, so that, along with the persisting cuts used to edit the video, create a bigger sense of instability and danger. In fact, thanks to the dissemination of Technology, it is possible to notice that the unconscious-esthetic potential of the shots available on Youtube, characterized by a pseudo-documentary and amateur approach, often offer an unexpected emotional involvement, which trigger an exhibitionistic-voyeuristic interchange between the author and the consumer. The irrational gesture and action of the bodies, as if a collective form of madness controlled them, are inspired by artists like Bosch and Bruegel who, between the ‘400 and ‘500, produced an iconography where irrational images show sickly madness and pain. The project has been realized using different techniques: live shots taken in discharged industrial sites, CGI animations, tracking and motion captures, besides various other analogical ones. American Jeff Ensign, aka Evolution Noise Slave composed the original sound track, which has been progressively updated during the video production. The musical score was inspired by 6 separate pieces Jeff had previously created that were then combined into a hybrid. The composition was also based in part from a sonic interpretation of the ideas presented in Antonin Artaud’s the Theater and Cruelty overlaid on Bavari’s images. JURY STATEMENT FROM PRIX ARS ELECTRONICA 2011. Alessandro Bavari’s “Metachaos” is an impressive display of the amazing graphics that can be produced with leading-edge hardware and software. The 8-minute clip begins with a sequence of clear, geometric forms that suggest a serene world. But it doesn’t take long until it’s apparent that this was just the calm before the storm. Shadowy creatures and shockingly grotesque figures intrude into this domain rendered in black & white and sepia tones and rip it to pieces. Using the interplay of light and shadow, intentionally shaky camera movements and quick cuts, Bavari takes us on a tour de force through an unsettling imaginary cosmos that grips viewers and doesn’t let them loose. In addition to its extraordinary visuals, “Metachaos” features an impressive composed soundscape of incredibly concentrated intensity—noise elements paired with driving beats, panic-stricken screams, the rattling of bones and gale-force winds. While some of as did not necessarily share the apocalyptic view of this film, we found that it left the most indelible impression. Narrowly passing through the first round, it grew on us, so that on repeated viewing it miraculously made its way to the top. What starts as a cinematic, kinetik, yet clean field of geometry and bodies, gradually evolves, or devolves, into the artist’s vision of a nightmarish black-and-white world created by a continual collision of the human and the architectural form. It finally culminates in a screaming dance among the ruins. In a impressive virtuoso tour de force, Alessandro Bavari creates a constant mêlée of grime, projectile muck and dust among collapsing spaces at the stage for metamorphosing human bodies with branching limbs that seem constantly to break the architectural environment apart. Zombies with missing limb sand decaying skin and faces sometimes stand around listlessly and other times appear to engage in orgasmic sex. The human forms become insect-like and multiply in hordes across the building forms. Dust particles and snakes of turbolent, ferrous liquid finally explode into an apocalyptic ocean of flotsam and sludge. Bavari’s few collaborators helped shape what the credit call “camera tremula” (shaky, documentary-style camera) and sound design. We commend his dedication to a singular artistic vision that is grounded in his practice as a photographer. This is a representation of a caustic end of the world, a world of a audible pain and hopeless destruction rendered with a disturbing reference to 80s-style computer-generated animation as well as 60s “actionism”.

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    • CTRUS - Envisioned by AGENT.


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      • A bicycle trip (Short-film 2007)


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        2007 - Short movie by Lorenzo Veracini, Nandini Nambiar e Marco Avoletta. www.bicycletrip.it Some Awards: 66th Mostra Internazionale di Arte Cinematografica di Venezia – 1st prize at Venezianimation (2009,Venice -I) Matita Film Festival – 1st price (2008, Chieti - I) Cartoons on the Bay – special mention for the direction (2008, Sorrento - I) Festival Internazionale Cinema d'Animazione e Fumetto di Dervio – best direction award (2008, Dervio - I) Nastri d'Argento per i cortometraggi - mention (2008, Roma - I) Some Official Selections: Proj(ect) festival (2010, Nancy - FR) Rencontres audiovisuelles / exhibition "histoires de vélos" (2010, Lille - FR) Budapest Bicycle Festival (2010, Budapest - H) Anima Mundi (2009, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro - BR) Klik! Amsterdam Animation Festival (2009, Amsterdam - NL) in the section "Trippy Toons Programme" Melbourne Film Festival (2009, Melbourne - AU) Bicycle Film Festival (2009, festival on the road) London International animation festival (2009, London - UK) Tehran AnimaFest (2009, Tehran - Iran) International Animation Film Festival Tindrindis (2009, Tindrindis - LT) Circuito OFF - Venice International Short Film Festival (2009, Venezia - I) MareMetraggio (2009, Trieste - I) Future Film Festival (2009, Bologna - I) Cortoons (2009, Roma- I) Visioni Italiane (2009, Bologna - I) Corviale Urban Lab (2009, Roma - I) mArte Live (2009, Roma - I) BAF – Bradford Animation Festival (2008, Bradford - UK) Woodstock Film Festival (2008, Woodstock, New York – USA) Zlin Film Festival - International Film Festival for children and youth

