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Elektra Festival: Open Call

Par Marco Savo

Deadline: 1st June 2020

Since it first opened in 2019, the ELEKTRA Gallery regularly hosts exhibitions. Located in the heart of the Mile-End, this new venue supports the artistic community, focusing on originality and embracing contemporary aesthetics in research and experimentation.

www.audiovisalcity.org/elektra

This is a call for projects for digital contemporary artists who wish to exhibit works between September 2020 and June 2021. The selected projects will be part of the gallery’s official program.

To submit an exhibition proposal, please send the following elements to zhamila@elektramontreal.ca:

  • Artists’ curriculum vitae
  • Description of the project and the artistic approach (maximum 2000 words)
  • Technical rider of the artwork
  • Up to 10 images and/or videos of your art project or closely related projects

The gallery offers professional technical assistance to set-up and has limited but high-quality equipment. Works with audio content can only be presented with headphones.

ELEKTRA pays artist fees for each selected exhibit.

The ELEKTRA Gallery is located at the Pôle de Gaspé at 5445 avenue de Gaspé #104, Montréal, QC, H2T 3B2.

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Punto y Raya 2020 // Call for Entries

Par Marco Savo

DEADLINE: August 3rd 2020 (inclusive)

Event: 8-11 October 2020, Vienna

Punto y Raya Festival, the “most abstract in the world”, launches its NINTH international Call for Entries open to Short Films built up ENTIRELY with non-representational imagery. Only Dots & Lines as ends in themselves!

Authors are invited to focus on the expressiveness of audiovisual art in its purest state: Colour, Form, Motion, Sound. Participation is FREE and the films can be submitted ONLINE.

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STRP Festival: Online

Par Marco Savo

STRP 2020 WILL CONTINUE ONLINE!

A dialogue about the role of human beings in relation to all forms of life on earth and beyond is more relevant than ever because of what is happening in the world right now due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The festival will continue online while also working on rescheduling the rest of the STRP Festival 2020 program later this year.  

Livestream: STRP Scenario #6

Join the dialogue! With STRP Scenario #6 a possible future will be explored where humans are not superior to plants, animals, rivers, microbes and other intelligence. The live stream on 2 April starts at 20.00h.   

Live radio: STRP x JaJaJaNeeNeeNee   

In collaboration with JaJaJaNeeNeeNee, STRP is organizing an intense listening night with music and performances.

The Corona Essays

From 2 to 5 April we STRP will publish two essays every day, written by eight writers and philosophers who reflect on new scenarios for the Post-Anthropocene in relation to our current corona crisis.

The writers of the STRP Corona Essays are: philosopher and writer of Dark Ecology Timothy Morton, designer Pupul Bisht, philosopher Pius Mosima, curator of the Van Abbemuseum Yolande Zola Zoli van der Heide & ‘climate justice creative’ and media consultant Suzanne Dhaliwal, archaeologist and ‘Dr. Space Junk’ Alice Gorman, Marshmallow Laser Feast designer Ersin Han Ersin and writers of Radical Botany Antonia Szabrezi & Natania Meeker.

STRP book club: Donna Haraway’s ‘Staying with the Trouble’

The STRP reading group will come together online on April 23rd to discuss Donna Haraway’s ‘Staying with the Trouble, Making Kin in the Chthulucene’. Sign up before April 6 and read along with us.

 Assignment for pupils and students  

For all young people and students who were planning to visit STRP Festival in Eindhoven next week: STRP has not forgotten you!

The festival will be launching a hands-on assignment next week for secondary education pupils and MBO students. Pupils and students can independently complete these assignments at home. Teachers will be offered the tools to brief the assignment and to reflect on it afterwards. Make sure you are registered for the STRP Education Newsletter if you want to receive these assignments. 

 

STRP Festival

DOMUSDELA

Eindhoven, The Netherlands

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Mutek [ES]

Par Marco Savo

Barcelona, March 4-7 2020

MUTEK Barcelona marks 11 clicks around the sun on March 4-7, 2020, with 4 days and nights of live electronic music, audiovisual performances, professional activities and more.

After a decade of explorations and discoveries, the festival is preparing for a new era as a platform for dissemination and innovation in digital creativity with activities that will be developed throughout the year.

Maintaining the global commitment of the MUTEK international network to promote and create synergies with projects focused on diversity, gender equality and empowerment in the creative industry, in 2020, MUTEK.ES puts special emphasis on fostering spaces for artistic and professional formation, through different seminars and artistic residencies that will have their point of exhibition within the frame of the festival in March.

Characterized by its exceptional presentation standards and a curatorial approach that draws equally from international and national talent, always aiming to deliver revelation and discovery to our audiences, MUTEK Barcelona continues to operate in a human-scale, community-minded context.

