Reality Bytes!

Reality Bytes!

Reality Bytes captures the zeitgeist of the digital movement amongst artists today. Much of what we see, hear about, or experience in the world often seems unimaginable, our notions of “reality” skewing ever further from a collective conscience. The steady flow of video games, virtual reality, consumer apps, computer programs and social media outlets derived from the “digital age” promote an existence that is becoming more “dreamlike” every day, filled with visual references that beg for attention and often invoke complete wonderment. Digital animation is the "imagination unleashed," offering an antidote to what's real.

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Reality Bytes!
  • Crude Picnic Drilling

    Michael Mallis

    What is energy? Where did it come from? How do we find it? How do we obtain it? An oil tycoon seeks wealth in a city park.

    United States

  • Breathe Deep

    Katie Torn

  • Pattern of Life

    John Butler

    In the new world, excellence will be the only constant.

    United Kingdom

  • Glucose

    Jeron Braxton

    A surreal journey through the dream of video game character who has been K.O. during a match.

    United States

  • Borderline

    Seishi Irimajiri

    "Once there was no border line on the earth."
    BORDERLINE tells the story of a boy who creates borders on Earth, however these borders start moving without his consent, which fills him with rage.

    A boy was writing a score. Eventually one of the lines became a circle, many ...

  • Balance

    Barzan Rostami

    It’s a story about the soldiers who are sacrificing their lives and resist in order to the people of the city and future generations live in peace...

    Islamic Republic of Iran

  • Unparent

    John Butler

    A lesson in machine learning.

    United Kingdom

  • Side Effects

    Chris Cousins

    Some visual musings on the ups and downs of social media. Pervasive, malleable, ubiquitous - the global drug. Social media is tailor-made to soothe the anxieties of a population in turmoil, unite a society fractured by change. But as with any new drug, there can be side effects…

  • Vacation and other Remedies

    Andrey Kasay

    “Vacation and other Remedies” is a curated selection of recent animations by Russian artist Andrey Kasay. Vibrant, surreal and on occasionally boisterous, Kasay’s compositions present an opportunity for both contemplation and laughter. Discovered during the 2018 Teens Summer Works...

  • Lovestreams

    Sean Buckelew

    A story of net-cross'd lovers.

    United States

  • Fest

    Nikita Diakur

  • SuperMeowMeow Game of LOVE

    Ming-Chieh Chen

    "Listen up Pro Gamers, this will be your Love Fable! Let’s load both love and hatred into this video game, and play the Game of Love with SuperMeowMeow.

    How many broken hearts have been taken by DemonMeowMeow? With flirting message bombs, pools of lover’s tears drowning you...

  • Expiration Date

    Shwenn Shunya Chang

    A poetic story about searching for an unexpired romance, a mélange of sexy fantasy and innocent love.

    United States

  • Bear

    Kim Laughton

    What starts as a realist rendering of a dancing bear mutates into something very strange.

  • Les Éléphants Seront Contents

    Supinfocom Valenciennes

    Post-apocalyptic triptych.

    A graduation movie by Lucas Roussel, Charlotte Brun, Loïc Frimat, Vincent Labis, Adrien Lannoy, Alice Lepoutre, produced in assocaition with Supinfocom Valenciennes.

    France

  • Revuelta

    Ricardo Jabardo

    Revuelta articulates the passions of revolt in gritty black and white.

  • Blows With The Wind

    Hazhir As'adi

    After occurring some events for the scarecrow, scarecrow becomes human.

    Islamic Republic of Iran

  • ZIBER — Jeep

    Andrey Kasay

    A brief view into the life of a single-minded man in a peculiar situation.

    USSR

  • FEAW

    Robin Tremblay

    In an epic journey that span thousands of years and millions of miles, we are witness to some of the greatest human achievements born out of the most intrinsic elements.

    Canada

  • Emunah

    Sang Hyoun Han 'DOMCAKE'

    Artificial intelligence uses religion to dominate humanity.

    United States

  • Pulse

    Supinfocom Valenciennes

    Jonas, an incredibly sensitive boy from a nordic fisherman village comes across a huge dead whale on a beach, harpooned from every side. From now on, his vision of the world can never be the same.

    A graduation movie by Sarah Forest, Cécile Floucat, Pauline Javelot, J...

  • Banshee

    Constantinos Chaidalis

    An aged desolation,
    She sits by old Shannon’s flowing,
    A mother of many children,
    Of children exiled and dead,
    In her home, with bent head, homeless,
    Clasping her knees she sits,
    Keening, keening! - “The Banshee”, John Todhunter

    According to Irish mythology, a ...

  • Armor del Amor

    House Special

    A kind of nature "documentary" that follows the mating rituals of Dasypus novemcinctus (nine-banded female armadillo) to discover the dark underbelly of modern mammalian dating.

    United States

  • Mimi

    Jeffrey Hsueh

    A conversation with my mom, Mimi – featuring my dad.

    United States