onedotzero_adventures in motion, 23rd – 27th November, BFI Southbank

2011 sees onedotzero celebrate 15 years of championing the progression of global digital culture and innovation in motion. Programmed in partnership with regular host venue BFI Southbank, this special anniversary will present short films and animation, music videos, interactivity, digital art and everything in between.

Giving an early platform to the likes of then-unknown visionaries such as Spike Jonze, Chris Cunningham and Jonathan Glazer, as well as pioneering VJ-ing and interactive installation work from UVA, Jason Bruges and Daniel Brown, the festival continues to serve up the very latest in moving image and interactive arts and will return to BFI Southbank, throughout 23 – 27 November.

For its 2011 edition, onedotzero is excited to reveal a diverse array of the very latest in visual creativity, via five days of expertly curated compilation screenings, feature films, exhibitions and installations, live audio-visual performances, bar events, education projects, presentations and panel discussions.

This year’s festival will explore a wealth of new themes and creative strands, including modes of presentation; taking in live a/v performances, 3D and interactive installations, as well as a special live version of ‘Sufferrosa’, the critically acclaimed interactive neo-noir movie, one of the biggest web-based storytelling projects ever made. The curated programme, onscreen, installed in the Studio – BFI Southbankʼs state-of-the-art digital cinema -, will showcase moving image work designed for a gallery or single screen projection.

There will also be a focus on the pervasive projection-mapping trend, exploring its use of the 4th dimension, turning the city into canvas and venue. Other highlights include a continuing exploration of creative Code, in particular looking at new
moving image from programmers and creative technoligists; and the relationship between Sound onedotzero_adventures in motion festival 2011 and Vision, exploring sound as a visual medium, from apps to installations and live A/V
performances across live, installations and debates.Sound and vision converge throughout this year’s festival, from the sell-out annual wavelength music video programme, to a special UK premiere of up-coming feature The Spirit of Apollo, a behind the scenes documentary of the making of N.A.S.A.’s globe-trotting, collaborative, debut album, featuring turns from Method Man, Kanye West, M.I.A, Chuck D, David Byrne and Tom Waits.

Introducing the very best work at the intersection of art, design, cinema, technology and entertainment, convergence and collaboration permeates the festival programming and BFI Southbank, inspiring new thinking, new ideas and new experiences for all ages.

onedotzero is internationally recognised as one of the leading authorities in contemporary digital arts. Pioneering in vision, onedotzero champions and explores new territories of digital creativity by actively commissioning, showcasing and promoting a diverse programme of moving image, digital and interactive arts.

The organisation, founded in 1996, is best known and critically acclaimed for producing the annual onedotzero_adventures in motion festival and associated international touring. It has a cross media and collaborative approach attuned to technological advances and fast paced change within digital arts and the contemporary culture landscape.  onedotzero recently co-curated Decode: Digital Design Sensations at the V&A Museum, London. The exhibition showcases the latest developments in digital and interactive design and is currently on select international tour.

Sister company onedotzero industries was founded in 2005 to produce and consult for the world’s best-known brands and bands from Nike to MTV, U2 to the Pet Shop Boys producing innovative multi-disciplinary work across visuals, installations, animation, print and motion graphics.

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Shane RJ Walter

Working in digital approaching 20 years, digital provocateur Shane RJ Walter is a creative director, curator, writer and producer. He co-founded onedotzero, the global-reaching digital art and design organisation, and onedotzero industries, where he produces and consults for the worldʼs best-known brands and bands. He has authored three books and co-curated Decode: Digital Design Sensations at the V&A Museum, CAFA Beijing and The Garage Moscow. He also directed the two Channel 4 series of onedottv over 18 episodes.