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SHARJAH LIGHT FESTIVAL: 05 -15 February 2020



Sharjah Light Festival illuminates the Emirate once a year showcasing local talent and internationally renowned audiovisual artists.

The audiovisual event features eye-opening displays of colors, images and lights inspired by a variety of subjects such as beauty, science, creativity and knowledge. 

The yearly festival attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors and takes them on a tour of cultural heights, music, artistic ingenuity and technical skills. Projection mapping artworks and lighting installations illuminate the beautiful architecture of Sharjah.

The festival fuses all the components of beauty, art, culture, education, innovation and higher thinking into one glorious event. 

It includes rich programmes, grouped into clusters based on up to 20 locations with new highlights every year showcase the architectural splendour of Sharjah and the beauty of its buildings.

Utilising creative and innovative light technology and specifically curated music, the architectural landmarks of the emirate, such as Al Noor mosque, Al Hisn Fort, Sharjah University City Campus as well as others can literally be seen in a new light.

Many of the designs are poetic and inspired by local culture, stories and traditions or incorporate nature and space, some are based on more modern art and design, all are beautiful and thought provoking.

The Sharjah Light Festival extends to the east coast towns of Dibba, Khorfakkan and Kalba. The 2019 edition featured well known artists and curators such as Larent Langlois, Cindy Lo, Studio Halpeji and Group F

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Lisa Park

Lisa Park is a multidisciplinary artist based in New York and South Korea.

She is best known for her works with biofeedback devices, such as heart rate and brainwave sensors to express invisible biological signals and emotions as auditory and visual representations.

In creating art installations and performances using sensor technology, she strives to explore the importance of human relationships and connections.

Park is a recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. Her works have been featured by Art21, Artnet, The Creators Project, New York Times magazine, Wired, PBS, Time Out NY, the New York Post, and through many other media outlets.

She received BFA in Fine Arts at Art Center College of Design and her Masters from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

One of her interactive audiovisual installations left us particularly fascinated: “Blooming”.

It highlights the importance of human presence and physical connection in our lives. It cannot be bloomed alone and is only bloomed by the relationship between people. As a response to participants’ skin- to – skin contacts, heart rate, and gestures, “Blooming” blossoms according to their intimacy. As audience members hold hands or embrace , the digital Cherry tree flowers bloom and scatter.

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Mónica Rikić

We present the new media artist, Mónica Rikić, whose work focuses on code, electronics and non-digital objects to create interactive projects often framed as experimental games.

Her interest lies in the social impact of technology, human-machine-human coexistence and the reappropriation of technological systems to rethink them through art. From educational approaches to sociological experimentation, her projects propose new ways of interacting with the digital environment that surrounds us.

She’s participated in festivals such as Arts Electronica, Sónar and FILE, among others. She’s been awarded at Japan Media Arts Festival, AMAZE Berlin, Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition (Atlanta) and with a BBVA Foundation Leonardo grant to work on a research project about robots and social interactions.

She has also done artistic residencies at TAGin Montreal, QUT- The Cube in Australia, Platohedro in Medellin and Medialab Prado in Madrid.

Currently she’s part of two Creative Europe projects: Contested Desires and ARTificial IntelligenceLab.

We encourage you to see her webpage to know more about different projects that connect humans with technology.

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404.Zero

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This ambitious duo of A/V architects and toolmakers cook up mind-altering experiences in generative art that require expertise in math, coding and the science of sound.

By creating mesmerizing digital matter of frighteningly porous frontiers exclusively through TouchDesigner and modular gear, they push back the limits of footage and sample-free language that is opulent and breathtakingly singular.

Taking as starting points their most irrepressible fascinations with death, the unknown and the cosmos, they craft thrilling, precise, painterly code-art that broaches big philosophical questions and provides mesmerizing though highly speculative answers. Kristina and Aleksandr create modern generative art and innovative tools that raise the bar on the synergistic possibilities of visuals and sound.

They participated in many international festivals and exhibitions in Russia, Germany, Indonesia, USA, Peru. Including MUTEK festival, GAMMA festival, Electric Castle festival, LACMA, Moscow Planetarium, Orpheum Theatre LA e.t.c. 404’s works were selected by Japan Media Arts Festival and awarded by Genius Loci Weimar Festival, IMAP festival.

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Gridspace

GRIDSPACE is a multimedia entertainment studio specializing in the conception and production of creative environments.

From state-of-the-art temporary installations to permanent locations, physical and digital worlds collide through our signature scenography, motion graphics, set design, and technological innovation.

One of their main projects is Wavv – mood modulator:

Wavv is an integrated multimedia proprietary eco-system that uses light, video and sounds, that transforms space perception and enhances emotions. It can be integrated into various contexts and settings, from gym and yoga classes to public transit areas and corporations.

Their various backgrounds mean they’re not only experienced but inspired to explore original ways of implementing storytelling with technology to bring locations to life.

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Intro’s Online Exhibition Open Call 2020

DEADLINE: 24 APRIL 2020

EVENT: 01 – 03 MAY 2020

INTRO is an online event. During three days, we will get to know projects that have been developed in response to the situation that is currently ongoing. Three days of talks, concerts and an online exhibition to enjoy in a relaxed mood. The event is organized by Booleans and Matics.

The event is looking for artists, creators, and programmers who are developing creative proposals during the COVID-19 lock-down and who would like to share during INTRO’s Online Exhibition. The participation is free. Projects will be shared via link.

The deadline to submit your proposals is April 24 at 24h CEST to info@escape.cat with the following info: Full name, Bio, Summary of the project and link of the project.

