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SAT Fest 2021 - 8th Edition


27 Apr au 26 Jun 2021
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SAT FEST 2021

For its 8th edition, the SAT Fest presents eight short films created by artists from around the world who explore the creative field of immersion. 

Since its first edition in 2012, SAT Fest has fueled the imagination of thousands of spectators with digital motion graphics and 360° kinematics, under the SAT’s dome.

This years program includes: a vertigo-inducing dive into entropic chaos (Entropy will be larger tomorrow), a collage of connected worlds depicting our relation to the virtual (Anthologie), an audiovisual study of the concept of space-time (Troublants Trous Noirs), a poetic experience of our temporality (The Face of Rain), a journey from the microscopic to the celestial (Black Mantis - The Build), a music video exploring the realm of microbiology through a fictional narrative (Immunity), a wandering between memories, imagination and dreams (Somnium) and a trip into an architectural environment generated by artificial intelligence (Pieced)


In the Satosphere
April 17th to June 26th 2021
Tuesday→ Saturday
Show at: 5pm - 6:30pm - 8pm
Duration: 45 minutes



SAT Fest 2021 - 8 immersive short films

ENTROPY WILL BE LARGER TOMORROW

Laura Luna Castillo (MEX/USA)

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ENTROPY WILL BE LARGER TOMORROW

  • Visual & sound design: Laura Luna Castillo (MEX / USA)

Synopsis :

Optimistic and cruel objects that we’ve gathered along the years populate the margins of the place we call home. We’ve taken refuge inside our homes, we exist within a procession of nameless days and our homes have become a place where past and future collide in an eternal now. Like nebulas, all our aspirations, doubts, terror and bewilderment, meet head on inside our present. Many temporalities swirl around each other within the everyday fabric of a vertigo-inducing uncertainty. In this universe, entropic chaos is the only constant.

Biography :

Laura Luna Castillo is a multimedia artist and musician from Mexico. Exploring the mechanisms of memories, imagination and the perception of inhabited spaces through multiple angles and temporalities, Laura has developed different multidisciplinary projects, where materials and technologies coexist in the forms of audiovisual performances, objects, installations and interactive works. In 2016, she was a selected SHAPE 2016 artist (Platform for Innovative Music and Audiovisual Art from Europe) and presented several audiovisual and multimedia projects on different international festivals and residencies, such as MUTEK Montréal, Unsound Krakow, CYNETART (International Festival for computer Based Art) in Dresden, the Hello World Festival (Women and Digital Creativity) in Mexico City and two immersive 360 degree VR projects at EMPAC (The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York and at The Cube Fest 2019 at Virginia Tech, USA. She is currently based in Seattle, USA, where she is pursuing a PhD in Digital Arts and Experimental Media at DXARTS, University of Washington.

ANTHOLOGIE

Baron Lanteigne (CAN)
Bobby Tank (GBR)

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ANTHOLOGIE

  • Visual design : Baron Lanteigne (CAN)
  • Sound design : Bobby Tank (GBR)

Synopsis :

Inspired by both New Aesthetic and the early years of computer graphics, Anthologie is an over-saturated collage of connected worlds depicting our relation with the virtual.

Biography :

Baron Lanteigne depicts our relationship with technology and its infrastructure through installations combining modified displays and various electronics that behave as portals opening to his virtual worlds. Baron lives and works in Quebec City, Canada, however, the core of his work comes from his involvement with many online fringe communities and virtual collaborations. Stemming from the internet, his work is now presented internationally at digital art events such as: The Wrong Biennale, real-fake.org, ISEA 2020, Les Garages Numériques (BE), Mapping Festival (CH), Mirage Festival (FR), Vector Festival (CA), Dutch Design Week (NL), Sónar+D (ES), CuVo Video Art Festival (ES), Electrofringe (AU), CPH:DOX (DK) and at the Budapest’s Ludwig Museum (HU).

