Competition 2015

 

 1rst AWARD #FIMG15 Filip Roca (Catalonia and Serbia) “Nihil Unus” - Casa Pastors 

The idea is to explore, study, and represent the contradictions and differences in the naturallandscape of Catalonia area, and oppose it to the visual aspects of the human mark in it.

Differences between human and nature growth, contradictions in forms, structures, shapes. Forinstance, if we take the city’s elements and infrastructures – houses, buildings, roads, ports –, we will find the visual contradictions that oppose the natural elements that came before them – mountains, cliffs, rocks, forests, sea, flora and fauna. Man’s architecture, the architecture of one city like Gerona, is consisted of horizontal and vertical lines, it's has rules based on a logic that differs from the structure of a cliff which is based on an organic organization. Following that premise, by presenting each one’s formalization in graphic shapes, we’ll find two opposite worlds and that have been growing together side by side. The goal is to visually represent howthey interact, and how the building mapped can express through the projection the contradiction of it’sown structure and the natural elements that surround

 

 2nd AWARD#FIMG15 Max Coisne, AC3 Studio (France) "SYNESTHESIS" - Casa Pastors 

This videomapping creation proposes an anamorphic experience, using sound and light to immerge the public into Maurits Cornelis ESCHER’s paradoxal world. Initially grounded on Gerona’s architecture, the landscape gradually shifts to impossible constructions, challenging the usual representation codes.

Shapes are constantly changing, thanks to a play on lights and shadows, leading to graphic aberrations, at the limit of non-sense. This synesthetic experience aims at destabilizing the public, making everyone question his own perception

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Public AWARD #FIMG15 Ignat Radu (Romania) “The soul of house” - Casa Pastors

 Each building has a destiny (predestination) and that destiny is choosed by the building, not by the constructors. I want to concept a short struggle between soul house and people who passed by.

 

The house comes to life and influence what happens within it. From what I read many years the building was courthouse, and I want to create a story that the soul of building influence the decision of the court of law. He decide what was good and what was bad.

When a man is brought to the door of the court of justice, the house activate itself and open a process for him.

 

#FIMG15 Ricardo Silveira Cançado (Catalonia) "Dualism" - Casa Pastors 

The contradiction is a concept that is present throughout our history and our special mythologies. From our origins to the present time the contradiction is present, the origin of the universe as we read in Genesis: “The earth was loneliness and chaos, and darkness covered the abyss; but the spirit of God hovered over the waters. God said, “Let there be light ‘and there was light.” This contradiction initial of darkness and light is an interesting concept to discuss as starting point.

The proposal is to give an overview of the history of the man and his natural environment since its appearance upon the earth to this day. Shown in specific episodes the energy that drives the evolution arises from the clash of attitudes and contradictory phenomena. The war for peace, space conquest (of powerful countries) to strengthen its hegemony over the earth.

 

#FIMG15 Zoltan Varga (Hungary) "Abstraction of a Spring" - Casa Pastors

This work has been inspired by the movements of natural forces and based on the examination of the turbulence of forces of nature. These turbulent movements appear in all layers of planet Earth from the deepest to highets. These turbulent movements interwaves all geological layers, makes the oceans move, controls the large terrestrial atmospheric circulation. The contradictions will be defined by the contrast between colourful and black and white confirmed by the combination of analouge and digital techniques. This artistic work will be precise composition of sound and image.

Technique Ink and paint dripping into water inspired by the works of Alberto Seveso and Fabian Offner and the paintings of Georgia O’Keeffe. Ink or paint will be injected into a water tank full of water. The movement of the paint will be filmed with a macro lens. This raw material will be manipulated with different 3d and 2d techniques such as displacement maps reflection maps, colour maps etc. We would also like to use marbling techniques and manipulate them digitally. We will simulate the above mentioned turbulent movements with pure 3d techniques. The work is designed exclusivley for Casa

Pastors because of the unique atmosphereof the surrounding square. The building also has an interesting The building also has an interesting surface that is very inspiring for us.

 

#FIMG15 Ángel Sandimas (Navarra) “The Round Square” - Ajuntament Girona

THE ROUNDED SQUARE considers contradiction as a necessary element of evolution. The plot line is the search for antagonism, which is what has always led art to evolve from one "ism" to another. Specifically, it addresses the evolution of cubism into surrealism, and without making any specific references, it gives continuous nods to the prolific Catalan painter, Salvador Dalí. The square and the circle are used as graphical metaphors, as very different geometric figures in total contrast.

 

#FIMG15 Raimon Guarro i Nogués (Catalonia) “Skyscraper & The mountain peaks” - Ajuntament Girona 

A journey and visual metaphor contrasting natural and urban landscapes. The former are organic, unpredictable and driven by entropic principles, while the latter are regular, ordered and driven by technology.

But are they really that different?

