|Andreas Broeckmann on Tue, 20 Jan 1998 12:53:23 +0100|
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|Syndicate: Wiretap 4.01: Cinema without Walls|
V2_Organisation and Exploding Cinema/Int. Film Festival Rotterdam present: Wiretap 4.01: Cinema without Walls =============================================================== Date: Sunday 1 February 1998 Time: 14.00 hrs. Place: Theater Lantaren/Venster, Gouvernestraat 33, Rotterdam Speakers: Toni Dove (US), Michael Naimark (US) and Simon Penny (US) Moderator: John Wyver (UK) Language: English Tickets: fl. 10,- Reservations: IFFR, tel.010-2331400 (from 23 January) =============================================================== Cinema without Walls Wiretap 4.01 is part of a series of monthly programmes organised by V2_ and is presented in the context of the International Film Festival Rotterdam and its Exploding Cinema programme. Exploding Cinema investigates the areas where cinema meets and merges with new media and other art disciplines. Wiretap 4.01 is related to the exhibition 'Cinema without Walls' which shows three interactive art works and which offers a strong cinematographic experience. This exhibition is a co-operation between V2_ and the International Film Festival Rotterdam and can be visited in the V2_Building >from Thursday 29 January until Saturday 7 February. The exhibiting artists are: Michael NAIMARK with 'Be Now Here (Welcome to the Neighborhood)', a gigantic panoramic film experience about four culturally endangered cities in the world; Toni DOVE with 'Artificial Changelings', in which the visitor can approach the main character and interact with the narrative on several levels of psychological intensity; DILLER & SCOFIDIO with 'Indigestion', in which the public can put together conflictuous dinner companies of people with different social, political and cultural backgrounds All three works make use of dynamic narrative structures whose evolvement is dependent on the behaviour of the public. ***The exhibition takes place in the V2_Building, Eendrachtsstr.10, Rotterdam. The show will be opened on 29 January, 16.00 hrs, by the director of the Film Festival, Simon Field, and can be visited daily until 7 February. =============================================================== Wiretap 4.01: Cinema without Walls The greatest strength of cinema might be the way in which it can impose its temporal structure onto the public, and the way in which montage and narrative structure force the viewer into giving up his or her active engangement with the events. In contrast, interactive narrative environments seek to combine these characteristics of cinema with more open structures and a communicative relation with the public. The new generation of computer games like Blade Runner and Riven are further examples for this trend. During the Wiretap 4.01 programme, Michael NAIMARK and Toni DOVE will present the works that are included in the Exploding Cinema exhibition and will talk about their interest in interactive cinema. The structure of the work, the relation with traditional cinema and the specific qualities and weaknesses of interactive cinema are themes for the following discussion. As a special guest, the Australian-American artist Simon PENNY has been invited to talk about his most recent work, 'FUGITIVE', which was premiered at the Multimediale 6 of the ZKM in Karlsruhe/D in October 1997. Fugitive is a 360 degree cinematographic environment in which video images are closely coupled with the behaviour of the visitor. From the behavioural analysis, Penny developed a scenario for the real-time editing of images. 'Central concerns were to problematise rhetorics of immersion and to complexify the spatial interactive experience by analysing user dynamics rather than simple position data. This results in an experience in which the key contiuity is embodiment-through-time rather than the illusion of a coherent virtual space.' (Simon Penny is Associate Professor of Art and Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA/USA.) The Wiretap programme will be presented by John WYVER (Illuminations, London/UK). After the presentations there will be an opportunity to visit the exhibition together with the artists. ***This Wiretap programme takes place at Theater Lantaren/Venster, Gouvernestraat 33, Rotterdam. ***Reservations can be made from 23 January onwards at the IFFR ticket office, tel.+31-10-2331400. ====================================================== For further information about the Film Festival and Exploding Cinema: http://www.iffrotterdam.nl ====================================================== V2_Organisation Eendrachtsstraat 10 3012 XL Rotterdam Netherlands tel: +31.10.4046427 email: email@example.com URL: http://www.V2.nl/ Wiretap 4.01 is supported by the Rotterdam Art Foundation and by the International Film Festival Rotterdam. V2_Organisation is supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, and by the City of Rotterdam, Culture Department.