Tuesday, 10 November 2015

NOW&HERE=EVERYWHERE > MOMENT 16 at the 1st International Tech Week 2015, in Sao Paulo (Brazil)


MOMENT 16  has been co-created on 6 November 2015 at 4pm Brst or 6pm GMT, at the core of the First International Tech Week in Sao Paulo (Brazil).

This MOMENT is composed by 40 videos filmed with camera-phones, entangling artists from diverse cultural backgrounds and geographical locations, such as, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil; Lumberton and Wilmington (North Carolina), Ypsilanti (Michigan) and Great Barrington (Massachusetts) in the USA; Vijayawada and Bangalore in India; Bilbo and Donosti (Basque Country), as well as, Valencia, La Rioja and Valladolid in Spain; London, Wear, Woking, and Edinburgh in the UK; Dusseldorf and Berlin in Germany; Belgrade in Serbia; Rome and Chianti in Italy; Tournai in Belgium and, finally, Singapore.

MOMENT 16 has been co-created by:

J. RAMON FERNANDEZ, JOHN LEE BIRD, JON KOLDO VAZQUEZ, SILVIA GRIMALDI WITH CLARA BUSHER (7 YRS) & BEN GEBAUER (7 YRS), VICTOR CANO , SHIVKUMAR K V ART, SANDRA BECKER, ELIANE FELIX FIGUEREDO, LEA VAN STEEN, MADDIE FIX , SILVIA & GIUSEPPE, CARLOS CAS, CAROLINE KAHN, ARITZ GALIANA, CARLOS MARTIN SANCHEZ, CAROLYN FOLAND, ICEBERG FERNANDEZ, BELEN RODRIGUEZ GONZALEZ, KATARINA KAJA MARKOVIC’, RAPHAEL LATOUR, MARTA ALVAREZ, JOZEF ONDKO, FRANCISCO GOMEZ DE VILLABOA, SAM CARBY, PABLO VILLAVICENCIO, JUSSARA FELIX FIGUEREDO, ROBERT GREGORY COLE, MANUEL HENCHE, ELENA UGARTE, CLAUDIA JACQUES, ASIER REGUERA, ALBERTO GARCIA , AITOR ALBO, MARIO MARTINEZ, PILARETA TAMARIT, ION SAGARZAZU, JULIA LOUISE HARRINGTON, JAMES HUTCHINSON, GALERIA REPARTE and MATT LOVE.

MOMENT 16 has been shown and discussed on 9th November 2015  at 18:00 at the Mobilab exhibition, curated by Jussara Felix Figueredo.

Mobilab Address: Rua Boa Vista 136, Sao Paulo 01014-000



Quantum Filmmaking at Sao Paulo Tech Week 2015 (Brazil). Photo by Jussara Felix Figueredo.

Quantum Filmmaking at Sao Paulo Tech Week 2015 (Brazil).


Quantum Filmmaking at Sao Paulo Tech Week 2015 (Brazil). Photo by Jussara Felix Figueredo.



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Sunday, 11 October 2015

Quantum Filmmaking at the 1st International Tech Week in Sao Paulo (Brazil) 2015

We are delighful to announce that Quantum Filmmaking has been invited to participate in the First International Tech Week in Sao Paulo (Brazil), that will be held during the first week of November 2015.

As part of the Mobilab program coordinated by Ciro Biderman, we will be performing the MOMENT 16  for the project  NOW&HERE = EVERYWHERE, entangling people internationally into co-creation through their camera-phones For the Arts’ Sake! In the project we co-create and re-create simultaneous moments happening in different points of Planet Earth, while celebrating and inter-connecting cultural diversity.
   

We will be co-creating MOMENT 16 on:

FRIDAY 6TH NOVEMBER 2015 at 4pm DST Sao Paulo (Brazil) / 6 pm GMT (UK)
.

Please convert the time to your Local Time Zone.

MOMENT 16 will be shown on  9th November at the Mobilab exhibition, curated by Jussara Felix Figueredo. As usual, all the participating artists will be credited in the artwork.

Mobilab address: Rua Boa Vista
136, Sao Paulo 01014-000

Be original! ♥ To participate you just need to make a 30 second film with your camera-phone of YOUR CHOICE in the PLACE you are at that precise date and time. Then, send it straight away, along with the name of the CITY, by e-mail to:

info@now-here-everywhere.org.uk

If you prefer to send your videos via WhatsApp, please text the word 'NOW' with your name to this number +447449494812, and you will be added to the group we have created. Your number will not be shared with third parties or used for commercial purposes.

 

[ Disclaimer: All the participating artists will be credited on the project. Only the video-clips produced at the announced date and time will be considered.

By participating in the project you are confirming that you have all the rights to publish the videos and you are allowing us their exhibition.


For + info: www.quantum-filmmaking.org.uk



Wednesday, 15 July 2015

NOW&HERE = EVERYWHERE > MOMENT 10 at the National Gallery of Macedonia (2015)


NOW&HERE = EVERYWHERE > MOMENT 10 has participated in the Triennial of Skopje at the National Gallery of Macedonia- Mala Stanica Multimedia Centre from 21 to 28 June 2015, curated by Ana Frangovska (National Gallery of Macedonia).

