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3D design

3D design

'Imagined Cinemas'

Filmmaking in non-traditional media

One-day symposium organised by Piet Zwart Institute & Creating 010, Rotterdam University

In collaboration with Signals: For Real, International Film Festival Rotterdam

While the traditional media for moving images – movie theaters and TV – are losing their dominant role, filmmaking and the language of cinema migrate to other media that often aren't screens. This symposium gathers filmmakers, artists, designers and activists who reframe cinema as interventions into public space through visual, sound and mobile media, as tactical transmedia narratives, and as filmmaking rooted in the avant-garde expanded cinema tradition. What does the language of cinema contribute to these other media, and which opportunities do these media conversely offer for the future practice of filmmaking?

Moderators: Simon Pummell, Florian Cramer & Edwin Carels

Programme:

Throughout the day –a live intermezzo with the radio play 'A Fatalistic Flatworm' by Lukas Simonis and Henk Bakker, WORM (NL)

10:00-13:00 hrsExpanded media todayPip Chodorov (FR)Ulrich Schreiber, C-Side Production (CH)Franziska Lamprecht & Hajoe Moderegger, eteam (USA/DE)Paolo Davanzo & Lisa Marr / Echo Park Film Center (USA)

13:45-16:45 hrsFilm language and transmedia storytellingMichiel Huijsman & Renate Zentschnig, Soundtrackcity (NL)Richard Wright (UK)Paolo Cirio (IT)Vincent Morisset (CN)

17:00 hrsOpening reception for Simon Pummell's transmedia project 'Shock Head Soul & The Sputnik Effect' at TENT, Witte de Withstraat 50, Rotterdam

Imagined CinemasMonday, January 30th 2012, 10:00-17:00 hrsLocation: Piet Zwart InstituteAddress: Mauritsstraat 36, 3012 CJ RotterdamAdmission: 5 EUR (free for students)

NOTE: please also visit the exhibition 'Imagined Cinemas – Echo Park Film Center' between January 27 and February 5 in our BLAAK10 Gallery & Store.

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First take a look at the press conference with Simon Pummell during the Venice Film Festival.

The Dutch/British cooperation 'Shock Head Soul' by film maker and Piet Zwart Institute (PZI) course director Simon Pummell has been selected for the 68th edition of the Venice Film Festival. Pummell's film will take part in the Orizzonti competition. The prestigious festival, part of the Biënnale, will take place from August 31 until September 10 2011.

The film paints a picture of succesful German lawyer Daniel Paul Schreber, who claimed in 1893 that he received messages from God through a 'type writer' that spanned the kosmos. Schreber then spent nine years in an institution, where he suffered from delusions of cosmic control and the idea that he was slowly changing into a woman. During his confinement, Schreber wrote his now famous  'Denkwürdigkeiten eines Nervenkranken', in which he claims that his faith is a matter of religious freedom and that he was mentally able enough to return to society.

The film, which took five years to make, is a combination of documentary interviews, fictional reconstructions and animation. The story explores the boundaries between religious visions, misleading fanaticism and the intimate connection between family secrets, psychiatric diagnoses and our society's image of psychiatric diseases.

Pummell became known internationally when he received a British Academy Award (BAFTA ) for his transmedia project 'Bodysong' in 2003. He's not only a writer and director of documentary, animation and fiction, but also a researcher, tutor and course manager of Piet Zwart Institute's master in Media Design & Communication: Lens-Based.Barend Onneweer, head of WdKA’s bachelor course in Animation and tutor of the PZI master Lens-Based, was the visual effects supervisor on Shock Head Soul.

Shock Head Soul is produced by Submarine and Hot Property Films, in collaboration with Keith Griffiths Illuminations Films and in co-production with Serious Film. This production is supported by the Wellcome Trust, the Netherlands Film Fund and the Rotterdam Media Fund, with support from The Film Study Center at Harvard University. Besides a film, Shock Head Soul is also a research project affiliated to the lectorate of the Piet Zwart Institute Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam University.

images: stills from 'Shock Head Soul'

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On Monday January 10, CrossLab kicks off the new year with its Open Design Event. From 19.30hrs onwards, you’re welcome in de Unie in Rotterdam. Make sure you get your tickets fast, because they’re almost sold out.

