The evolution of the project has so far yielded a series of narrative shorts as well as a collection of purely conceptual animations, instances of which have been shown at exhibitions and film festivals in London, Tokyo, Paris, Berlin, Beijing, Luxembourg, the US and Australia. The shortfilm Syscapes # Interlude was nominated for the Young Illustrators Award and shown at Illustrative 2008 in Zürich and was screened in the Film/Video section at Transmediale.09 in Berlin. It received a “Jury Recommended Work” mention at the Japan Media Arts Festival 2008 and has been shown at its spring 2009 exhibition at the National Art Center in Tokyo, as well as being awarded the “Special Prize” at the Korean BUDi2009 in Busan.
An adaptation of the Syscapes for a 22-screen installation by Konstantin Grcic & Nitzan Cohen was specifically created by the artist for MUDAM Luxembourg’s medialab during the exhibition ELO. Inner Exile – Outer Limits.
Recent work includes Kernel Tourist, an animation commissioned by the Carré Rotondes / Exit07 exhibition space and venue in Luxembourg City.
Eric Schockmel has graduated with distinction from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London (MA Communication Design / Digital Media) and Ecole de Recherche Graphique, Brussels (BA Graphic Design & Video Art).
On Air: Kernel Toursit, CarréRotondes, Luxembourg, 2009 (solo)
FILE Media Art, Sao Paulo, 2009
Art Raw Inaugural Exhibit, New York, 2009
Japan Media Arts Exhibition, Tokyo, 2009
ELO. Inner Exile – Outer Limits, MUDAM, Luxembourg, 2008
Illustrative 08, Zürich, 2008
We Are Here, London, 2008
Continuum, Luxembourg, 2007
European Media Art Festival 2009, Osnabrück
Festival Némo 2009, Paris
FAD 2009 – Festival de Arte Digital, Belo Horizonte
Écu – European Independent Film Festival 2008, Paris
2nd London Film Makers Convention 2007, London