Saturday, October 25, 2014

MachinimUWA VII: Iono Allen's 'Butchery'



Versatile Frenchman, Iono Allen takes us back to the Great War in the early days of the last century with the 'Butchery' that accompanied humankind's drive to expand their borders. This film is the latest entry to the L$545,000++ MachinimUWA VII: Transcending Borders, the 7th UWA Short Animated Film Challenge. The 'Transcending Borders' theme was selected by Professor Ted Snell, Director of the Cultural Precinct, UWA and who inspired the very first of the UWA art challenges in 2009. This theme is in honour of the 'Transcending Borders' exhibition at UWA's Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery in 2014CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS 31st OCTOBER 2014.

You may interpret the theme as you see fit, however the average viewer would need to be able to appreciate how you fit this theme (alternatively, please indicate in the notes how it fits in the film notes on the web). Your machinima must be made specifically for this challenge, and this should be indicated in the opening credits 'For The University of Western Australia's MachinimUWA VII: Transcending Borders'. You do not have to film on the UWA sims, however this of course will be appreciated, and there is a Special UWA Prize which will be made available to a film which includes either Winthrop Clock Tower, The Somerville Auditorium or The Sunken Gardens.
 
ALSO, public viewing for TRANSCENDING BORDERS: The 5th UWA Grand 3D Art Challenge is now open (though the closing date for entries is the same as the Machinima - 31st October)

Special prizes are also offered for machinima that best portray one or a few of the artworks entered to TRANSCENDING BORDERS: The 5th UWA Grand 3D Art Challenge.

Do visit the UWA Challenge Gallery HERE to view the submissions so far

List of Submitted Machinima for MachinimUWA VII: Transcending Borders:
(In Reverse Klingon Alphabetical Order)

Glasz DeCuir (San Sebastian, Spain) - Guest Outsider

Erythro Asimov (Tours, France) -  The 6th Extinction  (Click HERE for Vimeo Version) 

Iono Allen (Paris, France) -  Butchery  (Click HERE for French Version) 

GnomeZen (Ashland, Oregon, USA) - Transcending the Borders of Consciousness

Joe Zazulak [Spiral Silverstar] (New Orleans, LA, USA) - 'Transcending (surreal) Borders'

Tutsy Navarathna (Frenchman in Pondicherry, India)  - Metaphore - "Transcending Borders" 

Natascha Randt (Gelsenkirchen, Germany) & Karima Hoisan (San Isidro del General, Costa Rica) - The Connection 

Pepa Cometa (Andalusia, Spain) - Little Marie 

Sophia Yates (Boston,  Massachusetts, USA) - Transcending Borders 

Valentina Tremont (Milan, Italy) - Imagination

Peter King (Chester, England, United Kingdom) - Crime Knows No Borders 

NicoleX Moonwall (New Orleans, USA) - Transformation, The Long Journey Home

Erythro Asimov (Tours, France) - Night of the Johnstown Flood 

Misio2 (Melbourne, Australia) - Virtual Toy Island Plankton 

jjccc Coronet (Talygarn, South Wales) - What a Wonderful World

Valentina Tremont (Milan, Italy) - Dreaming

Friday, October 24, 2014

Transcending Borders: 10. Eliza, NaTaS, Sniper, Elettra, Eliza, Asperix, Luko, Lalie

UWA 3D Art & Machinima Challenge: Transcending Borders, just keeps getting better and better. We now have 36 entries and counting. Deadline is approaching soon! Get your entry in by October 31.

We have a bunch of new entries in by artists who are new to UWA shows as well as some old friends we haven't seen in a long time.

Eliza Cabassoun has made a lovely abstract prim sculpture that is elegant in its simplicity. It was created live during a concert last year by Prowess Rayna. An interesting example of collaboration and improvisation.
 


NaTaS Janus gives us a set of dioramas suggestive of comic panels that tell a brief visual narrative about a mundane unfortunate event with a happy, but surreal ending (sorta...).


Sniper Siemens is inspired by the movie "Transcendence" to show how the boundaries between virtual and real can be blurred.


Elettra Beardmore shows a sort of cosmic display of images illustrating the stages of existence.