Mutek ES 

Barcelona, Spain

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RE – TEXTURED Festival

Par Marco Savo

London, 2 – 4 April 2020

RE-TEXTURED is a multi-venue, multi-sensory festival for London and the UK.

The festival explores the relationship between experimental electronic music, modernist and industrial architecture and light and visual art, and is brought to you by the team behind Krankbrother.

Krankbrother Director Danny Clancy says: “RE-TEXTURED at Tobacco Dock is our most ambitious show to date. It’s one of the few buildings in London that allows us to fulfill our ambitions across light, sound and visual art, it’s unique structures, rooms and history have inspired us to push the edge a little more.”

RE – TEXTURED

London, Various locations

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Bogotrax

Par Marco Savo

Bogotà, 13-23 February 2020

Bogotrax 2020 is a matrix. It is the multiple matrix of a mycelium. A constantly expanding network. Its flowers emerge whenever an encounter (between hyphae) happens.

That is the experiment: to interweave a network of partnerships where organizers and public, actors and spectators jointly participate in the production of social space.

Bogotrax Festival has been taking place in Bogotá, Colombia, for 10 years. From 2003 onward, during the month of February. Ten days of parties and workshops; talks, conferences, performances, activities in different locations, street parades, activities in different local prisons, exhibitions, graffiti, “raves”. 

All this for free. Collectives and artists from different countries supported the festival with their participation. 

The festival was never meant to promote brands nor it was funded by any institutions. The festival rebellious self-managing spirit led it to program the end of its first life cycle. Bogotrax restarted itself with a relevant topic: “Only in case of emergency.”

Bogotrax

Bogotà, Colombia

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MUCA / Conference of Music and Audiovisual Culture

Par Marco Savo

Murcia, May 28 – 30 2020

In recent years we are witnessing a true technological revolution with a global impact in all areas of society, from the various forms of entertainment to education. The technology, in constant change and transformation, marks a rapid pace that shapes our way of seeing the world, a profound reflection on new ways of apprehending reality becoming necessary.

It is undeniable: the music has a leading role in the AV world. This is not a mute revolution. This becomes obvious if we consider the importance of music on mobile devices and communication technologies.

Within this context and following the trail of success of the previous editions, Congreso Internacional Música y Cultura Audiovisual MUCA VII will be held on 21, 22 and 23 January 2020 at the University of Murcia. Same aim of the event ahead: to encourage the knowledge exchange and dissemination among sound and AV professionals and researchers. To be achieved through analysis, reflection and criticism in music and culture of recent decades.

TOPICS

Music and film / Music and television / Music and advertising / Music and video games / Music and Internet / Prosumers and market / Analysis of music in audiovisual culture / Music and technology / Digitalization, globalization and new ways of marketing / Teaching music in audiovisual culture.

Congreso de Musica y Cultura Audiovisual

University of Murcia, Spain

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Mois Multi

Par Marco Savo

Quebec, February 5-9 2020

Mois Multi 2020 is an archipelago of artists who express themselves madly, humanly, in a gigantic and dazzling spasm of life.

In a nutshell, the 2020 programs revolves around things that collapse. A subject of undoubted importance in the current times which affects us in the private and political life. The spark for this edition came, among other things, from the APA office, which approached us almost a year ago to talk about collapse. A joyful bonfire was born from this desire.

This is an edition generated by an unstoppable youth that also leaves space to a wise and proud guard. It’s young, casual, punk and contemporary. Festival curator, Emile Beauchemin aims to program a diversity of humans, approaches, subjects and ways to approach this world that we are constantly trying to understand and reconstruct.

Mois Multi is a project created by Recto Verso whose mission is to support and promote the research, creation and dissemination of multidisciplinary and electronic arts. 

In every edition, MM programs aim to bridge the gap between artworks and public, offering an unique and accessible experience of the art and the world.

 

Mois Multi

650, côte d’Abraham

Quebec, Canada

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Exploring the art of the VJ pioneer: Nam June Paik @Tate Modern

Par Marco Savo

 

 

We couldn’t miss this retrospective exhibition about the father of Video Art and one of the main references in the history of art for Audiovisual experimentation.

More than 200 artworks ranging from TV screens, to robots, video walls and immersive installations. A must-go event meticulously curated by the Tate to give insight into the work of this game-changing artist and researcher.

The first thing that strikes in Paik’s work is his playfulness. No matter what device he uses, the outcome is always lighthearted and pervaded by a witty sense of humor.

  • Nam June Paik @Tate Modern

His personal relationship with technology has always featured curiosity and optimism. In TV Garden he creates a surreal immersive environment where TV screens and plants aesthetically coexist harmoniously, although weirdly.

His attitude shows a deep connection with Buddhist philosophy. TV Buddha clearly states this. With Buddha watching the TV and watching himself at the same time, he helps us to realise that our body merges with the nature in the same way it merges with technology. One is all and all is one.