Is everyone a designer nowadays? The internet facilitates the customization of design; designers can publish and share their work online. As a co-designer, the user has become responsible for the form: ‘form follows user’. This recent practice is called ‘Open Design’. What is the new role of the designer in this context?

Bas van Abel shines his light on the philosophy and practice of ‘Open Design’ and introduces the new ‘Unlimited Design Book’. Studio Ludens demonstrates the role of ‘design templates’ and DIY products. Product designer Janne Kyttanen shows how to make your own objects with 3D-printing and ‘downloadable design’. We also take a peak at FabLab, a public lab that offers ‘state of the art’ prototyping machines. Besides this, several ‘cadaver exquise’ projects will be presented as a creative method for collective design.

CrossLab Event Open Design, De Unie / Mauritsweg 34-35 / Rotterdam. Monday January 10 2011, start 20hrs (doors open 19.30). Entrance: 7 euro (5 euro employees WdKA) / 2.50 euro for students with Student Card. Subscribe by email (name and number of persons). More info crosslabevents.wdka.nl.

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Het lectoraat 'Communication in a Digital Age' van het Piet Zwart Instituut nodigt iedereen van harte uit om media en design projecten te presenteren tijdens het Second BarCamp Rotterdam. Of je nu een student bent, een ontwerper (freelance of bij een bedrijf, professioneel/niet-professioneel, commercieel of niet-commercieel), een kunstenaar, een software ontwikkelaar, iemand met een media, internet of ontwerp project; dit zal jouw ‘speaker's corner' zijn en geeft je de mogelijkheid om andere mensen uit hetzelfde vakgebied te ontmoeten.

Een bar camp is een open course/open deelname/'unconference' voor de presentatie van nieuwe media projecten, een collectieve speakers corner voor media mensen. Ontwerpers, kunstenaars en activisten zijn van harte welkom. Meld je aan en geef een presentatie.

Deze BarCamp zal worden gehost in de Doelen, en is een onofficieel, toch gratis toegankelijk, onderdeel van het European Design Festival 2010. Er zullen 2-3 presentatie schermen aanwezig zijn en gratis catering voor alle deelnemers.

Deelnemers kunnen zich aanmelden voor de presentaties tussen 17:30 en 18:00 uur.Locatie: De Doelen, Foyer Willem Burger Zaal, Schouwburgplein, Rotterdam

 

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Tiddo Roozendaal's graduation film Faith is nominated for the Designpreis Halle 2010. It will be shown in Halle (Germany) from June 19 until July 4 2010. If Roozendaal wins, he takes away € 5.000.

He finished his bachelor's degree in Audiovisual Design in 2009 and now studies at our Lens-Based Digital Media programme.

Out of a total of 166 entries, 18 pieces of work from Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Switzerland, France, Sweden, Austria, Italy, Czech Republic, Canada, China and the Netherlands were selected.

On June 19 2010 the winners will be announced. We'll keep you posted.

image: still from Tiddo Roozendaal's Faith

Tiddo Roozendaal's graduation film Faith is nominated for the Designpreis Halle 2010. It will be shown in Halle (Germany) from June 19 until... Lees verder

This Fall, another 40 students from various countries all over the world participate in WdKA’s exchange programme to study here. They come from art schools that are partners in WdKA’s extensive international network. To mark their arrival, WdKA is organizing a festive reception to introduce them to our academy. Just like on previous occasions, exchange students can meet with each other and with students and staff of WdKA. Information is being provided on the special course on Dutch that exchange students may take, on the lecture ‘Dutch Art & Design’ by Erna Flokstra, on the extra optional modules, and on the JIP Budget Guide.

WdKA wishes all guest students from abroad a happy and fruitful stay at WdKA and in Rotterdam!

