Ars Electronica Animation Festival
Sunday Session II
14:00 - 15:00: Prix Selection: Visual Effects and Commercials:
There’s hardly a feature film or ad spot made today that doesn’t utilize special effects. The most common ones are high-speed or highly unusual tracking shots, utopian scenery and death-defying stunts. In some films’ credits, the FX crew takes up more footage than all the other technicians combined. This program is a “greatest hits” compilation from recent films and commercials.
15:30 - 16:30: Prix Selection: Small World Machines
The world as a fantastic machine whose mechanism does not always obey laws we are capable of grasping. The inhabitants of it are sometimes grains of sand and sometimes tiny gears. A mix of poetic, absurd and occasionally furious miniatures.
17:00 - 18:30: Prix Selection: Exquisite Monsters
The world of computer animation is inhabited by many different species of monsters—friendly ones and menacing ones too, those that are mechanical, animalistic and human. The computer becomes a genetics lab in which the engineers’ inventiveness knows no limits.
19:00 - 20:00: Generative Animation
A program of current artistic examples of processual, program-controlled image design curated by artists Lia (A) and Miguel Carvahais (ES).
20:30 - 22:00: Prix Selection: Monochromatic/b/w
Color reduction and a language of graphic forms are the characteristics of this program. The content is a highly diverse mix of short stories.
22:30 - 23:30: Prix Selection: Late Night
A program for night people with a dark sense of humor: offbeat situations, stirring flashes of inspiration and trashy aesthetics assure a thoroughly tolerable chill-out.