Eliza Quinzet-Leijon's entry is an abstract form surrounded by slowly rotating pinwheel stars. It is inspired by a verse by Walt Whitman's "A Clear Midnight."


Asperix Asp has created a large obelisk titled "Infinite Landmark." It used subtly shifting amorphous textures suggesting water in a hall of mirrors, infinitely reflecting within a finite space.


Luko Enoch gives us a figure in a state of creative ecstasy. About this Luko says, "When in creative flux I always tend to drift into an unexplainable moment where thought and imagination dance with each other."


Lalie Sorbet  is a French photographer living in India. Lalie's piece is a rl photo of a dewdrop on a branch. She has interposed her virtual dancing avatar on it in a kind of triptych with translucent motion echoing behind.
 

Monday, October 20, 2014

MachinimUWA VII: New Works - Pepa Cometa + Team Natasha Randt & Karima Hoisan

 
The Connection by Natascha Randt & Karima Hoisan


Little Marie from Pepa Cometa on Vimeo.

The Germany & Costa Rica connection returns with 'The Connection' being brought to us by Natascha Randt and Karima Hoisan while we have a new name to add the the MachinimUWA family with Pepa Cometa bringing us 'Little Marie. These films are the latest entries to the L$545,000++ MachinimUWA VII: Transcending Borders, the 7th UWA Short Animated Film Challenge. The 'Transcending Borders' theme was selected by Professor Ted Snell, Director of the Cultural Precinct, UWA and who inspired the very first of the UWA art challenges in 2009. This theme is in honour of the 'Transcending Borders' exhibition at UWA's Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery in 2014CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS 31st OCTOBER 2014.

You may interpret the theme as you see fit, however the average viewer would need to be able to appreciate how you fit this theme (alternatively, please indicate in the notes how it fits in the film notes on the web). Your machinima must be made specifically for this challenge, and this should be indicated in the opening credits 'For The University of Western Australia's MachinimUWA VII: Transcending Borders'. You do not have to film on the UWA sims, however this of course will be appreciated, and there is a Special UWA Prize which will be made available to a film which includes either Winthrop Clock Tower, The Somerville Auditorium or The Sunken Gardens.
 
ALSO, public viewing for TRANSCENDING BORDERS: The 5th UWA Grand 3D Art Challenge is now open (though the closing date for entries is the same as the Machinima - 31st October)

Special prizes are also offered for machinima that best portray one or a few of the artworks entered to TRANSCENDING BORDERS: The 5th UWA Grand 3D Art Challenge.

Do visit the UWA Challenge Gallery HERE to view the submissions so far

List of Submitted Machinima for MachinimUWA VII: Transcending Borders:
(In Reverse Klingon Alphabetical Order)

Glasz DeCuir (San Sebastian, Spain) - Guest Outsider

Erythro Asimov (Tours, France) -  The 6th Extinction  (Click here for Vimeo Version) 

GnomeZen (Ashland, Oregon, USA) - Transcending the Borders of Consciousness

Joe Zazulak [Spiral Silverstar] (New Orleans, LA, USA) - 'Transcending (surreal) Borders'

Tutsy Navarathna (Frenchman in Pondicherry, India)  - Metaphore - "Transcending Borders" 

Natascha Randt (Gelsenkirchen, Germany) & Karima Hoisan (San Isidro del General, Costa Rica) - The Connection

Pepa Cometa (Andalusia, Spain) - Little Marie

Sophia Yates (Boston,  Massachusetts, USA) - Transcending Borders 

Valentina Tremont (Milan, Italy) - Imagination

Peter King (Chester, England, United Kingdom) - Crime Knows No Borders 

NicoleX Moonwall (New Orleans, USA) - Transformation, The Long Journey Home

Erythro Asimov (Tours, France) - Night of the Johnstown Flood 

Misio2 (Melbourne, Australia) - Virtual Toy Island Plankton 

jjccc Coronet (Talygarn, South Wales) - What a Wonderful World

Valentina Tremont (Milan, Italy) - Dreaming

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

MachinimUWA VII: Peter King's 'Crime Knows No Borders'




Peter King brings to us a film on the love of a mother with 'Crime Knows No Borders'. This film is  the  latest entry to the L$545,000++ MachinimUWA VII: Transcending Borders, the 7th UWA Short Animated Film Challenge. The 'Transcending Borders' theme was selected by Professor Ted Snell, Director of the Cultural Precinct, UWA and who inspired the very first of the UWA art challenges in 2009. This theme is in honour of the 'Transcending Borders' exhibition at UWA's Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery in 2014CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS 31st OCTOBER 2014.

