Tatiana Pentes Online management for the 2012 Sydney Film Festival managing brand online, creative and technical content in liaison with The Farm digital agency collaborating with festival's campaign designers Boccalatte Design, marketing & programming team on the look, feel, and editorial content of the site. Working ticketing team to deliver the integration of the ticketing microsite with eFirst. Smoothe integration of the suite of digital media products & social media into the web strategy across: Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Vimeo channel, Viocorp viotream delivery of digital moving image & sound, podcasts, video gallery & photo gallery, the iPhone, Android and digital electronic program guide, and ticketing eCommerce capabilities.
CHINA HEART iPhone/iPad/ Andoid app & website (2011)
China Heart is a collaborative partnership with dLux Media Arts http://www.dlux.org.au/, the Powerhouse Museum, Gallery 4A, The Project Factory written by Annette Shun Wah, produced by Josie Emery & app developed by Jennifer Wilson, sound design Kingston Sound - exploring the effectiveness of engaging new audiences with existing archives using fictional entry point- in the creation of a innovative iPhone application, interactive website & mobile web interface to explore a social & cultural history of Chinatown, Sydney. Download app from iTunes
Geoffrey Weary: Photographer Tatiana Pentes: Digital Design & Art Direction
Online Manager: Musica Viva Australia (2010 - 2011)
Musica Viva Australia's http://www.musicaviva.com.au mission is to inspire, through classical chamber music, early music, jazz, world music and folk traditions of quality, diversity, challenge and joy, under CEO Mary Jo Capps & Artistic Director Carl Vine. Project managed the re-design & relaunch of the Musica Viva website and educational online resources micro-sites Viva Zone, Baroque On, Hands On Hindson, to achieve a new immersive media experience, enhance UX design, interface, information architecture, usability, navigation and the integration of social media strategy utilising Web 2.0. The web as platform technologies such as Soundcloud, Vimeo channel, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Linked In, & Wordpress in line with emerging online trends in interaction have been taken up to communicate/ distribute and motivate user participation, community building, and user generated content. In the process collaborated with filmmakers and music composers to build an online archive The Library of documentaries about contemporary classical chamber music. This significantly transformed/ enhanced & enriched audience engagement and increased online interaction (traffic) with our cultural product. Managed online strategy for MVA marketing objectives (SEO, eDM) with MVA stakeholders, ensure MVA brand is represented professionally, in collaboration with Deepend http://www.deepend.com.au/ B & T online agency of 2009/2010 & AIMIA Awards 2011. Design & launch of 2012 Concert Season Subscription campaign online.
BOOK PUBLICATION Tatiana Pentes, (2009), BLACK BOX: Painting A Digital Picture of Documented Memory, VDM Verlag, Germany.
BOOK PUBLICATION Tatiana Pentes, (2009), CRUEL BEAUTY: The self-portrait painting of Frida Kahlo, VDM Verlag, Germany.
Scenes From A Shanghai Hotel (2007)
SCENES FROM A SHANGHAI HOTEL (2008)
Produced in association with the Australian Film Commission and Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney Honourable Mention: Best Experimental Film & Cinematography International Festival of Cinema & Technology, LA, USA (2008) http://www.ifct.org/ifctschedule.html
Writer/Director/Producer: Geoffrey Weary Performance & Digital FX & Editing: Tatiana Pentes
EXTENSIONS: Volume 1 2004 The Online Journal for Embodied Technology, UCLA Dance & New Media Project, UCLA Dept. World Arts & Cultures, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES (Editor) Norah Zuniga Shaw, (Curator) Carol McDowell, Los Angeles, CA, USA. http://www.wac.ucla.edu/extensionsjournal/archive.htm
Tatiana Pentes, 'blackBOX: painting a digital picture of documented memory', BACKBURNING: Journal of Australian Studies, (Editors), Helen Addison Smith, An Nguyen & Denise Tallis St Lucia, API Network and UQP, 2005, www.api-network.com/cgi-bin/jas/jas.cgi
Tatiana Pentes, "blackBOX: painitng a digital picture of documented memory", (ed) Yusuf Pisan, IE2004: Australian Workshop on Interactive Entertainment, Creativity & Cognition Studios Press, University of Technology, Sydney, 2004.ISBN: 0-9751533-0-8 http://research.it.uts.edu.au/creative/ie/04/program.html
Tatiana Pentes, ‘blackBOX: painting a digital picture of documented memory', (Eds) Ross Gibson & Ernest Edmonds, Interaction: systems, practice and theory: Creativity and cognition symposium, conference proceedings, 2004, University of Technology, Sydney, November 16-19, 2004. http://research.it.uts.edu.au/creative/interaction/aw.php?papers=1
Andrew Jakubowicz (Writer/Producer), Tatiana Pentes (Multimedia Design), 'The Menorah of Fang Bang Lu: an online documentary', Evidence (1), VECTORS: Journal of Culture & Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular, University of Southern California, Volume 1, USA, 2005. http://vectors.iml.annenberg.edu/index.php?page=12&viewIssue=1
cinematography PHOTOGRAPHY sound
The dynamic interaction of film, photography & digital media form the basis of Geoffrey Weary's art practice. His recent work has involved an exploration of the space of the museum as an image repository of psychological,emotional and physical presence. In his new work has taken the idea of the image repository and extended the conceptual meaning of the term by incorporating archival, found and simulated imagery into his work. He coordinates the Master of Film & Digital Image, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney.
