Visit the University’s outdoor screen for a rolling programme of award winning shorts by filmmakers from across the globe. Using a variety of techniques including movement, pixilation, stop motion and visual effects, the films explore light in creative and imaginative ways.
LIGHT [dir: Stephen Ong/ Production: Make it Move Productions, 2015, 1m 43s]
This experimental animation plots the history of light, from the burning embers of a camp fire to the white glow of the smartphone, in one seamlessly transitioned sequence.
PAS DE DEUX [dir: Normal McLaren, 1968, 13m]
A hypnotic, cinematic study of the choreography of ballet. A bare, black set with the back-lit figures of dancers create a dream-like effect in this Oscar®-nominated short film.
LIGHT [dir: David Parker, 2011, 1m 26s]
Short film designed to raise awareness of energy consumption and waste.
THE WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER [dir: Alan Warburton, 2015, 5m 12s]
Alan Warburton interprets two compositions from Bach’s “The Well Tempered Clavier” into a visual score featuring thousands of fluorescent light bulbs, each tailored to the length and pitch of each note with exacting precision.
WHAT LIGHT (THROUGH YONDER WINDOW BREAKS)? [dir: Sarah Wickens, 2009, 4m 11s]
A patch of sunlight cast by a bedroom window breaks free and finds its own shape.
LUMINARIS [dir: Juan Pablo Zaramella, 2011, 6m 20s]
In a world controlled and timed by light, an ordinary man has a plan that could change the natural order of things.
THE THEORY OF SUNSET [dir: Roman Sokolov, 2017, 9m]
Deep at night, a dedicated cyclist traverses a wintry forest. The challenge: make sure the new day gets off to a fresh and timely start.
*If the weather is against us we will screen the programme indoors, please visit the Arts & Science Festival website for details before heading out.