Based on American Casey Pugh’s idea and realised by fans, the Star Wars: Uncut film will be shown in Turku on 8 October. Last year, technology guru Casey Pugh won the Participative Media category of the Turku 2011 Foundation’s media art competition. In the Star Wars: Uncut (SWU) project, Pugh cut the first Star Wars episode, Star Wars: A New Hope (1977), into 15-second segments, which Star Wars fans then used to re-create the film by utilising animation, home videos and parody.
Before the screening of the film, there will be a public discussion featuring Professor Alf Rehn, who researches creativity and is also an author and columnist, and Jarmo Puskala, one of the scriptwriters of Star Wreck, a film showcasing the skills of Finnish sci-fi fans.
In addition to the film, the day’s programme at Logomo will include other winning entries from the Live 2011 Grand Prix media art competition, organised by the Turku 2011 Foundation.
The works to be presented at Logomo are entertaining, high-quality pieces. Worth a special mention is RIP – A Remix Manifesto, a documentary directed by Brett Gaylor.
The day will conclude with a party. The headlining duo of the evening, Desert Planet, is known for its electronic music influenced by 8-bit video games, coin-op games and science fiction films. X-Rust from Turku will take care of energy levels for the rest of the evening with Transistor Rhythm (live) and DJs Burdock, Pepeto, Ipe and Nitro. VJ Whitespace is in command for visuals.
Entrance to this mini-festival to be held at Logomo on 8 October is free. The doors will open at 2 pm, and the first 1,000 visitors will be admitted. In honour of fan culture, there will be a prize for the best audience outfit.
14:00 Doors open (entrance from C-side of Logomo)
15:00-16:00 Winning works of Live 2011 Grand Prix mediacompetition &
Alternative Party demoart
16:00-17:30 RIP- A Remix Manifesto
18:00-18:30 Star Wars: Uncut introduction by Alf Rehn (prof @ ÅA) and Jarmo Puskala (Star Wreck & Iron sky)
18:30-20:30 Star Wars: Uncut
20:30-22:00 Party: Desert Planet
22:00-01:00 Party: X-Rust presents: Transistor Rhythm LIVE + DJs Burdock, Pepeto, Ipe and Nitro, VJ Whitespace
The hashtag of the event is #swu2011
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