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Jamie is currently working on
WHITE LIES exhibition Electro Studio (Hastings) Sept-Oct 2013
WILD NEW TERRITORIES exhibition (Berlin) Sept 2013
DIRECTOR OF INTERACTIVE DESIGN Indigeneity Exhibition at London's South Bank BargeHouse Oct 2013.
Jamie is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the BC Arts Council & the STEIM Foundation for the Arts (Amsterdam)
July 8-10 Nottingham Univ, UK
July 22-27 Jacksonville Univ, Florida
World Premiere: Latin American Film Festival, September 10th 2010
Bogota International Film Festival, October 2011
Museum of Modern Art, Bogota, Colombia, March 2012
Colombia/Canada, 2010. 30 min English/Spanish
Directed & produced by Diego Samper
Photography & image manipulation: Diego Samper
Editor & Animation Design: jamie griffiths/Primal Divine Productions & Diego Samper
Composer, Sound Design & Audio Mix: Steve Wright
jamie collaborated with Colombian/Candian artist, Diego Samper, on an the photo-animation film 'Panopticon', working with him as editor and animation designer.
In the Colombian town of Ibagué, a prison for political prisoners was built in the late nineteen century, loosely based on a surveillance architectural design called Panopticon. This dreamlike, surreal animated video was created from the photographic images taken by Diego Samper in 2003, just few days after the buildings was emptied, previous to a complete renovation in order to house a new cultural center. It reveals a rich visual universe of prison art and, through it, aspects of contemporary Colombian social and political reality. But beyond that, it reflects on the principle of freedom. Is the Panopticon imprisoning freedom itself?
AWARDS AND EXHIBITIONS
PANOPTICON film collaboration with Diego Samper received an Honorable Mention at the Bogota International Film Festival. Exhibition & installation is planned at the Museum of Modern Art in Bogota with the opening date to be announced. The original date opening of March 22nd 2012 has been postponed due to museum rescheduling.
EXCERPT from the 34 minute film.
Directed and Produced by Diego Samper, in collaboration with jamie griffiths (Editor, Co-designer) and Steve Wright (Composer).