Film Studies Coordinator Matt Swift’s film chosen for international festival Digital Graffiti 2014
For the past 2 years Film Studies Coordinator Matt Swift has been producing an experimental documentary series entitles City Lights and Rural Colors. The films use the landscape of a single cityscape or rural area to create a kaleidoscopic effect bordering between reality and the imagination of the viewer. By questioning the concept of movement, he investigates the dynamics of landscape,
including the manipulation of its effects and the limits of spectacle based on our assumptions of
what landscape means to us. Rather than presenting a factual reality, an illusion is fabricated to
conjure the realms of our imagination.
The chosen film City Lights Oglebay Park documents the 300 acre Festival of Lights that runs throughout the month of December in West Virginia.
Digital Graffiti is an annual three day event that uses moving image artist to paint the “towns iconic white walls” in Alys Beach Florida.
” Sometimes referred to as “Photon Bombing,” “Guerilla Projection” or “Urban Projection,” underground artists around the globe have already been using the latest design, animation and projection technologies to cast dynamic images onto skyscrapers and other urban structures as a means of artistic expression. But Digital Graffiti at Alys Beach is the first outdoor festival specifically organized to celebrate and showcase these unique talents.”( http://www.digitalgraffiti.com/about-us/)
Join us in congratulating Matt Swift on this accomplishment.
To find out more about digital Graffiti 2014 visit the website at http://www.digitalgraffiti.com/
To see more City Lights and Rural Colors visit Matt’s vimeo album at https://vimeo.com/album/2747980
Matt has created a gofundme campaign to support going to Digital Graffiti 2014 as well as making new videos while at Alys Beach. To support his project and receive unique rewards visit his campaign at – http://www.gofundme.com/8xd3u8