|Professor Lyn Beazley, Chief Scientist of Western Australia Photo Credit: Adia Yu|
Professor Lyn Beazley, Chief Scientist of Western Australia, was guest speaker of honour at a special viewing event at the University of Western Australia showing off the winners of the UWA Centenary 3D Art Challenge & MachinimUWA V: Seek Wisdom.
Speaking of how important 3D virtual technologies were becoming across all industries from the arts to the sciences, Professor Beazley praised the efforts of the University of Western Australia in creating a global hub for such activities.
Commenting on the winners, Professor Beazley said, "I was hugely impressed by the standard and thought-provoking nature of the award winning films. They opened my eyes to the beauty and impact this interaction between science and art is achieving. Long may such creativity flourish!"
The audience were taken for a live viewing session within Second Life, and viewed the UWA Centenary Special prizes for both 3D Art & Machinima as well as the top prize winners.
|Lollito Larkham's L'histoire de Petit-Gris Photo Credit: Eliza Wierwight|
Tutsy Navarathna's 'The Last Syllable of Recorded Time'
With MachinimUWA V: Seek Wisdom, the double defending champion, Tutsy Navarathna, a Frenchman based in Pondicherry, India, made it a stunning 3-peat (L$140,000), with 'The Last Syllable of Recorded Time', pulling ahead of a very strong field of 51 machinima including the Costa Rica-Germany collaboration of Karima Hoisan and Natascha Randt, whose work 'Seek Wisdom' pipped a fast finishing quartet including Hypatia Pickens (Four Gods of Folly), pallina60 Loon (Colours), Tikaf Viper (>RUN Ram) and Arrow Inglewood (?). The UWA Special Prize, for the film that best captures the essence or spirit of 100 years of seeking wisdom at UWA was joint as well, with Pyewacket Bellman &Soda Lemondrop sharing L$100,000 with their works, both entitled 'Seek Wisdom'. Said Tutsy, "A thousand thanks to all of you who enjoy my films and have supported me. And, again, thank you to UWA, and to the Jury. I would also like to give a big thank you to Midimal, the soundtrack's composer, who has personally authorised me to use his work in my films. Thanks also to DOL for the beautiful installation "Daytime Dreams" where I filmed."