Conscious of the cultural economic situation, they will use the PayPal platform so the assistants will be able to make donations online and it will be distributed among the artists and speakers of the event.

It is interesting to see different projects that will come out of the current quarantine situation. At audiovisualcity we are looking forward to see more events of this kind!

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CLASH Online Exposition & Stream

The audiovisual culture is adapting to this worldwide situation with innovative ideas of how to show the artwork done to the public online.

We can see this reflected in the Clash Online Exposition, an alternative to the present festival that was supposed to take place the 10 & 11 of April. They offer the possibility to attend to the festival from your living room with an online expo and (live) stream program.

The link of the streaming : https://clashclashclash.nl/expo/

Here is the program:

16:00 | Edwin van der Heide

16:15 | Heleen Blanken

16:30 |Tobylikesmilk

16:45 | PHOLE ( live from OOST)

17:15 | Matteo Myderwyk

17:45 | FUNC (Live from OOST)

18:15 | c/a

This program inlcudes the artists below and some others that will sort out an inspiring plan for this afternoon allowing us to enjoy of the different online experiences.

Edwin van der Heide describes himself as an artist, composer and researcher in the field of sound, space and interaction. He extends musical composition and musical language into spatial, interactive and interdisciplinary directions. His work comprises installations, performances and environments. The audience is placed in the middle of the work and challenged to actively explore, interact and relate themselves to the artwork.

Heleen Blanken is a visual artist living and working in Amsterdam. She works across the media cinematography, photography and installation art. Her art is deeply influenced by the complexity of the separation between humanity and the natural environment. She explores the different layers of our aesthetic perception of the natural world.

TobyLikesMilk was founded by Phoenix , a multimedia performer and writer, alongside the coreographer Katy Higgins to create artworks discussing topics like queer culture, identity and safe spaces. Their work is thought provoking and innovative, drawing on their own life experiences to catch the viewers focus in an unapologetically loud and provocative fashion.

Matteo Myderwyk is a classical pianist at the conservatory, Myderwyk then decided to throw away the rulebook of classical music altogether, ending up enthralled in the wonderful world of free-jazz. Making music without plan or pre-written composition gave a new creative impulse that pushed the musician’s craft to exciting new directions.

AudiovisualCity will live this experience, and we hope you join us!

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LLUERNIA AT HOME – ES

As they say clearly, they are a street festival, but for solidarity, for responsibility and to win the fight against the pandemic, they stay at home. But to make the quarantine easier to go through, they present a challenge.

LLUERNIA AT HOME, Fire and light festival at home, takes place tonight 28th March at 20:00, and it’s the first edition. A strange way to start, and as they expected, it’s a challenge.

The people who participated had to post a one minute video of a domestic light installation with fire or light with the hashtag #lluerniaathome and all the materials had to be found at home, they couldn’t go out to search for anything. The open call closed yesterday, 27th March and today we will be able to watch in live on the web page www.lluernia.cat

The projects selected will remain in consideration till the 7th November, where Lluernia will be exhibited in the street.

Lluernia festival of fire and light, aims to become an annual event to visualize the relationship between the city of Olot and its surroundings, with the fire of volcanoes and how this origin has transformed, not only the orography and the landscape, if not the same character and culture of the people of La Garrotxa. As references, despite accepting the differences in format, they mention the “Fête des Lumieres” that is held annually in Lyon (France), the Light Festival that for the first time this year has joined the Party of Santa Eulàlia in Barcelona and the “Mapping Festival” of Geneve (Switzerland).

Stay safe tonight, lighting up your house while watching this charming festival online!

LLUERNIA AT HOME

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LLUM BCN 2020

One year more, Llum BCN Festival, has left us exhausted because of attending all the installations, but at the same time has left us amazed at the hard work of many artists that could transform their effort into beautiful light artwork pieces in the space.

On February 14th, 15th and 16th, artists transformed Poblenou in Barcelona into an experimentation between light, movement, and virtual reality, challenging the limits of our own perceptions. We found major names in the international scene such as United Visual Artists, Ouchhh, Luke Jerram, Antoni Varola, as well as artists from the national scene such as Monica Rikic, Anna Carreras, Diego Suarez, to mention just few of the twenty three artists participating in Llum BCN Festival 2020.

We will show you just few of all the installations that impacted us. We think it’s a good experience because it allows you to connect with Barcelona in another way, through light, digital technology and moving images being part of the cityscape without being at the service of its exploitation.

The installation “Fiat Lux” by Antoni Arola made us walk around in circles for a long time, in a contrast of a warm and cold environment composed by geometric sculptures made by lasers and smoke. It was like a theatre play, where we were the actors, as he desired.

The installation “Musica Universalis” by United Visual Artists, an imposing choreography of movement, light and sound that is inspired by the mechanics of celestial objects. We could perceive the light and the absence of light at the same time – it was surprising.

“Persopectiva” by SUMMALAB was an installation from “OFF LLum” inspired in the paintings of the artist Josef Albers. Pictorial pieces that play with the chromatic range to create a sense of depth. The students of the master of Audiovisual Innovation and Interactive Environments at BAU University, had the opportunity to help in the process of construction and we could see awesome results.

Another installation that captivated us because of the approach of playing with light and materials to create compositions in the space was “Instantes cromáticos”by Maurici Ginés in OFF Llum BCN.

But these are just few of all the moments we enjoyed getting immersed in the space, perceiving light, sound and movement from different unique perspectives. We look forward to attending again next year.

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LAPSUS 2019 – ACT 3 : A SONIC BOMB

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

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

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