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Valtari Film Experiment

Upon the release of their album valtari, the epic island band Sigur Rós invited different video artists and film makers to create an original video for one of the tracks from their new album Valtari. The idea was to bypass the usual artistic approval process, where the brief was completely open for entrants to take inspiration from the world around them to devise and execute a masterpiece. At the same time, the band invited fans to contribute their creations.

The world wide screening will happen at the weekend of december 7 – 9, a “valtari film experiment” program collects at least 17 commissioned “official” and fan-created short films created to coincide with the album Valtari. the program will screen on all seven continents (yes, including antarctica). For China this event will be held by Kubrick both in Beijing and Hong Kong.
Skinned, Film #12 by Anafelle Liu, Dio Lau and Ken for the Sigur Rós song FJÖGUR PÍANÓ was the overall winner of the  Valtari Film Experiment. It will be part of the screening and the selected collection of filmstills at the Kubrick Café in Hong Kong and Beijing. 
Anafelle's, Dio's and Ken's video contribution 'Skinned' got video was awareded by Sigur Rós themselves, out of 834 contributions, getting ennobled by their statement "original, disturbing and simple, Skinned has a mesmerising and visceral quality that keeps you coming back." 
NEEMIC is pleased to contribute to this screening by hosting Anafelle, Dio and Ken in our artist-in-residence hutong and looks forward to link them up with other Beijing-based artists through the process. 
Posted by Hans on December 8th, 2012.

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