FILE 2018 | ANIMA +
Electronic Language International Festival
In the cold outskirts of town, something is about to happen… A cinematic VR experience that questions the role of the spectator by inviting them to participate in an event. It explores a new kind of narrative about watching and being watched. It’s about being present.
Beginning their career in animation, Michelle and Uri Kranots’ work has expanded beyond the traditional: their art straddles experimental genres and unfamiliar mediums, fusing handmade crafted images and new technologies into contemporary experiences. Their current work continues to test the frontiers of immersive art and moving images. The Kranots are the founders of TinDrum, an animation production company and the producers and creative directors of ANIDOX, focused on development and production of animated documentaries. Part of The Animation Workshop in Viborg Denmark, where they hold various key positions.
The Kranots first gained recognition with films such as “Black Tape”, “Hollow Land”, “How Long, Not Long” and most recently, the VR film installation “Nothing Happens” . They have been honored with the top industry awards for their work, including the Fipresci Prize at Annecy International Animation Film Festival, The Oscar® Academy Award Shortlist and the Danish Statens Kunstfond award for the performing arts.
In recent years, the Kranot have focused on collaborative projects using cross-media innovations to enhance emotional human storytelling, exposing the depth and beauty in the things – physical and intangible – that connect us all. Originally from Israel, Michelle and Uri live in Viborg where they are raising their three sons.