Architecture + Evolution + Movement
Referencing the utopian visions of 1960’s architecture practice Archigram, Walking City is a slowly evolving video sculpture. The language of materials and patterns seen in radical architecture transform as the nomadic city walks endlessly, adapting to the environments she encounters.
Scifi/horror teaser animation depicting a looming alien invasion - produced with students at a Danish VFX school.
Director: Henrik Bjerregaard Clausen
Client: 3D College Denmark
Copyright © 2014 3D College Denmark/figment
Hack into Disney’s classic The Lion King where we removed all animals from the movie’s title sequence. Leaving us with the beautiful yet oppressive backgrounds of the African savanna.
This work was made in cooperation with Greenpeace NL and is currently part of their online magazine GPM appearing four times a year.
Manipulation / Adaptation / Re-edit: Studio Smack
Directed by: Roger Allers & Rob Minkoff
Audio: “Circle of Life” Written by Elton John & Tim Rice, Arranged and Produced by Hans Zimmer, Performed by Carmen Twillie, African Vocals Performed by Lebo M.
Production Co: Walt Disney Pictures
For full credits: tinyurl.com/kf4zyyp
No new Top Gear before end of January 2014 but Jeremy Clarkson and James May are both on BBC2 this Christmas.
Season’s Greetings and best wishes from The Glasgow School of Art for 2014.
This year’s seasonal e-card comes from alumnus James Houston. James graduated from The Glasgow School of Art in 2008 with a first class degree in Visual Communication. He works in Glasgow as a moving image maker. 1030.co.uk
The ensemble: A collection of vintage Mac computers, a Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum + 1 and a SEGA Mega Drive perform a rendition of “Carol of the Bells” with lyrics re-written by Robert Florence & Philip Larkin in the Mackintosh Library at The Glasgow School of Art. Jacket by Ten30.co.uk (Alan Moore, GSA Textiles alumnus 2008).
James aimed to create a piece of Christmas music by appropriating past Christmas gifts. “I discovered that a few had the capability for speech synthesis so the obvious next step was to figure out how to assemble a choir.” he said. “This is a process which is based on the last piece of work I did as a student at GSA.” (See James’ Degree Show film - Big Ideas (Don’t Get Any).
HAIL THE MACHINES
SWEET OLD MACHINES
BLOW OFF THE DUST
WIPE OFF THE RUST
CHRISTMAS HAS COME
JOY IS FORETOLD
FOR THOSE OF US
YOU NEVER SOLD
STILL WE ARE HERE
STILL FULL OF CHEER
JUST PLUG US IN
IT WILL BEGIN
FRIENDS US AND YOU
FRIENDS WE ARE TRUE
WE HAVE NOTHING
BETTER TO DO
BLEEP BLOOP BEEP BONG
HEAR OUR SWEET SONG
IF NONE OF OUR
CODING IS WRONG
BY THE WAY WE REMIND YOU THAT YOU COULD
PLAY WITH US EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR
JUST IGNORE THAT OUR CASING IS ALL MUCKY
WE’LL STILL LOAD FOR YOU IF WE ARE LUCKY
GIVE US A THOUGHT
BLOW IN THE SLOT
TIGHTEN THE SCREW
WE WILL COME THROUGH
YOUR DREAMS AND PLANS
YOUR TINY HANDS
FOCUSED AND PRIMED
SINCE YOU WERE NINE
NOW ON THIS DAY
YOU CAN REPLAY
MISSIONS OF WHEN
YOU’RE YOUNG AGAIN
AROUND THE TREE
NEW GIFTS EMBRACED
WE’VE BEEN REPLACED
PHONE IN YOUR HAND
BEST IN THE LAND
CAN’T TAKE YOU BACK
BUT WE CAN BRING
THINK I MIGHT GET A NEW MODEL THIS YEAR THE ONE I HAVE IS SO TWENTY–TWELVE
I BET YOU WATCH THIS E CARD ON A SMART PHONE
ACH WE WISH THAT WE COULD BE A SMART PHONE
SAFE TO SHUT DOWN
WE MUSTN’T FROWN
OUR SONG IS DONE
LOFT HERE WE COME
BEEP BEEP BEEP
LIKE AND RETWEET