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Alpha-ville 2012 screenings at Hackney Picturehouse

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Time 14:00
Date 06/10/12
Price £8

Alpha-ville presents an eclectic programme of moving image works, featuring talents from different genres including animation, experimental, documentary, music video and CGI.


An annual celebration of the best international talent, the Alpha-ville Future of Moving Image Award is dedicated to creative expression, innovation and forward thinking. In partnership with Little White Lies and Shooting People. Previously awarded films are Robots of Brixton and Augmented 3D City. This screening will see the best films submitted to competition and you will find out who are the winners thanks to the vote of an amazing panel that this year is formed of:

Blake Whitman, VP of Creative Development at Vimeo
Nicolas Schmerkin, Founder of Autour de Minuit
Ingrid Kopp, Editor-in-Chief/Director of Shooting People US
Philip Ilson, Director of London Short Film Festival
Pawel Jaskulski, Content Manager at MUBI

Highlights of the programme include:

“Rear Window Timelapse” (Jeff Desom, NL, 2012) – Remix Winner, Vimeo Awards 2012 “Prélude, Étude Op. 3, No.2 of 4” (Sougwen, US, 2012),

“Everything is a Remix Part 4: System Failure” (Kirby Ferguson, US, 2012),

“Unnamed Soundsculpture” by Daniel Franke (We are Chopchop) & Cedric Kiefer (Onformative) (DE, 2012) and more.

We live in a unique moment in history, between two rapidly changing worlds. One is the world of decaying political and economic structures and the other is the world of an infinite explosion in technology and information. There are conflicting mindsets in every part of our culture: the contradiction between ubiquitous virtual presence and physical presence creating an identity crisis; the non-hierarchical, organic web structure clashing with hierarchical, non-organic real-world structures; the myth of the individual as a genius vs the power of the crowd and the collaborative practice; the passive and observant attitude set against active participation and co-creation. These opposing forces are placing us in a paradoxical state that we have named Unfinity. Unfinity is a pull between these poles, a hybrid space. It’s timeless and uncertain. We believe that to ease the state of Unfinity in a human and meaningful way it is crucial to be creative, to experiment, to challenge and take action.