You may interpret the theme as you see fit, however the average viewer would need to be able to appreciate how you fit this theme (alternatively, please indicate in the notes how it fits in the film notes on the web). Your machinima must be made specifically for this challenge, and this should be indicated in the opening credits 'For The University of Western Australia's MachinimUWA VII: Transcending Borders'. You do not have to film on the UWA sims, however this of course will be appreciated, and there is a Special UWA Prize which will be made available to a film which includes either Winthrop Clock Tower, The Somerville Auditorium or The Sunken Gardens.
 
ALSO, public viewing for TRANSCENDING BORDERS: The 5th UWA Grand 3D Art Challenge is now open (though the closing date for entries is the same as the Machinima - 31st October)

Special prizes are also offered for machinima that best portray one or a few of the artworks entered to TRANSCENDING BORDERS: The 5th UWA Grand 3D Art Challenge.

Do visit the UWA Challenge Gallery HERE to view the submissions so far

List of Submitted Machinima for MachinimUWA VII: Transcending Borders:
(In Reverse Klingon Alphabetical Order)

Glasz DeCuir (San Sebastian, Spain) - Guest Outsider

Erythro Asimov (Tours, France) -  The 6th Extinction  (Click here for Vimeo Version) 

GnomeZen (Ashland, Oregon, USA) - Transcending the Borders of Consciousness

Joe Zazulak [Spiral Silverstar] (New Orleans, LA, USA) - 'Transcending (surreal) Borders'

Tutsy Navarathna (Frenchman in Pondicherry, India)  - Metaphore - "Transcending Borders"

Sophia Yates (Boston,  Massachusetts, USA) - Transcending Borders 

Valentina Tremont (Milan, Italy) - Imagination

Peter King (Chester, England, United Kingdom) - Crime Knows No Borders 

NicoleX Moonwall (New Orleans, USA) - Transformation, The Long Journey Home

Erythro Asimov (Tours, France) - Night of the Johnstown Flood 

Misio2 (Melbourne, Australia) - Virtual Toy Island Plankton 

jjccc Coronet (Talygarn, South Wales) - What a Wonderful World

Valentina Tremont (Milan, Italy) - Dreaming

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

MachinimUWA VII: Tutsy Navarathna's - Metaphore: "Transcending Borders"



Three-time champion of the UWA Short Film challenges, and narrowly missing a "4-peat" the last time around,  the formidable Frenchman, based in Pondicherry, Tutsy Navarathna brings us Metaphore - "Transcending Borders". This film is  the  latest entry to the L$545,000++ MachinimUWA VII: Transcending Borders, the 7th UWA Short Animated Film Challenge. The 'Transcending Borders' theme was selected by Professor Ted Snell, Director of the Cultural Precinct, UWA and who inspired the very first of the UWA art challenges in 2009. This theme is in honour of the 'Transcending Borders' exhibition at UWA's Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery in 2014CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS 31st OCTOBER 2014.

You may interpret the theme as you see fit, however the average viewer would need to be able to appreciate how you fit this theme (alternatively, please indicate in the notes how it fits in the film notes on the web). Your machinima must be made specifically for this challenge, and this should be indicated in the opening credits 'For The University of Western Australia's MachinimUWA VII: Transcending Borders'. You do not have to film on the UWA sims, however this of course will be appreciated, and there is a Special UWA Prize which will be made available to a film which includes either Winthrop Clock Tower, The Somerville Auditorium or The Sunken Gardens.
 
