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Prelude to A Symphony (in Sweeatch) \ Christopher Dax Norman \ The USA

Prelude to a Symphony (in Sweeatch), by Dax Norman, is an experimental animation based upon Dax’s Painting, "Vincent, Mom, and a Frog.”


Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Dax Norman began drawing at a young age, and never stopped. Always looking for new ways of creative expression, Dax is a prolific painter and hopes to define what a 21st century artist can be. He currently resides in Austin, Texas, with his wife and daughter. He paints and creates games for IPhone. The animation explores Dax’s unique concept of double image animation, wherein multiple images inhabit the same contours. In the piece, you will see the face of Vincent Van Gogh, a frog, a horse, and personal iconography from the artist’s life.

Art by Chance 2010 Selection

Follow the White Rabbit
Follow the White Rabbit
by Sylvain Favardin - Ludmila Korenarova
from Belgium
Half a Minute of Eternity
Half a Minute of Eternity
by Frank Becker - Bernd Straub Molitor
from Germany
17.01.1922
17.01.1922
by Emilia Straszak, Marek Straszak
from Poland
Timebank
Timebank
by Arttu Lehtovaara
from Finland
Until, After
Until, After
by Emre Özerden
from Turkey
Parallel Spaces
Parallel Spaces
by Georgi Krastev
from Bulgaria
Temp Mort (dead time)
Temp Mort (dead time)
by Manas Bhattacharya - Madhuban Mitra
from India
Twentyfourseven
Twentyfourseven
by Aaron Rositzka - Julius Krenz
from Germany
Time Makes Every Static Image Dynamic
Time Makes Every Static Image Dynamic
by Justin Lincoln
from The USA
Contemplate Impermanance
Contemplate Impermanance
by Thomas Zachmeier
from Germany
Movemento
Movemento
by Ahmet Şerif Yıldırım - Davut Toy
from Turkey
Solid / Liquid
Solid / Liquid
by Özgür Erman
from
No Time
No Time
by Carolina Arce Herrero
from Spain
Cyclist
Cyclist
by Serhat Doğan - Jeff Treves
from Turkey
The Best Buddhist
The Best Buddhist
by Wiracha Daochai
from Thailand
Portrait and Temporality
Portrait and Temporality
by Pouya Ahmadi
from Switzerland
Mechanism
Mechanism
by Michal Wojtasik - Agnieszka Kosinska
from Poland
Before the Game is After the Game
Before the Game is After the Game
by Henriette Vogtherr
from Germany
Thanks Warhol
Thanks Warhol
by Caley Jane Dimmock
from Canada
Irreversible
Irreversible
by Appu N. Bhattathiri
from India
Wake Up
Wake Up
by Zane Raudina
from Latvia
Melt
Melt
by Kathryn Maguire
from Ireland
Prelude to A Symphony (in Sweeatch)
Prelude to A Symphony (in Sweeatch)
by Christopher Dax Norman
from The USA
Eindeloos
Eindeloos
by Emmy Storm
from Belgium
Time Cubed
Time Cubed
by Alexander Schmutzler
from Germany
Waiting
Waiting
by Amila Galappatthi
from Sri Lanka
Trains, Dames & Timetables
Trains, Dames & Timetables
by Niall Staines - Daniel Coss
from Ireland
Up and Down at Day
Up and Down at Day
by Bele Albrecht
from Germany
How to Use Time Flexibly
How to Use Time Flexibly
by Eckhard Kruse
from Germany
Eye
Eye
by Todd Herman
from The USA
Is This Your Limb?
Is This Your Limb?
by Michael Ramsey
from The USA
Follow the White Rabbit
by Sylvain Favardin - Ludmila Korenarova
Belgium

"This video represents an extract from the Interactive Story Follow the White Rabbit by lidu.The metaphor of dreaming, NO start - NO end, that's the whole concept. If you replay the video, you

"This video represents an extract from the Interactive Story Follow the White Rabbit by lidu.The metaphor of dreaming, NO start - NO end, that's the whole concept. If you replay the video, you will see the Rabbit to start dreaming and waking up all over again. Due to the process of creation in Flash, everything was randomized (characters, the background, colors, sequences, the sound, etc.). The final result is completely unexpected because of the randomized Script.


