Issuu on Google+

Digital Arts Festival

PLAYGROUNDS DIGITAL ARTS FESTIVAL 1

PROGRAMME 2013

6 NOVEMBER - TILBURG 7 NOVEMBER - EINDHOVEN / TILBURG 8 NOVEMBER - AMSTERDAM MOTION DESIGN / ANIMATION / VFX / CHARACTER DESIGN / ILLUSTRATION / GAMES / GRAPHIC DESIGN / ARTIST TALKS / WORKSHOPS / SCREENINGS / PERFORMANCES

Partnered by:


WELCOME ALL Hope your head is not too busy right now. You will need some extra room in there. Because we are going to stuff it up. With inspiration, ideas, dreams, failures, and a heap of great images, supplied by an army of pioneering cutting-edge creatives who have come from all over the world to contribute to the sixth edition of Playgrounds Digital Arts Festival. These artists are eager to invite you to pick the right side of their brains as they share their methods and experiences in artist talks, screenings, workshops and performances.

2

As you have come to expect from us, we are offering you a programme as varied as possible. Because we are not just about the technology, the genre, or the software behind the moving image. For us, it’s all about the way these tools are deployed to tell a story, to develop a signature, or to visualise a narrative concept with unparalleled richness. So, expect to see up-and-coming young talent alongside experienced veterans, independents alongside commercial studios, character design alongside installation art. What we want is to establish links. And this includes links between the Playgrounds cities Tilburg, Eindhoven and Amsterdam, and their respective creative hotspots and partners. By fostering these links, we will create a richer creative climate. Not just in our own field, but in the social domain as well. We are looking forward to sharing all this inspiration, this edgy eye candy, and these live performances with you. And we can’t wait to have a beer with you, which will no doubt be more than welcome when your eyes are burning and your buttocks are sore after this innovative and exciting marathon that is the Playgrounds Digital Arts Festival 2013. Enjoy! On behalf of the entire Playgrounds team, Leon van Rooij Festival Director

3


INDEX

4

Fons Schiedon 8

Programme Tilburg 32

Best of AKV | St.Joost animation

9

Programme Eindhoven

34

Booktrailers 10

Programme Amsterdam

36

BUF 11

Max Hattler

38

David Kamp 12

Moniker

39

Eyesupply

13

Neal Scanlan & Gustav Hoegen

40

Factory Fifteen 14

New Psychedelica in music videos

42

FIELD

Next stage dance performance

43

15

Florian 17

NONOTAK STUDIO 44

FLORIS + MENNO

18

onedotzero

45

Gangpol und Mit - The 1000 People Band

19

Onesize

48

Genevieve Gauckler 20

Pixar 49

Hedof 21

Playgrounds Awards 50

Ian Clemmer & Martin Stebbing

22

Polynoid 51

Into the rift - Oculus rift

23

Psyop 52

Job, Joris & Marieke

24

Quayola 53

Johnny Hardstaff

26

Rex Crowle

54

Jon Burgerman 27

The One Minutes

55

Julia Pott 30

Sponsors 58

Layzell Bros .

About Playgrounds Festival 54

31

Address / Partners 55

5


6

MAAK JEZELF ZICHTBAAR OP KONKAV KONKAV IS HET AUDIOVISUELE NETWERK VAN BRABANT, VAN HET VELD, VOOR HET VELD. OPGERICHT IN 2011 EN INMIDDELS UITGEGROEID TOT EEN BELANGRIJK PLATFORM WAAROP ALLE ORGANISATIES, BEDRIJVEN, ONDERWIJS EN MAKERS UIT DE AV-SECTOR SAMENKOMEN. JE VINDT ER AL MEER DAN 350 PROFIELEN. EN ER IS MEER! • HET LAATSTE NIEUWS UIT DE SECTOR • INTERESSANTE EVENEMENTEN ZOALS WORKSHOPS EN FESTIVALS • MEER DAN 350 SPELERS UIT HET AV-NETWERK • ACHTERGRONDINFORMATIE OVER DE AV-SECTOR • VACATURES EN STAGES

HOOR JIJ OOK BIJ DIT NETWERK? MAAK DAN VANDAAG NOG EEN PROFIEL AAN OP:

WWW.KONKAV.NL @KONKAVNL KONKAVNL

7


Moderator ALL VENUES

Screening

WED 6 NOV → TILBURG KLEINE ZAAL 013 → 11:45 FRI 8 NOV → AMSTERDAM STADSSCHOUWBURG FOYER → ALL DAY

FONS SCHIEDON

BEST OF AKV|ST.JOOST ANIMATION

Moderator at Playgrounds Digital Arts Festival 2013 is no-one less than

St.Joost is a school of Fine Art and Design in Breda (the Netherlands). It is

Fons Schiedon. Fons (1980) creates short films and installations, he is an

well known for its animation programme, which focuses on the broad role

animation director, and is also known for his commissioned work in

of animation within the context of media, art, design, games and science.

illustration, graphic-, interior and broadcasting design. His exhibition

Playgrounds Festival wants to offer a stage to new and upcoming talents

'A man with a plan' (2011, MU Eindhoven), featuring multiple video

and will screen a selection of the best animations made by students of

installations alongside sculpture and painting, was themed around the

AKV | St.Joost.

role of fiction in everyday life and processes involved in manufacturing stories. In 2012 Fons oversaw the animation for Poor Us – An Animated History of Poverty – a partly-animated documentary produced by Submarine 8

that was broadcast in over 50 countries. Over the last ten years Fons has

9

given dozens of lectures and workshops in Germany, the US, Malaysia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, and the Netherlands.

