FW:Fwd is an exhibition of viral films by international artists which explores new ways of accessing work online. This site will offer an ongoing, rolling programme of short films selected by Red Leader Industries, who initiated the project, plus guest curators. You are looking at the opening selection of films which have been chosen for their diversity - of approach, content and technique. Another collection of films will be added in six months time.

FW:Fwd was recently reviewed on the BBC website Online art to look foward to

Jesse Ball
JESSE BALL
Chair 4/02, 2002


Brian Doyle
BRIAN DOYLE
Current, 2001 (May)
Jörn Staegar
JÖRN STAEGER
Depressionismus, 2001


Richard Fenwick
RICHARD FENWICK
Artificial Worlds
(RND#24),
2001
Victoria Bickell
VICTORIA BICKELL
Yellow Wallpaper, 2001


Liane Lang
LIANE LANG
Would for Trees, 2002
Selina Herbert
SELINA HERBERT
Lost Moment, 2001


Johanne Nissen
JOHANNE NISSEN
We Are You, 2001
 


© BRIAN DOYLE
BRIAN DOYLE
Current, 2001 (May)
American video artists Brian Doyle has shown his work in both galleries and film festivals throughout America and Europe. Current recently won the Special Jury Prize for New York City at the New York Underground Film Festival. Shot during the Yankees ticker tape parade and edited almost a year before anyone could anticipate the devastation of September 11th, Current creates a desolate and paranoid metropolis, blanketed in a tangled mass of information.

Celebration (from the Yestermorrow Project)

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© 2001 JÖRN STAEGER

JÖRN STAEGER
Depressionismus, 2001 (Credits)
Jörn Staeger was born in Berlin and now lives and works in Hamburg. Staeger began his career as a painter and has made films since 1979. He took first prize at last years Depict! 2001 festival, with Depressionismus which uses montage and split screens to create an emotional, fraught and fragmented narrative.Staeger is currently working on a short project about German architecture.

Depict! / Bamberger short film festival / Neue Kurzfilme

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© VICTORIA BICKELL

VICTORIA BICKELL
Yellow Wallpaper, 2001
Victoria Bickell graduated from Goldsmiths College in 2000 and has since exhibited at Gasworks Gallery, The Lux Centre and in festivals in Europe and Canada. Using traditional hand drawn animation techniques she depicts sensual scenes of women trapped in an endless moment of enjoyment or despair. Here she is showing for the first time Yellow Wallpaper, an unsettling film inspired by a book of the same name by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, in which a woman crawls on her hands in an endless loop as dough-like excretions seep and spread from her body.

Phusion, Gasworks Gallery, 2000

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© RICHARD FENWICK + IDEO

RICHARD FENWICK
Artificial Worlds (RND#24), 2001 (Credits)
Richard Fenwick fuses filmmaking skills with a graphic sensibility and is both an acclaimed pop promo director and artist. He has directed videos for such bands as Death in Vegas and Teenage Fanclub and his films have been featured in festivals that include OneDotZero (London), ResFest (San Francisco) and Straylight Online Exhibition. Here we are featuring Artificial Worlds (RND#24) from a series of personal works exploring artifice and reality with a critical and rye look at technology and surveillance in our culture. There will be a total of 100 films in the RND series when complete.

Richard Fenwick / Stealing Eyeballs / Flow Magazine / IDEO San Francisco / Straylight Online Exhibition / THREE.OH

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© JESSE BALL

JESSE BALL
Chair 4/02, 2002
Jesse Ball is a writer, artist and filmmaker born in New York, who currently lives in Reykjavik. CHAIR 4/02 was filmed with Jesse Stiles, an electronic musician and artist living in New York. Both are part of the IRUNRAP Foundation, dedicated to the proliferation of independent art and music. CHAIR 4/02 is concerned with conveying both the innate strangeness of a condemned landscape, and a sense of the occupation of that landscape.

IRUNRAP Foundation

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© JOHANNE NISSEN

JOHANNE NISSEN
We Are You, 2001
Johanne Nissen was born in Denmark and now lives and works in London. She graduated from Goldsmiths College in 2001 and has shown her films in emergandsee, Curzon Cinema and the Student Film & Video Award at Beck's Futures 2001. In We Are You, Nissen plays with still image and the notion of the cinema close up to transform herself into a variety of different characters, proving how easily a superficial image change can alter the way in which people are represented.

emergeandsee / MA Creative Curating, 2001

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© LIANE LANG

LIANE LANG
Would for Trees, 2002
Liane Lang’s films, animations and photography have been shown in numerous galleries including Tate Modern Visitor's Centre, Saatchi Gallery, ICA and PS1, in solo exhibitions in both Vienna and New York and festivals throughout Europe. Lang is best known for her stop-frame animation, using models made of plasticine, clay or latex which often perform sensual and at times obsessive actions. For FW:Fwd we are showing a new piece of work, Would for Trees. Shot on Super8, the film uses time-lapse photography to capture and exaggerate the subtle changes in light and sound within a landscape.

Liane Lang's website / Animations, PS1, New York

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© SELINA HERBERT

SELINA HERBERT
Lost Moment, 2001
Selina Herbert graduated from Central St Martin's College of Art & Design in 1999 and has had both group and solo shows and taken part in live events across London and Europe. She uses film, photography, sound and installation to explore her concerns with eventualities, times of transition and common place events. In Lost Moment she restages an intimate scene of a child with chipped nail polish hiding under bedcovers, absorbed in a book and seemingly unselfconscious in the face of the camera's gaze.

Live Art Development Agency / Luna International

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