Eric Schockmel
Since 2008
Works in London United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

PORTFOLIO (6)
BIO
I started exploring the visual arts through graphic design, before moving on to the moving image and digital animation. This has evolved into a personal project entitled Syscapes, which experiments with the narrative properties of 3D space. The result is a collection of conceptual short films, instances of which have been shown at exhibitions and film festivals around the world. I am Creative Partner at Watergun, a creative production company.

In 2011, hardware giant Intel and the creative platform jotta commissioned The Great Western Singularity for REMASTERED, a series of exhibitions held throughout the UK, presenting artists’ reinterpretations of art history
classics through technology. For two consecutive years, jotta have commissioned me to participate in its water-based live visual projection programme at Latitude Music Festival.

My animations Occupation: Movements I, II, III have been shown at onedotzero_adventures in motion festival at London Southbank Centre, Ars Electronica Linz Animation Festival, the Vimeo Festival in New York, Vimeo’s FRAME animation programme at Art Basel | Miami Beach 2011 and Alpha-Ville Festival at the Whitechapel Gallery in London.

For the 2008 exhibition ELO. Inner Exile – Outer Limits at Luxembourg’s Museum of Modern Art (MUDAM) I made a 22-screen adaptation of the Syscapes which is now part of the permanent collection there. Circuit I (Syscapes), based on the latter installation was part of I’ve Dreamt About at MUDAM in 2011-2012. The short film Syscapes # Interlude was nominated for the Young Illustrators Award at Illustrative 2008 in Zürich and was screened at Berlin’s Transmediale festival. It received a “Jury Recommended Work” mention at the 2008 Japan Media Arts Festival. My first solo show was ON AIR: Kernel Tourist, an installation commissioned in 2009 by CarréRotondes in Luxembourg.

I have graduated from Central Saint Martins’ MA Communication Design (Digital Media) in 2008 and Ecole de Recherche Graphique, Brussels (Graphic Design) in 2006.

SELECTED SCREENINGS & EXHIBITIONS

SOLO

On Air : Kernel Tourist / Animation / 2009 / CarréRotondes Exit07, Luxembourg

GROUP

I’ve dreamt about / Contemporary Art / 2011 / MUDAM, Luxembourg
Beijing New Media Arts Exhibition / Digital Arts / Song Zhuang Art Centre / 2011 / Beijing
REMASTERED: a jotta and Intel Visibly Smart Production / Digital Arts / 2011 / London & Manchester
FILE Media Art Exhibition / New Media, Contemporary Art / 2010 / Galeria de Arte do Sesi, Sao Paul
Moving Worlds: Roundabout II / Contemporary Art / 2010 / Carrérotondes, Luxembourg
Illustrative 09 / Graphic Arts & Illustration / 2009 / Villa Elisabeth, Berlin
Art:Raw Inaugural Exhibit / Contemporary Art / 2009 / Art:Raw gallery, New York
Japan Media Arts Exhibition / Art, Entertainment, Animation, Manga / 2009 / National Art Centre, Tokyo
ELO. Inner Exile – Outer Limits / Contemporary Art / 2008 / MUDAM, Luxembourg
We Are Here / Communication Design / 2008 / Shoreditch Town Hall, London
Sharing Common Playground / Contemporary Art / 2007 / Soufflantes Esch-Belval, Luxembourg
Continuum / Contemporary Art / 2007 / Carré Rotondes, Luxembourg

FESTIVALS / EVENTS

Art Basel | Miami Beach, Vimeo FRAME programme, 2011, Miami
onedotzero_adventures in motion festival, BFI Southbank, 2011, London
Nuit Blanche Metz 4 Playtime, 2011, Metz, FR
Aesthetica Short Film Festival, 2011, York, UK
Synthetic Biology, Dana Centre Science Museum, London Science Festival, 2011
Tent London, Old Truman Brewery, London Design Festival, 2011
Alpha-ville Festival, 2011, London
Rushes Soho Shorts, 2011, ICA – Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, UK
Synergy, Latitude Festival 2011, UK
Bio:Fiction – Science, Art & Film Festival, 2011, Science Exchange, Adelaide, AU & Museum of Natural History, Vienna, AT
Athens Video Art Festival 2011, Athens, GR
Alpha-ville Festival 2010, Whitechapel Gallery, London
VIMEO Festival 2010, New York City, USA
Ars Electronica Animation Festival, 2010, Ars Electronica Linz, AT
Eyecandy for Strangers July 2010, Brooklyn Bowl, NYC, USA • (Winning Selection)
Transitio MX 03 : Autonomies of Disagreement, 2009, Mexico DF, MX
BUDi2009, Busan, KR • (Special Prize)
All Art Now – International Video Art Festival, 2009, Damascus, SY
New Beijing International Movie Week, 2009, Beijing, CN
transmediale, 2009, Berlin, DE