→ www.fonsschiedon.com

→ www.akvstjoost.nl

Image by Alan Smithee

Still from 'Ruud & Jonas show', two masterstudents from AKV | St,Joost


Screening

10

FRI 8 NOV → AMSTERDAM STADSSCHOUWBURG FOYER → ALL DAY

Artist talk

THU 7 NOV → EINDHOVEN KLOKGEBOUW HAL B → 11:00 FRI 8 NOV → AMSTERDAM STADSSCHOUWBURG → 18:30

BOOK TRAILERS, SUBMARINE CHANNEL SCREENING

BUF PHILIPPE JEGER

Did you know that book trailers could become just as fundamental to the

BUF is one of Europe’s leading VFX and animation studios, based in Paris and

publishing industry as movie trailers are to the film industry? To celebrate

Los Angeles. Not only are they behind the success of Luc Besson’s Arthur and

the book trailer phenomenon, Submarine Channel curated a one hour

The Invisibles II & III, but their VFX and computer animations are used in over

screening program that features an electrifying assortment of seriously

1,000 commercials and music videos – the latter including The Rolling Stones,

eye-popping and innovative treats. Ranging from impressive big budget

U2, Madonna, White Stripes, and Foo Fighters. Recent films BUF worked on

animated shorts created by big animation studios, to beautiful DIY

include 'Life of Pi, Avatar, and Enter the Void'. The company’s French roots

masterpieces, this program shows show the exciting potential of the book

can be found in its pioneering spirit and the rich and dreamy imagery, which

trailer as a promising new platform for filmmakers and animators.

are widely acclaimed and has earned them many international awards.

The image is a still from Aimée de Jongh's book trailer for Charles den

BUF even developed new animation software to simulate the movement

Tex's thriller 'Friend'.

of clothes and to animate large crowds, along with new fluids and solid dynamics systems. The famous ‘bullet time’ effect of 'The Matrix'? Based on BUF’s research! No need to slow down here, we’ll get the latest from Phillippe Jeger of BUF.

→ booktrailers.submarinechannel.com

→ www.buf.com

Image by Aimee de Jongh

Still from ‘Life of Pi’

11


Artist talk

12

WED 6 NOV → TILBURG DOMMELSCH ZAAL 013 → 11:05

Masterclass

THU 7 NOV → EINDHOVEN KLOKGEBOUW BALCONY → 11:30

DAVID KAMP

EYESUPPLY

StudioKamp is the Berlin-based studio of David Kamp, specialized in sound

Eyesupply is a creative video design, production and operating agency based

design and music for animation. After studying computer music, audio

in The Netherlands. They provide custom video content for a wide range of

engineering, analog and digital synthesis techniques, he graduated in

international music artists (Afrojack, Armin van Buuren), event visuals for

Electronic Composition at ICEM / Folkwang University of the Arts (Germany).

clients ranging from media companies to STRP! Festival to well known dance

David worked on several short films, commercials and installations for a wide

events (Masters of Hardcore, Reverze). Their creative team consists of video

range of studios, such as Studio AKA, Buck, Polynoid, Hush and Onesize, and

professionals, motion graphic designers, 3D animators, live video operators

directors such as Stefan Sagmeister, David O'Reilly, Max Hattler, Mato Atom,

and more. For Playgrounds Festival 2013 they will give a workshop in pixel

and Field among many others. David collects and plays countless acoustic

mapping, VJ-ing and stage design, in collaboration with the Dutch VJ software

and electronic instruments and various noisemaking devices, which might

company Resolume.

explain the diversity of his work. In the past years, the credits of countless

13

screenings at Playgrounds featured the name of David Kamp. Now, finally, he’s here to present!

→ www.davidkamp.de

→ www.eyesupply.tv & www.resolume.com

Image by Le bureau de Monstres

Mainstage visuals for Armin van Buuren by Eyesupply


Artist talk

14

THU 7 NOV → EINDHOVEN KLOKGEBOUW HAL B → 14:00

Artist talk

THU 7 NOV → EINDHOVEN KLOKGEBOUW HAL B → 13:15 FRI 8 NOV → AMSTERDAM STADSSCHOUWBURG → 14:30

FACTORY FIFTEEN

FIELD

Animation studio Factory Fifteen (UK) is led by directors Jonathan Gales,

FIELD, led by Marcus Wendt and Vera-Maria Glahn, is a studio that creates

Paul Nicholls and Kibwe Tavares. With their evocative shorts and artwork,

expressive and dynamic artworks for digital platforms, including audio-visual

this talented young studio excels in depicting future visions and scenarios.

installations, experiences for the web and mobile platforms, and shareable

Just watch their beautifully surreal short Jonah, about two African boys

digital artefacts. FIELD are interactive designers pur sang, innovators who are

with big dreams and a gigantic multicolored fish. With 'Jonah', live action

able to visualize the future of the moving image. Using realtime rendering

and animation merge into a beautifully crafted story. The work of Factory

effects, FIELD aims to generate hi-tech experiences with a human touch,

Fifteen has been exhibited around the world in film festivals such as SXSW,

pushing the boundaries of computer-generated design and interactive non-

onedotzero, Ars Electronica, and many others. Kibwe picked up the Jury

linear storytelling. No surprise then that we find FIELD among Co.Design’s 50

prize for animation direction in this year's Sundance Film Fest for Robots of

People Shaping the Future of Design.

Brixton, which also won the RIBA Silver Medal. Equally rewarded in the field

15

of architecture and design, Factory Fifteen won awards for Best Architectural 3d Film 'Golden Age' and Best Architectural 3D Image 'Megalomania'.

→ www.factoryfifteen.com

→ www.field.io

Still from ‘Megalomenia’

'Forms of inquiry’ by FIELD


Student Titles Florian Raphael Panzer

ALL VENUES

FLORIAN Florian just graduated at the AKV St-Joost in Breda with the direction and animation of the Titles of Playgrounds Digital Arts Festival 2013. During his study he did an internship at Sehsucht in Berlin where he worked on projects like the MTV EMA 2012. (He got in contact with Sehsucht after their lecture at Playgrounds in 2011). Next to that he was part of the Excelence Programme at AKV | St-Joost working together with Sil van der Woerd making the music video Dog Blood for Skrillex / Boysnoize. More than 12 months he worked on the title-sequence for Playgrounds 16

Festival 2013 in collaboration with other students and the collective of composers and sound designers SoundBreeders. In the titles you will meet Andrew, a man who is about to discouver that you always have to be true to yourself. → vimeo.com/florianraphaelpanzer

17


18

Opening Titles Playgrounds Festival 2013

Music & Performance

FLORIS + MENNO

GANGPOL UND MIT THE 1000 PEOPLE BAND

FLORIS+MENNO is a directors duo formed by Floris Vos and Menno Fokma.

