EWAAC 2016 Finalists

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Work ID:  VID-166030
Name: David Tembleque
Title: Dear Tom
Category: Short Film 
Media: Video
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Sometimes, fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing direction, even two parallel lines could possibly meet one day.
You only stopped for a moment, and when you turn around, it's gone...
I met a girl a year ago. We dated for 3 months and I filmed our private moments together.
One day I woke up and she was gone, leaving a goodbye note on my fridge. 
I called her and asked to send me a recording of the letter narrated with her voice so I could make a small film with our small moments. 
What you see is our real story.
Part Fantastic Voyage, part celebration of my younger self, this is a finely crafted jewel in which I am looking for those who are not immune to splendor.
Reality is both harsh and wondrous. I am trying to circumvent it all.

Work ID:  VID-166081
Name: Kathy Rose
Title: The Unpainted Woman
Category : Animation  
Media:  Video
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We wake up in this star as the other half was covered in the dark.
There are countless stories we have like countless stars shine.
Tears behind smiles. Argument with love.  A new life is born and another life passes away.
Head and tail, we link each other with something which is not visible to the eye in our daily life. This is the art film to express ‘Unity’ and ‘Samsara’
Work ID:  VID-166065
Name: Kento Shimizu
Title: Two sides of the same coin 
Category : Short Film
Media: Video
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Work ID:  VID-166089 
Name: Lucy and Layla Swinhoe 
Title: Images and Illusions
Category : Short Film 
Media:  Video  
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Work ID:  VID-166063
Name: Eirik gb
Title: The Crow Who Wore A Suit And Worked In An Office
Category : Animation
Media: Video
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Feeling misplaced and trapped in an environment where he doesn't belong, he dreams of doing what he always wanted. This is the story of the crow who wore a suit and worked in an office.
Made in the spring semester, 2011, of my Erasmus exchange at The University of Glamorgan, Wales.
Music by Phil Brookes
Work ID:  VID-166072 
Name: Masaki Toya
Title: Argon
Category : Short Film
Media: Video  
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The argon ( Ar ) , that of the gas present in the Earth's atmosphere does not change thousands of years . Through the air in the atmosphere containing argon would be , humans are connected with everything on earth . People can not exist alone . It is connected with everything on earth . Humans are part of the earth . Earth , water , wind , plants , mutual resonance with the creatures , also human beings also rather than competition and cat-and-dog as the same species , have evolved to cooperate . The sama , Choreography movie to represent a symbol of the model of a symbol of the dancer and the human emotions of the universe .
  
Work ID:  VID-166018
Name: kwgt
Title:  Yukisusumisariyuki
Category: Animation   
Media: Video
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This video is called Universe of Blues and is set inside a cell. We made everything ourselves out of pen, paper and paint and also designed the costumes. We stepped into a giant painting, into a world where gender and identity is fluid and you can play any part you feel like. We were influenced by the absurdist plays Sartre's No Exit, and Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, as well as the music documentary The Great Rock n Roll Swindle, A Clockwork Orange and the painter Basquiat. The costume and stage make-up ideas derived from our love of Lee Bowery and his wild, outlandish drag costumes. Universe of Blues is emblematic of failing to fit into society and societies limitations and rejections. 
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Name: Martha and Jessica Kilpatrick
Title:  Universe of Blues​
Category: Short Film 
Media: Video
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this is a short film that is funny and cute.I originally got the idea of this film from the TSUNAMI in 2011.
Work ID:  VID-166076
Name: Arisa Nakane
Title:  All Things will be carried in water
Category : Animation  
Media:  Video 
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Work ID: VID-166025 
Name: kenji kawasawa
Title: Architect
Category: Animation 
Media: Video
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Name: Ink Agop
Title: There and Here 2
Category: Short Film      
Media: Digital Video 
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This video work was filmed at North of Chiang Mai / Thailand 2015.
It is in this uninhibited and unfettered state that Agop records herself, watched from above in an intimate yet omniscient perspective, a work that required her to journey far into the jungle in Thailand to record. It is the result of an introspective journey that led her through the remotest villages in the region, with a revisited look at video and installations created both in Thailand and her home in Berlin.

The body paint and headdress that adorn Agop during this process are representative of a universal urge that Agop recognizes for us to connect with our more primitive state. It is the result of her intense study of shamanism and personal encounters with distinct aboriginal groups in remote villages. Still, it is neither an appropriation, or a purely symbolic representation. Instead, it can be seen as a synthesis of these accumulated experiences and wisdom that Agop has personalized and reinterpreted.

A hallmark of Agop’s highly personal and instantly recognizable artistic approach is the implementation of an insightful range of techniques from references to early cinematic presentations of the Zoetrope to the latest drone technology that housed the camera used to record herself in “there and here 2”. Agop embraces new technologies, but rather than relying on technique itself, she fuses and blends them with organic materials. With these unusual combinations of the natural world and new media Agop offers an an alternative, and possibly even an antidote to our high-tech world.
Recently I’m feeling that the available storage of memory in my brain is full and that I am having trouble memorising new things. Therefore I need to export some of these memories to secure more space for new experiences to solidify, in a similar manner to the way you export data from your laptop to external hard drives. This piece is the first attempt of this idea. First, I made a mind map of important memories in my life along a timeline, then categorised them by which country they originated from. What this revealed was that most things I experienced in my teenage years were from Japan, leading me to create a space in which biographical archiving could occur.

The work archives the manners and customs of Japanese teenage motorcycle gangs called “Bousouzoku” which were most prevalent during the 70’s and 80’s. The animation presents various iconic Bousouzoku images and themes. Particularly, the word “夜露死苦” (more commonly “よろしく”) pronounced “yoroshiku” meaning “hello”, “Nice to meet you” or “best regards”. “夜露死苦” (seen on the left and right hand side of the piece) was created by gathering characters with dark or a negative connotations, such as “夜” meaning “night”, “” meaning “scantily”, “死” meaning “death” and “” meaning “hard”. “yoroshiku” was often used by the gangs at the end of sentences, for example “I never lose a fight! yoroshiku!”.

Despite their appearence, “Bousouzoku” were the primary social problem of the era, they spawned several cultural trends such as “Tokkoufuku”, a special outfit with messages embroidered on it, or ‘Call’ a rhythm made by skilfully operating the throttle and clutch. And perhaps most notably, the accentuated exterior of the motor bikes themselves, commonly customised with larger bodies and kitsch colours. “Bousouzoku” were unprecedented in their originality.​
Work ID:  CON-165122
Name: Shigetoshi Furutani
Title: Champ Lord
​Category : Animation      
Media: Loop Animation 
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