Art By Chance 2010

Art By Chance 2010 films are exploring the concept of TIME!

Art by Chance 2010 has set out to explore how the perception of TIME isunique to every individual and how time can influence the narrative of city life, one of modern man’s greatest challenges.

Philosophers agree that a concept of time is the method of comparing one moment with another, a process that is perhaps nothing more than perception. Without a doubt the perceptions of every mind are unique and they create an entirely different understanding of time. Art by Chance 2010 has set out to explore how the perception of time is unique to every individual and how time can influence the narrative of city life, one of modern man’s greatest challenges.

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Art By Chance 2010 Selection

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Art By Chance 2010 Jury

Douwe Draaisma
Douwe Draaisma Philosopher

(1953) graduated in psychology and philosophy at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. He then moved on to the University of Utrecht, where he wrote a dissertation on the metaphorical nature of the language of memory (De Metaforenmachine, 1993, translated as Metaphors of Memory. A History of Ideas about the Mind, Cambridge University Press, 2000, (see books www.douwedraaisma.nl. After his return to the University of Groningen in 1993 he directed his attention to the history of the notion of precision in early experimental psychology (The Age of Precision: F. C. Donders and the Measurement of Mind, see books) and autobiographical memory (Why Life Speeds Up As You Get Older: How Memory Shapes Our Past) His other main publications are on the Dutch psychologist-philosopher Heymans (1857-1930), William James, the history of time measurement, and history of neurology. The Van der Leeuw-Lecture 2002 by novelist Ian McEwan was followed by a comment by Draaisma. In 1990 the Dutch Psychological Association awarded Draaisma the Heymans Award for his work on the history of psychology. The book on autobiographical memory won him several scientific and literary awards. Draaisma is professor in the history of psychology at the University of Groningen.

Liz Rosenthal
Liz Rosenthal Founder and Director of Power to the Pixel

An early advocate and pioneer of digital distribution and filmmaking, Liz is a digital film and media expert. She is the Founder and Director of Power the Pixel powertothepixel.com an organisation helping international filmmakers, industry, government and festivals make the transition to a cross-media digital age. Its services include consultancy, training and events, as well as information and analysis of the changing international market. PTTP organises the ground-breaking Cross-Media Film Forum during The Times BFI London Film Festival. This event connects the film industry with key innovators of the digital revolution, pioneering new models of storytelling, finance and distribution, in a conference, a think tank and a cross-media project forum called the Pixel Pitch. One of Liz’s clients is the UK Film Council where she is Digital Distribution Strategy Advisor ukfilmcouncil.org.uk Liz was the Programme Director of Digimart’s Global Digital Distribution Summit, www.digimart.org in Montréal. She is also the founder of Earthly Delights Films, a production company that develops independent media projects. She is one of the producers of feature film The Trouble With Men and Women which was released in the US through The Independent Film Channel and has launched online animation project and series, Marsipan, www.marsipan.co.uk Liz set up and ran the UK office for Next Wave Films (a Santa Monica based company of the Independent Film Channel US) from 1998 to 2002. Their award winning films include Christopher Nolan's Following (Winner: Tiger Award, Rotterdam ’99, Silver Hitchcock, Dinard ’99), Joe Carnahan's Blood, Guts, Bullets & Octane, Kate Davis' Southern Comfort (Grand Jury Prize, Sundance ’01), David and Laurie Shapiro's Keep The River On Your Right: A Modern Cannibal Tale (Special Jury Award, Amsterdam ’00), Amir Bar-Lev's Fighter (Best Documentary, Karlovy Vary ’00), Josh Aronson's Sound and Fury (Grand Jury Prize, Sundance ’00, Academy Award nomination ’01).

Bart Rutten
Bart Rutten Curator at Stedelijk Museum

Bart Rutten, art historian,  is since 2008 collection curator for the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam www.stedelijkindestad.nl. His field of expertise is film and video art. He worked before at the Stedelijk Museum of ‘s-Hertogenbosch (SM’s,2005-2008) www.sm-s.nl where he curated several group shows and solo’s with artists working with video, and at the Netherlands Media Art Institute (NIMk, formally known as Montevideo,1998-2005) www.nimk.nl as head of the presentation department.  Besides his position at the Stedelijk he is in several advisory boards (the One Minute foundation) www.theoneminutes.org and was guest lecturer on the subject of the history of video art at several art schools and universities in the Netherlands and abroad.  Currently he is working on presentation of the famous art collection in the new Stedelijk in the end of 2010.

Christopher Burtt
Christopher Burtt Global Signage Product Manager for Thomson Reuters

Christopher Burtt is the Global Signage Product Manager for Thomson Reuters thomsonreuters.com based in their Times Square office. Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. Christopher joined Reuters in 2000 after earning his MBA from Columbia Business School. Initially serving in the project management group, he worked with a wide range of groups including equities, commodities and energy, customer relationship management (Siebel) and media.  For media, he helped to deploy the first Reuters product on Microsoft Media Center. In 2005, digital signage grew large enough that it became his sole responsibility, and was moved into the global marketing team. In 2008, Reuters was acquired by Thomson to form Thomson Reuters, which meant additional locations for digital signage, and additional content from legal and health division. Christopher is responsible for Thomson Reuters digital signage offerings. The largest deployment is Infopoint, a network of over 300 screens located in 40+ countries. Infopoint displays Reuters News and other information in Thomson Reuters buildings, client sites and other public areas. Thomson Reuters also has several large exterior digital signs in London, New York, Singapore, Toronto and Beijing. He is co-chair of the Thomson Reuters LGBT Employee Network in New York.

Berkun Oya
Berkun Oya Writer and Director

Berkun Oya was born in 1977.  He graduated from the M.S.U. State Conservatory Department of Theater in 1998. The same year he founded the Krek Theater Company. Since then the company performs plays written and directed by Berkun Oya. Among these plays are ''Adamlar'' (The Men), ''Op'la Zo'nun Dramı'' (Tragedy of Op and Zo), ''Yangın Duası'' (Prayer for Fire) and ''Bayrak'' (Flag). For his work in theater he was awarded many times as a director and mostly as a playwright. “Happy New Year - London” is the first feature film written and directed by Berkun Oya which was released at the end of 2007. The film has also participated to European Independent Film Festival in 2008 as the opening film of the festival. Berkun Oya has also received with the film, the Best Director award in Strasbourg International Film Festival. He is continuing his preparations for his second feature film “Happy New Year - Bolvadin” Berkun Oya lives in Istanbul and still works as a writer and director. 


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