 

#FIMG15 Martin Mayer, Quirin Empl, mayer+empl (Germany) "Public Noise" - Ajuntament Girona 

Sounds and noises generated by users are captured by a microphone, transforming virtual interpretations of rooms and highlighting their fragility. Real time sensor data ensures non-repetitive permutations of distortions to these reconstructions. Space is thus simultaneously reconstructed and deconstructed by light and sound as a living organism sensitive to stimulus.

 

 #FIMG15 Ignat Radu (Romania) “The soul of house” - Casa Pastors

 Each building has a destiny (predestination) and that destiny is choosed by the building, not by the constructors. I want to concept a short struggle between soul house and people who passed by.

 

The house comes to life and influence what happens within it. From what I read many years the building was courthouse, and I want to create a story that the soul of building influence the decision of the court of law. He decide what was good and what was bad.

When a man is brought to the door of the court of justice, the house activate itself and open a process for him.

 

#FIMG15 Miguel Angel Rivera Martinez, Yocondo Ratio (Méjico) - “I/O Contradicción v1.1” 

Contradiction is the reflection of contrasting extremes as part of a whole or a nothing, truth against silence, light against darkness, life against death and good against evil, a world full of apparent clashes and conflicts. But what really makes human beings different and unique is our imperfection… all the greys lying between each side of the coin. Sometimes we can perceive a very dark grey as darkness, but how can we be so sure until we are faced with the true absence of light, or vice versa?

 

#FIMG15 Marco Ciceri i Super Droooper (Itàlia, Regne Unit i Alemanya) “nori 0328” - Jutjats 

The facade of a building is the main element of visual and spatial communication between the external observer and the building itself. Moreover, it is the extern-intern boundary which creates a barrier and separates the inner world from the outside.

Therefore every architecture is both content and container: content in the city where it is built and container of the activities that happen inside.

Denori 0328 is a constant extremization of the concept of inside and outside, a trip in a dimension where borders are distorted and spaces connect in various ways.

 

#FIMG15 Medialize team (Italy) "Migrations" - Jutjats 

An architectural videoprojection mapping narration explores the theme of the migration of people, thinking, nature. The contradictions and the contrasts of the contemporary speed of light become visible into the chaos where nothing is anymore perceivable. Everything blurs into a huge migration.

No time for analysis, for reflection, for recognition. The language looses meaning. Do the images have still anything to unveil?

A short circuit provokes the scattering. Life and death. Noise and chaos. War and codes. The flux towards new collaborating communities will discover the beauty...

 

#FIMG15 vVeid y Sli Media (Spain) "Eclipse" - Jutjats 

Opposites are actually two sides of the same thing. There are brief and invisible instants when they become one thing, a micro second transition where opposites meet and the transformation takes place. Cause and effect, the transformation of something into its opposite. That's why the light would not exist without the dark, the noise without silence, the heart without the mind, the order without chaos, time without space.

 

#FIMG15 Ferran Amagat (Catalunya) " Máodùn" - Jutjats 

MÁODÙN is a minimalist world dominated by the contradictions that since an immemorial time drive human beings to become a complex self in all aspects: mental, physical and metaphysical.

From absolute darkness to the initial crepuscular ray of light, from organic to the inorganic essence, from the emotional to the coldest part of our soul, from silence to the miracle of sound, from creation to destruction and seldom, self-destruction…

Within this chaotic order we became beings with minds that excel our physical state.

 

#FIMG15 Ex. Estudi Gràfic (Catalunya) “Why not” - Jutjats 

In the current crisis situation, corruption cases crop up everyhwere. Power spawns power. The highest classes get richer illegally, but nothing ever happens to them and everything stays the same.

They are the heroes of the 21st century: they're invincible and immortal. Our time has come. Time to leave ethics aside and run with the money. Don't wait any longer! If they're invincible, we will be, too.

We dream of becoming like them. We live in a corrupt society. If not now, maybe at some point down the road. But you can become a superhero too!

If they have impunity, so should we. Right?

 

#FIMG15 Inaugural Mapping 3D Show Diplopia by Onionlab

The International Mapping Festival of Girona, held from 24 July to 2 August in Girona, will present—for the very first time in Spain—an anaglyph 3D mapping show (two-dimensional images that become 3D when seen with special glasses) on a large-sized façade.


This is the festival's inaugural show, entitled Diplopia and created by the Barcelona-based Onionlab studio. The inauguration will take place on Friday 31 July at 10 PM on the façade of the Santa Caterina Hospital in Girona. All other projections will begin at 10:30 PM. See schedule of contest here.

Diplopia is a stereoscopic piece that revolves around the concept of binocular vision, that is to say, how our eyes merge two separate images to perceive a single object. Two different points of view that arise as a consequence of binocular disparity.

In keeping with the main theme of the FIMG 2015—contradictions—, Diplopia focuses on opposing concepts, such as light and darkness, flexible versus rigid, near and far, noise and silence, wet and dry... The volumetric contrasts and illusion of depth create images intended to confuse, unsettle and fascinate the public.