Hogeschool Rotterdam Willem de Kooning Academie

Audiovisual Design

Audiovisual 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'

First take a look at the press conference with Simon Pummell during the Venice Film Festival. The Dutch/British cooperation 'Shock Head... Lees verder

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)

This Fall, another 40 students from various countries all over the world participate in WdKA’s exchange programme to study here. They come... Lees verder