Friday, February 21, 2014

Cut Copy Unveil 3D-Printed Video w/ FastCompany, D/L Characters on BitTorrent + Tour

Cut Copy
3D-Printed “We Are Explorers” Video Unveiled w/ FastCompany

Full North American Tour w/ Jessy Lanza 
As Support Kicks Off March 19

4th Studio Album Free Your Mind Out Now


Photo credit: Michael Muller

Avant-garde creators Masa KawamuraAramique & Qanta Shimizu have always been on the cutting edge of technology & visuals. Lauded globally as innovators, their latest creation is a uniquely constructed and executed video for Cut Copy’s “We Are Explorers,” which premiered today with FastCompany.
The video features 3D-printed characters exploring the streets of Los Angeles, every frame of which has been created with stop-motion photography. A compelling adventure story, Kawamura & Aramique explain: “we wanted it to be tactile, to feel like a real adventure and felt we could accomplish this by creating a tangible character that we would shoot outside on location in every place.” Check out the “We Are Explorers” video HERE, and we encourage you to post & share!

Click image above to watch the "We Are Explorers" video

Giving fans the opportunity to live their own “We Are Explorers” adventure story, BitTorrent is providing access to the 3D files so they can print them themselves & creative their own narratives of exploration. As Kawamura & Aramique elaborate, “Our goal with BitTorrent is to hand everything over to the public…our storyboards, stop-motion technical plans, 3D files for every figurine, and see what they do with it. Even if people just print the 8 figurines that make up the running sequence there’s so much they can do and so many places the story can go.”
Internationally renowned for their raucous live show, Cut Copy will make their way back stateside for a string ofnational tour dates with Jessy Lanza this spring! Full dates follow below:
North American Tour w/ Jessy Lanza
3/19: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
3/20: Washington, DC @ Echostage
3/21: New York, NY @ Terminal 5
3/22: New York, NY @ Terminal 5
3/24: Montreal, QC @ Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
3/25: Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
3/26: Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
3/31: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
4/1: Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
"Therein lies the potential of Free Your Mind: by providing portals to another time and place, it makes new possibilities for discovery.” – NPR

“…thousands of people, arms outstretched, grabbing for their own little piece of heaven…”
– Chicago Tribune

“ …again lighting hearts, and dancefloors, on fire with a rapturous intertwining of psychotropic vocals and jubilant acid-house energy." – The Boston Globe

“…the psychedelia of the late ’60s, the raw electronics of early British acid house, and the swirling, sampler-and-guitar creations of the shoegazer stylists My Bloody Valentine.”
– The New York Times


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