"Authors Sylvain Favardin and Ludmila Korenarova (lidu) draw from a different cultural and life experience. Their projects open various possibilities of interaction, both intellectual and physical. Discover the Interactive Story Follow the White Rabbit by lidu at lidu.fr/followthewhiterabbit

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Half a Minute of Eternity
by Frank Becker - Bernd Straub Molitor
Germany

"What we intended to create, was the modest sketch of a man "moving without moving" - travelling through space while just standing quietly by a river* (classical symbol of floating time). The

"What we intended to create, was the modest sketch of a man "moving without moving" - travelling through space while just standing quietly by a river* (classical symbol of floating time). The perpetual space trip we're all taking as long as we live - usually without being aware of it."


Frank Becker, born in 1954 Solingen Germany, is a photographer.

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17.01.1922
by Emilia Straszak, Marek Straszak
Poland

17.01.1922 is a documentary about my grandmother‘s life. The body stretched in time, material condensed in a human cell. We have visited places that are very important for her: the home of her

17.01.1922 is a documentary about my grandmother‘s life. The body stretched in time, material condensed in a human cell. We have visited places that are very important for her: the home of her childhood, the old factory where she used to work, places and things she touched. Somehow the story is very universal...The parallel perception of those two senses I am considering as the most important in my work. Recently I think the life give us incredible opportunities to feedback your thoughts in a form of short film - so that I liked the idea to make it in a 30 sec, it is just like one thought..."


Marek Straszak is interested in all kind of audiovisual experiments. Studying in DigitalClass (UdK Berlin), he actually comes from the photography/film "zone".

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Timebank
by Arttu Lehtovaara
Finland

"The film is a futuristic view of a man trying to buy more lifetime for himself from an ATM-like machine.” I was born in Turku, Finland in 1976, and I'm still living there. I study film and

"The film is a futuristic view of a man trying to buy more lifetime for himself from an ATM-like machine.”


I was born in Turku, Finland in 1976, and I'm still living there. I study film and TV production for the first year. Like almost everybody else, I have loved movies all my life. But after seeing Matthew Barney's Cremaster Cycle, I knew I wanted to be a film-maker. The versatility and the possibility of bringing many art forms under the same roof are the most intriguing things about film to me.

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Until, After
by Emre Özerden
Turkey

"They both didn’t know the way, the time takes about untouched feelings. Until their bodies crashed. After everything spreads. Now the way is the same but everything changes." Emre Ozerden

"They both didn’t know the way, the time takes about untouched feelings. Until their bodies crashed. After everything spreads. Now the way is the same but everything changes."


Emre Ozerden was born in Eskisehir in 1988. He is still an undergraduate student at University of Kocaeli at department of Visual Communication Design. At the same time he’s studying on acting at Izmit Art Academy.

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Parallel Spaces
by Georgi Krastev
Bulgaria

A boy and a girl have an appointment on the coast. They both arrive on the right place and on the right time but they don’t meet each other. It turned out that they fall into different parallel

A boy and a girl have an appointment on the coast. They both arrive on the right place and on the right time but they don’t meet each other. It turned out that they fall into different parallel spaces.


Born in 1986 in Varna, Bulgaria.Currently studying Film & TV Cinematography and Photography at the National academy for theatre and film arts in Sofia, Bulgaria. I work in sphere of film, video and contemporary art.

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Temp Mort (dead time)
by Manas Bhattacharya - Madhuban Mitra
India

The film explores the ruins of India’s first and only still camera factory – National Instruments Ltd, Kolkata. Shut down years ago, the factory produced the National 35 camera, the only 35 mm

The film explores the ruins of India’s first and only still camera factory – National Instruments Ltd, Kolkata. Shut down years ago, the factory produced the National 35 camera, the only 35 mm still camera ever made in the country.


Based in Kolkata, India, Manas Bhattacharya studied Comparative Literature and Film in Jadavpur University, and went on to study Cinematography in the Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute. He works with and in a range of media including still photography, digital imaging, film, video and electronic music. Madhuban Mitra studied literature and classical dance, and holds a Ph.D in Cultural Studies. She worked as Programme Executive at the India Foundation for the Arts, India’s foremost arts funding organisation, from 2000 to 2007.For the last two years, Manas and Madhuban have been collaborating regularly on work involving various media. Their current collaboration explores the ruins of India’s only still camera factory towards a book and exhibition of photographs, and a series of installations and films. This film is made with support from the India Foundation for the Arts and the Media Lab, Department of Film Studies, Jadavpur University.

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Twentyfourseven
by Aaron Rositzka - Julius Krenz
Germany

Twentyfourseven - time-lapse-like wrap up of a typical day at the office. Twentyfourseven's main objective is to shed a light on the ever recurring cycle of boredom and anesthesia in modern urban

Twentyfourseven - time-lapse-like wrap up of a typical day at the office. Twentyfourseven's main objective is to shed a light on the ever recurring cycle of boredom and anesthesia in modern urban life. By doing so with a winking eye, it also ridicules all mankind efforts to overcome that cycle.

