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The onedotzero_Adventures in Motion Festival

From Friday, April 30 through Sunday, May 2, 2010, the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will host the second Troy appearance of the London-based onedotzero_Adventures in Motion festival. Comprising feature-length films and shorts as well as installations and live performances, the event is a weekend-long celebration of the moving image that’s guaranteed to inspire, provoke, and delight.

Special guests include the projected-light visual label AntiVJ, in residence at EMPAC in April, who will premiere a mesmerizing audiovisual performance on opening night with minimal techno artist Sleeparchive. Also featured will be a late-night performance by DJ superstar Diplo, who will be joined by a cadre of the area’s finest VJs to get your ears, eyes, and feet vibrating.

The onedotzero_Adventures in Motion Festival will take place throughout the EMPAC space. A full schedule of events will be announced on the EMPAC website in early April.

The Screenings:

  • Wow + Flutter – A compilation of fresh and original short-form moving images. This year’s standouts are Xavier Chassaing’s ‘Scintillation,’ created from over 35,000 photographs, and Johnny Hardstaff’s ‘Cherry Girl.’
  • Wavelength – The most exciting and offbeat music videos from around the world, with works composed for Royksopp, N.A.S.A, and Fleet Foxes.
  • Citystates – A digital exploration of the human impulse toward urbanism, with a prophetic eye on the next generation of supercities.
  • Extended Play – Short narratives from an eclectic range of international auteurs that pursue entirely new visual approaches to storytelling.
  • Terrain – Arresting moving image vistas from directors from different disciplines who share a common fascination with the diverse environments we inhabit, both real and virtual.
  • New British Talent –BBC Film Network, in collaboration with onedotzero, presents moving image work by the rising stars of the UK’s filmmaking scene.
  • J-star –The latest and most inspiring music videos, shorts, and motion graphics from Japan.
  • Sprites – A special new children’s program, including a Studio AKA animation workshop, a mini-festival of shorts for young people, and opportunities for interactive play.
  • Cascade – Leading up to the onedotzero Festival, EMPAC has organized a series of educational artist exchanges with the students and faculty of Rensselaer including workshops with visiting artists, critiques and lunches. The student presentations and critique will be open to the public and held on the Sunday of the onedotzero festival at 2:30pm.
  • A new video by Brian Alfred whose work is inspired by his interest in globalization, civil unrest, political and social opposition, and influential figures and locations. The animation will feature multiple soundtracks by musicians Flying Lotus, Ghislain Poirier, Roberto Carlos Lange, and many others.

All installations, lounge, cafe and Studio 2 performances are free and open to the public.
Additional event information can be found on the EMPAC website,

Onedotzero is a contemporary digital arts organization dedicated to promoting innovation across all forms of moving image and motion arts. Activities encompass public events, artist + content development, publishing projects, education, production, creative direction, and related consultancy services. onedotzero_adventures in motion is a global network of film festivals, showcasing the best of new digital film and animation.

AntiVJ is an international visual label that creates monumental projections in public spaces, combining powerful video projectors with digital mapping techniques and holographic illusions.



onedotzero__adventures in motion
Friday, April 30 – Sunday, May 2, 2010
Multiple venues
Curated by Kathleen Forde


The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) opened its doors in 2008 and was hailed by the New York Times as a “technological pleasure dome for the mind and senses… dedicated to the marriage of art and science as it has never been done before.”

Founded by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, EMPAC offers artists, scholars, researchers, engineers, designers, and audiences opportunities for creative exploration that are available nowhere else under a single roof. EMPAC operates nationally and internationally, attracting creative individuals from around the world and sending new artworks and innovative ideas onto the global stage.

EMPAC’s building is a showcase work of architecture and a unique technological facility that boasts unrivaled presentation and production capabilities for art and science spanning the physical and virtual worlds and the spaces in between. See our previous post about EMPAC.

About Rensselaer Polytechnic University

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, founded in 1824, is the nation’s oldest technological university. The school offers degrees in engineering, the sciences, information technology, architecture, management, and the social sciences and humanities. For over thirty years, the Institute has been a leader in interdisciplinary creative research, especially in the electronic arts. In addition to its MFA and Ph.D. programs in Electronic Arts, Rensselaer offers Bachelor degrees in Electronic Arts, and in Electronic Media, Arts, and Communication – one of the first undergraduate programs of its kind in the United States. The Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies and EMPAC are two major research platforms that Rensselaer has established at the beginning of the 21st century.

Source : Rhizome / Jason Murphy

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