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Discover the latest DVD from Le Cube/Talents, "Archi & Design", a selection of works based on themes of the city, city-planning, and design.Immerse yourself in these very personal artistic worlds with this purposefully eclectic selection. Sample these worlds, distorted according to the environment, temperament and past experience of each artist.
The choice of films was guided by curiosity, using a combination of digital techniques (mixed video/photo, animation 2D, 3D, etc.) to explore the relationship between sight and sound, as Cube so often does. In the end, the poetry of the moment, whether it be dark or filled with hope, raises questions on the very connection between man and his environment.
A selection by Carine Le Malet - Artistic programmation Director of Le Cube.
This DVD will be released to coincide with the "Cube Festival" which will take place in the city center of Issy-les-Moulineaux. New digital modes of expression will seamlessly inhabit the city, like an open air art museum placed around the theme of the future of the urban space, Expect to discover: interactive works, multimedia spectacles, live v/j/dj, films, programs for children, workshops, and seminars...
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"Above" is the third and final part of the trilogy subraum after "trocken" and "perfect love" realized by the german collective of Lkcc.It is a trip to the heart of a city where we aren't too sure whether we have our feet on the ground and our heads in the clouds, or vice versa...
Sound: Holger Jung, Nils Keber, Tilo Busch, Till Nowak, Andreas Radzuweit / All rights © Till Nowak.
An old man, living a hermit's life in the shadow of a lugubrious industrial city, looks after one fragile flower on his balcony. One fine day, he receives a mysterious box in the post that enables him to radically change his environment...
The video, "Picture a City", was commissioned by the Bradford Centre for Urban Regeneration in Yorkshire, UK. This animated film gives life to a master plan for the city as designed by Alsop Architects. The work of Squint/Opera remains unique in its approach to architectural communication.
This short and minimalist film shows a voyage of cubes as they enlarge over time."All of my work treats time and movement in a very minimalist way. Still, all that you see in my videos should make sense, as I love structures and shapes. I wish for it to be pure, and to seem rather cold and technical, although it shouldn't be."
The routine of the daily train, with the same point of departure, same point of arrival, same route without surprise...the monotony of a road too often taken, those incessant round trips. The head against the window, images that pass by outside. Which rhythm do we choose, or beat to follow? Wondering, if we could change our lives, would we? And wondering, whether we still even wish to change tracks.
In a somber future, a sole being lives almost alone in a large city populated by strange creatures. He is the master of day and night. His delicate work consists of controlling the rising of the sun and the moon, knowing that the slightest error can cause a huge catastrophe..."The Janitor" is a mysterious surrealistic voyage into a psychedelic world full of symbolism and metaphor, envisioned through a combination of photography in black and white, and drawing.
"Urban Man" is a reflection on the city and the amblings of the individual. Recurring departures and arrivals build into a visual and aural texture. The trials and tribulations of urban man transform into a chase in an architectural labyrinth.
A character draws shapes on walls and floors using only the simple magic of his hands. Poetry and technology mix cleverly with the jerky rhythms.
Situated between "sub-urbanity" and "sub-terranity", this unpredictable film leads us from the gray dust of decomposition towards the air and ozone. This redemption is shown through the jubilatory play of visual and aural associations.
"The Sound of Microclimates" presents images and sounds of a series of meterological phenomena in the Paris of today. Here, architecture interweaves with the natural processes of the landscape. With no clue as to time, these extreme microclimates are presented as the future within the city's accessories, revealing the invisible urban territories of tomorrow. Semiconductor creates animated visual and sound works that reflect our physical world in change: cities in motion, shifting landscapes, and chaos.
Nimrod, meaning to rebel or to revolt in Hebrew, recounts the stories of three individuals, each alone on a screen, who leave their isolation to rediscover empathy with the world and nature.