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Time Makes Every Static Image Dynamic
by Justin Lincoln
The USA

Time makes every static image dynamic is a short experiment using Screen Capture software. While people often complain about "information overload", I believe that quick close scrutiny of a single

Time makes every static image dynamic is a short experiment using Screen Capture software. While people often complain about "information overload", I believe that quick close scrutiny of a single image can have similar effects to the overload that people describe. "Still" images are always scanned and moved about by our perceptions. It is simply a kind of equilibrium imposed by our consciousness that makes things seem "still" for any amount of time. In some ways this brief work illustrates the kind of time that is contained in my own scanning or reading of the image.


Justin Lincoln is an assistant professor in Whitman College. Studied Fine Arts in California Institute of Arts.

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Contemplate Impermanance
by Thomas Zachmeier
Germany

"CONTEMPLATE IMPERMANENCE was a spontaneous creation when he was sitting on 'BIG BEACH', Maui, contemplating impermanence..." Thomas Zachmeier, born in Munich, Germany (1969), graduated from

"CONTEMPLATE IMPERMANENCE was a spontaneous creation when he was sitting on 'BIG BEACH', Maui, contemplating impermanence..."


Thomas Zachmeier, born in Munich, Germany (1969), graduated from the University of Arts (UdK), Berlin. His diploma thesis was a paper on Buddhist philosophy called "Empty Words”. After (1997) that he moved to Los Angeles and became a film-editor. 2001 he moved back to Germany where he continued editing Films and TV-Shows (e.g. ‘DerAlte’, ‘Ein Fall für Zwei’). He is Co-founder and creative director of C.A.N. – the Conscious Action Network – a film-project dedicated to tell the stories of change-makers. www.consciousactionnetwork.com

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Movemento
by Ahmet Şerif Yıldırım - Davut Toy
Turkey

"We wanted to show the difference between the durations living things perceive and the durations viewer percevies according to their movements.Movement is basicaly about the relativity of time

"We wanted to show the difference between the durations living things perceive and the durations viewer percevies according to their movements.Movement is basicaly about the relativity of time according to perception. Their main inspiration was "the dimension and flow of time depend on the speed of moving objects” from the special relativity rule of Albert Einstein."


Ahmet and Davut is studying Cartoon – Animation in Eskisehir Anadolu University.

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Solid / Liquid
by Özgür Erman

"A puzzle in two states of matter." Graduated from Anadolu University, Animation Department of Fine Arts Faculty, 2006. His films were shown in Istanbul Short Film Festival, Boston Turkish

"A puzzle in two states of matter."


Graduated from Anadolu University, Animation Department of Fine Arts Faculty, 2006. His films were shown in Istanbul Short Film Festival, Boston Turkish Film Festival, If Istanbul Independent Film Festival, Akbank Short Film Festival, İzmir Short Film Festival (Finalist) , Hamburg International Film Festival, Eva Project (İtaly) and Anadolu University Short Film Festival. More for: ozgurerman.com

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No Time
by Carolina Arce Herrero
Spain

This video intends to propose that perhaps, there is no time like an unidirectional succession of realities, and maybe, what we know as present past and future, could be the same time in different

This video intends to propose that perhaps, there is no time like an unidirectional succession of realities, and maybe, what we know as present past and future, could be the same time in different spaces.


Carolina try to be, and would like to be forever a modest filmmaker.

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Cyclist
by Serhat Doğan - Jeff Treves
Turkey

"Birth and death" Jeff Treves, born in Istanbul, studied Fine Arts in Savannah College of Art and Design. After participating some design projects he established Treves Studios in Istanbul.

"Birth and death"


Jeff Treves, born in Istanbul, studied Fine Arts in Savannah College of Art and Design. After participating some design projects he established Treves Studios in Istanbul. He has 3 more animation short films except Cyclist. Graduated from Marmara Fine Arts Faculty, Serhat Dogan worked on furniture design. He worked on graphic and motion design projects in various companies.