Now&Here=Everywhere is the shortest international art collaboration in the History of Humanity, lasting just for 30 seconds, co-creating and re-creating simultaneous moments while celebrating cultural diversity, in which everybody is invited to collaborate with their mobile phones.  The documentary art project invites participants to make a thirty-second film with their smart phones at a certain date and time, and send them back straight away to us via e-mail and WhatsApp, to be published onto the Gallery of Moments of the website.  The collage-moments are randomly generated every time the observers interact with them, collapsing into one of the possibilities co-existing in quantum superposition.

MOMENT 10 was co-created on 15 August 2014 at 2pm (BST) by 35 artists filming simultaneously and choreographically with the camera-phones in different points of the Planet, such as, Japan, New York, North Carolina, Africa, Ireland, UK and Spain, in collaboration with the artists in residence at the Art Colony Galichnik 2014.


Participating artists: 

NICKY HAMLYN, JETON MUJA, BEKIM KORCA, PATRICIA PRIETO BLANCO, MARTA ALVAREZ, MARIO MARTINEZ, MARIANO MELMAN, CAROLINE KAHN, AITOR ALBO, BUHLE NDAMASE, ICEBERG FERNANDEZ , KATARINA BUNUSEVAC, JOHN LEE BIRD, ALBERTO GARCíA, MONIKA TOBEL, KATERINA (4 YR) & NATALYA (8 YR) CODY-RAPPORT, SILVIA GRIMALDI, CLAUDIA JACQUES , MAUREEN BACHAUS, ELISABET FASANO, FEDERICO GALLO , ELENA UGARTE, TERE MENDEZ, ABI FRENCH, JOZEF ONDKO, IOANA PIOARU, BRIGITA ANTONI, JON KOLDO VAZQUEZ, J. RAMON FERNANDEZ, SUSANA FERNANDEZ, FRANCISCO GOMEZ DE VILLABOA, GRACE EAGLE, JAN NIEMAND and WENDYL HARRIS.


NOW&HERE = EVERYWHERE > MOMENT 10
National Gallery of Macedonia- Mala Stanica Multimedia Centre (2015). Photo by Igor Sekovski.
NOW&HERE = EVERYWHERE > MOMENT 10
National Gallery of Macedonia- Mala Stanica Multimedia Centre (2015). Photo by Igor Sekovski.
 
NOW&HERE = EVERYWHERE > MOMENT 10
National Gallery of Macedonia- Mala Stanica Multimedia Centre (2015). Photo by Igor Sekovski.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Quantum Filmmaking at the National Gallery of Macedonia in June 2015



Quantum Filmmaking will be taking part in the Triennial of Skopje at the National Gallery of Macedonia- Mala Stanica Multimedia Centre from 21 to 28 June 2015, curated by Ana Frangovska (National Gallery of Macedonia).

In the exhibition there will be shown the Quantum project developed during the residency at the Art Colony Galichnik 2014:  Now&Here=Everywhere > Moment 10

Now&Here=Everywhere is the shortest international art collaboration in the History of Humanity, lasting just for 30 seconds, co-creating and re-creating simultaneous moments while celebrating cultural diversity, in which everybody is invited to collaborate with their mobile phones.  The documentary art project invites participants to make a thirty-second film with their smart phones at a certain date and time, and send them back straight away to us via e-mail and WhatsApp, to be published onto the Gallery of Moments of the website.  The collage-moments are randomly generated every time the observers interact with them, collapsing into one of the possibilities co-existing in quantum superposition.

MOMENT 10 was co-created on 15 August 2014 at 2pm (BST) by 35 artists filming simultaneously and choreographically with the camera-phones in different points of the Planet, such as, Japan, New York, North Carolina, Africa, Ireland, UK and Spain, in collaboration with the artists in residence at the Art Colony Galichnik 2014.


Participating artists: 

NICKY HAMLYN, JETON MUJA, BEKIM KORCA, PATRICIA PRIETO BLANCO, MARTA ALVAREZ, MARIO MARTINEZ, MARIANO MELMAN, CAROLINE KAHN, AITOR ALBO, BUHLE NDAMASE, ICEBERG FERNANDEZ , KATARINA BUNUSEVAC, JOHN LEE BIRD, ALBERTO GARCíA, MONIKA TOBEL, KATERINA (4 YR) & NATALYA (8 YR) CODY-RAPPORT, SILVIA GRIMALDI, CLAUDIA JACQUES , MAUREEN BACHAUS, ELISABET FASANO, FEDERICO GALLO , ELENA UGARTE, TERE MENDEZ, ABI FRENCH, JOZEF ONDKO, IOANA PIOARU, BRIGITA ANTONI, JON KOLDO VAZQUEZ, J. RAMON FERNANDEZ, SUSANA FERNANDEZ, FRANCISCO GOMEZ DE VILLABOA, GRACE EAGLE, JAN NIEMAND and WENDYL HARRIS.