Having toured their peculiar brand of audio-visual joy from Mexico to

They design and direct cutting-edge film for fashion, music videos, mood

Japan the last few years, they're now ready to unveil their new stage

film, title sequences and brand film. With their films they tell stories, create

show. Developing elements from their last album on the Ipecac label (The

experiences and set moods which are stylized, surreal and often heavily

1000 Softcore Tourist People Club) 'Gangpol und Mit' have recruited an

drained in abstraction and metaphorical imagery. They continuously

army of virtual musicians to join them on stage, designed, animated, and

explore new ways of telling stories while developing new visual styles and

multi-screened with love for a very precisely synchronised extravaganza.

collaborations with musicians, photographers, fashion designers, writers,

Surrounded by the 1000 people band (unheard compositions and characters

sound designers and graphic designers. For Playgrounds Festival they made

strafed across multi-screens, live vocals against custom magic instruments

an Opening Title edition of their short film ‘The Rapid Eye’. In this movie a

triggering technological cataclysm, and a melee of surprises and odds and

girl gets confronted with obscure visions, when undergoing in a new sort of

ends), you won't be able to tell whether electronics, classical composition,

hypnosis therapy. The film is born from the personal need to experiment

inverted club, or digital violence will be the winner in the end.

WED 6 NOV → TILBURG DOMMELSCH ZAAL 013 → 17:00 THU 7 NOV → EINDHOVEN KLOKGEBOUW HAL B → 17:00

with a surreal mood, visual style and a fragmented way of storytelling. The film could be described as a moody and iconic cross-over between fashion film and a music video. → www.florisandmenno.com

→ www.gangpol-mit.blogspot.com

Still from ‘Golden’, a music video directed by FLORIS+MENNO

Image by 'Gangpol und mit'

19


Artist talk

20

WED 6 NOV → TILBURG POPPODIUM 013 → 15:15

Artist talk

WED 6 NOV → TILBURG RODE FOYER NWE VORST → 21:15

GENEVIEVE GAUCKLER

HEDOF

Genevieve Gauckler is a French artist, illustrator and art director best known

Rick Berkelmans' (1986) work consists of a vibrant mix of images, typography

for her ever-evolving procession of loveable characters and technicolour

and colour. Never too much in your face, Berkelmans always makes sure

digital mashes. Her works are bright, fun and hectic. Starting with French

his work is packed with a certain attitude, casual but clever, tactile but

record label F Communications (Laurent Garnier, St Germain), she went

professional. The finishing touch to his work is Rick's love for printing

on to work with directors Kuntzel & Deygas on promos for Dimitri from

techniques, which combines his fresh illustrations with a unique vintage

Paris, Pierre Henry and the Sparks, as well as commercials (e.g. Yves Saint

look. Rick lives and works in Breda where he runs his one-man design studio

Laurent’s Live Jazz), titles for French/German cultural TV-channel Arte, and

Hedof. With a combination of commercial projects and exhibitions he has

short movies. When asked about her formative influences, she cites an early

made a name for himself internationally. Clients include Anorak magazine,

childhood fascination with the colourful packaging on her favourite breakfast

Computer Arts Magazine, Heineken, Kangaroos, Sony Playstation, Lipton Tea,

cereal and the title sequence of her favorite TV series, 'Flipper'. Her next

Spotify, Graphic Design Museum, Mini, Fontanel, Google, Red Bull, Casio G

projects include creating an experimental video with Pleix, and working on

shock, Red Cross, Zwijsen, Arte and S7 Airlines.

her next comic book.

→ www.genevievegauckler.com

→ www.hedof.com


Illustration by Genevieve Gauckler

Illustration by Hedof

21


Exhibition

2 - 17 NOV 2013 → PROJECT SPACE TILBURG GUST VAN DIJK OPEN THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS → 13:00 - 17:00

Artist talk

THU 7 NOV → EINDHOVEN KLOKGEBOUW BALCONY → 10:30

Interactive Installation

WED 6 NOV → TILBURG POPPODIUM 013 FOYER → ALL DAY THU 7 NOV → EINDHOVEN KLOKGEBOUW LOUNGE → ALL DAY FRI 8 NOV → AMSTERDAM STADSSCHOUWBURG FOYER → ALL DAY

IAN CLEMMER & MARTIN STEBBING

INTO THE RIFT – OCULUS RIFT

Exhibition - moving images and video artists installation and screening.

Into the Rift

Martin Stebbing and Ian Clemmer approach visual realities in a distinctly

This meeting was initiated by the Greenhouse Group in Eindhoven. By

contemporary style. They create striking digital artwork in motion by working

investing in talent and good ideas, Greenhouse Group has become an

with innovative, exclusively developed technology and techniques and

umbrella organisation for several innovative and trend-setting companies

combining these with custom software. Stebbing and Clemmer have joined

in the digital marketing field. During the meeting ‘Into the Rift’ visitors can

forces for creative platform W33 in Berlin where they combine the qualities

discuss the possible applications of virtual reality and potential future

of their designing skills with computer knowledge and state-of-the-art

collaborations. The main focus will be on the virtual headset ‘Oculus Rift’.

rendering techniques to create visual effects for the entertainment industry.

→ www.greenhousegroup.com

In the years to come they aim to further explore the art of storytelling. 22

Oculus Rift Project Space Tilburg Gust van Dijk / Sea Foundation

Oculus Rift is an amazing next-generation virtual reality headset designed for

Tivolistraat 22, 5017 HP Tilburg

immersive gaming. It is a mask that completely covers your head and places

+31 (0)13 544 44 95

the screen right in front of your face. This will take you directly into the game or experience, and the feeling is ecstatic! Be among the first to experience

→ www.ian-clemmer.com, www.stebbing3d.com

this mind-blowing device!

