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RESFEST 2005
by Ami Kealoha
on 14 September 2005
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RESFEST, now in its 9th year, premieres this week (15 - 18 September) at New York's Tribeca Performing Arts Center, followed by more than 40 cities worldwide. One of the few showcases for cutting-edge music video and motion graphics work, these two exclusive images are both by Japanese directors featured in the 5th annual "By Design" series in RESFEST 2005's jam-packed lineup. Culling the latest in animation and broadcast design, the program this time around brings this duo, the dreamy Exit/Delete First Sight (pictured) by Cruz + Sun An and Juryuko's collage-based The Poetry of the Suburbs (pictured, after the jump), along with others, like the Flash-based poppy animated video by Kangaroo Alliance for indie faves Of Montreal's equally poppy, "Wraith Pinned to the Mist and Other Games." More on the music video front includes a retrospective of Beck videos, a unique curatorial choice that seemingly covers a who's who of todays premiere music video directors, including Stéphane Sednaoui (who is also New York's keynote), Spike Jones, Michel Gondry, Mark Romanek, Shynola, and the recent Mad magazine-inspired video for "Girl" by Motion Theory. Traktor, the Scandanavian force behind Madonna's Grammy-nominated "Ray of Light" video and the inappropriately humorous Turkish cliff diving spots for Fox Sports, also get a retrospective, divided into the four seasons of sex, violence, fear, and confusion.

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