Alexey Marfin Interview - Hong Kong Free Press - Kowloon Forest
 

Excited to announce the trailer for Kowloon Forest 靜影九龍, featured on the front page of the Hong Kong Free Press! Video below:
 
Video Premiere: Kowloon Forest Trailer
(hongkongfp.com)

Kowloon Forest Osage Gallery Premiere
 

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Big news! Excited to share that our new VR film “Kowloon Forest” will premiere as a solo exhibition at the renowned Osage Gallery in Hong Kong.
 
Exhibition: 6 – 28 July 2019   |   Opening Reception: 5 July 2019 at 18.00
 
“Kowloon Forest” A Virtual Reality Film by Alexey Marfin
好消息!很榮幸跟大家宣布我們的VR電影“靜影九龍”將會在香港奧沙畫廊獨立展出。
 
展覽日期:2019年7月6日 – 28日   |   開幕茶會:2019年7月5日 18:00
 
虛擬實境電影《靜影九龍》馬樂思

(hkact.hk)

Sonar Hong Kong Post Industrial Landscapes
 

The work of our Post-Industrial Landscapes visiting school last summer is showing at Sónar Hong Kong 2019, amongst a fantastic lineup of other artists and performers. Check it out!
 
Sónar Hong Kong: Post-Industrial Landscapes 5.0
(sonarhongkong.com)

Toronto Shorts Film Festival
 
Toronto Shorts Film Festival Into the Stream
 

Into the Stream has been selected for the 7th Toronto Shorts International Film Festival! Screening on Saturday March 2 at 7:00pm
 
Into the Stream – Toronto Shorts Program
(torontoshorts.com)

Los Angeles Walled City
 

I created a future cityscape of Los Angeles for a SCI-Arc Channel interview with Alvarius B of Sun City Girls.
 
“Ranked By David Fricke of Rolling Stone magazine in his best of 2017 column, Alvarius B.’s triple album juggernaut entitled “With a Beaker on the Burner and an Otter in the Oven,” is the latest example of his own original folks songs penned and performed unlike anything that anyone else is doing now. And as an interpreter of other people’s work, his songbook includes hundreds of cover songs from the obscure to the very familiar. This body of work is informed by an obsessive love of the singer-songwriter genre, folkloric music from beyond borders, retro Italian film soundtracks, and an extraordinary sense of humor. Over much of the past ten years, Bishop has been lurking in Cairo, composing & recording new Alvarius B. material while simultaneously establishing his own Egyptian-based band, The Invisible Hands and joining forces as a trio with Sam Shalabi and Maurice Louca to record and perform in The Dwarfs of East Agouza.”

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I creative-directed a short film for the Seoul Biennale of Architecture – ‘Seoul City Machine’. Written and narrated by an artificially intelligent chatbot, the film is a love letter from a city operating system to its citizens.
 
Credits:
Directed by Liam Young
VFX creative direction by Alexey Marfin
Cinematography by Nils Clauss
Written by Mitsuku Chatbot
Music by Jambinai 잠비나이
 
Screening at the The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on Saturday January 18th 2019

Brussels Film Festival
 
Into the Stream Brussels Film Festival
 

Into the Stream has been selected for the 40th Brussels Independent Film Festival! Screening on the closing night – Saturday February 16 at 21:30 at the Cinema Galeries Studio, Brussels.
 
Into the Stream – Brussels Film Festival
(brusselsfilmfestival.com)

Kowloon Forest VR Poster

 
Excited to share a VR-poster for Kowloon Forest / 靜影九龍! Browse on a phone or tablet for full interactivity.
 
Kowloon Forest VR Poster

Fiction & Entertainment WIRED Alexey Marfin Liam Young

 
Our 2017/18 graduates showreel has been featured in WIRED magazine, written up by the fantastic Bruce Sterling!
 
Showtime: SCI Arc’s Masters of Fiction and Entertainment Showreel 2017/2018
(wired.com)

Fiction & Entertainment 2017-18 Showreel

Launching the 2017/18 graduates showreel from our Fiction and Entertainment Masters program at SCI-Arc!
 
Work featured in the showreel by Kordae Jatafa Henry, Lara Kobeissi, Viviane Komati, Fariba Shafiee, Te-Hsing Lu, Mohammad Solei, Rohini Jadhav, Paul Pu, Caroline Post, Ryan Yifan Wang, Michel Erler, Leah Anne Judith Lipschitz, Andre AC, Allen Zhang, Claire He. Taught by Alexey Marfin and Liam Young.
 
Applications for the 2019/20 program close on January 15. Scholarships available.