→ www.seafoundation.eu/Programma.html

→ www.oculusvr.com

Still from Superflow by Ian Clemmer

Image by Sas Schilten

23


Masterclass

THU 7 NOV → EINDHOVEN KLOKGEBOUW BALCONY → 13:45

JOB, JORIS & MARIEKE Job, Joris & Marieke are Job Roggeveen, Joris Oprins and Marieke Blaauw. They met during their study at the Design Academy in Eindhoven. Job studied graphic design and Joris and Marieke studied product design. In 2007 they founded their studio in Utrecht. You could say that Joris and Marieke work on the animation and storytelling and Job works on the illustrations and music. Their work varies from music videos and book illustrations to animation series and infomercials. For instance, they have worked for Top Notch, T-Mobile and KPN. Last year they gave an artist talk on Playgrounds Festival to talk about their music video for Gers Pardoel 'Ik 24

Neem Je Mee' – the most played music video in The Netherlands. This year they will be giving a masterclass, and make a new viral ‘Mute’, will have its premiere in Eindhoven!

→ www.jobjorisenmarieke.nl

Still from ‘Mute’

25


Artist talk

26

THU 7 NOV → EINDHOVEN KLOKGEBOUW HAL B → 15:15

Artist talk

WED 6 NOV → TILBURG POPPODIUM 013 → 13:15

JOHNNY HARDSTAFF

JON BURGERMAN

We’re proud to have one of the pioneers of digital visual culture on board

Dazed and Confused described his work as 'Think Walt Disney at an Incan

this year! Johnny Hardstaff is a director, designer and storyteller. Upon

monument on mescaline'. Right. Jon Burgerman is a NY-based artist who

graduation (Graphic Design at St. Martins School of Art, UK), Johnny worked

likes to instigate improvisation and play through drawing and spectacle.

exclusively outside of the creative industries, finally making his short film

Jon doesn’t need a canvas; mister Doodle draws on anything and everywhere,

debut in 1999. His most notable works to date are 'History of Gaming' and

with remarkable speed. His monster-like characters are wonky, wibbly, odd,

'Future of Gaming', the Radiohead film 'Like Spinning Plates', a series of

angry, happy, dumb and wrong. But all of them seem to come from the same

innovative design-based commercials for Sony, Philips, Orange, MTV, and

place and all live in the same world: some are friends, others have never

others. More recently, his short film 'DarkRoom', his promo works, and

met, but they all breathe the same air and often snore in their sleep. A sense

his film sequences for 'Prometheus' are celebrated for the combination of

of British self-deprecation, dry humour and modern-day anxiety imbues his

gorgeous production value and sci-fi wonder. As one of the directors of RSA

work along with an enthusiasm for salad. Jon exhibits internationally and

Films, Ridley and Tony Scott's production company, Johnny remains firmly

has shown work alongside artists such as Banksy, Damien Hirst, and Vivienne

committed to pushing boundaries and to the pursuit of post-contemporary

Westwood. Next to being a talented character designer, Jon is a passionate

storytelling, whether it be through advertising, short films or, increasingly,

speaker. So hold on to your knickers!

feature films. → www.johnnyhardstaff.com

→ www.jonburgerman.com

Still from ‘Transmission’

Illustration by Jon Burgerman

27


IN

Sculpture Factory 28

Quayola On view till Sunday 22 December

mu.nl

29


Workshop

WED 6 NOV → TILBURG BKKC → 10:00

Artist talk

WED 6 NOV → TILBURG RODE FOYER DE NWE VORST → 20:30 FRI 8 NOV → AMSTERDAM STADSSCHOUWBURG → 10:15

30

Artist talk

THU 7 NOV → EINDHOVEN KLOKGEBOUW HAL B → 10:10

JULIA POTT

LAYZELL BROS.

When Julia was younger she wanted to be a balloon. Unfortunately that

Layzell Bros. are the talent fondu Paul and Matt Layzell. These two

dream fell through and now she is a freelance illustrator and animator

unorthodox brothers are responsible for an outlandish series of idents on

based in Brooklyn. Her work tends to explore the motivations behind human

UK’s E4 channel, including the Titles for the shows 'Skins' and 'Slacker's Club'.

relationships, representing characters as mildly ridiculous anthropomorphic

Mildly disturbing, chaotic and darkly humorous; the Layzell Bros. playfully

animals. With her fresh look on animation as a medium, and her edgy

rebel against the mores and laws of animation and illustration. They love to

stories with an underlying dark layer, Julia is one of the promising and

work across a wide range of platforms, incorporating illustration, animation,

leading young illustrators of today. Since her graduation from the The Royal

sculpture, t-shirt printing, publishing and live visuals. They have also made

College of Art in 2011, her films have played at festivals worldwide including

a splash in the world of music videos and have developed a continuing

Sundance, SXSW and Annecy, winning several awards. Being a non-balloon

collaboration with the band Mazes, including the celebrated promo for 'Most

with an idiosyncratic signature, Julia was named one of the 25 New Faces of

Days', about a group of skaters getting rowdy in a bubblegum cartoon world.

Independent Film by Filmmaker Magazine, and named one of three

They are currently developing a show for Cartoon Network and have recently

Animators To Watch by Creative Review. This year she will be giving a

created the hilarious short Future Travel for Fox's new late night animation

workshop for Playgrounds Academy at the BKKC, in collaboration with

slot, 'ADHD' (Animation Domination High Def).

audiovisual-platform KONKAV. Check the website for more info on the workshops. → www.layzellbros.com → www.juliapott.com

Still from ‘Belly’

Still from ‘E4’

31


WED 6 NOV → TILBURG

Venues Poppodium 013 + Theater de NWE Vorst

PROGRAMME TILBURG Poppodium 013

09.30

Registration

Dommelsch zaal

10:00

Welcome Opening Titles

10:15

Polynoid

11:05

David Kamp

11:50

Playgrounds Awards Best Local

12:00

Lunchbreak

13:15

Jon Burgerman

14:00

Psyop

LOCATIONS TILBURG

14:45

Drinkbreak

15:15

Genevieve Gauckler

16:00

Pixar

16:50

Playgrounds Awards Best Student

17:00

Closing act: Gangpol und Mit -

The 1000 People Band

17:45

End of programme

Kleine zaal 013

10:30

Screening: onedotzero

Screenings

11:45

Screening: Best of AKV | St.Joost

13:30

Screening: New psychedelica in music

Poppodium 013 | Veemarktstraat 44 | T 013 460 95 00 | www.013.nl

video’s

The poppodium is about a ten minute walk from Tilburg Central Station.

