Quantum LOGOS (vision serpent)

Going beyond the limitations of classical logic this film uses images as poetry to represent the quantum world. Using cultural icons to create visual metaphors to explore, and discover; to communicate the counterintuitive, and contradictory beauty of quantum physics.

  • Mark Chavez
  • Ina Conradi
  • Bianka Hofmann
  • Bob Kastner
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Other
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 5, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
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  • Country of Filming:
    Singapore, United States
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  • Flixze Film Festival
    Panama City Beach, Florida 32407
    United States
    October 20, 2021
    Florida Premiere
    Finalist - Animation
  • Official Latino Film and Arts Festival
    Palm Desert, CA 92260
    United States
    October 30, 2020
    Official Selection: U.S. EXPERIMENTAL or ANIMATON
  • Ars Electronica Festival 2019, Deep Space 8k
    September 5, 2019
    Austrian Premiere
    Deep Space 8k
  • Raw Science Film Festival
    Los Angeles, California
    United States
    August 7, 2020
    Industry Award: Best Visual Effects
  • International Beyond Film festival Special Edition Climate Change
    June 25, 2020
    German Premiere
    Special Screening
  • Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival
    Malibu, CA 90264
    United States
    August 31, 2020
    Best Animation
  • International Fine Arts Film Festival
    Santa Barbara, CA
    United States
    November 1, 2020
    Fine Art, Music, Experimental and Dance, Documentary, Animation
  • The Flight Deck Film Festival
    New York City
    United States
    June 25, 2020
    New York Premiere
    Finalist: Short Films
  • Monthly Indie Shorts

    September 1, 2020
  • Synergy Film Festival
    New York City
    United States
    August 20, 2020
    Experimental Film
  • Mosaic World Film Festival
    Rockford, Illinois 61101
    United States
    September 18, 2020
  • New York Animation Film Awards (NYAFA)
    New York City
    United States
    June 12, 2020
    Semi-Finalist: Best Original Score in Animation Film
  • Latino FEEDBACK Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
    November 19, 2020
    Latino Short Film
  • Rotterdam Independent Film Festival
    June 15, 2021
    Netherlands Premiere
  • New York Istanbul Short Film Festival
    New York Istanbul
    May 6, 2021
  • Beyond the Curve International Film Festival
    March 30, 2021
  • London International Web & Shorts Film Festival (UK)
    United Kingdom
    June 5, 2021
Director Biography - Mark Chavez

Mark Chavez is an animation industry veteran who has worked at major animation studios on more than 15 award-winning feature films and innovative interactive titles.
He is founding faculty for the animation area at Nanyang Technological University Singapore’s School of Art, Design & Media. He is chair of the SIGGRAPH Asia 2013 conference’s Art Gallery in Hong Kong and for the SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 Educators Program in Singapore. As a Primary Investigator, he was granted significant funding from the National Research Foundation / Media Development Authority of Singapore to establish research in the School of Art, Design & Media at Nanyang Technological University.
Mark’s current work explores Quantum Theory with cultural archetypes. In an immersive reactive audio-visual experience that uses cultural archetypes to explore natural phenomena, Mark utilizes aspects of intuitive, assumptive cultural models to describe the nature of existence as confirmed through scientific observation. Other recent works have been awarded prestigious 2018 and 2017 Lumiere Awards by Advanced Imaging Society (AIS) and Virtual Reality (VR) Society’s Hollywood and EMEA chapters (Europe, Middle East, and Africa), and has been exhibited at international events such as Ars Electronica Festival (2015-2018), Media Architecture Biennial 2018 Beijing, Art|Sci Gallery UCLA 2018, Web 3D Art Gallery Brisbane 2017, Visualization Matters UNSW Sydney, Asia Animation Forum PISAF Korea 2017, and New Media Festival 2017. He has created other animated films that have screened at numerous international film festivals and have received awards.

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Director Statement

My artistic practice strives to utilize digital multimedia techniques to tag meaning to tangible, concrete ideas. I explore computer animation with emotive-abstraction, mapping design to emotions, with audio-reactive motion and real-time animation design. My work currently attempts to shape a sense of familiarity to themes I am exploring by using cultural archetypes and design to explain contemporary scientific ideas and concepts. I exhibit my artwork as short films, interactive and reactive, immersive fields, and print.