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SAT Fest 2020 - 7 Immersive Short Films


07 Jan au 28 Feb 2020
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Satosphère
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ADDITIONAL SCHEDULE FROM JANUARY 28 TO JANUARY 31 - 7:00 P.M. AND 8:30 P.M.

The SAT Fest is back under the dome for a 7th edition from January 7 to February 28, 2020 with a selection of 7 immersive short films from Taiwan, Germany, Denmark, Canada, Spain, France, and Czech Republic. The whole experience will unfold in an enigmatic ambiance filled with atmospheric sounds, juggling between abstraction and figuration!


January 7 to February 28, 2020 - Tuesday to Friday - 7PM
January 28 to January 31, 2020 - Tuesday to Friday - 7PM AND 8:30PM
In the Satosphère (13 years old and over)
Regular ticket : 20$ (+ web fees)

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Selection of immersive short films

Core Collapse

PAST (CZE)
DEATHVOX (DNK)

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Core Collapse

  • Length: 5 minutes
  • Visual design: PAST (CZE)
  • Sound design: DEATHVOX (DNK)

Synopsis:

Core Collapse is a short animated sci-fi movie for fulldome. A frantic ride inside a self-imploding spatial construction. A claustrophobic architectural nightmare defying the limits of psychological storytelling within an immersive audiovisual environment. Experience free fall through shifting structures and ever-changing mutant spaces built in time, and go beyond logic and perception with the latest audiovisual creation from Barcelona-based studio PAST, featuring an impressive sound design by DEATHVOX.

Biographies:

Past was founded in Barcelona in 2014 by Czech media artist Petr Rimsky. Focused on cutting-edge technology and its applications to new artistic forms, this studio project sets itself apart by its generative animated visuals, multi-screen configurations and interactive visual content design for art installations, architecture and events.

Kristian Westergaard, known as Deathvox, is a Danish musician and producer based in Barcelona. His work spans from vast, meditative spheric beauty to post-apocalyptic industrial mayhem.

Rendez-Vous

Sean Caruso (CAN)
Mourad BNCR (CAN)

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Rendez-Vous

  • Length: 6 minutes
  • Visual design: Sean Caruso (CAN)
  • Sound design: Mourad BNCR (CAN)

Synopsis:

Two souls separated, longing for each other's presence - will the reuniting of the two lead to a fatal attraction? Is it true that love this strong not only transcends but tears through the fabric of space and time, distorting and dissolving the laws of physics in the process?

Biographies:

Constantly challenging cinematic and technical workflows, Sean Caruso focuses mainly on narration through immersive imagery while exploiting the potential of the dome to its fullest.

A sound designer for almost 15 years, Mourad Bncr specializes in immersive environments and interactive content. Known as Famelik on the Montreal electronic scene, he’s also written original compositions for several film soundtracks, such as Pierre Friquet’s immersive horror film Patterns (Best immersive work - FNC eXPlore 2016).

Immersive

ARCAAN Collective - Jérémy Oury (FRA) & Antoine Briot (FRA)

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Immersive

  • Length: 5 minutes
  • Visual and sound design: ARCAAN Collective (FRA)

Synopsis:

Immersive plays with the Op art concept to produce illusions and illimited perspective with a rhythmic progression of abstract patterns. The experience transforms our perception of reality in an altered mesmerized space. Working with projection of 3D shapes, this installation gives the illusion to be immersed into multiple forms inspired by an abstract universe. The ascending movement and the use of stroboscopic images gives a new feeling of time and the sensation to be fully immersed. The soundtrack is inspired by electronic melody derived from pure sinus and digital noises recreating a real electro-acoustic noisist orchestra.

Biography:

Initiated by Antoine Briot and Jeremy Oury, ARCAAN Collective combines audio and visual skills to make intermedia forms and immersive partitions. ARCAAN creates awarded mappings, fulldomes and digital installations working on illusions in order to place the viewer at the center of a virtual universe to disrupt his perception of space.

Brèche

Sébastien Labrunie (FRA)
Lu Yi (TWN)

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Brèche

  • Length: 5 minutes
  • Visual design: Sébastien Labrunie (FRA)
  • Sound design: Lu Yi (TWN) & Sébastien Labrunie

Synopsis:

Brèche is a dive into the heart of the material of my memories. A dreamlike experience like an organic sculpture made of luminous fragments of my auditory and visual memory, where macro and micro perspectives are intertwined, to dream over the course of a meditative sensory experience.