14:45

Masterclass Onesize (approx.45 min.)

Turn left when leaving the station, at the traffic lights (on the corner there

16:00

Screening: Best of AKV | St.Joost

is a big ABN-AMRO bank) turn right. Follow this street and go left into the

Foyer 013

All day

Installation: Oculus rift

BKKC Tilburg

10 - 12:30 Workshop Julia Pott

32

33

‘Veemarktstraat’. You will recognize the building immediately by the shiny CD-covers on the outside of the building. Theater de NWE Vorst | Willem-II straat 49 | T 013-5328520 | NWE Vorst Tilburg

20:30

Julia Pott

www.denwevorst.nl

Rode Foyer

21:15

Hedof

Theater de NWE Vorst is about a 6 minute walk from Tilburg Central Station.

Kleine zaal

19:45

Screening: onedotzero

Turn left when leaving the station, turn right into the WillemIIstraat.


THU 7 NOV → EINDHOVEN

Venue Klokgebouw

PROGRAMME EINDHOVEN STRP MEETS PLAYGROUNDS FESTIVAL

Klokgebouw

09.30

Registration

Hal B

10:00

Welcome Opening Titles

10:10

Layzell Bros.

11:00

BUF

11:50

Playgrounds Awards Best Independent

LOCATION EINDHOVEN

12:00

Lunchbreak

13:15

FIELD

14:00

Factory Fifteen

14:45

Drinkbreak

15:15

Johnny Hardstaff

16:00

Rex Crowle

16:50

Playgrounds Awards Best Applied

17:00

Closing act: Gangpol und Mit -

The 1000 People Band

17:45

End of programme

Klokgebouw

10:30

Into the rift

Balcony

11:30

Masterclass: Eyesupply

13:45

Masterclass: Job, Joris & Marieke

Klokgebouw

12:30

Talent development – Leon van Rooij

local station so you probably first have take the train to Eindhoven Central

Lounge

and guests

Station, then transfer to the train that goes to ‘Eindhoven Beukenlaan’.

15:00

Masterclass: Onesize

Once you arrive at Beukenlaan walk southwards towards the huge white

All day

screening: onedotzero

building with a blue clock on top.

All day

Installation: Oculus rift

20:15

Next Stage: premiere Crossmedia

Theater de NWE Vorst

21:00

Screening: New psychedelica in

dance performance

Kleine zaal

music video’s

Theater de NWE Vorst

21:00

Max Hattler

22:30

screening: onedotzero

Grote zaal

22:00

NONOTAK STUDIO

22:45

End of programme

34

LOCATION KLOKGEBOUW 35

KLOKGEBOUW 50 | T 040 787 38 02 | WWW.KLOKGEBOUW.NL

The Klokgebouw is situated nearby trainstation 'Beukenlaan'. This is a small

PERFORMANCE NIGHT TILBURG


Venue Stadsschouwburg

FRI 8 NOV → AMSTERDAM

PROGRAMME AMSTERDAM

MOTION DESIGN FEST, PLAYGROUNDS FESTIVAL VS SUBMARINE CHANNEL

Stadsschouwburg

36

Foyer

09:15

Registration

10:00

Welcome Opening Titles

10:15

Julia Pott

11:00

Polynoid

11:45

Moniker

12:30

Lunch break

13:45

Pixar

14:30

FIELD

15:15

Psyop

16.00

Playgrounds Awards Best Motion Design

LOCATION AMSTERDAM

16:15

Afternoon drinks

17:00

Neal Scanlan & Gustav Hoegen

17:45

Rex Crowle

18.30

BUF

19:15

End of programme

All day

Installation: Oculus rift

All day

Screening: onedotzero

Amsterdam Stadsschouwburg |

All day

Screening: New psychedelica in

Leidseplein 26 | T 020 624 23 11 |

music video’s

www.sbba.nl

All day

Screening: Booktrailers

Go by train to Amsterdam Central

All day

Screening: Best of AKV | St-Joost

Station (CS). From here, the easiest

37

is to take a tram to Leidseplein: Afterparty

21:00 Join the speakers and crew for drinks,

Lines 1, 2, 5 (10 mins.).

music and some dancing at a nice place in the vicinity of Leidseplein. Location

Alt. route via Metro Stop

will be announced on the website, on

Weesperplein: Take line 7 or 10

social media, and in Stadsschouwburg.

(7 mins.). By bus from CS: Lines

Open for all!

170 and 172 (and various regional and night buses).


Performance Night

38

THU 7 NOV → TILBURG GROTE ZAAL DE NWE VORST → 21:00

Artist talk

FRI 8 NOV → AMSTERDAM STADSSCHOUWBURG → 11:45

MAX HATTLER

MONIKER

'Hattlerizer 2.0' is the latest incarnation of Max Hattler’s audiovisual live

The brand-new Amsterdam design studio Moniker was founded in 2012

performance practice. Using custom-built software, Hattler expresses an

by Luna Maurer, Jonathan Puckey and Roel Wouters. But even before

abstract optical terrain in which hard-edged geometries and supple organic

Moniker, this dynamic trio has been inspring each other for over a decade,

forms proliferate, interact, and wane. Aesthetics of metric shapes and

collaborating on interative projects, music videos, installations, and

colours coalesce with optical feedback recursions to engross the audience

performances. With Edo Paulus they wrote the Conditional Design Manifesto

with virtual realms that range from the soft, nebulous, and celestial, to

in 2008. Directed at designers and artists, this rather influential manifesto

the frenetic, psychedelic, and dissonant. Paying homage to influences in

promotes a new design practice for the 21st century. Final Products? So last

improvisational jazz and avant-garde animation, Hattler plays his visual

century! The Process is the Product these days. Moniker explores the social

instrument in an ad lib manner, resulting in a radiant spectacle that is at

effects of technology through commissioned and experimental projects,

once arresting, rapturous, and starkly original. Vesper On accompanies

such as their recent interactive promo for Light, which is a last salute to

'Hattlerizer 2.0' with an experimental electronic soundtrack composed and

the computer cursor era. In Amsterdam, Moniker will talk about designing

performed exclusively on a Nintendo Game Boy.

participatory systems, authorship, and the dilemmas of crowdsourcing. Roel promises, “it will be fun and very relevant!”

