Category: Gateways / Events

The Tate’s annual Turner Prize for contemporary art is both firmly screen-based, and politically charged this year. Tagged as a shortlist of buildings and battles by The Guardian, they seem to miss the point that it marks the clear renaissance and reinvigoration of video art, while also in the case of Langlands & Bell–whose work includes a virtually crafted interactive tour of The House of Osama bin Laden (2003)–finally incorporating computer game design.

While Langlands & Bell are already Bafta Interactive Awards Winner 2004 for their recreation of Osama bin Laden’s dwelling, how long before machinima and digital imagery take over from the current, and predominantly linear, screen-based trend at Britain’s most prestigious arts prize?

The Turner Prize exhibition 2004 can be seen between 20 October 2004 – 23 December 2004 at Tate Britain. The winner is announced December 6.
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The audiovisual projects are coming thick and fast from Warp. News emerges on the follow-up to Warp Vs Creative Review, the successful music video ‘competition’ run by the label and magazine: Warp/CR Animate was so successful in turbocharging their promo video output they are doing it again.

Ten young filmmakers are wanted for a motion graphics piece to accompany an unreleased Warp track from Plaid, Gravenhurst, Mira Calix, Jimmy Edgar and Home Video.
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DOTMOV FESTIVAL 2004 is organized by the esteemed and long-running Japanese e-zine, Shift. The second edition of Sapporo’s own digital film festival, it runs over a month at Soso, and this year’s Call for Entries (now ended) resulted in submissions from over 30 countries.

DOTMOV seeks to distinguish itself from other digital moving image events by presenting major festival elements online, and spreading related events over a month to showcase a disparate array of digital visuals.

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La Biennale, Venice’s arts extravaganza just got better with a new director of the Europe’s most glamorous film festival (Cannes, no, too hyped up). The full programme is now online. Marco Müller has revved up the 61st Venice film festival (running September 1-11), with a high profile digital section, Venezia Cinema Digitale which includes Tim Robbins’ Embedded, Tetsuya Nomura’s Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, and Part 3 of Peter Greenaway’s The Tulse Luper Suitcases, From Sark to Finish.

Venezia Orizzonti, a strand representing new trends in cinema sees the return of festival favourite Gregg Araki with Mysterious Skin, Shinya Tsukamoto presents Vital, Antonia Bird’s terrorist drama The Hamburg Cell should deliver the controversy, and Miike Takashi’s Izo intense bloodshed.
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