Biographies:

Sébastien Labrunie is a French artist who experiments in the field of new media, where virtual realities, real-time visual performances and analog video synthesis blend together. He creates loops and connections between the analog and digital worlds to make organic sensory experiences and explore human perceptions.

Lu Yi (盧藝) is a Taiwanese sound artist, she experiments within the Noise scene by creating her own instruments, and by diverting objects.

Enigma

Yan Breuleux (CAN)
Alain Thibault (CAN)

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Enigma

  • Length: 5 minutes
  • Visual design: Yan Breuleux (CAN)
  • Sound design: Alain Thibault (CAN)

Synopsis:

Enigma depicts forms of visual and sound information transcoding. Amongst the themes explored, the artists worked around the thought of mathematician Alan Turing through the exploration of issues related to artificial intelligence, deep learning, and digital identity. The creators also focused on the parallel drawn by Turing between the cryptographer and the physician, who attempts to decrypt the universe in which we live. The inclusion of a human-machine dialogue, inspired by a series of experiences conducted at Google in the area of deep learning, gives us a glimpse at the challenges machines will face in their learning and decrypting of human thought.

Biographies:

Yan Breuleux is a practitioner, researcher and professor at l’École des arts numériques, de l’animation et du design [NAD], a campus of the Université du Québec in Chicoutimi. He works in the field of visual music for immersive devices. For ten years, he’s collaborated with musicians and composers to create multi-screen, panoramic, architectural projection, and fulldome pieces. His most recent creations explore the issues of narration for immersive devices.

Alain Thibault is a composer, sound designer and electronic music artist. His works has been presented in several contexts, contemporary music and digital arts festivals, in Canada, Europe and Asia. With media artist Yan Breuleux, he formed the duo PurForm. With American artist Matthew Biederman, he created the duo RAY_XXXX, whose PULSE performance was presented in Italy, France and Brazil. Thibault is presently artistic director of ELEKTRA, an international digital arts festival, presented every year in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

La matière des souvenirs

Neon Minuit - Léon Denise (FRA) & Dorian Rigal (FRA)
MethLab Recordings - Woulg (CAN) & Ben Boysen (DEU)

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La matière des souvenirs

  • Length: 5 minutes
  • Visual design: Neon Minuit - Léon Denise (FRA) & Dorian Rigal (FRA)
  • Sound deisgn: MethLab Recordings - Woulg (CAN) & Ben Boysen (DEU)

Synopsis:

The visual journey of memory, of memories, is possible in certain situations of hypnosis or in a dream. This work on this film focuses on the ability of immersive films to provide the sensation of dream images. How do we visualize what is in the past or in the future, in other words what is absent from the present? The film is a journey, a mental itinerary that uses all scales of the human gaze to visualize memories, from the infinitely large to the smallest and invisible.

Biography:

Neon Minuit is a duo of artists, Léon Denise and Dorian Rigal, who use the digital tool. They capture pieces of reality to stage them in their playground: the virtual world. Their artistic approach is inspired by scientific experimentation and serendipity. Using video game tools, they explore and experiment with new ways of perceiving realities, comprehending new spaces and creating illusions. Like modern magicians, they make pixels sing and polygons dance.

Paradoxa

Onionlab (ESP)

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Paradoxa

  • Durée : 9 minutes
  • Conception visuelle et sonore : Onionlab (ESP)

Synopsis :

Paradoxa is a fulldome experience about time travelling, where travellers get trapped in a loop of events that predestines them to keep travelling in time. It shows us an uncertain future. Without a beginning or an end, we are transported to the past, present, future and beyond.

Biography:

Onionlab is a projection mapping, VR and audiovisual studio based in Barcelona that creates content for festivals, exhibitions and music projects worldwide since 2006. We also produce audiovisual shows and interactive experiences for companies that want to be related with technology, design and art. Our work is based on the aesthetic attention to detail and technical innovation, constantly developing new concepts and approaches to push the boundaries of the 3D mapping technique.

  



DINNER + SHOW PACKAGE

Combine your immersive experience with a culinary experience at the Foodlab, located on the same floor as the Satosphere. Entrance + dish to choose before or after the show from the menu.

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