→ www.maxhattler.com

→ www.studiomoniker.com

Still from ‘Stop the Show (aka WAR)’

‘Mask’ by Moniker

39


Artist talk

FRI 8 NOV → AMSTERDAM STADSSCHOUWBURG → 17:00

NEAL SCANLAN & GUSTAV HOEGEN Neal Scanlan is one of the founder members of the Jim Henson Creature

STREET POETRY Sloophuizen als canvas

Shop, where he was Animatronics Supervisor, and later Creative Supervisor. Neal's achievements and the success of 'Babe' (1995), which won an Oscar for Best VFX, resulted in Neal and his team producing the animatronic effects for Walt Disney's '101 Dalmatians', the Special Make-Up Effects for Anthony Minghella's 'The English Patient', and numerous TV commercials. In 1996,

Jouw poëzie, illustratie, collage of fotografie metershoog op een gevel? Stuur je idee in!

Neal left the Jim Henson Organisation to form the Neal Scanlan Studio. Dutch talent Gustav Hoegen developed his talents with Neal as his mentor. Gustav is a world leading expert on animatronics, whose 2013 robot reel went viral. 40

Hoegen created the hyper-realistic head of The Engineer in Ridley Scott’s

41

'Prometheus', worked on 'Clash of the Titans, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory', and 'The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy'. Gustav is the world’s top in Animatronics, and is now working on a very big and exciting project. → www.nsstudio.co.uk → Showreel Gustav Hoegen: www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1iVJExd5vA

Still from ‘Prometheus’

Kijk voor meer informatie op www.tantenetty.nl of volg het project op facebook.com/tantenetty!


Screening

42

WED 6 NOV → TILBURG KLEINE ZAAL 013 → 13:30 THU 7 NOV → TILBURG KLEINE ZAAL NWE VORST → 21:00 FRI 8 NOV → AMSTERDAM STADSSCHOUWBURG FOYER → ALL DAY

Performance Night

THU 7 NOV → TILBURG GROTE ZAAL NWE VORST → 20:15

NEW PSYCHEDELICA IN MUSIC VIDEOS, SUBMARINE CHANNEL SCREENING

NEXT STAGE DANCE PERFORMANCE

To celebrate the recent relaunch of the curated music video platform 2Pause.

The three dancers and choreographers from Huize Marie-Fleur collaborated

com, Submarine Channel tunes in to the rise and rise of psychedelic visuals

with students and alumni from the Art school AKV | St-Joost (Tim van

in recent music videos. This extremely noteworthy trend has more to do

Cromvoirt, Jeroen Hoogaars). The result is a spectacular performance which

with tech tool explosions, mash-up creativity, and fractal code frenzies than

will premiere during this year's Playgrounds digital Arts Festival. It is an

with the mind-altering trippings of yesteryear. This is a brand-new one-

open source performance that explores the boundaries of the meeting

hour screening replaces the 2011 program, and features a consciousness

of disciplines, and offers the audience a new way of looking at stage

expanding selection of contemporary psychedelic music videos that will

performance in general.

stimulate your frontal lobes. Save money on a lobotomy!

43

→ huizemariefleur.wordpress.com → vimeo.com/75106599 → www.2pause.com

→ www.timvancromvoirt.com

Image by Ben en Julia

‘Lungplant’ by Tim van Cromvoirt


Performance Night

THU 7 NOV → TILBURG GROTE ZAAL NWE VORST → 22:00

Screening

WED 6 NOV → TILBURG KLEINE ZAAL 013 → 10:30 THU 7 NOV → EINDHOVEN KLOKGEBOUW LOUNGE → ALL DAY FRI 8 NOV → AMSTERDAM STADSSCHOUWBURG FOYER → ALL DAY

NONOTAK STUDIO

ONEDOTZERO

NONOTAK Studio is made up of artist/illustrator Noemi Schipfer and

Bringing art, entertainment and technology together to thrilling effect,

architect/musician Takami Nakamoto. Their latest work, 'Late Speculation'

onedotzero’s skills encompass commissioning, production, consulting,

is a mesmerizing 40-minute performance that examines the relationship

public and private events, content development, publishing and education.

between space, image, and sound. 'Late Speculation' is the duo's first step

Onedotzero has curated two screening programs which will be shown during

into more improvisational live performances, where audiovisual elements

the Playgrounds festival:

are no longer looped, but rather created in-the-moment. Each performance will have a different result, with an element of surprise, even for the

onedotzero_resonate: run time approx 65 mins

performers.

A brand new curated screening programme of art, design, technology and entertainment for 2013, this tantalizing sampler features the latest

44

Over the past two years, the duo have carved out a unique niche with

forms and hybrids of moving image across motion graphics, short films,

similar, (choreographed) audiovisual performances such as 'Daydream

animation and music videos to delight and inspire. The programme traverses

v.1, Dream Collapse, and Isotopes v.2', which was performed at this year's

supernatural landscapes, alien worlds, retro americana dreamscapes, future

Mapping Festival in Geneva. At Playgrounds they will blow us away with their

fractal universes and beyond.

performance 'Elevation'. onedotzero_waveform: run time approx 20 mins. → www.nonotak.com

A mini-series of screen-based linear moving image work. Whilst making a strong visual impact, thematically the work is audio driven. → www.onedotzero.com

The performance 'Elevation

Still from onedotzero 'resonate'

45


Een compleet nieuwe stad in een stad. Dat is plug in city. Een initiatief van Trudo op Strijp S. Plug in city wordt een stad zonder regels, zonder belemmeringen, zonder vooropgezet plan. Iedereen met een goed idee mag er bouwen. Of stapelen. En in alle gevallen verrassen.

