Pocket cinema: We are the Strange

July 5, 2009

Today, we will watch together animated feature film ‘We are the Strange‘ which I saw at Animafest almost a month or two ago, created by cult artist among computer geeks – M dot Strange.

M dot Strange fairly gave to the internet community HD version of his latest film… This film won a bunch of awards at international film festivals over the last two years… not to mention M dot Strange’s animation originality… this film suits perfectly ‘computer games and gadgets’ geeks, definitely… so, if you already missed it, sit and watch…

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Interview with Marlon Barrios Solano: On Dance-Tech and dance embodiment, part ll

June 15, 2009

This is a second part of interview with M.B. Solano. Read the first part: Interview with Marlon Barrios Solano: Dancers moved by Technology

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Interview with Marlon Barrios Solano: Dancers moved by Technology, part l

In the history of dance only few dancers and choreographers were considered as sort of tech related investigators…

With the expansion of new media art, the wider use of Internet, user friendly applications, multi-functionality of modern age, and the whole DIY scene that has grown up so fast; dancers and choreographers realized that technology could be a new challenging platform for them.

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Pocket cinema: Sita Sings the Blues

June 7, 2009

This week was whole dedicated to animated films, but I had really vibrant last three weeks… participating on several workshopz at home and abroad; switching  on/off between Dance Week Festival and Animafest, visiting several exhibitions, transcribing interviews and then, I get slightly overloaded… Therefore, I wasn’t blogging as I planned, cuz I needed a small break…

Animafest had really amazing long feature films in this year’s programme, and it was hard not to follow all of them (fully coverage will follow within next several weeks…). I’m extremely happy to announce that the Grand Prix Award went to Waltz with Bashir by Ari Folman. You probably remember that I had already this movie screened here in Pocket cinema. Today, I also have a real gem for you, and that’s ‘Sita Sings the Blues‘ by Nina Paley.

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