ALSO, public viewing for TRANSCENDING BORDERS: The 5th UWA Grand 3D Art Challenge is now open (though the closing date for entries is the same as the Machinima - 31st October)

Special prizes are also offered for machinima that best portray one or a few of the artworks entered to TRANSCENDING BORDERS: The 5th UWA Grand 3D Art Challenge.

Do visit the UWA Challenge Gallery HERE to view the submissions so far

List of Submitted Machinima for MachinimUWA VII: Transcending Borders:
(In Reverse Klingon Alphabetical Order)

Glasz DeCuir (San Sebastian, Spain) - Guest Outsider

Erythro Asimov (Tours, France) -  The 6th Extinction  (Click here for Vimeo Version) 

GnomeZen (Ashland, Oregon, USA) - Transcending the Borders of Consciousness

Joe Zazulak [Spiral Silverstar] (New Orleans, LA, USA) - 'Transcending (surreal) Borders'

Tutsy Navarathna (Frenchman in Pondicherry, India)  - Metaphore - "Transcending Borders"

Sophia Yates (Boston,  Massachusetts, USA) - Transcending Borders 

Valentina Tremont (Milan, Italy) - Imagination

NicoleX Moonwall (New Orleans, USA) - Transformation, The Long Journey Home

Erythro Asimov (Tours, France) - Night of the Johnstown Flood 

Misio2 (Melbourne, Australia) - Virtual Toy Island Plankton 

jjccc Coronet (Talygarn, South Wales) - What a Wonderful World

Valentina Tremont (Milan, Italy) - Dreaming

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

UWA 3 Minute Thesis Presentation & Second Life 2014

Image Used by Jay Jay for the Presentation (created with the help of quadrapop Lane & Dianne Elton)
UWA Second Life founder, Jay Jay Jegathesan is also a PhD student, completing a part time PhD on the topic of community and collaboration through virtual worlds.

The following video is taken from the semi-final round of the 2014 3-Minute Thesis competition where PhD students are asked to speak for 3 minutes on their PhD research using no technology or props aside from a single image.


JAY JAY JEGATHESAN - UWA SCHOOL OF EDUCATION / PHYSICS 

Some other presentations as shown below by David Gozzard, Blake Segler & Carl Blair, provide a flavour of some of the other presentations for the challenge.


 
BLAKE SEGLER - UWA SCHOOL OF PHYSICS


 
CARL BLAIR - UWA SCHOOL OF PHYSICS 


DAVID GOZZARD - UWA SCHOOL OF PHYSICS 

All these presentations led to successes in various ways. David & Blake made the final with David winning 2nd overall. Carl Blair gave a similar talk the next day at a postgraduate Physics conference and was adjudged best talk. Jay Jay was invited to give an expanded presentation by Arts Access Victoria at a Digital Accessibility Forum in Melbourne in December 2014.

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Transcending Borders: 9. Pale, Jipe, JointVenture, Ama

UWA 3D Art & Machinima Challenge: Transcending Borders, just keeps getting better and better. We now have 28 entries with lots of space left for yours! Entries are being accepted until October 31.

Pale Illusion always gives us something thoughtful, dramatic, and/or fun.  Her entry "The Paper Empire" is a commentary about the artificial barriers people erect in order to control others. It is a model in corrugated cardboard of the barrier wall between Israel and Gaza. There are figures on ladders on each side of the wall and they are kissing through the barbed wire at the top. The woman is in an Arabic head scarf and the man has a Hasidic hat and sidelocks. There is a graffito on the wall that says "Love knows no borders."

Jipe Loon gave us a startling object in last year's Reflections show, with meticulous mesh figures in a surreal kaleidoscope. This time he  presents a more programmatic piece in a similar spirit that is that is at least as provocative. The artist offers a number or stories and interpretations for his fantastic construction.

JointVenture Resident gave us a couple of mesh skeletal pieces for last year's "What Makes Us Human?" anatomy/physiology model challenge. His entry for Transcending Borders is a sensitive and moving scene showing a young man placing an apple in the alms bowl of a desperate homeless person on the street. He has made a speed-painting (time-lapse) video showing his process for texturing the piece.
 
