Semiconductor (artists)

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Semiconductor (also Semiconductor Films) are British artist duo Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt producing Computer animation.

History[edit]

Ruth Jarman (b. 1973) and Joe Gerhardt (b. 1972) started making art as Semiconductor in 1999. Their art uses computer animation to explore science, time, scale, and natural forces.They work in different media ranging from single and multichannel video works, sound, installations, performance and DVD releases. They are currently based in Brighton U.K. They completed a number of fellowships at The NASA Space Sciences Laboratories UC Berkeley California USA, Berwick Gymnasium Fellowship Berwick-Upon-Tweed UK and Couvent des Récollets Paris France. They have performed and exhibited in Venice Biennale, Hirshhorn Museum Smithsonian Institution Washington DC USA, Nuit Blanche Paris, Institute of Contemporary Arts London, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Prague Contemporary Art Festival, Careof Gallery Milan, EMAF Osnabruck, and Beaconsfield Gallery London.

Awards[edit]

  • Best Video for Brilliant Noise at Experimental Film and Video Festival, Seoul, Korea 2006.
  • Second prize at Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival for Brilliant Noise, 2006.
  • Best Experimental Film for Magnetic Movie at Tirana International Film Festival 2007.
  • Second prize by the Science Film Festival for Brilliant Noise, a Coruna Spain, 2008.
  • Best Film for Magnetic Movie at Cutting Edge at the British Animation Awards 2008.
  • Special Mention and Best International Experimental Short for Magnetic Movie at Leeds International Film Festival 2008.
  • Magnetic Movie was purchased by the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington for the permanent collection 2008.
  • Awarded the Nature Scientific Merit award for Magnetic Movie at Imagine Science Film Festival, New York 2009.
  • Smithsonian Artists Research Fellowship 2010
  • Gulbenkian Galapagos Artist Fellowship 2010
  • Exploratorium, San Francisco USA 2010-ongoing
  • Prix Ars Electronica, Honorary Mention 2011.
  • ‘Golden Gate Award for New Visions’ at San Francisco International Film Festival 2012.
  • ‘Art and Science Award’ at Ann Arbor Film Festival 2012.
  • Samsung Art + Prize 2012.

Short films[edit]

  1. Retropolis, 1999.
  2. A-Z of Noise, 1999.
  3. Yes You Are Right!, 1999.
  4. Puffed Rice, 2000.
  5. DAT Politics, music by DAT Politics, 2000.
  6. Earthquake Films, 2000.
  7. New Antics, 2000.
  8. QT, music, 2001.
  9. Linear, 2001.
  10. Domestic EMI, 2002.
  11. Green Grass of Tunnel, 2002.
  12. Strata, 2002.
  13. Inaudible Cities: Part One, 2002.
  14. Digital Anthrax, 2002.
  15. Machi, music by Aco, 2003.
  16. Mini-Epoch-Series, 2003.
  17. The Sound of Microclimates, 2004.
  18. All the Time in the World, 2005.
  19. 200 Nanowebbers, music by Double Adaptor, 2005.
  20. Ways of Making Sense, 2006.
  21. Do You Think Science..., 2006.
  22. Brilliant Noise, 2006.
  23. Earthmoves, 2006.
  24. Time Out of Place, 2007.
  25. Magnetic Movie, 2007.
  26. Matter in Motion, 2008.
  27. Out of the Light, 2008.
  28. Black Rain, 2009.
  29. Heliocentric, 2010.
  30. Indefatigable, 2010.
  31. Crystallised, 2011.
  32. Inferno Observatory, 2011.
  33. Worlds in the Making, 2011.
  34. 20 Hz, 2011.
  35. The Shaping Grows, 2012.
  36. Some Part of Us Will Have Become,[1] 2012.

Other works[edit]

  1. Sonic Inc., Live Performance.
  2. Hi-Fi Rise - Sonic Cities from another Timeline, 2001 DVD self released
  3. Worlds in Flux, 2007 DVD Fat Cat records

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ semiconductorfilms.com "Some Part of Us Will Have Become"