Join us at SCI-Arc for ‘CGI Film Sets’.
Cinema has always had a peculiar relationship with setting and location – movie production carves and molds space as it sees fit. ‘The Shining’ meticulously re-created the Overlook Hotel thousands of miles away in a British film studio, and Besson’s ‘Leon’ seamlessly intercut interiors filmed in Paris with exteriors filmed in New York. Today, these ideas of geography are distorted further still, with the ability to create film worlds digitally. David Fincher famously splits dialogue scenes in half, taking one actor’s performance from one take, and the other actor’s performance from a different take – creating an ‘impossible’ perfect take. Gone is the archaic notion that CGI images somehow look ‘fake’. What is our relationship to space when all images are manipulated?
This is an exhibition of CGI rendered scenes, inspired by six movies from the pre-digital era.
Students: Jackson Lukas, Mohammad Soleimanifeijani, Chaoqun Chen, Nancy Ai, Fariba Shafiee, Kordae Henry, Lu Te Hsin, Lara Kobeissi, Yi Duo Li, Chongzhe Wang, Ruoya Li, Feng Wang, Ge Wang, Allen Zhang, Paul Pu, Rohini Jadhav, Ryan Wang, Leah Lipschitz, Ji Qi, Caroline Post, Jakob Sieder-Semlitsch, Minah Kim, Fiona Ng, Adriane Yi, Jiaoyang Huang, Yan Leng.
Special Thanks: Liam Young, Eva Huang, Jake Falk. Exhibition photos by Kordae Henry
Taught by Alexey Marfin