Ama Avro's entry "Utopia" is an energetic scene with birds pulling at a giant web around the earth. Ama says this is about communication:
Virtual Communication
Who pulls the web?
At the beginning .... no
Once upon a time .... no
Utopia ..... no, not even
Utopia .....  I dream of you
 


Monday, October 13, 2014

MachinimUWA VII: Glasz DeCuir & Erythro Asimov bring the Guest Outsider and The 6th Extinction

 
ERYTHRO ASIMOV'S - THE 6TH EXTINCTION


GLASZ DECUIR'S - GUEST OUTSIDER

Glasz DeCuir brings to us 'Guest Outsider' seemingly transcending other dimensions, while Erythro Asimov takes us on a journey spanning millions of years with 'The 6th Extinction'. These films are the  latest entries to the L$545,000++ MachinimUWA VII: Transcending Borders, the 7th UWA Short Animated Film Challenge. The 'Transcending Borders' theme was selected by Professor Ted Snell, Director of the Cultural Precinct, UWA and who inspired the very first of the UWA art challenges in 2009. This theme is in honour of the 'Transcending Borders' exhibition at UWA's Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery in 2014CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS 31st OCTOBER 2014.

You may interpret the theme as you see fit, however the average viewer would need to be able to appreciate how you fit this theme (alternatively, please indicate in the notes how it fits in the film notes on the web). Your machinima must be made specifically for this challenge, and this should be indicated in the opening credits 'For The University of Western Australia's MachinimUWA VII: Transcending Borders'. You do not have to film on the UWA sims, however this of course will be appreciated, and there is a Special UWA Prize which will be made available to a film which includes either Winthrop Clock Tower, The Somerville Auditorium or The Sunken Gardens.
 
ALSO, public viewing for TRANSCENDING BORDERS: The 5th UWA Grand 3D Art Challenge is now open (though the closing date for entries is the same as the Machinima - 31st October)

Special prizes are also offered for machinima that best portray one or a few of the artworks entered to TRANSCENDING BORDERS: The 5th UWA Grand 3D Art Challenge.

Do visit the UWA Challenge Gallery HERE to view the submissions so far

List of Submitted Machinima for MachinimUWA VII: Transcending Borders:
(In Reverse Klingon Alphabetical Order)

Glasz DeCuir (San Sebastian, Spain) - Guest Outsider

Erythro Asimov (Tours, France) -  The 6th Extinction  (Click here for Vimeo Version)

GnomeZen (Ashland, Oregon, USA) - Transcending the Borders of Consciousness

Joe Zazulak [Spiral Silverstar] (New Orleans, LA, USA) - 'Transcending (surreal) Borders'

Sophia Yates (Boston,  Massachusetts, USA) - Transcending Borders 

Valentina Tremont (Milan, Italy) - Imagination

NicoleX Moonwall (New Orleans, USA) - Transformation, The Long Journey Home

Erythro Asimov (Tours, France) - Night of the Johnstown Flood 

Misio2 (Melbourne, Australia) - Virtual Toy Island Plankton 

jjccc Coronet (Talygarn, South Wales) - What a Wonderful World

Valentina Tremont (Milan, Italy) - Dreaming

Sunday, October 12, 2014

MachinimUWA VII: Joe Zazulak's 'Transcending (surreal) Borders'


Transcending (surreal) Borders from Joe Zazulak (Spiral Silverstar) on Vimeo.

Joe Zazulak (Spiral Silverstar) returns to MachinimUWA with  "Transcending (surreal) Borders". In the creators words, "Sometimes the lines between reality and surreality become blurred, perhaps bump into each other....and chaos ensues". This film is the  latest entry to the L$545,000++ MachinimUWA VII: Transcending Borders, the 7th UWA Short Animated Film Challenge. The 'Transcending Borders' theme was selected by Professor Ted Snell, Director of the Cultural Precinct, UWA and who inspired the very first of the UWA art challenges in 2009. This theme is in honour of the 'Transcending Borders' exhibition at UWA's Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery in 2014CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS 31st OCTOBER 2014.

