Chair Person: Peter Richardson
Presenters: Stefan Müller Arisona, Steve Gibson & Christian Schneider
Visual effects (VFX) are the various computer generated processes by which imagery is created and or manipulated outside the context of a live action film shoot. Traditionally moving image visual mediums in a performative / gallery context have been primarily experienced as “playback” mediums, in which material is fixed in time and is played from beginning to end. Real-time visuals on the other hand require the intervention of a performer or a user. In the case of the VJ or live filmmaker, he or she chooses the video clips in real-time, selects the options for effects and determines the compositing of images and effects. Recently a number of (traditional) Narrative film makers have moved away from structural narrative and into the realm of ‘live cinema’, remixing their films for audiences as a performative experience. This raises interesting possibilities to extend the genre with a performative art based approach. British directors Peter Greenaway and Mike Figgis increasingly work with this method. The ‘live cinema’ experience is generally limited to pre shot or captured visuals which are processed or remixed. As yet few have attempted to incorporate ‘live’ visual effects as part of this cinematic experience. “VFX Remixed” seeks to stimulate debate and generate theoretical prototypes for live cinema experiences that utilize the technologies of VFX and combine to create a more immersive cinematic performance experience. Areas of interest include audio-visual performance VJ(ing), physical and serious gaming, computer-based installations incorporating real-time visual processing.
- Peter Richardson is a filmmaker and researcher based in Dundee and London. After graduating form Goldsmiths College in 1989, Peter spent 14 years in the film industry. He has exhibited video works at The Barbican London, City Racing Gallery London and Marian Goodman Gallery New York. His experimental films have been screened on television and at film festivals worldwide including: ’Out Takes’ Brazil, New York, Los Angeles, Cannes, Cork, London and Hamburg film festivals and The National Review Of Live Art The Tramway Glasgow. Peter is a Lecturer at Duncan Of Jordanstone College Of Art & Design in Scotland and is currently Director of the Visual Effects Research Lab (VERL) A European Union funded project that undertakes transdiscaplinary research into high-resolution image technologies.