Alpha-ville Fes​tival 2012

Alp-ville 2012: 6 October


Alpha-ville is delighted to invite you to the upcoming events on Saturday 6th October:
Alpha-ville LIVE & Alpha-ville SCREENING

Saturday 6th October 2012
Hackney Picturehouse
Tickets £8 per session or £12 double bill

Start 14:00h
Duration: 90 min.

In partnership with Little White Lies and Shooting People, the Alpha-ville Future of Moving Image Award is dedicated to acknowledging the best talent pushing the boundaries of moving image as a tool for creative expression, innovation and forward thinking. Come and see the best shortlisted films and vote for the audience award.
This year’s outstanding judging panel includes:
Blake Whitman, VP of Creative Development at Vimeo
Nicolas Schmerkin, Founder of Autour de Minuit
Ingrid Kopp, Editor-in-Chief/Director of Shooting People US
Philip Ilson, Director of London Short Film Festival
Chiara Marañón, Content Manager at MUBI

Sight a film by Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo, Awards Shortlist 2012.

Past winners of this award included Robots of Brixton by Kibwe Tavares and Augmented 3D City by Keiichi Matsuda.

Start 16:15h
Duration: 100 min.

An eclectic programme of moving image works, featuring talents from different genres including animation, experimental, documentary, music video and CGI. The screening will reflect on current ideas about how the web culture influences art and society. It includes topics around augmented reality, code art, identity in the 2.0 culture, future of art, clash virtual vs real. Highlights of the programme include:

“Rear Window Timelapse” (Jeff Desom, NL, 2012) – Remix Winner, Vimeo Awards 2012
“Unnamed Soundsculpture” (Daniel Franke & Cedric Kiefer, DE, 2012) Honorary mention from the Prix Ars Electronica in the category Computer Animation Film VFX.Nominated for the 14th MuVi Award, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen.
“38-39C” (Kangmin Kim, USA/South Korea, 2011) Official Selection 2012 Sundance Film Festival
“Slow Derek” (Dan Ojari, UK, 2011) – Nominated, Conran Award, 2011. Grand Prix, Animated Encounters 2011.
“20 HZ” (Semiconductor, UK, 2011) – 2011 Samsung Art+Prize. Premiered at Rotterdam International Film Festival 2012.
“Forms” (Davide Quayola & Memo Atken, UK, 2012) Produced by Nexus Interactive Arts
“Étude Op. 2” (Sougwen, US, 2012)
“Everything is a Remix Part 4: System Failure” (Kirby Ferguson, US, 2012)

Still from Jeff Desom’s Rear Window Timelapse (2012)


Alpha-ville LIVE is a carefully crafted event dedicated to exploring the relationship between electronic music, digital art and visual practices. Taking place at the iconic Hackney Empire, it will be a special evening featuring the London premiere of the collaboration between Murcof & AntiVJ, alongside an intimate live solo by The Field, a full audiovisual experience by Raster-Noton’s label co-owner Byetone .

Murcof & Simon Geilfus live

Event details:

Saturday 6th October 2012
Hackney Empire
Doors open at 19h. End of show 23:15h
Tickets: £17.5, £20, £25, £30. Wheelchair spaces available

The collaboration between the Mexican electronic musician Murcof and Simon Geilfus of the visual collective AntiVJ will be presented in London for the first time. Using semi-transparent and panoramic screens, their audiovisual show creates an immersive experience in which the projected microscopic particles, geometric grids and organic elements, mutate the surrounding environment.

Murcof is the internationally acclaimed project of the Mexican electronic composer Fernando Corona. He draws on minimalism, postmodernism and sometimes baroque, to create music that moves the mind and heart. More info: murcof . com Music: / youtube . com

AntiVJ is a visual label, founded by a group of Europe-based artists whose work is focused on the use of projected light and its influence on perception. Clearly stepping away from standard set-ups and techniques, AntiVJ present live performances and installations that challenge the senses. More info: Video:

Murcof & Simon Geilfus live

THE FIELD (Kompakt, SE) Live Solo

Axel Willner joined the influential Cologne based Kompakt record label in 2005. For this occasion, he will present the second solo performance in 4 years featuring a selection of unreleased and rare tracks. This special show has only been played once before in Norway and will resonate with all fans of The Field’s contributions to Kompakt’s Pop Ambient series. More info:

The Field by Lars Borges

BYETONE (Raster-Noton, DE) Live AV

Olaf Bender aka Byetone is a sound and visual artist as well as co-founder of the German label Raster-Noton alongside Carsten Nicolai (Alva Noto). His work is known for its sharp sense of aesthetics creating a powerful audiovisual experience. He combines perfectly crafted electronic sounds and real-time visualisations that sit between sound art and the finest dance music. More info:

Byetone by Giselle Galvao

And after the concerts join the the artists and the team at Visions Video Bar in Dalston. Special guest DJs will be announced soon. From 23H until late.

We’re very excited about the upcoming events and look forward to seeing you,



Alpha-ville Live and Alpha-ville Screening are events produced by Alpha-ville Network Ltd, a cultural organisation focusing on creativity, innovation and forward thinking across different disciplines. In its first three years, Alpha-ville has established itself on the international digital culture panorama with its annual festival. Grounded in the community of East London and with an international profile, Alpha-ville is the only representative of the ICAS network in London. The festival has previously collaborated with artists, speakers and creative individuals including: Keiichi Matsuda, Aaron Koblin, Moritz Stefaner, Kangding Ray, Actress, Pantha Du Prince, Matthew Dear, Scanner, Jon Hopkins, Jacaszek, Tom Uglow, Olivia Solon, Scott Snibbe, Bill Thompson, David O’Reilly, Carsten Nicolai , Andy Stott, Nicolas Provost and Michael Please.

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