Sometimes the online world reveals unsuspected parallel dimensions. This is an unknown restyle of Neural independently (and secretly as we never knew about it) made by NY-based Motion and Graphic Designer, Clarke Blackham. Very nicely made, perhaps only a bit glossier for the magazine’s line, it testifies once more how even your most familiar outcomes can have another life somewhere else.
Many festival emerged in the last decade, but only a bunch of them find their own way, focusing on some peculiar investigations during the years. Sonic Acts is undoubtedly one of them, presenting every two years in Amsterdam a whole program on aural and visual relationships. Its twelfth edition is entitled “The Cinematic Experience“, and it seems to be one of the richest in terms of content and research (previous editions in 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2006). The attracting possibility of connecting to their livestreams is reinforced by the program, physically spread over different (usual) locations in the city, that includes a series of conferences (with Erkki Huhtamo talking about “The Diorama Revisited”, Timothy Druckrey presenting “Cinemedia: Archaeologies of Computation and AI in Cinema” and Douglas Kahn with “The Conditions of Live Cinema” just to name a few of them), seminal films (projected in the De Balie cinema) and outstanding live acts (among them Pe Lang + Zimoun – Untitled Sound Objects, Leafcutter John, D-Fuse with their project Latitude, Ryoichi Kurokawa, Otolab with their project Circo Ipnotico and various Acousmonium live concert/demonstrations). Last but really not least, a proper publication is already available, to preserve memory and ideas of the last research chapter in the intertwining of sound and visual stimuli.