Guest talk – Max Neupert

Here comes out last colloquium in this semester with visual artist Max Neupert to talk from micro-editing to real-time visual sampling. The talk is being held in M6094 Future Cinema Studio on 20 Apr 2016 (Wednesday) at 5:00pm.

Date: 2016-04-20 (Wednesday)
Time: 5:00pm
Venue: M6094 Future Cinema Studio, 6/F, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong

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Title: The Fractured Timeline – From micro-editing to real-time visual sampling

Let’s look at the moving image from the perspective of sampled sound. A new kind of visual language has emerged through micro-editing and visual sampling. This language is an autonomous form that we can observe in different media and genres: From experimental filmmaking to YouTube phenomena, from video-art to music clips. What’s the nature of this aesthetic? What happens when video becomes a medium of spontaneous expression through interactivity?

About the artist:
Max Neupert is a visual artist, working at the intersections of auditive and visual media, perspective and view, mapping and censorship. His works have been acquired by the collections of the German Ministry for Environment, the International Airport Montreal and the Museum of Civilisation Quebec. From 2008 to 2013 he was teaching at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. His investigation in “Satellite Astrology” has been presented at the ISEA 2010 and was exhibited in Sydney and Madrid. In 2011 he initiated and hosted the 4th international Pure Data convention in Weimar, a week long venue with conference, exhibition, workshops and concerts which attracted 140 people from 26 countries. He designed the Interactive Performance Platform in the Digital Bauhaus Lab and taught a telematic class between Bauhaus-Universität and UCSD. Max currently is a PhD candidate at the Bauhaus-Universität and researches on video imagery as sampling material in a musical context. Since 2013 he is professor at the Yeungnam University in Korea.


To find out more about Max Neupert, you can check out his page here.

Guest Talk – Robert Seidel

The second last colloquium being held in this semester will be presented by artist Robert Seidel on 19 Apr 2016 (Tuesday) at usual time 5:00pm in M6094 Future Cinema Studio with the topic “On Film between Painting and Sculpture”.

Date: 2016-04-19 (Tuesday)
Time: 5:00pm
Venue: M6094 Future Cinema Studio, 6/F, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong

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Topic: On Film between Painting and Sculpture

The Berlin-based artist Robert Seidel dissolves boundaries of genre by extending the clarity of the drawing – through the flow of painting, the spatiality of sculpture and temporal elements – into an abstract-film narrative. Besides the silver screen, conceptual, as well as real visual projection surfaces include architectural and sculptural forms.

The material for these medial interlacings frequently originates in nature and in the abstract gaze of science on nature, for example in the form of MRI images. Through subsequent deconstruction with digital tools, it becomes possible – before the eyes of the recipient – to condense these structures into a rhizomatic memory structure independent from physical space and linear time. The filmic image conserves the whole creation process in abstract-organic tableaux vivants. In the process, temporal sequences or movements become not only imagined – as frequently attempted in the history of drawing and painting – but actually represented.

Examples include the visualization of split seconds of a car crash (_grau, Bauhaus University Weimar, 2004); the painterly reinterpretation of biological processes in a façade-based projection (processes: living paintings, Phyletic Museum Jena, 2008); a virtual sculpture made of city fragments (vellum, Art Center Nabi Seoul, 2009); environmental laser drawings (magnitude, Epicenter Projects, 2015), projection-based sculptures (chiral, MOCA Taipeh, 2011 and grapheme, Museum Wiesbaden 2013) as well as a water-fountain-projections (advection, Lichtsicht-Biennale, 2013) and experimental films (scrape, 2011 and vitreous, 2015).

About the speaker:
Robert Seidel (*1977) began his studies in biology before transferring to the Bauhaus University Weimar to complete his degree in media design. His projections, installations and experimental films have been shown in numerous international festivals, as well as at galleries and museums such as the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, ZKM Karlsruhe, Art Center Nabi Seoul, Museum of Image and Sound São Paulo and MOCA Taipei. His works have been honoured with various prizes, including the KunstFilmBiennale Cologne Honorary Award and Prize for Best Experimental Film at the Ottawa International Animation Festival. In his work Seidel is interested in pushing the boundaries of abstracted beauty through cinematographic approaches, as well as ones drawn from science. By the organic interplay of various structural, spatial and temporal concepts, he creates a continuously evolving complexity. Out of this multifaceted perspective emerges a narrative skeleton, through which viewers connects to the artwork on an evolutionary-derived and phylogenetic-fixated symbolic level. Seidel lives and works in Berlin and Jena as artist, filmmaker and curator.


To find out more about Robert Seidel, you can check out his page here.

Guest lecture – Lilian Fu

In the upcoming Tuesday, we have invited Animation Director Lilian Fu from London to share her story about directing in animation, experience sharing and useful career advice about animation. The talk is being held on 12 Apr 2016 in the same venue M6094 Future Cinema Studio at usual time 5:00pm.

Date: 12 Apr 2016 (Tuesday)
Time: 17:00
Venue: M6094 Future Cinema Studio, 6/F, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong
Speaker: Lilian Fu

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Suppose you know After Effects, Maya, Frame by frame hand drawn, or you are really good at stop-motion, you may still find it hard to make advance of your animated film. ‘This talk will give you an overall insight from a personal perspective of story-telling and directing in animation by Lilian Fu, who has been working as animation director in London for several years. You will find this talk useful with some career advice and some interesting experience sharing.’

About the Speaker:
Since graduating from the School of Creative Media in City University of Hong Kong in 2008, Lilian Fu has been an active animator with 10 years animating experience behind her. She has won several awards in competitions and international film festivals including IFVA. Her latest documentary animation was selected for various festivals including LIDF, BIG SKY Documentary Film Festival 2013 and It’s All True –International Documentary Film Festival 2012. She has had two short films commissioned for television broadcast by RTHK.

After graduates from the animation directing MA at the National Film and Television School, she is keen to build on her experience through working on feature, television and commercial animation.


To find out more about Lilian Fu, you can check out her page here.