2016 Supernova Competition

2016 Supernova Competition

Digital Animations selected for the inaugural 2106 Supernova Festival Competition.

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2016 Supernova Competition
  • Doorcuts

    Zak Tatham

    A traveler who uses Doorcuts can experience the infinity in shortcuts. Opening a Doorcut is a cinch way to skip the middle-ground in travel and unleash a world of destinations. Though it may be transparent to access doors that fold space, linking alternate universes, as the short-cu...

  • cvolutions

    Sven Hauth

    The CVolutions are a series of surreal animation clips, loosely connected by the theme of stages we all encounter during our lives. For the audio, I collaborated with various sound designers, who were given complete creative freedom to interpret the images.

    Germany

  • Soft Crash

    Alan Warburton

    Soft Crash is a visual meditation on the financial collapse of 2008 and the subsequent public bank bailouts, austerity economics and recent trend towards nationalist isolationism. It's a visual rendering of a neoliberalist endgame, where wealth and power are trapped in a closed ...

  • Ornamental Threshold Release

    Birch Cooper

    "Video art piece constructed with computer generated sculpture and sound."

    United States

  • The Great Flood

    Michael Mallis

    An animation told through the perspective of a religious fundamentalist. All of mankind is punished with a great flood, except for one old man with a boat full of zoo animals.

    United States

  • Open a manhole cover while walking

    Ryoya Mikyokyuji

    Pictures stack on top of one another to create absurdist scenarios to the resemblance of surrealist painter René Magritte.

    Japan

  • Vladijenk II (The corroded mainframe at Tartarus edition)

    Raquel Meyers

    "A collaboration between Raquel Meyers and the musician Ceephax Acid Crew for his album 'Charismatic Integrity Slam' album (2015). The screen is the canvas, use as rectilinear grid on which one keystroke at a time build the animation. Or as Meyers called it, KYBDslöjd. That means...

  • Hyper-Reality

    Keiichi Matsuda

    Hyper-Reality presents a provocative and kaleidoscopic new vision of the future, where physical and virtual realities have merged, and the city is saturated in media.

    United Kingdom

  • String Ballet

    Kendra Fleischman

    "Abstract digital art piece combining live footage of ballet dancer with animated optical illusions using lines."

    United States

  • Controller of Controller

    densuke28

    A playful introduction to a young boy’s imagination run amuk in his virtual world of gaming.

  • Grief Artificial

    Hirad Sab

    "You left ground and sky weeping, mind and soul full of grief. No one can take your place in existence or in absence." - Rumi

    "GRIEF : ARTIFICIAL" is a fictional visual poem describing five stages of grief as experienced by an imaginary artificial super-intelligence called RUMI (R...

  • The Love Story

    Evan Grothjan

    The American Dream.
    A crashing people-less love parade.
    Quite splendid.

    United States

  • Hvatir

    Louis Crevier

    A character's struggle with impulses, and how violence can express itself. The viewer is invited to seamlessly navigate in the character's mind, perception and reality, through a surrealistic lens.

    France

  • Pixelord - Rescue cyborg party

    Alexandre Louvenaz

    A Team of virtual 3D super heroes, have to rescue a party in a cyber world.

    France

  • Spatial Bodies

    Aujik

    Spatial Bodies depicts the urban landscape and architectural bodies as an autonomous living and self replicating organism. Domesticated and cultivated only by its own nature. A vast concrete vegetation, oscillating between order and chaos.

    Music specially composed by Daisuke Tanabe.
    ...

  • Jade Statues - 3 Orbs

    Gergo Kovacs

    Surfaces and shapes stifle one another in a 3d environment resulting in abstracted compositions.

    Hungary

  • Lunar Economic Zone

    Zhan Wang

    The 2028 Mid August Day Lunar Mineral Parade is a speculative event which takes place in the newly formed Lunar Economic Zone, an administrative agglomeration of Shenzhen and the Moon, on August 15, 2028. Coordinated by Zhan Wang, the event is designed to be seen by the mechanical ey...

  • The Mess

    Peter Burr

    "A journey to the threshold of a utopian labyrinth. We follow the perspective of Aria End - tasked with cleaning up this feral structure."

    United States