This short documentary profiles residents of the Isle de Jean Charles in Louisiana, as they confront a future threatened by sinking shorelines and rising seas.
This project was initiated by the Luxembourg non profit organisation “Stëmm vun der Strooss” [The voice of the street] taking care of homeless people. The film was initially intended to be shown in schools to sensitize young people of the danger of “street life “.
A CG Arts and Animation/ACT/Interreg Live Commission
On Friday, July 12th at Grays Civic Hall, Essex, the Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne performed a programme of music on the theme of ‘rhythm’. The programme of music explored ideas of rhythm in classical music and in the celebrated jazz of the late Dave Bruebeck. The director of the Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne, Marc Feldman, challenged the CGAA community to work collaboratively to create an original work of animation designed to accompany his orchestra’s performance of one particular example of early twentieth century music that blends classical and jazz rhythms to exciting effect. The animation was rear projected onto a large screen measuring 8.5m wide by 6.2m high, in front of which the Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne performed live.
Over a period of ten consecutive week days, the students, staff & alumni of Ba Hons CG Arts & Animation were challenged to produce abstract digital paintings in synesthetic response to segments of the music to be performed by the Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne. The CGAA community were asked to listen to a musical extract and then respond to it visually through the creation of original digital paintings in Photoshop. The animation was derived from these paintings and created using Autodesk Maya and After Effects.
Complete set of original paintings: behance.net/actcgaa
Force.Line.Border. is an animated graphic score for a trio of indeterminate instrumentation. This work is the latest in a series of animated graphic scores that builds on the concepts developed by John Cage, Morton Feldman, Cornelius Cardew, and Earle Brown for using abstract visual imagery to define musical events. The animated score is projected into the space and the musicians perform composed improvisations derived from their interpretation of the image. Each of the performers is responsible for one third of the frame as the piece gradually shifts between solo phrases and ensemble statements.
Percussion: Douglas Nottingham, Joe Perez, Robert Esler
Black = Sound
White = Silence
Room No. 04 is an interactive installation by ‘Image & Media Technology’ students Hein Hamers, Thierry Branderhorst and Joep van Diejen in co-operation with ‘Music and Technology’ students Dion Fanggidaej and Yuri Meijer. The user can experience a synesthetic experience by using the installation because the process of visual synesthesia has been reversed.
Animation & Design
Joep van Diejen
Music & Technical
Permanent installation in Thong Lor 10 – Bangkok for the Opus building. A collaboration project between Visual System and the light designer Matteo Messervi, commissioned by Bobby Narula.
At nightfall, the Opus facade subtly glitters bringing the architecture to life through the cutting-edge light design. Thanks to the low rise building in the neighborhood, Opus building can be seen from afar, thus becoming the highlight spot in the trendy area of Thong Lor.