16 NOV

21 NOV 27 NOV

MEER WETEN? www.plugincity.nl facebook.com/plugincity040

46

PLUG IN CITY

07 DEC

11 DEC

X S E V A TY R RARA A P E HOUS E R A W LLE I V R E SSS K BASK R A P LA S L I M A C SE U A R K + #3: E K A SUBQU TEEBEE & CALYX AVY + MORE HE DELTA VAN D G U DE JE OORDIG W TEGEN

WWW.013.NL

VEEMARKTSTRAAT 44 TILBURG

47


Masterclass

48

WED 6 NOV → TILBURG KLEINE ZAAL 013 → 14:45 THU 7 NOV → EINDHOVEN KLOKGEBOUW LOUNGE → 15:00

Artist talk

THU 6 NOV → TILBURG POPPODIUM 013 → 16:00 FRI 8 NOV → AMSTERDAM STADSSCHOUWBURG → 13:45

ONESIZE

PIXAR, BELINDA VAN VALKENBURG

Onesize is an Amsterdam-based creative studio headed by creative duo

One of her first jobs in the movies was painting all the extraterrestrial

Rogier Hendriks and Kasper Verweij. United in their shared rebellion

monsters in Paul Verhoeven's cult sci-fi movie 'Starship Troopers'. Since

against the visual communication methods they encountered in the past,

then she has worked her coloring, shading and texturing magic on some of

they founded Onesize in 2001. Motivated by pushing the boundaries in

the all-time highest-grossing animated feature films, including 'Monsters

design and visual communication, Onesize has been creating ground-

Inc., Finding Nemo, Ratatouille, Toy Story 3', and the list goes on. You can

breaking, design-driven work for film, games, TV, web and print. A defining

imagine how super stoked we are to welcome 'Pixar' Animation's Shading

characteristic of the work is that it mixes different media like live-action,

Art Director Belinda van Valkenburg at Playgrounds this year. Belinda is in

photography, 3D, graphic design, interaction design, sound design and music

charge of the defining the colors of Pixar characters and backgrounds, the

in order to create new ideas, develop new techniques, new (design)tools, and

structures of furs and fabrics, and the intricately detailed textures of objects.

a distinct visual style.

She is currently the only Dutch artist working at the Pixar Animation Studios, located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Some of you peeps might remember

During this masterclass, Harm van Zon, Head of 3D, will guide you through

Belinda from her recent appearance on the popular Dutch daily show 'De

some of their projects and tell you all about the creative and technical

Wereld Draait Door'.

processes behind them. → www.onesize.nl

→ www.pixar.com

Still from the film "Calling all Spurs", pre-production animatic by Onesize

Still from ‘Ratatouille’

49


Award ceremony

WED 6 NOV → TILBURG DOMMELSCHZAAL 013 → 11:50 + 16:50 THU 7 NOV → EINDHOVEN KLOKGEBOUW HAL B → 11:50 + 16:50 FRI 8 NOV → AMSTERDAM STADSSCHOUWBURG → 16:00

Artist talk

WED 6 NOV → TILBURG DOMMELSCHZAAL 013 → 10:15 FRI 8 NOV → AMSTERDAM STADSSCHOUWBURG → 11:00

PLAYGROUNDS AWARDS

POLYNOID

Every year we hand out the Playgrounds Awards for best digital achievement.

Polynoid is a design and storytelling collaboration, founded in 2007 by a

Don’t expect a red carpet and all the glitter and glamour of Sundance,

group of students who met at animation school. Their thesis film Loom

Cannes and Berlin: expect an award, a handshake from festival director

created the foundation for an ongoing professional venture. Today,

Leon van Rooij and an overwhelming applause by the audience. This award

Polynoid has become the cream of the crop: a most wanted studio for

ceremony is purely about showing respect to those providing us with the

motion graphics and motion design. With production studios in Berlin and

best visual pleasure!

Stuttgart (Germany), the directing team consists of directors, designers, and animators. Their narrative technique combines new forms of storytelling

50

The five categories are:

with a strong progressive sound design to create a minimalist, photo realistic

→ Best Local

and abstract sensory experience. Loom won Best In Show at the Los Angeles

→ Best Student

SIGGRAPH in 2010. They designed for the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards,

→ Best Independent

and created the titles for the Halo 4: 'Forward Unto Dawn' web series, which

→ Best Applied

were nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Title Design.

→ Best Dutch Motion Design

→ www.polynoid.tv

Playgrounds Awards 2012

Still from MTV Journey

51


Artist talk

WED 6 NOV → TILBURG POPPODIUM 013 → 14:00 FRI 8 NOV → AMSTERDAM STADSSCHOUWBURG → 15:15

PSYOP DAVID CHONTOS

Exhibition

9 OCT - 22 DEC → EINDHOVEN → MU STRIJP S → TORENALLEE 40-06 SAT - WED: 12:00 - 18:00 → THURS - FRI 12:00 - 21:00

QUAYOLA THE SCULPTURE FACTORY

Psyop is originally an army term. It refers to psychological operations aimed at influencing emotions, motives and reasoning of target audiences.

The Italian born artist Quayola uses contemporary digital technology to

Good name for one of the best motion design studios in the world. Felt

tackle classic aesthetics and the universal rules for beauty and perfection.

Happiness when drinking coke lately? Thank David Chontos, creative director

Until now he has mostly created his studies in the form of projections,

and designer for Psyop, for that one. David graduated from the Rochester

installations, photography and multimedia adaptations. However, for The

Institute of Technology in 2003 with a BFA in Experimental Animation and

Sculpture Factory he is entering the realm of sculpture inspired by his great

a Minor in Visual Psychology. He joined Psyop in 2006 as a Texturing and

example Michelangelo.