You may interpret the theme as you see fit, however the average viewer would need to be able to appreciate how you fit this theme (alternatively, please indicate in the notes how it fits in the film notes on the web). Your machinima must be made specifically for this challenge, and this should be indicated in the opening credits 'For The University of Western Australia's MachinimUWA VII: Transcending Borders'. You do not have to film on the UWA sims, however this of course will be appreciated, and there is a Special UWA Prize which will be made available to a film which includes either Winthrop Clock Tower, The Somerville Auditorium or The Sunken Gardens.
 
ALSO, public viewing for TRANSCENDING BORDERS: The 5th UWA Grand 3D Art Challenge is now open (though the closing date for entries is the same as the Machinima - 31st October)

Special prizes are also offered for machinima that best portray one or a few of the artworks entered to TRANSCENDING BORDERS: The 5th UWA Grand 3D Art Challenge.

Do visit the UWA Challenge Gallery HERE to view the submissions so far

List of Submitted Machinima for MachinimUWA VII: Transcending Borders:
(In Reverse Klingon Alphabetical Order)

Erythro Asimov (Tours, France) - Night of the Johnstown Flood 

GnomeZen (Ashland, Oregon, USA) - Transcending the Borders of Consciousness

Joe Zazulak [Spiral Silverstar] (New Orleans, LA, USA) - 'Transcending (surreal) Borders'

Sophia Yates (Boston,  Massachusetts, USA) - Transcending Borders 

Valentina Tremont (Milan, Italy) - Imagination

NicoleX Moonwall (New Orleans, USA) - Transformation, The Long Journey Home

Misio2 (Melbourne, Australia) - Virtual Toy Island Plankton 

jjccc Coronet (Talygarn, South Wales) - What a Wonderful World

Valentina Tremont (Milan, Italy) - Dreaming

MachinimUWA VII: GnomeZen - 'Transcending the Borders of Consciousness'



GnomeZen transcends the borders of consciousness with his new film. According to the creator, "This short film explores, through metaphor and symbolism, the concept of a woman transcending the borders of her own consciousness resulting in the realization of a new experience of reality". The film is the  latest entry to the L$545,000++ MachinimUWA VII: Transcending Borders, the 7th UWA Short Animated Film Challenge. The 'Transcending Borders' theme was selected by Professor Ted Snell, Director of the Cultural Precinct, UWA and who inspired the very first of the UWA art challenges in 2009. This theme is in honour of the 'Transcending Borders' exhibition at UWA's Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery in 2014CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS 31st OCTOBER 2014.

You may interpret the theme as you see fit, however the average viewer would need to be able to appreciate how you fit this theme (alternatively, please indicate in the notes how it fits in the film notes on the web). Your machinima must be made specifically for this challenge, and this should be indicated in the opening credits 'For The University of Western Australia's MachinimUWA VII: Transcending Borders'. You do not have to film on the UWA sims, however this of course will be appreciated, and there is a Special UWA Prize which will be made available to a film which includes either Winthrop Clock Tower, The Somerville Auditorium or The Sunken Gardens.
 
ALSO, public viewing for TRANSCENDING BORDERS: The 5th UWA Grand 3D Art Challenge is now open (though the closing date for entries is the same as the Machinima - 31st October)

Special prizes are also offered for machinima that best portray one or a few of the artworks entered to TRANSCENDING BORDERS: The 5th UWA Grand 3D Art Challenge.

Do visit the UWA Challenge Gallery HERE to view the submissions so far

List of Submitted Machinima for MachinimUWA VII: Transcending Borders:
(In Reverse Klingon Alphabetical Order)

Erythro Asimov (Tours, France) - Night of the Johnstown Flood 

GnomeZen (Ashland, Oregon, USA) - Transcending the Borders of Consciousness

Sophia Yates (Boston,  Massachusetts, USA) - Transcending Borders 

Valentina Tremont (Milan, Italy) - Imagination

NicoleX Moonwall (New Orleans, USA) - Transformation, The Long Journey Home

Misio2 (Melbourne, Australia) - Virtual Toy Island Plankton 

jjccc Coronet (Talygarn, South Wales) - What a Wonderful World

Valentina Tremont (Milan, Italy) - Dreaming