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The Best Buddhist
by Wiracha Daochai
Thailand

"I shot this film in the heart of London, Piccadilly Circus, where I found a Buddha image on an exchange-money advertising poster. I couldn't see any relations between my holy prophet and GBP or

"I shot this film in the heart of London, Piccadilly Circus, where I found a Buddha image on an exchange-money advertising poster. I couldn't see any relations between my holy prophet and GBP or USD. In my Buddhist country, Thailand, Buddha is the sacred figure. All good Thai Buddhists normally go to the temple and worship holy Buddha. What have Westerners done to my religion? I have been trying to be optimistic, and finally, I came up with a thought that I have to thank them for this. Now, living in this bustling city, we can find it easier to worship our Buddha on the road, when we have no time to go to the temple!


Wiracha Daochai,born in 1984, is an Art Worker who is studying MA Performance Making at Goldsmiths, University of London. He usually brings controversy into his arts as he feels it is the best way to examine the fallacy in the truth. Wiracha spent his childhood as a monk for 8 years and had worked as a writer, a lyric-composer, and a creative and content provider in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Portrait and Temporality
by Pouya Ahmadi
Switzerland

Essentially portraits visualize human beings, who exist temporally. Yet this genre has traditionally approached identity as a timeless entity rather than as a temporal un-folding. Thinking of the

Essentially portraits visualize human beings, who exist temporally. Yet this genre has traditionally approached identity as a timeless entity rather than as a temporal un-folding. Thinking of the human body and the face, we have the association to a lively organism who is interacting with the environment and is constantly changing. The change of the organism reveals itself through the passage of time. The visual inquiry questions the essential elements of the portrait which engage the spectator with the notion of temporality, change and the human being as a living being.


Pouya Ahmadi is a Swiss-based Iranian graphic designer, filmmaker and researcher. 2004 to present, member of Iranian Graphic Designers Society (IGDS)

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Mechanism
by Michal Wojtasik - Agnieszka Kosinska
Poland

"In our arts we try to change existing situations in the surreal events. "Mechanism" was a part of a video installation” Michal Wojtasik and Agnieszka Kosinska graduaded Academy of Fine Arts

"In our arts we try to change existing situations in the surreal events. "Mechanism" was a part of a video installation”


Michal Wojtasik and Agnieszka Kosinska graduaded Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, (sculpture and painting-2006). From 2001 they are working together doing: installations, environments, performances, videos and animations. michalwojtasik.com

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Before the Game is After the Game
by Henriette Vogtherr
Germany

"Before the Game is After the Game" shows that everything is in a state of flux like the cycle of life. And time is never standing still... Henriette Vogtherr finished her studies of

"Before the Game is After the Game" shows that everything is in a state of flux like the cycle of life. And time is never standing still...


Henriette Vogtherr finished her studies of animation, illustration and graphic design in Lucerne, Switzerland in 2008. Since 2008 she works as a freelancer on different design projects and moved to Berlin 2010.More information at vogtherrdesign.com

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Thanks Warhol
by Caley Jane Dimmock
Canada

"Thanks Warhol” is the first film Caley has made for festival submission. It was inspired on a Sunday night by the need for inspiration and motivation to pursue what one wants. The film looks to

"Thanks Warhol” is the first film Caley has made for festival submission. It was inspired on a Sunday night by the need for inspiration and motivation to pursue what one wants. The film looks to one of Andy Warhol’s quotes as this motivation, and was made to make the viewer ‘feel something’ – not focusing on technicalities.


Caley Jane Dimmock is a twenty year old creative free-spirit hailing from Nova Scotia, but now resides in Vancouver. She is a practitioner of visual culture and dabbles in many forms of media; including acting, writing, design, painting, fashion, publishing, and filmmaking. She believes that every piece of art doesn’t need explanation or justification, it just has to make you feel something or intrigue you.

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Irreversible
by Appu N. Bhattathiri
India

"Irreversible tells the story of a man who happens to be waiting to cross the road at the right time when fate has a different story for him." Currently pursuing a B.A. (Hons.) degree in

"Irreversible tells the story of a man who happens to be waiting to cross the road at the right time when fate has a different story for him."


Currently pursuing a B.A. (Hons.) degree in Visual Effects which has been issued by the University of Wales. Worked as the Layout artist and Designer of a school magazine.After the pitching of the initial concept the movie before filming went through a phase where Gaspar Noe’s 2002 film, Irreversible, served as an inspiration to the filmmaker.

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Wake Up
by Zane Raudina
Latvia

"Have you ever woke up before your alarm clock turns in? The queen of time is setting our biological clocks to wake up us in the right time. There is cold outside but she just keeps spinning the

"Have you ever woke up before your alarm clock turns in? The queen of time is setting our biological clocks to wake up us in the right time. There is cold outside but she just keeps spinning the clocks. This short film has filmed in the beach in the coldest winter in Latvia over 60 years, there was -30 degrees outside when the film was made. I looked outside my kitchen window and understand this is the day when I need to capture my emotions in video format."