  • TV Garden – Nam June Paik
  • TV Buddha – Nam June Paik

Paik embraces chaos and technology all together in his Zen driven artistic experimentation. In his Robots, wires, pins, knobs, every component is well exposed in his fascinating ironic mess. Paik’s playful approach intends to humanize technology bringing it closer to the people, easier to grasp and easier to intervene.

  • Robots

Paik manipulates analog technology not only for aesthetic purposes but also as a political act. His anarchist artistic experimentation counteracts the consumerism driven by the mass manipulation through the TV.

Audiovisual City top picks of Paik’s expo are undoubtedly the two spectacularly immersive installations: Video Wall and Sistine Chapel.

Video Wall is a mesmerizing live collage of multiple video feeds. It strongly communicates the instability of perception and lack of focus in the mass media world.

Our eyes restlessly bounce within the video space from one feed to the other. Only after thorough observation we realize each image is linked up with its surrounding revealing the artistic and rhythmic pattern of the artwork. Only going through these steps we manage to embrace the multiple inputs as one video totem.

Video Wall

The Sistine Chapel is a stunningly sumptuous Audiovisual feast. It’s a large-scale installation made by 40 video projectors exhibited in plain sight in the centre of the room as if they were musical instruments.

This baroque multi-projection is a pioneering experiment of video mapping. As it’s really hard to focus on the single video feeds, the viewer is lead to appreciate the overall immersive AVscape created by this chaotically symphonic orchestra.

  • Sistine Chapel

Artistic expression and technological experimentation bound together and filled with Nam June Paik’s refined sense of humor. Art that speaks to everyone that has ears and eyes for it!

 

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LAPSUS 2019 – ACT 3 : A SONIC BOMB

Par Marta Minguell

The third act of the triology of Lapsus Festival 2019 welcomed Cuzanne Ciani, a pioneer of sound design and electronic music, pianist and powerful creative mind who opened the way to many other female artists.

Lapsus is the sixth edition and is divided into three special events. After ACT 1 in which the sounds of the Eastern Europe were explored through the collaboration with Unsound Festival in Poland; ACT 2, with multidimensional sounds of Moritz Von Oswald and Pina; and ACT 3, by the title of A Sonic Womb, a journey through the powerful beginnings of female electronic music.

In ACT 3, A Sonic Womb took place in CCCB with the performances of Suzanne Ciani and Eva Geist. Also Philip Sherburne talked with Suzanne Ciani about her life experience in the field and there was a projection “Circle of Light” by Anthony Roland with the soundtrack of Delia Derbyshire and Elsa Stansfield. This edition explored the beginnings of women in electronic music thanks to the immersive sound environment designed by Intorno Labs. In the night, more artists performed at LAUT.

EVA GEIST (Live)

Geist is a Vocalist, Songwriter, Composer, Synthesist and Sound Designer. She invited us through a cinematographic musical journey with peculiar melodies, warm rhythms and atmospheres with space disco – since 2016, Andrea Noce has been buliding recognised and respected work in the electronic music scene, publishing her work on record labels such as Macadam Mambo, Hivern Discs and Elestial Sound.

SUZANNE CIANI (Live)

After 40 years of professional trajectory, she has been nominated five times in Grammy awards, and her work has been important to understand the beginnings of the synth music. In her show at Lapsus she brought an exclusive performance with the modular synthesizer Buchla 200e.

Circle of Light (Projection)

This project is a film in colour of 32 minutes directed by Anthony Roland and developed through the photographic material of Pamela Bone. The soundtrack was signed by Delia Derbyshire and Elsa Stansfield. The composers had ideas that were innovative in their times.

Infinite Waves (Conversation between Suzanne Ciani and Philip Sherburne)

The well-known Philip Sherburne (Pitchfork, The Guardian) interviewed the American producer Suzanne Ciani at CCCB. Both talked about the professional career of Ciani, and of the female on the electronic scene in the 70s until the present day.

After attending ACT 3 of Lapsus Festival, with Audiovisual City, we felt kind of inspired and proud of Suzzane Ciani, a strong and brave woman who fought to work for what she loves doing despite the cultural circumstances of the moment. We also felt proud of Eva Geist, who made us dance and enjoy her incredibly special rhythms. In general, the work of the artists in this edition was impressive.

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MIRA FESTIVAL 2019

Par Marta Minguell

The past week, 5th – 9th November, MIRA FESTIVAL celebrated its 9th Edition and Audiovisual City were present to enjoy the program that featured audiovisual shows, 360-degree experiences in DOME format, installations, workshops and conferences.

This edition rethought the combination of art and technology as tools of protest, to turn thinking into action, and invited us to interfere in a personal transformation to trigger a change in the future. In addition to this ingenious theme, the festival opened a new stage at Fabra i Coats, dedicated to multidimensional sound: the 3D Sound Room by Estrella Galicia.