TROUBLANTS TROUS NOIRS

Jules Roze (FRA/CAN)
Sol Miracula (FRA/CAN)

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TROUBLANTS TROUS NOIRS

  • Visual design : Jules Roze (FRA/CAN)
  • Sound design : Sol Miracula (FRA/CAN)

Synopsis :

Troublants Trous Noirs is an original collaboration developed by two digital artists. It explores the complexity of black holes: A black hole is a point in space where gravitational force is so strong that nothing can escape from it, not even light, the fastest known entity in our universe. Space, time and laws of physics don’t apply to the matter that crumbles in the singularity of them. Past the event horizon, the mass of the black hole deforms spacetime and bends all the paths of particles towards the mass. In other words, those black entities are so heavy that nothing can escape from them. Inspired by the mystery surrounding black holes, Troublants Trous Noirs takes the audience through an immersive generative project that explores the concept of spacetime as a 4 dimensional continuum, the fundamental forces of nature and the world of quantum, whose journey is driven by harmony and chaos.

Biography :

Jules Roze establishes his skills in the interactive, visual and sound fields. After a bachelor's degree in music and science, he will achieve a master's degree in computer music during which he will develop his programming skills. Passionate about the bridges between art, science and technique, he presented his works in various places and structures such as the Arario Museum in Seoul or the CNRS of Paris-Saclay or Photon Fundacja in Krakow.

Yanik Tremblay-Simard studied electroacoustic composition at Université de Montréal and explored multiphonic composition, digital arts, creative coding and visual arts. He gets inspiration from experimental cinema, heavy metal and minimalism in many medias. He plays as Sol Miracula, a conceptual dark ambient project that acts as an hybrid between Electroacoustic music and Doom Metal created with tools used in experimental electronic music.

THE FACE OF THE RAIN

Marcella França (BRA/CAN)
Paul Mottram; Nathan Feddo, Henry White

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THE FACE OF THE RAIN

  • Visual and sound design: Marcella França (BRA/ CAN)
  • Music: Paul Mottram; Nathan Feddo, Henry White

Synopsis:

The Face of the Rain is an immersive performance that talks about memory, the life cycle, and the concept of non-linear time through the realization that we are all born from water and become rain after our death. The artist Marcella França mixes contemporary dance and digital art, to offer a poetic experience about mourning. Her character tries to revive her father's presence interacting with the rain, and in this immersive emotional search, the artwork provokes the following questions: - What is the face of the rain?
- Can the past and the present coexist in the same moment of life?

Biography:

Marcella França is a multidisciplinary artist. Her first training was as a dancer and choreographer. She also started her formal studies in painting and, years later, in video art. She graduated in visual communication specializing in audiovisual and experience projects. ​Marcella pursues the poetic rapture in the relation between the Water element and existential human issues. Through her research in science and philosophy, the artist explores the physical-chemical aspects of Water, such as fluidity, volatility, materiality, and immateriality, correlating them with intangible concepts such as impermanence, the becoming, and memory, passing through relationships between movement, ecofeminism, and life. The artist gives visibility to those subjects through the hybridism of her artworks, which mix interactive audiovisual technologies, as extended realities (XR, VR, and movement sensors) with videos, performances, and sculptural/immersive installations.

BLACK MANTIS - THE BUILD

4Pi Productions (GBR)
Deri Roberts (GBR)

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BLACK MANTIS - THE BUILD

  • Visual design : 4Pi Productions (GBR)
  • Sound design : Deri Roberts (GBR)

Synopsis :

The Build is part of the immersive audiovisual show Black Mantis, a collaboration between musician Deri Roberts and creative studio 4Pi Productions. Sound sculpture, electronica, and jazz evoke an ever-changing visual world, taking audiences on a journey from the microscopic to the celestial.

Biography :

4Pi Productions are an award-winning producing arts studio blending powerful emerging technologies with cross-media storytelling approaches, producing immersive experiences that reach audiences in new and engaging ways. In 2019 4Pi opened CULTVR Lab, Europe's first immersive research arts lab.