Zane is an enthusiastic student in multimedia arts class at the Janis Rozentals art school in Riga, Latvia in the last year.

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Melt
by Kathryn Maguire
Ireland

An alarm clock is encapsulated in a block of ice, suspended by a chain. Originally performed as a sound piece, the melting water drips into a copper vessel , amplified by a contact microphone. The

An alarm clock is encapsulated in a block of ice, suspended by a chain. Originally performed as a sound piece, the melting water drips into a copper vessel , amplified by a contact microphone. The sound created resonates as if in a cave due to the acoustic characteristics of the copper vessel, while the alarm clock - an object from the everyday – is frozen and framed in a ritual where time passes yet stays still.


Kathryn Maguire is a visual artist based in Dublin, Ireland. She has a BA in Fine Art Sculpture and a MA in Art in the Contemporary World. She is a non-medium specific artist her working methodology varies with each project. These medias include glass, bronze, ice, cellotape, public grafitti, photography, text, video, sound and mirror. She has approached themes such as socio-urban history, psychogeography, voyeurism, exhibitionism, intimacy, seduction, loss and belonging.

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Prelude to A Symphony (in Sweeatch)
by Christopher Dax Norman
The USA

Prelude to a Symphony (in Sweeatch), by Dax Norman, is an experimental animation based upon Dax’s Painting, "Vincent, Mom, and a Frog.” Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Dax Norman began

Prelude to a Symphony (in Sweeatch), by Dax Norman, is an experimental animation based upon Dax’s Painting, "Vincent, Mom, and a Frog.”


Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Dax Norman began drawing at a young age, and never stopped. Always looking for new ways of creative expression, Dax is a prolific painter and hopes to define what a 21st century artist can be. He currently resides in Austin, Texas, with his wife and daughter. He paints and creates games for IPhone. The animation explores Dax’s unique concept of double image animation, wherein multiple images inhabit the same contours. In the piece, you will see the face of Vincent Van Gogh, a frog, a horse, and personal iconography from the artist’s life.

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Eindeloos
by Emmy Storm
Belgium

"What happens when you leave everything behind to start a new life?” The girl frees herself from a bell and falls ... She leaves her memories and floats to the void. But it's not so bad out there.

"What happens when you leave everything behind to start a new life?” The girl frees herself from a bell and falls ... She leaves her memories and floats to the void. But it's not so bad out there. It's pure and beautiful. There she finds the source of the beginning and decides on her own to go on a quest to discover new places.

The film was made for Emmy’s first year in KASK, school of animation art in Ghent, Belgium. The assignment was to make a short movie about taking a step into the dark. Every frame was draw by hand and colored by computer.

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Time Cubed
by Alexander Schmutzler
Germany
"Combining some of the ideas with the ‘time’ idea and creation of Time Cubes."
Waiting
by Amila Galappatthi
Sri Lanka
"Waiting"
Trains, Dames & Timetables
by Niall Staines - Daniel Coss
Ireland
Up and Down at Day
by Bele Albrecht
Germany

This film is part of a series of videos with animated plasticize figures. This video circle is about the typical in human behavior, relationship and emotion - the big as well as the small ones.

This film is part of a series of videos with animated plasticize figures. This video circle is about the typical in human behavior, relationship and emotion - the big as well as the small ones. Usually I present my videos at art exhibitions, projected in a loop - no beginning, no ending. Although my figures change their position and develop themselves, they come at the same points again and again.

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How to Use Time Flexibly
by Eckhard Kruse
Germany
The film shows new ways how to deal with time more flexibly.
Eye
by Todd Herman
The USA
Slow transformation. An eye to a forest.
Is This Your Limb?
by Michael Ramsey
The USA

A man sprints for his train, drops his prosthetic arm and keeps running. Adapted from a Craigslist Missed Connection. Produced by the Collective Hunch. "We made a traditional storyboard, then a

A man sprints for his train, drops his prosthetic arm and keeps running. Adapted from a Craigslist Missed Connection. Produced by the Collective Hunch. "We made a traditional storyboard, then a video "board", then we shot enough material for a 2-3 minute short. Then, I decided that 6 shots total would tell the story. The short was screened at the Aspen Shorts Fest last week and we are now considering a web series, adapting more Missed Connections Posts from Craigslist. It was a fun experiment! Thanks for the inspiration!!!”

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