For the live AV shows, we want to highlight some well-known artists that MIRA festival brought this year. Thursday Sam Shepert (AKA Floating Points) played accompanied by the visuals of Hammill Industries. Friday’s Av highlight was CLARK feat. Evelyn Bencicova and her show of a wide gamma of textures along with his characteristic techno. Alessandro Cortini also produced some emotional content through electronic sounds, with his warm and human visuals. On Saturday Biosphere performed a series of recordings and improvisations captured outdoors on the island of Senja, and Vessel and Pedro Maia presented the dualities of the human condition. But these are just some of the many artists who participated in this edition.

Some of the artists that surprised us at Audiovisual City were, on Friday, the Nihiloxica band, with their intercultural experiment, fusing the indigenous Bugandina percussion with dark European club music. Also, on Saturday, the duet of 700 Bliss, with who you clearly see a relationship with the theme of the festival, sounds and words are embodied in suffering and social alignment in an unfair world. And finally, Curl, on Saturday, where we could see an unexpected turn in the style of the band, showing a previous experimental work. The originality and strength of these artists left us astonished.

We show you some of the magical moments that we captured at the festival.

Main Stage
Robert Lippok and Lucas Gutierrez present Non-Face (DOME)
Robert Lippok and Lucas Gutierrez present Non-Face (DOME)
700 Bliss (Live AV)
700 Bliss (Live AV)
Curl (Live AV)
Curl (Live AV)
Rally (Live AV)
Rally (Live AV)
Beatrice Dillon (Live)
Beatrice Dillon (Live)
Biosphere (Live AV)
DOME
Floating Points (Live AV)
Dualismo, Carlos Saez
Dualismo, Carlos Saez
Dualismo, Carlos Saez
Dualismo, Carlos Saez
Curl (Live AV)
Alessandro Cortini (Live AV)
BREACH ACT I, Rick Farin
BREACH ACT I, Rick Farin
BREACH ACT I, Rick Farin

MIRA Festival

Barcelona, Spain

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Nina Verhagen

Par Nina Verhagen

film-aestheticNina Verhagen a twenty-one-year-old translating student. I’m a writer and a film enthusiast.

Fascinated by music, video, photo, and film- I dive into everything regarding audiovisual that interests me or sparks my interest. Same thing.

Social media is amazingit is a way to connect and speak to people all over the world. One image can go through so many countries. It’s fascinating!

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CTM Festival

Par Marco Savo

Berlin, January 24 – February 2 2020

CTM’s 21st edition launches with an announcement of new performances, special projects, and commissioned works.

Combining unique productions, concerts, and club nights with a dense daytime programme of talks, discussions, installations, and an exhibition, CTM 2020 proposes multiple entry points into thinking about this year’s Liminal theme.

Liminal phenomena and states are transitional phases in which a familiar order sees its values and symbols destabilised; norms are suspended or turned on their heads. We find ourselves in ambiguous spaces, somewhere between a past that is no longer valid and an ever-becoming future.

TM 2020 will again play out across some of Berlin’s most standout cultural and nightlife venues. For the first time, the festival hosts special projects at Radialsystem V and an immersive listening series at Silent Green’s Betonhalle, while continuing its close relationship with HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berghain, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Festsaal Kreuzberg, and SchwuZ. A limited number of Early-bird Festival Passes are available now.

As always, CTM takes place parallel to and in collaboration with transmediale festival. The jointly organised Vorspiel 2020 Open Call is out now. Vorspiel will again bring together a wide range of Berlin-based artists, initiatives, and venues, hosting a city-wide programme of cultural events.

CTM Festival

Berlin, Germany

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TodaysArt

Par Nina Verhagen

todaysart-2018THE HAGUE, September 19-22 2019

From a festival organization to an international platform for trans-disciplinary creativity: ever since the launch of its first edition in 2005, TodaysArt has been bringing artists, thinkers, and audiences together in an ever-changing, yet inspiring setting.

Inspired by relevant political and artistic topics, TodaysArt aspires to promote and foster innovation and creativity as well as public interest for current developments within arts, culture, and society.

The network specializes in the presentation and development of emerging digital culture and contemporary visual and performing arts. By doing so, TodaysArt connects local and international talent to established creators and pioneers to collectively explore new possibilities and forms of expression.

The festival is known for its surprising settings: every year, the festival travels through the city of The Hague before temporarily finding its niche in a wide array of unconventional public spaces and venues.

Over the past thirteen years, TodaysArt has built up an impressive international profile by presenting and producing works that are developed in collaboration with some of today’s leading creators. TodaysArt’s key activity is the annual TodaysArt festival in The Hague. Besides this, the network organizes and participates in a variety of international events, exhibitions, and acts as a co-producer for the development and distribution of artists and projects in The Netherlands as well as abroad. (See the program here)

 

TodaysArt

The Hague, Netherlands

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The Colour Project

Par Marco Savo

WE ARE CREATIVE CONTENT DESIGNERS AND VISUAL STORYTELLERS

Formed in 2012, The Colour Project is a UK based Motion Graphics and 3d Design studio specialising in video projection mapping.


