akira kurosawa

dreams

An art student finds himself inside the world of Van Gogh’s artwork, where he meets the artist in a field and converses with him. Van Gogh replies that his missing ear gave him problems during a self portrait. The student loses track of the artist, and travels through other works trying to find him, concluding with Van Gogh’s Wheat Field with Crows.

Sam Twidale & Marija Avramovic

Sunshowers
(AI) infinite simulations
‘Sunshowers’ is the third in our series of real-time animation artworks. It is inspired by the opening chapter of Akira Kurosawa’s film Dreams which follows a young boy as he explores a forest and stumbles across a fox wedding (Kitsune no Yomeiri). Our piece explores ideas of animism and techno-animism by assigning life in the form of artificial intelligence to all of the objects, both natural and man-made, within the virtual world. The piece unfolds in real time with the characters themselves deciding which paths they will follow.

FILE FESTIVAL SP 2019