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INTERACTIVE VJING : Jim Rolland vs MediCament

Following a call for applications, I was selected by the French Institute in Morocco for a two-week creative residency at the French Institute of Agadir in June 2016. The aim was to achieve a set of interactive Vjing on traditional southern Moroccan music. The group with which I was led to work is called MediCament. Their charismatic leader, Mehdi Qamoum, plays guembri (traditional instrument of the Gnawa music) and sings beautifully....

Digital Art Explained – Is It Really Art or Not?

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For a lot of people, when they look at some digital art and then compare it with “traditional art” they feel like the digital art is cheating in some way. For these people things are as simple as this – if you have money to buy a graphics tablet you will be able to create digital art, if not your work will suck. If they already have a tablet, the next step is to buy the newest Photoshop and so on....

Antique and chromatic Machines

Antique and chromatic Machines by Jean-Robert Sédano & Solveig de Ory   In this kinetic and participative installation your legs as well as your head are in the spotlight. The antique and chromatic Machines associate the elegant mechanics  "Modern style"  with digital art in a green version disconnected from the electric mains....

European Maker Week 2016 - Brussels

  A celebration of makers and innovators from all over Europe! Experience the creativity of Brussels' FabLabs and Hackerspaces!...

BIAN AUTOMATA: Montreal in AUTOMATIC mode

Are we now fully immersed in the age of machines? This is the question that we will all be asking, from 3rd June to 3rd July 2016, during the international cultural rendezvous organised by ELEKTRA and the Arsenal Contemporary Art space in Montreal, as part of the major exhibition for the 3rd International Digital Art Biennial (BIAN). An exhibition with as theme AUTOMATA: art made by machines for machines. ...

What is there to see and do at the (sprawling) Sónar Festival 2016 ?

The Sónar Festival in Barcelona has brought multimedia artists, musicians and performers together from all over the world since 1994. With several hundred digital events squeezed in from 16th to 18th June, it is a mean feat to pick out the most interesting. Let’s take a closer look at the 3 buzzing days. ...

Summer Digital Workshops 2016

Processing, Blender, Digital fabrication, Arduino, Raspberry Pi Join us for the 12th edition of our Summer Digital Workshops! These six courses address techniques and practices increasingly used in performing art, installation art, (audio)visual art and of course digital art. They are all based on open(-source) softwares and hardwares....

L:ED new creation : "Matilda"

L:ED has been commissioned by the FONLAD Festival to close its 2016 edition in Coimbra (Portugal). Thus, we have created "Matilda"....

ADAF: Athens in alternative digital mode

Baptised Digital Pop, the twelfth Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF) aims to highlight the different aspects of a new pop culture underway at the height of the digital age, when new practices linked primarily to new technology and the internet generate new behavioural and creative trends affecting us all on a daily basis, and tinged with an underlying sensitive militant tone. ...