We design shows and  visual content for, events, launches and epic architectural mapping shows. We produce original graphics, animations and bespoke video content to tell compelling stories and amaze audiences.

 
We’ve created shows internationally and at home, from galleries to World Heritage sites. Our audiences range from hundreds to tens of thousands and we work with brands and cultural organisations to create spectacular live events and installations in public spaces.

THE COLOUR PROJECT

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Toru Izumida

Par Marco Savo

Toru Izumida is an audio & visual artist who graduated from the Musashino Art University in Tokyo, Japan in 2010, and currently lives and works in New York.

In his A/V live sets he uses multiple layered programmed visuals reacting to the live soundscape.

In 2019, he showcased his live A/V sets at //Dreamlands\\ presented by Testu Collective x Ideal Glass Studios. He is one of the organisers of 0 // 2019 Public Visuals, live A/V event in Brooklyn, NY.

TORU IZUMIDA

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Circle of Light Festival

Par Marco Savo

Moscow, 20-24 September 2019

The Circle of Light Moscow International Festival is an annual event where lighting designers and audiovisual artists from various countries reinvent the architecture of Moscow.

For a few days Moscow will turn into a universe of light while fascinating building projections will animate the streets and fantastic multimedia shows using light, flame, lasers and fireworks will shake the viewers to the core. As always admission to all festival venues is free.

THE ART VISION VIDEO MAPPING CONTEST RUNS UNDER THE AEGIS OF THE «CIRCLE OF LIGHT» FESTIVAL.

This year contestants from 35 countries joined the competition.

  • 5 entry works have been selected for the Classic Nomination
  • 16 entries for the Modern Nomination
  • 15 entries for the VJing Nomination. 

All entries will be projected onto iconic buildings in Moscow.

The organizer of the «Circle of Light» festival is the Department of Sport of Moscow. The coordinator of the festival is LBL Communication Group.

Circle of Light – Art Vision Contest

Moscow, Russia

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Visual Brasil

Par Marco Savo

BARCELONA, 27-28 September 2019

The VISUAL BRASIL Festival will hold its seventeenth edition at Punt Multimedia. A dynamic center for multimedia projects and digital technologies, located in the Casa del Mig of the Parc de la Espanya Industrial de Barcelona.

Local and international artists will hold this meeting aimed at researching and experimenting within the Audiovisual arts: video art, mapping, audiovisual performances, workshops, installations, and VJs.

The event focuses on real time video production, the culture of free creation and new collaborative formats.

Visual Brasil is an independent project supported by several cultural entities and artists. VB fulfils  thanks to the interests of the participating artists, whom are the core engine 

Visual Brasil

Barcelona, Spain

rickcancado@hotmail.com

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Top 5 A/V performances at L.E.V, Madrid 2019 we want to see

Par Hayley Cantor

 

 

This year is a pivotal year for L.E.V. Festival as they take residence in Madrid for the first time. When we attended L.E.V. way back in 2014, we were astounded by the potential of this seemingly small festival in Gijón. It inspired us with its delicate combination of musical and audio-visual performance, its variation between genres and the balance between sit-down performances and exceptionally well-curated concerts. We loved the daytime with the change of venue to the botanical gardens, and ending the day in a church.

1. Plaid – Polymer, Live AV

As LEV themselves state on their website, Plaid is able to fill venues as diverse as the Sydney Opera House, right through to Berghain.

On Warp Records, as they approach their 30th anniversary, Plaid are a clear reference to the industry.

“The problems and benefits of Polymers felt like good themes for this album, their repetitious strength, endurance and troubling persistence, the natural versus the synthetic, silk and silicone, the significant effect they have on our lives.” – Plaid

Dancers, inspired by the colossal quantities of plastic in our oceans, shows that Polymer is much more than just a musical performance, but an artistic reference to the world context in which their creation has been made. The official music video, whilst quite surrealist, and disturbing, is strangely beautiful. We’re really excited to see how this can translate to a live visual performance.

2. SPIME.IM

This seems to be the technological performance of the festival. With growing exploration into the world of virtual and digital technologies, new media art really is at the cutting edge of what’s to come and is an exhilirating way to be introduced to new world contexts.

EXALAND is an AV performance using ‘wearable controllers,’ which we imagine to be a development on what we saw with Chagall’s performance using the mi.mu gloves at Sonar Festival some years back http://www.audiovisualcity.org/avcity/2016/05/23/sonarplusd-chagall-mi-mu-gloves/

These guys have got all of the buzz words Audioreactive Video Projection and an Audioreactive Video in VR/360°, as well as 3D art and electronic music, not forgetting of course, immersive.

