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A Virtual Dylan

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Date: Wed 9th November 2005
Website: www.virtualdylanthomas.com
Location: wales

Outline:

Bvirtual and iCreate Ltd

present

A Virtual Dylan

Wednesday November 9th. 2005 at 5.30pm.

The Dylan Thomas Centre, Somerset Place, Swansea

Bernard Mitchell and iCreate are proud to announce the World Premier of ‘A Virtual Dylan’, a 3D photo-realistic performance of Dylan Thomas reading again his poem ‘Do not go gentle into that good night’.

Through the medium of 3D digital computer animation we have brought back to life Dylan in a strikingly vivid way that has never been seen before. No moving pictures are known to survive.

The virtual head has been recreated by the talented team of animators at iCreate in Technium, Swansea, using photographs, a 3D scan of his death mask, and voice recordings made in New York in 1952.

The concept of ‘A Virtual Dylan’ was developed by photographer Bernard Mitchell after a life-time interest in the poet, during recent post-graduate research at Swansea School of Art.

The production company Bvirtual Ltd was formed to market and licence ‘A Virtual Dylan’ and develop exciting future projects.

´Today we are at the beginning of a new era of 3D computer imaging and animation. It is our ambition to build in Swansea a centre of international excellence, in the high growth virtual reality industry.”

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Job Opportunity

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Location: england

Outline:

Mobile Media is Swindon`s groundbreaking facility creating opportunities for participation in digital media arts for young people in danger of social exclusion.

Past Present Future (Nov 05 – Mar 06) is an exciting opportunity for training in cutting edge digital arts practice, combined with training on artistic delivery within a youth and community context, leading to a short residency in a school or youth group in one of the most economically deprived areas of Swindon.

All Past Present Future artists will be supported by the Mobile Media core team and facilities in their project delivery.

We are looking for artists to work on Past Present Future in the following contexts:

Lead Digital Artist: £4,160 including travel:

To work with the Mobile Media Artistic Director to forge the artistic direction of the project, and to act as digital arts trainer and mentor to the other participating artists. To undertake training in artistic delivery within youth and community contexts, and practice these new skills within a short residency.

Dancer, Creative Writer, Visual Artist: £1,440 including travel.

Three artists are sought who can bring the strength of their own creative experience to Past Present Future, and wish to broaden their practice by incorporating digital skills. To undertake training in artistic delivery within youth and community contexts, and practice these new skills within a short residency.

Expressions of interest and a current CV should be sent to mobilemedia@swindon.gov.uk by 7th November 2006.

For more information visit www.mobile-media.org.uk or email: mobilemedia@swindon.gov.uk

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Astro Black Morphologies

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Date: 28 Oct – 05 Nov, 1-5.30pm, Weds-Sat
Website: www.vivid.org.uk
Location: england

Outline:

Developed by Flow Motion ´ artist-musicians Eddie George & Anna Piva ´ Astro Black Morphologies is an immersive dub electronic sound and image installation and sound performance, created using transformed x-ray data from the black hole Cygnus-XI.

Visitors to the installation will enter into a darkened space immersed in a layered soundscape of textures and tones, bass frequencies and melodies generated from Cygnus X-I`s x-ray data. These are interwoven with treated radio astronomy sounds from our solar system – Saturn, Jupiter, and Earth`s planetary atmospheres, and the pulses of the star clusters of Tucanae. Movies projected on the walls and floor provide digital visualisations of the x-ray data while, drifting through the mix, traces of voices recite fragments from the numerical sequence.

This event is part of bfi’s Blackworld and Black History Month.

There is a launch event on 27 Oct, 7pm where the artists` will be performing `Astro Dub`. If you would like to attend please RSVP to info@vivid.org.uk or call 0121 766 7876, entrance is free but capacity is limited.

School parties are welcome to visit the exhibition, please call 0121 766 7876 to book.

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StoryRooms

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Date: October 12, 2005 – January 15, 2006, 10.00 am – 5.00 pm every day
Location: england

Outline:

Upcoming International Media Art Exhibition in Manchester:

StoryRooms

Interactive Networks, Media Art and Installations

October 11, 2005 – January 15, 2006

Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester

A group of internationally renowned media artists brings surreal, poetic and thought-provoking installation environments to Manchester, that invite you to explore the ways we now communicate with each other and with technology.

Yet the technical nature of the art works becomes invisible and instead they challenge the audience to take part in interactive scenarios, unexpected stories and impromptu visual dialogues. The projects examine our life in media culture and a digitised society: by linking the physical installation to the digital space and vice versa – within extraordinary models of art and networking that encourage the viewers` very own creative input.

Susan Collins, UK

Paul DeMarinis, USA

Ken Goldberg, USA

Paul Sermon, UK

Cornelia Sollfrank, Germany

Tan Teck Weng, Malaysia/Australia

Andrea Zapp, Germany/UK (installation soundtrack by Vini Reilly, UK)

You are kindly invited to the opening reception on Tuesday, October 11, 2005, 6 – 9 pm

with an interactive audience performance by

ELECTROBOUTIQUE (Alexei Shulgin & Aristarkh Chernyshev, Moscow)

The event is taking place in the unique and historical setting of the grade one listed 1830 Warehouse at the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, UK.

It will be documented on a DVD by Manchester-based video artists Dave Griffiths and Nick Jordan.

Curated by Andrea Zapp

For more information and contact please visit www.storyrooms.net or www.msim.org.uk

Funded by the Arts Council England/North West and supported by The Museum of Science and Industry, The Arts and Humanities Research Council, Manchester Metropolitan University, The Goethe Institute Manchester, Arts Western Australia and Western Australian Government.

Museum of Science and Industry

1830 Warehouse, Castlefield,

Liverpool Road, Manchester

10.00 am – 5.00 pm every day

admission free

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