The 40 foreign exchange students will be studying in the following courses:

School of Fine Art

BA Fine Art: Susanna Inglada (Barcelona), Joanne James & Jennifer Ross (Nottingham), Simone Meier (Basel), Kristin Orav (Tallinn), Ramona Proyer (Vienna), Saphir Shraga (Paris), Aistė Stančikaitė (Vilnius), Cecilie Størkson (Bergen), Sara Tur (Barcelona), Eglė Vaišutytė (Vilnius)

MA Fine Art (Piet Zwart Institute): Oguz Tatari (Weimar)

School of Media & Design, 2D

BA Graphic Design: Miguel Angel Barrero (Madrid), Omar Chafai (Ghent), Catarina Correia (Porto), Elektra Gerö (Budapest), Xia Li & Tao Mao (Beijing), Alberto Matallana (Barcelona), Charlotte Mayr (Strasbourg), Raquel Rei (Porto), Maria Smit & Tylor Wilson (Sydney)

BA Illustration: Marlene Simonsen Antonius (Kolding), Christoph Kaplan (Trier)

MA Media Design (Piet Zwart Institute): Loretta Borrelli (Milaan), Tobias Leingruber  (Stuttgart)

School of Media & Design, 3D

BA Fashion Design: Paula Caballero & Carlos Sáez Ripoll (Madrid), Marta Forn Capellas & Xènia Sànchez Ferré (Barcelona)

BA Interior Architecture: Jèssica Dellà Morte (Barcelona), Klaudija Oroshi (Basel), Mercè Ortega-Villaizán (Barcelona), Laura Plado (Tallinn)

School of Media & Design, 4D

BA Audiovisual Design:

Johanne Aarup Hansen (Kolding), Chong Dai & Jiehui Huang (Hangzhou), Mischan Gholizadeh Toosarani (Vienna)

School of Education in Art & Design

BA Art and Design Teacher Training: Ladina Gerber (Luzern)

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Important news: our student Gordan Saviciç (2nd year of the MA Media Design at WdKA's Piet Zwart Institute) won Third Prize at Transmediale.08, the famed 'International Festival for Art and Digital Culture' in Berlin. The festive Award Ceremony took place in Berlin's 'Haus der Kulturen der Welt' on Saturday February 2, 2008.

This is by no means a student's award (nor is it a students' festival), but an award for professional artists and media designers. The jury featured a number of international curators: Olga Goriunova (Rus), Nat Muller (NL), Wonil Rhee (SK) and Mihaela Vasile (Ro). Gordan Saviciç, from Vienna originally, was one of three PZI representatives at Transmediale.08.

Gordan Saviciç had been nominated for his project 'Constraint City � The pain of everyday life', a performance hardware design based on a modified Nintendo DS (with Linux) and a motorized straight jacket, controlled by Wi-Fi signals across the city � the stronger the signal, the tighter the jacket. The jury expressed great enthusiasm on this project: �Remixing activist and Nokia-style discussions, physical pain and a wondering engagement, the project evokes a wide range of emotional-intellectual answers.�

The complete version of the official jury report on the project can be found here. More information on the 'Constraint City' project can be found here.

Willem de Kooning Academy and the Piet Zwart Institute warmly congratulate Gordan Saviciç on this fine prize.

Important news: our student Gordan Saviciç (2nd year of the MA Media Design at WdKA's Piet Zwart Institute) won Third Prize at... Lees verder

The Master Media Design of WdKA's Piet Zwart Institute is a master course on media and the arts that is operating on an international level. Participants come from all over the world, and the PZI regularly presents itself across the globe. The upcoming Transmediale.08 festival in Berlin is a natural partner. Transmediale is one of the most important international festivals on digital media and the arts, comparable to ars electronica in Linz/Austria, Siggraph in the United States and DEAF in Rotterdam.

PZI's Master Media Design will be presented in Berlin quite prominently. Student Gordan Savicic is a nominee for the Transmediale.08 Award for his project 'Constraint City' – more information is to be found on his website. Student Linda Hilfling is a participant of the Transmediale exhibition with her video 'Terms of Service' on 'second life' and Flickr. Florian Cramer, course director of the Master Media Design has been invited to moderate one of the festival's panel discussions.

Transmediale.08. January 30- February 3, 2008. Haus der Kulturen der Welt, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin/Germany. The award ceremonie is scheduled for February 2, 2008.

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