The US premiere of the onedotzero_adventures in motion festival comes to EMPAC Friday, April 17 through Sunday, April 19, with an explosive showcase of internationally curated moving image. Featuring ground-breaking short film screenings, playful installations, spectacular live cinematic performances, vj/dj events and presentations.
All-day screenings feature compilations of short form videos that represent the latest innovative work in moving image including music videos, character animation, experimental digital shorts and motion graphic design.
Extraordinary installations by Troika and Quayola will be installed in the EMPAC studios and mezzanine, which also includes a lounge and café.
Performances include Scanner and Olga Mink’s live multi-channel audiovisual performance that kicks off the festival in the theater on Friday, followed by local luminaries skfl and jenks who will bring the café alive with a mix of bouncy music and cinematic video on multiple screens throughout the space.
On Saturday night local musician and multimedia artist Jesse Stiles presents a new live score for and within Quayola’s brilliant video installation viewed on a massive screen suspended on the ceiling. Quayola will then follow with his own performance, Path to Abstraction a live synesthetic audiovisual event.
The London-based onedotzero — a self-described “hybrid”organization that is both a media production company in its own right and a network of events — makes EMPAC the only US stop on its 2008-2009 international tour, presenting selections from their acclaimed international festival.