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        • Tribocycle


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          An infinite design. A moment in time. A moving meditation. "Tribocycle" is designed as a looping movie for large scale projections and installations. Sizes- 4k square, 4k, 1080p Selected Screening: Plums Fest | Moscow | Nov 2014 Selected Screening/Installation: Currents 2014 New Media Festival, Digital Dome at the Institute of American Indian Arts | New Mexico | June 2014 Selected Gallery Installation | Dreams and Divinities | San Cristobal, Chiapas, Mexico | March 2014 Selected Installation | Animafest 24th World Festival of Animated Film | Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Croatia | 2014 Guest Artist Installation | Boomfest 2014 Tribocycle (c) 2013 by Ben Ridgway

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          • Calling The Others


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            Visuals by: www.simonhaiduk.com | Music by: www.anilah.bandcamp.com A companion video to the song "Calling The Others" by Anilah. Including motion graphics and artwork by Simon Haiduk, as well as an art feature by David Heskin.   These artists often create with an emphasis on exploring the relationship of sound and light to activate metaphysical aspects of our being, as well as an attempt to represent our connection to Earth and the energy of spirit that connects us all. artists websites: SimonHaiduk.com anilah.bandcamp.com DavidHeskin.com Tools: Adobe After Effects Trapcode plug-ins Adobe Photoshop Corel Painter

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              Sound and Visions by Larry Carlson, 2008 Visually arresting and deliciously weird smorgasbord of strangeness. A virtual psychedelic trip. Download the free mp3 of this soundtrack at larrycarlson.com/mp3.htm Check out larrycarlson.com for more of his mind morphing work.

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              • OuterXSpaceXLove Feat. Pappadon


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                Buggs Tha Rocka & Alvin Jordan presents the " OuterXSpaceXLove" visual concept from Buggs Tha Rocka's highly anticipated project " Scattered Thoughts of an American poet" Visual Concept: a story of meeting someone and having a sudden connection that escalates quickly, not based on stereo-types just energy. supporting inter-racial relationships and love that has no boundaries. Production credit: Swiff D all music & content available at - www.BuggsThaRocka.com

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                • THE BLOOM: A Journey Through Transformational Festivals


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                  www.thebloomseries.com A Film by Jeet-Kei Leung & Akira Chan Directed by Jeet-Kei Leung with Akira Chan Produced by Jeet-Kei Leung with Akira Chan Edited by Akira Chan Written, Narrated & Hosted by Jeet-Kei Leung Series Preview Music Jake Robertz - "Slow Burn" Daega Sound - "Terra" The Human Experience - "Dusted Compass" Rising Appalachia & The Human Experience - "Sunu" Kaminanda - "As Above So Below" Richard Learmont - additional sound Series Preview Voice-Over by Heather Beckett Series Videography by Akira Chan Zipporah Lomax Syd Woodward Ryan Mitchell Maria Allred Christine Peterson & Aaron Dorr Series Preview Feature Interviews (in order of appearance) Edwin Leskin Krystleyez Debra Giusti Bass Bus Crew Jesse Flemming Maraya Karena Michael Meade Allison & Alex Grey Isis Indriya Karuna Colectiva Autumn Skye Morrison Michelle & Joel Levey Title Animation by Simon Haiduk Logo by Justin Ascensional Additional Videography by David Schnack Ed O’Beirne Mario Covic Adrien Roberts Invaluable Mentorship by Mikki Willis Associate Producers Syd Woodward Julian Reyes Production Team Robin Tala Zac Cirivello Carrie Koester THE BLOOM SERIES FEATURES Featured Festivals Symbiosis Lightning in a Bottle Inshala Entheos Sonic Bloom Diversity Mystic Garden Faerieworlds Bass Coast Boom Beloved Shambhala Rootwire Burning Man Water Woman Art Outside Knowphest Lunacy AND MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON OUR WORLD IS CO-CREATED MUCH RESPECT & LOVE TO ALL THE VISIONARY TALENTS & GIFTS WOVEN INTO THIS STORY OF OUR COLLECTIVE BLOOM!

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                  • 2012/04 Simon Sinek


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                    Our speaker at the April 2012 CreativeMornings/NewYork was Simon Sinek. (http://startwithwhy.com) Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Simon Sinek teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. With a bold goal to help build a world in which the vast majority of people go home everyday feeling fulfilled by their work, Sinek is leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them. The event was generously hosted by Galapagos Art Space (http://galapagosartspace.com) in DUMBO, Brooklyn. ........ CreativeMornings is a monthly breakfast lecture series for creative types. Each event is free of charge, and includes a 20 minute talk, plus coffee! You can join us in numerous cities around the world. (http://creativemornings.com) ........ A big thank you to Ben Hallman (http://hallmanproductions.com) for filming and editing, Katherine Miles Jones (http://katherinemilesjones.com) for photography, and Galapagos Art Space's Kris Anton for audio and lighting.

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                    • WANDERING MINDLESS


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                      Sound and Visions by Larry Carlson, 2008 Weird audio-visual virtual psychedelic trip. Download the free mp3 of this soundtrack at http://larrycarlson.com/mp3.htm Check out http://larrycarlson.com for more of his mind morphing work.

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