'Keep It Curious' Exhibit
by Resfest & Woodsuch|
13 - 17
December, Hiroshima mon Amour
Inspired by this year’s festival theme “Keep It Curious? RESFEST curated a collection of one-of-a-kind posters through WOODSUCH. Photos from the Woodsuch Gallery along the RESFEST tour will be posted soon, so keep checking back!
Alpernatio, 86 The Onions Wrong, Jason Archer & Paul Beck, Boran Erem, David M. O'Reilly, Danis Kamiok, Yasemin, Felix Wittholz, Steve Wilson, Ghostmilk Studios, Esin Erol
and Yelda Benezra, Hojun Kim and Sujin Kwon, Joel Lava, Joo Myoung Song, Kompos Productions, Masahito Hanzawa, Mikis Raoul Pattinama, Niko Stumpo, Oliver Conrad, ramon & Pedro, The Conformist Group, Guerrilla Store, Sadi.
In 2004, Taylor Tyng and Dave Funkhouser, the Creative Team at IOWA Interactive, started WOODSUCH, an online gallery featuring creative experiments targeting artists in the advertising industry looking for a creative outlet.
Its intent is both “art for art’s sake” and to grow the use of the computer as a tool for fine art. No limitations are applied other than artists must work with the given theme of the assigned project. In the Spring of 2005, the WOODSUCH projects were exhibited for the first time in Los Angeles, CA, and the proceeds from the art sold were donated to a non-profit arts center.
In the Fall of 2005, WOODSUCH and RES collaborated to create a traveling art exhibition that displayed in the lobby of the venues along the RESFEST tour. RES invited artists in the commercial and music video industries to participate in a special WOODSUCH PROJECT for RESFEST based upong the Fesiva's theme "Keep it Curious." The project is available online. Please visite www.woodsuch.com to view the artwork or become a Woodsucher!
Resfest has teamed up for the first time with Woodsuch to commission and curate a collection of one-of-a-kind posters inspired by this year’s festival theme “Keep It Curious.” Artists from each of the 15 countries on the Resfest global tour have been invited to create a poster, using any artistic style to convey their interpretation of “curious.” These geographically diverse artists are multi-disciplined in motion graphic design, website design, visual effects and print. Works will be exhibited as a traveling gallery space on the festival tour, and also available online at www.woodsuch.com.
Woodsuch is a series of creative experiments for graphic artists working in advertising and marketing to use their talents outside the commercial space. These experiments fuse fine art with digital design and encourage “art for art’s sake.” Completed projects are exhibited at live gallery events and online.
The 9th annual Resfest tour kicks off in New York City September 15th-18th, and travels worldwide to over 35 cities on six continents, attracting a global network of creators and cultural enthusiasts. The festival is a celebration of creativity that manifests itself through a dynamic series of events. Festival activities include screenings, seminars, educational sessions, live music performances, parties, and interactive entertainment.
This year, Resfest will present new and award-winning work from Jared Hess, Gaelle Dennis, Miguel Arteta, Johan Kramer, Eduoard Salier, Chris Cunningham, and Stylewar; retrospectives for the artist Beck and design collective Traktor; two showcases of music videos – “Video Electronica” and “Videos That Rock”; “Cut & Paste,” celebrating DIY-type filmmaking; “By Design,” a collection of visually-arresting and thought-provoking motion graphics and designed-based animation; “Triple Threat,” spotlighting three innovative young filmmakers Jonnie Ross, Nagi Noda, and Francois Vogel; and keynote discussions with renowned directors Stéphane Sednaoui, Mike Mills, Mark Romanek, MK12 and Charlie White. Features include the world premiere of Doug Pray’s graffiti documentary Infamy; two rarely seen films by Mike Mills; sneaker documentary “Just For Kicks”; and “Ginga: The Soul of Brasilian Football.”
Resfest 2005 will travel to over 35 cities on six continents around the globe. The festival tour will include these US and international cities/dates/venues and more to be confirmed:
New York Sept 15-18 – Tribeca Performing Arts Center
San Francisco Sept 21-25 – Palace of Fine Arts
London Sept 27–Oct 2 – National Film Theatre
Los Angeles Sept 29–Oct 2 – Egyptian Theatre
Chicago Oct 6-9 – Museum of Contemporary Art
Amsterdam Oct 7-9 – De Balie
Rotterdam Oct 7-9 – Lantaren Venster
Glasgow Oct 13-16 – Center for Contemporary Art
Dublin Oct 20-23 – Irish Film Institute
Bristol Oct 27-30 – Watershed
Toronto Oct 27-30 – Royal Cinema
Turin Oct 28-30 – Museo del Cinema Nazionale
Belfast Nov 4-6 – Queen’s Film Theatre
Seoul Nov 10-19 – The Drama Center
Vancouver Nov 11-12 – Vancouver International Film Centre
Sheffield Nov 11-13 - Showroom
Tokyo Nov 17-20 – Laforet Museum
Melbourne Nov 17-22 – ACMI
Nottingham Nov 18-20 – Broadway Media Center
Rome Nov 18-20 – Teatro Palladium
Kobe Nov 23-25 – Art Village Center
Zurich Nov 24-27 – Riff Raff
Sydney Nov 24-29 – TBC
Montreal Nov 25-27 – Fellini Theater at Ex-Centris
Kyoto – Nov 25-27 Art Complex 1928
Singapore Nov 25-27 – Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
Sao Paulo Nov 24-27 – CCBB – Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil
Madrid Dec 1-4 – La Casa Encendida
Barcelona Dec 1-4 – Mercat de les Flors
Bilboa Dec 1-4 – Museo Guggenheim
Las Palmas - Dec 1-4 – Centro Cultural Ciudad Alta
Vigo Dec 1-4 – Marco
Vitoria Dec 1-4 – Artium
Valladolid Dec 1-4 – Cristóbal Gabarrón (TBC)
Vienna Dec 2-3 – Top Kino / Museumsquartier
Istanbul Dec 16-18 – Yeni Melek Performing Arts Center
RES Media Group (RMG) is a global media company dedicated to the innovative creative community in the areas of film, music, art, design and culture. With offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, the nine-year-old company is internationally recognized as a leader in its field. RMG produces Resfest, the acclaimed film festival; RES magazine, a bi-monthly publication for the emerging creative lifestyle; regular retail and promotional DVDs featuring original content; and RESLAB, a marketing services division that provides integrated solutions for a broad range of clients.