We’re interested to see this interactive performance for the visual aesthetic and graphics, and of course, one of the audiovisual artist’s favourite topics: audio-reactivity.

3. HP [HASWELL&POWELL] W/ VISUALS BY MATHIAS GMACHL

We’re always intrigued by a write-up that focuses a lot on the visual aspect of the performance, particularly as this isn’t always common practice in the industry, and the description of Mathias Gmaci, triggers a lot of intrigue.

As director of the studio, Loop, who create ‘experiences and environments that radically rethink the future’, we get the impression that this will be yet another audiovisual performance to remember.

‘Mathias Gmachl is a trans-disciplinary artist, researcher and design thinker. He is director of studio Loop.pH founded in 2003 to form an entirely new creative practice that reaches beyond specialist boundaries by facilitating collaborative spaces, mediating between digital & biological media and intervening at an urban scale to re-imagine life in the city.’ -L.E.V.

4. Nkisi: Initiation Live AV
Based in London, and coming to L.E.V with a new live AV format in collaboration with artist Charlie Hope, Nkisi promises ‘African rhythms, uncompromising European hard dance tropes, foreboding synth melodies and a relentless, galvanising energy, as harnessed for her increasingly kinetic live performances.’

If that isn’t a description to get the juices going, we don’t know what is. Unable to find any link to Charlie Hope’s previous work, we decided we’d leave this one as a surprise (although we did catch a few exciting sneaky glimpses on Instagram of a performance at Kraftwerk, Berlin…shhhh).

It’s always good to leave a performance for surprise, we think.

5. Alessandro Cortini – VOLUME MASSIMO Live AV

Volume Massimo debuted at Berlin Atonal just a few days ago and will tour all the way to the Barbican in London. Like Plaid, the visual aesthetic is photographic, and is said to take the audience on an emotional journey, using music as a map for life’s journey. It tells the story via footage from the family archives.

Synthesizers, combined with memory, this will be another piece to make us think. Oh, and did we forget to mention that he’s best known as the keyboard for Nine Inch Nails, not to mention has collaborated with the likes of Ladytron and is now member of Los Angeles alternative electronic band, SONOIO.

So, what are you waiting for? If you’re planning on attending the event, get in touch and we’ll see you there!

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Norberg Festival

Par Nina Verhagen

NORBERG, July 25-27 2019

Norbergfestival is a 20-year running festival, held on the abandoned iron mine site of Mimerlaven in Norberg, Sweden.

A growing group of artists presents contemporary music, performances, and interdisciplinary works. We make use of what the site provides and we sleep on the ground. We extract what we produce and leave the mine as it was left in 1981.

 

Norbergfestival brings experimental music and performing arts to the defunct mining site of Mimerlaven, centrally located in the small post-industrial town of Norberg, Västmanland, Sweden.

Three days a year, industrial concrete buildings transform into an international playground where festival visitors experience a multicolored spectrum of electronic music, sound art, and clubs. Norbergfestival offers a unique mixture of live electronic music at the spectacular location around Mimerlaven, an abandoned mining area in the small town of Norberg.

Since it’s inauguration in 1999, the festival has evolved from a utopian counter-cultural assembly to a national front-runner and internationally recognized platform for groundbreaking and unique musical experiences. Together with light and sound installations, workshops in the fields of audio and video and a friendly and creative atmosphere matched by none, this truly makes Norbergfestival one-of-a-kind.

In 17 years Norbergfestival has grown from being a utopian project for a handful of people into one of the most important annual events in the Scandinavian electronic music scene.

 

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Norberg, Sweden

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Mira! Festival

Par Nina Verhagen

BARCELONA, November 05 – 09 2019

MIRA wants to bring the audience closer to several realms of artistic creativity through an event with two main objectives: to function as a platform for new creators as well as a showcase for world-renowned artists and to create unique immersive experiences through digital and technological innovation and the interlacing of live music and visuals.

MIRA is a digital arts festival based on three interconnected areas: exhibition, dissemination and education, and is held annually in Barcelona (since 2011) and Berlin (since 2016).

Focused on the intersection between arts and digital culture, the festival features a program comprised of audiovisual shows in both traditional and full dome formats, digital art installations, screenings, conferences, and workshops.

MIRA promotes artistic collaborations and boosts the creation of new projects, supporting the relationships between collectives, associations and artists from the fields of digital arts and technology. The associative and non-profit nature of the organization, aided by the participation of volunteers, guarantees that the results are reinvested in promoting digital culture in a sustainable way.

Mira! Festival

Fabra i Coats, Barcelona

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Gogbot

Par Nina Verhagen

gogbot-2018ENSCHEDE, September 5-8 2019

The free festival for creative technology, science, media, art, music and more celebrates its 15th anniversary this year.

