Welcome to the Treasuredome
Artists’ moving image event, curated by Stuart Moore and Kayla Parker on behalf of ICCI (Innovation for the Creative and Cultural Industries) with University of Plymouth; part of Maritime Mix - London 2012 Cultural Olympiad by the Sea programme
10 and 11 August 2012, Weymouth seafront
Still image from the ravishing Engine Angelic by Katerina Athanasopoulou (2010); a Rough Machine commission for APEngine, Animate Projects' online space for debate and discussion across a range of moving image practice from a range of perspectives.

The two-day event Welcome to the Treasuredome presented exciting, beautiful films and sonic art made by UK-based artists, and featured Borders, Unto the Edges, a performance by internationally acclaimed artist Scanner on Friday evening. Other wonders of the Treasuredome include a special programme of experimental animation from Animate Projects and a selection from Kerry Baldry’s artists’ touring film initiative, One Minute. Plus moving image artworks created for surround cinema, and evening VJ and music performances.

The exhibition showcased stunning timelapse from Chris Meigh-AndrewsThe Monument Project, re-imagined for surround cinema, plus 360 site-specific work created by Larisa Blazic, Derek Hart, Olga Koroleva and Minou Norouzi. We also presented a stunning new dance film Blind Torrent, from Russell Frampton and Ruth Way, with the short films Porcelina by Kimberley Cupples, Dreams of Victoria by James Jones Morris and Rêve Neige by Thomas Summers, plus the animations Change by Udo Heudelmaier and Maelstrom by Jack Hague, and the one minute films Colours by Sarah Bowman and Eternity by Rishi Pruthi.

Welcome to the Treasuredome Ident from Sundog Media on Vimeo.

The venue was the ICCI 360 Arena, which displayed audiovisual/moving image artwork via 5 projectors, with the screens arranged in a 'seamless' circle wrapped around the inside of a 21-metre diameter dome, and with surroundsound. The ICCI 360 Arena was a central element in the Maritime Mix - London 2012 Cultural Olympiad by the Sea programme, and was sited on Weymouth seafront, on the forecourt of the Weymouth Pavilion Theatre and next to the Olympics official broadcast and media centres.

Friday 10 August
11.00am to 5.00pm Animate Projects, plus Treasuredome programmes 1: Room with a View, 2: Room for Reflection, and 3: Room to Move
7.00pm to 9.00pm Premiere screening of One Minute at 7.15pm, followed by Scanner’s performance Borders, Unto the Edges; VJ New Jak from 9.00pm to 11.00pm

Saturday 11 August
11.00am to 5.00pm Animate Projects and One Minute, plus Treasuredome programmes 1: Room with a View, 2: Room for Reflection, and 3: Room to Move; 3-D disco, and VJ New Jak from 7.00pm to 11.00pm

The Animate 360 programme includes:
Jordan Baseman’s gorgeous Rough Machine films Super-Whip and Galaxy; from the Stop.Watch. animations: Make it Snow! Make it Snow! Make it Snow! by Manu Luksch, Damage Limitation by Phil Coy, The Deracinator by Simon Woolham and Atlantis by Christine Ödlund; the Coastcards commissions Edgeland Mutter by Andrew Kötting, Teign Spirit by Kayla Parker and Stuart Moore, and Love Brid by Susan Collins; the Digitalis exhibition films Someone behind the door knocks at irregular intervals by James Lowne, Allegory of Mrs. Triangle by Noriko Okaku, Max Hattler’s awesome 1923 aka Heaven and 1925 aka Hell, ‘VERSE by Tony Comley, Workers’ Playtime by David Theobald, Of Unknown Origin by Edwin Rostron, Engine Angelic by Katerina Athanasopoulou, and Five Year Plan by Matilda Tristram; with commissions from the Random Acts: Apocalypse initiative: Apocalypse Rhyme by Oliver Harrison, Shift by Max Hattler, Ylem by Jo Lawrence, The Banker by Phil Mulloy, and Z by Alan Warburton.

The One Minute 360 programme curated by Kerry Baldry includes sixty second films from the following artists:
Martin Pickles, Alex Pearl, Steven Ball, Gordon Dawson, Michael Szpakowski, Virginia Hilyard, Barry Lewis, Nick Jordan, Claire Morales, Nicki Rolls, Kerry Baldry, Riccardo Iacono, Eva Rudlinger, Zhel (Zeljko Vukicevic), Esther Johnson, Lumiere: Sam Renseiw & Son: Philip Sanderson, Katharine Meynell, Stuart Pound, Kayla Parker and Stuart Moore, Ron Diorio, Daniela Butsch, Guy Sherwin, Louisa Minkin, Rose Butler, Dave Griffiths.

Treasuredome test dome sequence from Sundog Media on Vimeo.

More details at Welcome to the Treasuredome on the City in Motion site
Watch the ICCI 360 promo video, ICCI director Martin Woolner talks about Weymouth 2012 and here's more info about the 9-metre test dome which was used at Shepton Mallet Digital Arts Festival in 2011.

Big thanks: all the artists, Animate Projects, Kerry Baldry, Robin Rimbaud, Plymouth City Roller Girls, the Igloo Vision guys, and the ICCI team.