Here are a few things related to the World Expo. One is a news report which shows, towards the end, how the air tree works and you are able to see where the machinima are playing on it. As you can see there are a great many organizations who competed against OPEN THIS END and specifically Aino Baar in order to have space on those screens. If I remember correctly the one which happens to be on during this report is a soccer clip. I guess its actually called football. In Canada we seem to make up new names for things which is a bit looney. I mean looney as in crazy not looney as in our $1 coin which we also call a looney. I couldn't find the embed area on the website so you will have to follow this link to see the air tree.
Also they have listed on the official site the first set of machinma which is currently being shown on the screens. Its actually quite amazing to me that not only are we being shown at a great venue but each artist can now say they were shown alongside people like Peter Greenaway (The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, Joaquin Baldwin the winner of Cannes Short Film as well as a short by a well known Pixar artist. Each of these artists submitted work to be shown and are quite aware they are there. I am not suggesting we are equals to such great artists but it is quite rewarding to even have our names on the same page to them.
So the organizers have decided to have three sets of film to be shown for two months each. You can go to the website to see it here click the British flag in top right.. then Expo in Madrid on the grey bar.. then Daily activities on the left in the green column.. then click on OPEN THIS END. I have also pasted it below for your convenience. There are other SL artists to be shown during the remaining two slots who are not listed below, this list is merely the first set of artists shown.
30/10/2010 - Open This End
Todos los días desde el 1 de mayo de 2010
OPEN THIS END is a nonprofit cultural organization formed by professionals of the scope of the culture, the sciences and the education that classifies, develops and exhibits contents generated with new technologies.
The objective is to approach the culture and the sciences to the professionals and to the public, in general, in an actual, pleasant and fresh form.
WORLD EXPO 2010 MADRID AIR TREE EXHIBITION
The program of OPEN THIS END in the World Expo 2010, consists in three exhibitions that expose the videos created by international artists, showing, for the first time in the history of a Universal event, a World Expo, “machinimas” and the three stages of the artistic virtual immersion.
curator: Cristina García-Lasuén
1) REAL (R-R) This category of artistic videos shows images of the daily life using the present tools of creation.
2) VIRTUAL (R-V) These artistic videos are done with animation, CGI (Computer-generated imagery). They can recreate an appearance of reality or to be images with a style as “cartoons”, but always are virtual representations, non real. The artists create a new world.
3) MACHINIMA (V-V) These artistic videos are the maximum degree of potentiality and virtually. They are not drawings, nor cartoons. The videos are recorded, within the own virtual 3D world, called “metaverso”, using a personage, an Avatar. It allows to show the interactive avatar’s performances of the ups and downs and what happens in generated worlds; also it can show it and record it in real time, “render”. The reality does not take part. They are called “machinimas”, word composed of machine+animation+cinema.
ARTISTS AND WORKS:
1º Exhibition, May-June 2010
ALEX ROMAN aka JORGE SEVA (R-V)
The Third & The Seventh, T&S Teaser2, Kahn s Exeter Short Film
ALFONSO KOHN aka AL PERETZ (V-V)
The Rumba Bacana II
BINARY QUANDRY (V-V)
BRYN OH (V-V)
The Daughter of Gears Vessel s Dream, Willow
CHANTAL HARVEY aka CHANTAL GERARDS (V-V)
Virtual Kerkrade, Orientation, AOM, Kolor Fall, I wish for you
JOAQUIN BALDWIN (V-R)
Sebastian s Voodoo, Papiroflexia
LAINY VOOM aka TRACE SANDERSON (V-V)
Stolen child by Yeats, Push, The dumb man
MAKOTO YABUKI (V-R)
Ace One, Scope, Manakai
MESCALINE TAMMAS and FOUR YIP (V-V)
PETER GREENAWAY (R-V)
POID MAHOVLICH (V-V)
POOKY AMSTERDAM and BERNHARD DRAX (V-V)
Date Your Avatar
RODRIGO BLAAS (R-V)
SASKIA BODDEKE aka ROSE BORCHOVSKI (R-R), (R-V), (V-V)
Lost on Counting by Susa Bubble, The Blue Planet, Trailer photo s, The Survivor of Warsaw
SPYVSPY AEON (V-V)
The oldest airborne City, Multiple Worlds
TOM JANTOL (R-V)
The Remake, The fish incident, The Bridge, Brief to encounter
VICENTE SAHUC and SARA FERNANDEZ (R-R)
Almeria, New York, Tokyo
ARTISTS AND WORKS:
2º Exhibition, July-August 2010 (art selection in process)
ARTISTS AND WORKS:
3º Exhibition, September-October 2010 (the art selection begins on July)
More information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Address Plaza de la Villa, 5. Madrid 28805
Tel: (+34) 91 128 48 28
Fax: (+34) 91 559 75 26