Lighting Artist. His work on Coke's 'Happiness Factory' earned numerous

52

industry awards, including the Cannes Silver Film Lion, and Gold and Silver

For Quayola, the subject of The Sculpture Factory is not the final sculpture,

Clios. In March of 2008, Chontos moved out to L.A. to help open Psyop’s

but the material. A material which is constantly mutating into endless

west coast office. He has since become Head of the CG Department for the

geometrical shapes, to set eventually as a series of sculptures. From

LA branch as well as a Creative Director. He continued his endeavors for

simplicity to complexity, from sharp to smooth, from abstract to figurative.

Coca-Cola on the following six 'Happiness Factory' spots and has worked on projects for clients such as Best Buy, Nesquik, Planters, and Kool-Aid. → www.quayola.com → www.psyop.tv

→ www.mu.nl

Still from ‘Happiness Factory’

Image by Quayola

53


Artist talk

THU 7 NOV → EINDHOVEN KLOKGEBOUW HAL B → 16:00 FRI 8 NOV → AMSTERDAM STADSSCHOUWBURG → 17:45

Screening

ALL VENUES

REX CROWLE

THE ONE MINUTES

Rex Crowle is a graphic designer, animation and game director who often

Magic lantern, flip book, Mickey Mouse, digital arts, games, machinima...

operates under the moniker of Rexbox. Being raised at a remote farm in

The possibilities are now endless. From narrative to experimental, non-

Cornwall (UK), Rex started his career as a freelance creator of digital art and

narrative to documentary. Animation has never been so animated!

animation before becoming a graphic designer at Lionhead Studios where

Screening of a selection of cutting-edge animation for a new series of One

he worked on big video game titles such as 'Black & White, Fable' and 'The

Minutes made by students of AKV | ST-Joost in Breda and Willem de Kooning,

Movies', as well as producing animation for MTV and the BBC. Rex was also

Rotterdam (Audio Visual department). The One Minutes will be screenend in

involved in the formation of the games studio Media Molecule, including

between talks during the festival.

the organisation’s distinctive identity and the original and much-lauded

54

visual style of the PS3 launch title 'LittleBigPlanet'. The last time Rex was at

This screening is realized in partnership with AKV | St.Joost with participating

Playgrounds, he had so much interesting stuff to tell that we thought he

Dutch art academy Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam.

needed to come back to finish his story. And it will be promising: Rex just won a BAFTA Breakthrough Brits Award, and as a Creative Lead, he’s just finishing up 'Tearaway', a handheld adventure in a papercraft world which will be launched November 22. → www.wdka.nl → www.rexbox.co.uk, www.mediamolecule.com

→ www.sintlucas.nl

Still from the game ‘Tearaway’

Still from 'One minute' by Jeroen Hoogaars

55


56

In het laboratorium van The Cre8ion.Lab zoeken we naar de beste formules voor het ontwikkelen van communicatieoplossingen. Onze laboranten combineren beeld, woord en geluid om uiteindelijk tot ultieme creaties te komen. We create chemistry!

www.cre8ion.com

57


SPONSORS

58

Playgrounds Festival has been made possible with support from:

59


PLAYGROUNDS DIGITAL ARTS FESTIVAL Playgrounds Digital Arts Festival is all about innovative digital art. The festival is bringing some of the biggest names of today’s creative

Address Playgrounds Festival PLAYGROUNDS Willem II straat 49 DIGITAL ARTS 5038 BD Tilburg FESTIVAL The Netherlands

→ T +31 (0) 6 5024 1634 → www.playgroundsfestival.nl → info@playgroundsfestival.nl

industry to The Netherlands. During the annual three-day festival in Tilburg, Eindhoven and Amsterdam Playgrounds presents an impression of the latest developments in technology as well as creativity. The programme offers an inspiring mix of inventive films, documentaries, motion design, animation, graphic design, artist talks, character design, interactive installations,

STRP links art, life and technology for a wide and curious audience. STRP

masterclasses, screenings and performances.

has grown from one of the main indoor art & technology festivals in the Netherlands - and even in Europe - into a multifaceted cultural player.

Organisation

60

Partner in Eindhoven: STRP

The biennial (next one in 2015) will be the highlight.

→ Leon van Rooij

Festival Director/ Curator

→ Remco Vlaanderen

Curator, Editor (Submarine Channel)

Stichting STRP

→ www.strp.nl

→ Dorien van de Hurk

Producer

T +31 (0)40 2367228

→ Facebook/strpfestival

→ Willeke Steenbeeke

Producer (Submarine Channel)

Postbus 272

→ @strpfest

→ Koos van Os

Technical & Artist Production

5600 AG Eindhoven

→ Coralie den Adel

Marketing / Communication

→ Suyin Tjon A Hie

Marketing / Communication

→ Yaniv Wolf

Marketing / Communication

→ Suzanne Rietdijk

Office manager

Partner in Amsterdam: Submarine Channel Submarinechannel.com is a Dutch media lab that explores new technologies

Board

to tell stories in visually exciting and multiple format-friendly ways. Projects

→ Hans van Driel

Chairman

include motion comics, web documentaries, transmedia, online games, and

→ Lucas Hendricks

Treasurer

video profiles about pioneering creatives. Submarine Channel part of the

→ Emmeken van der Heijden Secretary → Rene Jagers

Member

→ Design/Web Development

The Cre8ion.Lab / www.cre8ion.com

For each of its editions Playgrounds Festival has been able to count on the support of their partners, enthusiasts and volunteers. We cannot thank you enough for that!

multiple award-winning production outfit Submarine.nl. Submarine Channel

→ www.submarinechannel.com

T +31 (0)20 3301226

→ Facebook/SubmarineChannel

Rapenburgerstraat 109

→ @submarinechannl

1011 VL Amsterdam

→ Instagram@SubmarineChannel

61


62

63


64

GET SOCIAL!

www.playgroundsfestival.nl

@playgroundsfest #PlayFest

Facebook/PlaygroundsFestival Vimeo.com/channels/playgrounds


Playgrounds programme 2013