Quadratura News – 7th May 2009

May 7th, 2009

Animation Decathlon

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It’s been a little under 7 weeks since the Animation Decathlon took place at Kensington & Chelsea town hall, and work continues on the project.

Sometime in the next week or two will see the release of a short documentary about the project with interviews with the principle people involved and footage of the event.

Following that will be a ‘making of’ documentary where we go into the process, technicalities, and challenges we faced bringing the project to fruition.

We’re also building a touring installation version of the game that will be sent around schools, and we’ll also be giving talks about the project.

There are also discussions taking place about staging other Animation Decathlon’s in a couple of interesting places!

http://www.animationdecathlon.org/

Chasing Shadows

Quadratura has been commissioned to create an audio/video art piece based on the artwork of Sally McKay that will be on show alongside her paintings, drawings, and sculpture at the GV Art gallery in London.

“Sally draws the human form, creating life-affirming and dynamic drawings, paintings, sculpture and etchings. Unlike artists working from a static model, Sally actively seeks to represent figures in motion using dance as her stimulus.”

14th May to 20th June 2009
Tuesday to Friday 11am to 7pm, Saturdays 11am to 4pm

http://www.gvart.co.uk/viewings.htm

Interactive Cafe Installation

Quadratura has also been commissioned to create a highly interactive and immersive audio/video art installation as part of the renovation of The Big Fish Cafe in Hove Lagoon.

The cafe is in the process of being transformed into a vegan establishment by new owner Heather Mills.

Our installation aims to be accessible and playful for visitors of all ages, further exploring our interests in architectural video mapping techniques and physical and psychological interactivity.

Almost Grown?

birthday-cakeQuadratura is going to be 1 year old this month!  While the global economic turmoil rages on, we find our fears  going into 2009 of nurturing our young company through such turgid times somewhat allayed.  While we can’t quite yet stretch to having Bentley’s as the company fleet, we’re very busy working on commissions and are in discussions and writing proposals for projects as far ahead as Christmas 2010 and beyond.

We couldn’t have achieved so much in our first year without the help and support (and commissions!) from the people we have had the pleasure of working with.  Thank you, you know who you are!

Animation Decathlon

March 23rd, 2009

Martin working on the pressure sensitive controllersOn Saturday, March 21st we held our Animation Decathlon event at Kensington & Chelsea town hall.

Thank you to everyone who came along and entered into the spirit of the proceedings!

We’re compiling all our photos from the evening and will have them on-line in the next few days.

In the meantime, you can see some images at the BBC London web site:

Quadratura’s Animation Decathlon @ BBC.co.uk