SNAIL TRAIL: An Artist Talk and Workshop

SNAIL TRAIL: Artist Talk and Workshop with Philipp Artus
Saturday, November 3, 2012 @ 10AM – 4PM
EMMEDIA – 351 – 11 Ave SW, Suite #203

For more information on Snail Trail that will be exhibiting at EMMEDIA from October 31 – December 1, 2012, please click here.

Free to attend, limited seats.
Please register with Kyle Whitehead at or 403.263.2838

SNAIL TRAIL is an animation project which exists in two complementary versions: a laser installation, which must be experienced in a real physical space, and a film version, which was made for festival and online distribution. I will talk about the evolution of the project and its relation to my previous work, the ideas and inspirations behind it and the blend of digital and analogue techniques that I used to create the project. I will then examine the link between the two versions, and from there we will move on to discuss how the internet shapes the creation and distribution of media art and animation. Finally, we will experiment with some laser techniques and see where the creative process takes us…

This workshop is also presented as part of GIRAF 8, a festival showing the best indie, experimental and underground animation happening on October 31 – November 4, 2012. For more information on GIRAF, please visit:

About Philipp Artus:

Philipp Artus (born 1982) grew up in Bremen, Germany and began studying art at the École des Beaux Arts in Nantes, France. He continued his autodidactic studies of animation and music theory in Portugal, and is currently finishing his graduation project at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne, Germany.

His experimental animations and site-specific installations explore the manifestations of life through movement, sound and imagery. He composes audiovisual experiences that unite playful elements with minimalist structures, timeless themes with contemporary observations, and turbulent acceleration with contemplative silence.

His projects have been shown in various museums, festivals and galleries around the world including the SIGGRAPH conference in Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Japan; European Media Art Festival in Osnabrück, Germany; Athens Video Art Festival in Greece; Videoformes in Clermont-Ferrand, France; LUMINALE in Frankfurt,Germany and the Vimeo Awards in New York City.

For more information on Philipp, please visit his website at

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