   


During the residency at the Colony we also co-created X2 for the project Re-constructing the X. The piece re-constructs a pre-dinner momentum with all the points of view of the artists in residence, while registering the cheerful atmosphere of the Colony. The artists performed during the interval of thirty seconds a variety of choreographical camera movements filming each others, and thus, merging the roles of artists, performers and artworks, firstly during the Off line performance, and after, in the online re-constructed multi-perspective scene. All the possible compositions of the video  collage render into one when the collapse button is pressed, transporting the momentum in space and time, in the present tense of the observer: from the past perfect of the Art Colony Galichnik into the past imperfect of other places geographically indeterminate, with the future tense co-existing in superposition, as the possibility that the observers have to collapse the website again, anytime, in their present tense.

  X 2: Art Colony Galichnik (Macedonia)   21 August 2014 @ 23:10 pm (Local Time)
Participating Artists: JETON MUJA,   BEKIM KORCA, BRIGITA ANTONI, IOANA PIOARU, BOJANA JANEVA, ANA FRANGOVSKA, KATARINA BUNUSEVAC, DAVID GOLDENBERG, MAUREEN BACHAUS, ANA LAZAREVSKA and ICEBERG FERNANDEZ.


Re-constructing the X: X2 at the Art Colony Galichnik 2014 (Macedonia)









 



Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Quantum Film Theory at The Journal of Creative Technologies


Abstract:

The recent development and implementation of multi-directional mobile social media in Post-industrial societies has dissolved the ontological binary opposition between film producers and audiences.  In this context, cinematic narrative as an art form needs to be re-appraised.  The convention is to study the form as a linear method of one-way communication, and an audio-visual semiotic system derived from Linguistics.
This paper is an introduction to Quantum Filmmaking, a new interdisciplinary participatory art practice composed by Kino-Present and Now&Here=Everywhere.  It provides a framework to analyse the Physics of cinematic narrative.  That is, understanding narrative as an artistic process of producing and receiving participatory video-collages created with camera-phones.  It also draws attention to transformations in reality generated during the ON/OFF line cause and effect chain.
This article develops an interdisciplinary theory of Quantum Film, merging subatomic Physics with Expanded Cinema theories.  It explores the under-researched influence of developments in Quantum Physics during the evolution of American avant-gardes in the 1960s and the ontology of Expanded Cinema.  A synthesis of the two is emergent through the practice of Quantum Filmmaking as participatory video-collage produced through mobile social media.
 
Keywords:  Quantum Filmmaking, Quantum Film Theory, Physics of Narrative, Participatory mobile phone cinema, collage narrative, eutopian discourse.

To read the full article, please, click HERE

Monday, 24 November 2014

Quantum Filmmaking: Appraising the 21st Century Modernist Neo-autonomy of Art



[Paper presented at MINA 2014, 4th International Mobile Creativity and Innovation Symposium. Auckland, New Zealand, 21 November 2014]


Abstract:

The practice of collage is the art form and technique that incorporating the use of pre-existing materials as part of a two-dimensional surface stimulated the beginning of progressive Modernism and the decadent Postmodernism. In the former, collage flourished as an innovative technique introducing elements of everyday life, whereas in the latter, it was criticized as the inability of art of renewing itself recycling past forms, which led to the enunciation of the end of art. Therefore, during this paper I will be exposing how through Quantum Filmmaking, which is the practice of participatory video-collage building upon the contemporary mobile media, we are entering in a new cultural epoch with the innovative avant-garde spirit of the progressive Modernism, which entails the beginning of art for the arts’ sake and its Neo-Autonomy from the ideological strings of the market and institutions. For this, firstly, I will be introducing the Quantum Filmmaking projects. After, I  will be discussing the theories in regards the autonomy of art, as well, as the role of the practice of collage along Art History. And finally, I will be analyzing the paradigm shift provoked by the introduction of the mobile social media in Contemporary Art, such as, the eutopian aesthetics inherent to the projects, which gives rise to the Neo-Autonomy of Art during the 21st Century progressive Modernist era.

Keywords: Quantum Filmmaking, Collage, 21st Century Progressive Modernism, Avant-Garde, net art, Neo-Autonomy of Art,  Eutopian Aesthetics, participatory mobile phone cinema.

[ The presentation has been selected and included in the catalogue of  MINA 2014 ]

Quantum Filmmaking at MINA 2014, Auckland (NZ). Photo by Laurent Antonzcak.

Quantum Filmmaking at MINA 2014, Auckland (NZ). Photo By Max Schleser.
Quantum Filmmaking at MINA 2014, Auckland (NZ). Photo by Laurent Antonzcak.

Quantum Filmmaking at MINA 2014, Auckland (NZ). Photo by Laurent Antonzcak.

Quantum Filmmaking at MINA 2014, Auckland (NZ). Photo by Laurent Antonzcak.