GOGBOT 2019 appears with the theme “BIO THE NEW DIGITAL” in the much-discussed world of bio-art and digital technology. Subjects such as genetic modification, stem cell transplantation, nanotechnology, and farmed meat are covered within this theme. International famous artists such as Agi Haines (UK) and Dmitry Morozov (RU) investigate the ethical boundaries of these worlds with their controversial works.

GOGBOT festival is the annual showcase for creative technology, electronic music, and contemporary art. The festival has been running since 2004 and it lasts for four days and nights. GOGBOT’s mission is to provide an inspiring platform for the most original, the most visionary and the most avant-garde artists active today. Innovation in digital creativity is key and the festival creates a sonic space for this. The festival offers a stimulating rendez-vous for artists, professionals, and visitors.

GOGBOT offers a playground of convergence. Drawing participants from all over the world are presented, in order to profit from a context of active discovery. We are proud to present the outstanding talents from the Netherlands, supporting this by having the Awards for the best of art and creative technology graduates.

 

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Enschede, Netherlands

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SIGNAL Festival

Par Nina Verhagen

PRAGUE, October 10-13 2019

The SIGNAL Lighting Festival is the largest cultural event in the Czech Republic, which, thanks to the unique interconnection of art, urban space and modern technologies, has attracted more than 2 million viewers for its five-year existence.

The festival uniquely combines visually attractive works with demanding installations of international quality. Its approach thus appeals to both broad and professional public.

The SIGNAL Festival brings to the streets of Prague cutting-edge forms of art which show the streets and recesses of the capital city in new perspectives due to the connection between technology and light.
About twenty installations annually combine visually attractive work with demanding installations of international quality.

The festival concept determined by its art council aims at the public and also experts. Owing to its support of new artworks, the SIGNAL Festival represents a respected platform also on an international level and it is a popular place to see new projects in the field of visual art.

For four days in October, the historical heart of Prague will be turned into a center of new technologies, amazing ideas, and unbound creativity. SIGNAL Festival will revive both well-known and hidden mysterious places of Prague with creations of renowned Czech and foreign audiovisual artists.

 

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Kubelíkova 1548/27

Praha, Czech Republic

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Sensorium Festival del 7 al 9 junio en Bratislava

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Marta Verde nos regala esta crónica de Sensorium Festival 2019. Toda tuya si sigues leyendo.

Sensorium es festival de tamaño pequeño-mediano, muy completo (workshops, panels, charlas, performances…) en una ciudad europea seguro desconocida para muchos; que nos recuerda a los inicios del antiguo Resonate; tanto por el contenido como por el tipo de venues elegidos para las diferentes actividades. Totalmente recomendable. Se agradecen iniciativas como esta, hechas por un equipo humano con ganas de hacer las cosas bien.

Se usó la temática “La mente aumentada” como una lente para poder explorar el modo en la que los artistas, diseñadores y tecnólogos trabajan con el concepto de “aumento” como principio creativo.

Las actividades fueron muchas, pero estos son mis highlights:

Instalaciones

Había dos tipologías de instalaciones, las reunidas en el venue principal, el Pistori Palace (donde también se daban las charlas, networking y otras actividades), e instalaciones en otros lugares de la ciudad; outdoors y galerías de arte (para los cuales no hacía falta entrada, eran abiertas al público)

Un bonito detalle la botella de agua de cristal con la programación del festival que entregaban con la pulsera. Con el calor que hizo en esas fechas se agradecía.

Otro detalle muy interesante, es que se hizo un tour gratuito previa inscripción el último día del festival, con visitas guiadas a las instalaciones, con explicaciones de los artistas/comisarios. Un gran modo de hacer más comunidad y también para el propio público tener una visión más completa de las piezas. También se hizo un “urban sound walk” promocionado por un artista sonoro, en el que los asistentes experimentaban diferentes sensaciones y un punto de “vista” diferente de la ciudad, mediante el recorrido de ésta con un dispositivo especial creado por el artista.

Pistori Palace: Sorprendente la mezcla de diferentes tipos de proyectos (bastante VR pero también proyectos que interseccionaban diferentes disciplinas, con una gran importancia por resaltar la parte física: la fabricación digital estaba muy presente), además de la presencia de algunas piezas de estudiantes de ECAL; con un nivel muy alto.

Dyne Modular System
Luca Kasper

El acabado de este kit de sintetizadores modulares con interfaces táctiles desarrollado por este estudiantede Écal era muy interesante; además del uso de superficies táctiles o gestos en vez de potenciómetros y sliders.

ORB /play
Roman Mackovič

Esta instalación estaba situada antes de la zona de las charlas. Se trataba de un objeto interactivo esférico colocado encima de una estructura con rodamientos que permitía que rotase libremente sobre la base. Los gráficos se comportaban como un puzzle con físicas que se readaptaba a la posición de la esfera; generando sonido también a través de la colisión de estas piezas. Muy interesante.