Nina is the daughter of White Russian parents from Shanghai, China. Her family migrated to Sydney, Australia in the 1950s. Nina is an academic at Monash University (Victoria) in the area of English (Professional Writing). She has recently (re)traced her families journey from mother Russia to China - Moscow to Shanghai on the Trans-Siberian Railway.
Autumn Song (Kythera)
the Greek man/ musician
John is a media artist, critic, & theorist who exhibits inter/nationally. His art practice cuts across a variety of art forms - video, new media, installation, performance and radiophonic art & deals with autobiography, identity, memory, post-colonialism, and the "in- between" links between cinema, literature, & the visual arts.
2000 Conomos was awarded a New Media Fellowship from the Australia Council for the Arts. He also co-edited (with Brad Buckley) the recent anthology Republics of Ideas (Pluto Press) in 2001. He is the coordinator of the Electronic and Temporal Arts Studio, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, 2005.
the creole [African/ French/ Indian] girl
Rochele was born in Australia and is of Indian & Mauritian (French/African) heritage. Rochele has studied drama and is now enrolled in a Bachelor of Arts at Macquarie University. She and her adoptive parents visit their family in the Indian sub-continent frequently.
the cabaret dancer Shanghai 1930s
Rose was born to Chinese parents during the cultural revolution in China. Educated at the University of Technology, Sydney in Journalism in the early 1990s, she worked for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation regional and metropolitan radio. Rose returned to Hong Kong to take up a position as senior journalist at CNN in Hong Kong. [but moonlights as a virtual cabaret dancer]. She visited Athens, Greece to work on an exciting feature. She has given birth to her baby daughter Lucia in New York 2006.
the Chinese girl
Leakhena [Lou-Lou] was born on the border of Thailand & Cambodia in the early 1980's. She flew to Australia - "the land of Golden Lights" as a small child with her [Khymer] mother, but her [French] father remains a mystery.... She is currently in search of her true identity & exploring this through the production of creative work in her Visual Arts degree, photo-media, performance & electronic arts, at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Australia, 2006.
the Odissi (Classical Indian ) Dancer
Chitritta & husband Guru Nirmal Jena are the artistic directors of the Odissi Dance Company in Sydney. The company has performed inter/nationally, launched officially at the Performance Space, Redfern, Sydney, 1993 with an introduction by the Minister for the Arts. Recent performance highlights include the Asian Music and Dance Festival, Sydney Opera House and CARNIVALE: Multicultural Arts Festival, Bangarra Dance Studios, 2002. Nirmal Jena is working on a multimedia/multi screen dance theatre work involving film, live performance and classical Indian dance, and is directing a series of performances at the Art Gallery of New South Wales for the GODDESS: Divine Enery exhibition 2006. www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/sub/goddess
"I was in search of a land where I could express in a total and unrestricted way those inner questions of the soul that could not find satisfaction in any of the solutions offered by the present patterns of living of this western civilization. After completing my doctorate in philosophy and having worked for some years in both traditional and experimental theatre in my own country, Italy, I followed the callings of ancestral and inexplicable paths and reached this land of Orissa. Here, completely dedicated to the sacred art of indian dance at the feet of my guru Kelucharan Mohapatra, I am able to give shape to the inner striving of the soul and overcome the anxiety of human existance."
the Kuchipudi dancer
Padma Priya Raman was born in Bangalore, India & migrated to Brisbane Australia in the early 1980s with her family. She has trained as a Kuchipudi dancer with Guru Padma Menon of the Kailash Dance Academy, Canberra, performing inter/nationally. Padma is a lawyer & is currently Executive Director of the Human Rights Commission http://www.hreoc.gov.au/.
the Russian jazz orchestra leader
Sergei was born to White Russian parents in Harbin, Manchuria. His mother ran a dairy & vodka factory in Tsiensin. At the age of 14 years Sergei traveled to the United States working as a deck hand. Returning to China he worked as a drummer/musician, building a reputation as one of Shanghai's leading orchestra leaders during the 1930's & 1940's. During the communist revolution in China, Sergei & his wife Xenia (singer/dancer) & son Serge Jr won passage on the Chan Sha ship migrating to Australia, 1951.
the Wild jazz musician
SERGE ERMOLL JR.
For nearly 40 years, pianist Serge Ermoll has been the wild man of Australian jazz. His group, Free Kata, formed in the 1970s, "ripped open the heart of music aesthetics in Australia"(John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald, August 2003). Ermoll has played with some of the greats of the international jazz scene, such as the trumpet player Dizzy Gillespie, but his desire to be free and a chaotic life - has kept him out on the wild frontier of Australian music making. With a black belt in karate, and a day job as a private eye, Ermoll has always been a character, but years of wild living and a lifetime without any regular income have taken their toll, both on Serge Ermoll and those closest to him. His daughter, the artist Tatiana Pentes collaborated with producers Eurydice Aroney & Kirsty Lee on a radio feature A Heart Ripped Open, broadcast June 2004 on Radio Eye, Radio National, ABC Radio. The program was selected the PRIX ITALIA inter/national awards 2004 http://www.prixitalia.rai.it/pastedition/pdf_trale/Radio.pdf