Execute! From Scene to Screen | Screening

Friday JULY 14 2017

at Artscape Youngplace
9pm – 11pm

Vector co-founder Clint Enns curates an extraordinary screening that pays homage to the extravagant, edgy, and plain crazy history of the demoscene, a loose international community of programmers, hackers, musicians, and designers (originally involved in cracking video game copy protection) who create self-contained, audio-visual code-based works that range from minuscule visual abstractions to over-the-top epics. The majority of the work will be screened from executable files, rather than video, reframing the demo as a micro-cinema format.


State of the Art – Spaceballs
1992, 4:09, Amiga
A classic Amiga Demo! Released at The Party in 1992 (1st in the Amiga Demo Competition). A trackmo on one disk.

Code: Lone Starr, Major Asshole
Music: Travolta
Graphics: Tmb Design

Home Movies from The Gathering in 1993
1993, 5 minutes, DV
Home video recordings from The Gathering in 1993, held in Skedsmohallen, Lillestrøm.

Ameisen – Jan “Řrřola” Kadlec
2007, 5 minutes, MS DOS
An MS-DOS demo coded in 32 bytes.

Super Mario Movie – Cory Arcangel and Paper Rad
2005, 15 minutes, NES
Jean-Paul Sartre’s Nausea (1938) for a generation raised on Nintendo.

Mothership FTW/Cell II – Strobe/TiTAN
2007/2010, 3 minutes, MilkyTracker Animation
Code that is both score and animation.

Jed’s Other Poem – Stewart Smith
2005, 3:20 minutes, DV
Music video for the Grandaddy song of the same name.

Fist of Trade – Hack’n’Trade
2014, 4 minutes, C64
An excellent example of KYBDslöjd (drawing by typing).

Code: Mathman
Music: Goto80
Graphics: AcidT*

The Shores of Reflection – SHAPE
2017, 10 minutes, C64
A contemporary demo in a classic style. Released Datastorm 2017.

Code: 6R6, Bjørn Røstøen, Glenn Davanger, Knut M. Clausen, Wisdom
Music: 6R6, Kristian Røstøen, Linus
Graphics: Archmage, Carrion
Linking: 6R6, Knut M. Clausen
Concept: Archmage
Loader: Bitbreaker

DESCENT – Peter Burr, Mark Fingerhut & Forma
2017, 6 minutes, PC
A world descending into darkness in the form of a desktop application.