IMMUNITY

Montreal Life Support (GBR / CAN)

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IMMUNITY

  • Visual & sound design : Montreal Life Support (GBR / CAN)

Synopsis :

A music video. Lying deep within the vastness of our gaps in understanding of our own human biology the film explores the realm of microbiology through a fictional narrative. What is really going on inside the fleshy bodies of life?

Biography :

David Gardener (Montreal Life Support) is a Montreal-based British artist and musician working with a wide range of disciplines and mediums, with an aim to create stimulating and emotionally engaging works. Often integrating engineered materials, kinetic elements, interactivity, choreographed light & multi directional sound. Joining the dots between the classical fields of philosophy and traditional art and fusing them with modern technologies. His work aims to give humans meaningful and tangible experiences delivered through the narrative of each piece.

SOMNIUM

Dimitri Thouzery (FRA)
Ludovic Finck (FRA)

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SOMNIUM

  • Visual design : Dimitri Thouzery (FRA)
  • Sound design : Ludovic Finck (FRA)

Synopsis :

Somnium takes us on a journey from the macroscopic to the microscopic, rambling between memories, imagination and dreams. The piece takes advantage of the dome’s immersive faculties to allow the spectator to feel matter and time in their imperceptible scales.

Biography :

Dimitri Thouzery is a new media artist whose typical black and white aesthetic, an imaginary transposition of binary logic and algorithmic coldness, aims to connect the spectator to the universal.

The artist and sound designer Ludovic Finck explores our perception and new relationships with sound. He expresses himself on new media art and is particularly interested in immersive experiences.

PIECED

Sean Caruso (CAN)
Mourad BNCR (CAN)

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PIECED

  • Visual design : Sean Caruso (CAN)
  • Sound design :Mourad Bncr (CAN)

Synopsis :

In recent times the use of artificial intelligence, machine learning, GAN's and algorithms in artistic applications has been on the rise. There are many AI tools available today to assist creators at various points in the production process, whether it's streamlining normally tedious tasks with precision, or generating completely new stunning pieces of digital art.

Our question: Can AI generate 360° environments formatted for fulldome?
Our answer: Yes! (..kind of).

Machine learning is an area of research within the field of artificial intelligence (AI). For this experiment, we used RunwayML, a platform for training your own models. The term model refers to the result of training a machine learning algorithm with a dataset. A machine learning algorithm finds patterns within the data and develops its own rules for how to represent—or model—those patterns to perform a specific task. These rules are not designed by humans; they are learned from the data on which the model was trained.

People build models in different programming languages, with different frameworks, and for different purposes, such as to recognize spam email, classify objects, edit images and video, and capture motion. In our case in PIECED we want to train a model that generates images of architectural facades that respect the geometric attributes and perspective of the domemaster format.

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Biography :

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).

 


Show and Meal: Half Priced Tickets

Combine your immersive experience with a meal at the Foodlab - Labo culinaire . 2 dishes + 1 dessert to choose from the menu, before or after the show. Contact the restaurant after purchasing tickets to confirm your reservation: [email protected] / 514-844 -2033 # 225 or book online

SANITARY MEASURES
The SAT is committed to providing you with a safe environment. The hygiene, cleaning and disinfection measures of the SAT comply with the measures recommended by the government. We have adapted our spaces to ensure safe distancing and increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfection of our facilities. As a customer you will have to respect the following hygiene measures:

1. Wearing a mask or face cover will be mandatory at all times ;
2. Your seat will be numbered and assigned to you, it will be the same throughout the event ;
3. We ask that you do not come to the event if you have any symptoms of COVID 19 (cough, fever, breathing difficulties, extreme fatigue, sudden loss of smell) ;
4. The reception staff will ask you a few questions upon your arrival to confirm your state of health, and will inform you of the measures to follow during the event ;
5. The SAT reserves the right to refuse access to the room to people who do not comply with health and safety instructions.