Wednesday, November 25, 2009
1. MASTER AND MARGARITA @ PÖFF (BLACK NIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL), TALLINN
Video Jack will perform at PÖFF (Black Nights Film Festival), Kanuti Gildi Saal, Tallinn, 3/December at 21.30h:
We will present our new project, Master and Margarita, an audiovisual performance inspired by Bulgakov's novel. The visual style of Video Jack's Master and Margarita brings together a visual collage of photographic and drawn elements into interactive animations, influenced by Soviet-period imagery. The surreal, almost demential, universe of Bulgakov is captured graphically. In sonic terms, the references are Igor Stravinsky, Kurt Weil, Can, Tom Waits, Einstürzende Neubauten, Pan Sonic and Vladislav Delay.
Master and Margarita is a Video Jack project:
André Carrilho - visual design / animation
Nuno Correia - programming / music
More info about PÖFF:
2. HONORABLE MENTION AWARD @ FUTURE PLACES 2009
Video Jack won a 1st Honorable Mention award at Future Places 2009 festival, (Porto, Portugal), for our “Master and Margarita” performance.
What the jury said:
“The first honorable is Master and Margarita by André Carrilho and Nuno Correia of Video Jack. Their performance piece mixes music, video, and digital technology to give a fresh interpretation of Mikhail Bulgakov’s classic book about Stalinist Russia. This ever-evolving piece reinforces our understanding of how narratives change every time they are performed and every time they are re-visited.”
The jury was comprised of Hught Forrest (South by Southwest festival), Karen Kocher (University of Texas at Austin) and Cristina Sá (Universidade Católica Portuguesa).
First and second prize winners were, respectively “Outhouse” and “Oporto-Brooklyn Bridge”. “Wonderland” won the 2nd honorable mention.
A short video from that performance:
3. NEW WEBSITE
Our new website has been online for a couple of months, but it has now left beta stage. If you haven't visited lately, check it out:
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