Light Them All
Corentin Vignet

Otro proyecto interactivo jugable (el objetivo era encender las lámparas utilizando el teléfono móvil como controlador, pudiéndose jugar en grupo) muy bien ejecutado, proveniente de la escuela Écal

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Cod.Act

Impresionante. Se trataba de una instalación performática, por lo que no estaba permanentemente en funcionamiento; sino que los pases se repetían a lo largo del día.

Se trataba de un extraño cuerpo elástico compuesto por módulos similares a llantas, que reaccionaban al sonido resultando una mezcla entre las distorsiones de una estructura elástica y síntesis en tiempo real de la voz humana.

The Inflovable Machine

Monica Rikić

Se trata de un instrumento musical colaborativo creado a partir de unos grandes inflables con forma tubular que se hinchan y deshinchan mediante la interacción del público y van generando de esta forma diferentes sonidos, como si de un órgano de aire se tratara. El público interactúa con la pieza mediante unos tubos dispuestos en una caja de control, por los que puede soplar, activando unos ventiladores que van hinchando y deshinchando los globos, creando distintos sonidos y composiciones musicales colectivas.

Conceptualmente, y en la línea temática de la ‘mente aumentada’ de Sensorium y ‘La ciencia del amor’ de Silbersalz, la pieza dispone de 3 botones en la parte frontal que modifican el tipo de output del instrumento. Cada uno de ellos se vincula a uno de los tres estados del amor, basado en la investigación de Helen Fisher (speaker invitada al festival Alemán): impulso sexual, amor romántico y apego.

Satelit gallery

Matthew Plummer Fernandez – Augmented Authorship

La obra de Fernández reflexiona sobre los conceptos de autoría y los procesos automatizados. Sus últimas piezas hablan sobre el concepto de aumentado como principio del diseño, y explora cómo los procesos computacionales facilitan nuevas formas de autoría y de creación.
Ejemplos: una escultura que fusiona todos los modelos 3d disponibles online de Mickey Mouse en una.
O un bot que rastrea uno de los repositorios más importantes de impresión 3d ; se descarga modelos random de diferentes usuarios, generando nuevos modelos a partir de ellos; incluso utilizando los títulos originales para generar los nuevos.

Performances
A4, KARPATSKÁ 2, BRATISLAVA

Jonathan Reus – iMac Music

Puro glitch.
El instrumento base de la performance, tanto para generar audio como para vídeo, era un Imac G3 circuitbendeado. Los propios sonidos del sistema modulados y los gráficos eran la base de la performance, dirigida en 3 actos. Cada acto realmente terminaba cuando el ordenador no aguantaba más y se reiniciaba de modo forzado.

Charlas, panels & industry

El nivel de las charlas (parte que considero muy importante en un festival de estas características) era muy alto, incluyendo tanto artistas consagrados (Elliot Woods de Kimchi & Chips, Claire Tymon de FutureEveryhing… ) como nuevos talentos o perfiles no tan conocidos a nivel internacional.
El acogedor tamaño del festival hacía muy accesible la posibilidad de hacer preguntas, o incluso de en momentos de networking o impass, poder charlar tranquilamente con los artistas.
Se trataron temáticas como el futuro del VR en las artes, como la tecnología “aumenta” la creatividad, la arquitectura digital en la educación….
Además, se hicieron otro tipo de “panels” abiertos al público en la ciudad, para los cuales no hacía falta entrada (un buen ejercicio para acercar el festival a la ciudad

Otro punto interesante del festival fue que se llevó a cabo un “industry meetup”, donde personas provenientes de la industria y otros festivales europeos relacionados con los medios digitales, compartieron ideas y experiencias para mejorar la interrelación y favorecer el intercambio entre ellos.

Cris Valenzuela impartió un workshop iniciático de un día completo enfocado en el uso de Runway, herramienta de Machine Learning para aplicaciones creativas. No pudimos asistir, pero la gente que salía del taller, tenía cara de haber recibido mucha información en poco tiempo, lo que es bueno 🙂
También había hueco para los más pequeños, con un taller dirigido a ellos.

Autora del artículo: Marta Verde

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MUTEK Montréal

Par Nina Verhagen

MONTRÉAL, 20-25 August 2019

MUTEK Montréal invites you to its 20th edition, running from August 20 to 25, 2019, with six days and nights of audiovisual performances, live electronic music and a full theatre of experiences that will push the boundaries of digital art and engage you in the playground that is our city.

This year, the festival week also integrates the 5th edition of MUTEK_IMG, a forum on current practices in digital creation, which runs three full days, from August 20 to 22. Covering mixed realities, artificial intelligence, and new iterations in audiovisual spectacle the event provides a high-level context for professionals, practitioners, researchers, and creative companies to reflect, exchange, and get inspired.

 

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