Precursor, Quietus, 2004

This fascinating selection of recent digital film and animation work responds to the AV Festival 06 theme. Including motion graphics, animations, music promos, and experimental works, the programme asks the following questions: What does the future hold? How might things go wrong? In what way will humans interact with rapid advances in technology? Many of the films look at artificial life – pure or engineered life forms being conceived, developed, nurtured, and even dying. Featuring artists from the UK, USA, France and Germany, including the beautiful Quietus, directed by top graphics house Precursor, E-baby by Pleix and some good old-fashioned jump-out-of-your-seat horror from Dominic Hailstone’s The Eel which took onedotzero by storm.

The programme was also screened at 6pm Sun 5 March at Cineworld in Middlesbrough, 6pm Mon 6 March at Sunderland University. The programme was repeated at Tyneside Cinema on Thu 9 March at 4pm.

Curated by Tom Bland.

Various Artists: LifeLike Short Films


Sat 4 March 2006, 3pm

Tyneside Cinema

10 Pilgrim Street
Newcastle NE1 6QG