Iterations #2: I don’t know where this is going

A collective installation by Constant & esc Contrary to on-line services such as Open Street Map or google maps, the playful spatial earth itinerary simulator proposed in this installation points at the stormy weathers, the obstacles, the troubles and uncertainties you might encounter on a journey. Bodies and objects move through the space of I don’t know where this is going. They curve, bend, avoid, cut across, crossing lines of separation and connecting the dots from ...

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. In the space of two decades, Sónar has positioned itself to act as an excellent barometer for digital trends. Sometimes considered the best festival for electronic mu...

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. This year, the programme includes two new workshops exploring the possibilities of the Raspberry Pi single-board computer, as well as an extended 3D-m...

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". Matilda mixes corporality, visuals and sounds to elaborate a complete performance, where dream and reality intersect, where the personality gradually embodies itself to reach its full potential. But, confronted to the outside, will Matilda's personality stay consistent, sound and safe? The piece is immersive so the viewer can give vent to...

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. A year ago, the Ultima-Musée Pop du Jeu vidéo festival took over the Lieu Unique in Nantes highlig...

Kinetic Mapping in Geneva

Mapping Festival 2016 in Geneva has once again exuded a refreshing, pioneering spirit with kinetic installations deconstructing space, a wealth of interactive workshops and an incandescent live AV performance. If you carefully observe the participants of the “Sound Spatialisation in Immersive Virtual Reality Environments” workshop gesticulate with their Kinect sensors and their Oculus Rift headsets in the middle of the ground floor of the Contemporary Art Building (BAC) in Ge...

Whistleblowers, virtual reality, robotics and the future of culture at European Lab 2016

The Arty Farty team (Nuits Sonores) has achieved a superb European Lab Forum centred on attentively and proactively involving the youth of Europe in terms of cultural policy against a European backdrop under strain. Is culture a factor for democracy? This is no longer an issue for the organisers of the biannual event (winter edition in Paris), leading by example at the heart of a definitively political and connected forum. Culture, exchange and openness are of course factors for democrac...

Device_Art // Triennial : 5th International Art Triennial of Robotics, Gadgets and Devices

First initiated in 2004 by Croatian organization KONTEJNER | bureau of contemporary art praxis, Device_art is a triennial international festival exploring the relationship between technology, art, and utility. The project is focused on exploring and communicating an artistic medium, which takes the shape of a technological device in a critical, provocative, or playful manner. It aims at contextualizing and presenting works that are the result of creative tendencies located at the crossr...

EOrchestra - concert video

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Full concert video / vidéo intégrale du concert - 23 mars 2016 au Shadok, Strasbourg (F) 2nd edition of the orchestra-workshop EOrchestra on ipads and smartphones at Shadok, Strasbourg. La 2ème édition de l'atelier-orchestre s'est déroulée sous le titre EOrchestra de janvier à mars 2016 au Shadok - Fabrique du numérique à Strasbourg. Toutes les semaines, le groupe de musiciens amateurs et non-musiciens a travail...

"Noor A Brain Opera" premiers in 360 degree immersive theatre

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  Noor – A Brain Opera by Ellen Pearlman A fully immersive brain opera premiers in 360-degree theatre, with a performer launching video, audio and a libretto through brainwaves and audience interaction. The world premier will be at ISEA 2016 Hong Kong on May 18th. It will have a second run at the Microwave Festival in Hong Kong on May 27th. Noor (which translates as ‘light’ in Arabic) is a brain opera that asks, though metaphor, analogy, sound, text, light, movement, b...

Open call MAP residency Transcultures – Pépinières européennes pour jeunes artistes 2016 Mons

  In the framework of Pépinières européennes pour jeunes artistes’ MAP programme, Transcultures, Interdisciplinary centre for digital and sound cultures, together with the City of Mons (Belgium), with the support of the Ministry of Culture and the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, is launching a call for a 3-month creative residency in order to develop a new project (installation, performance or other proposal) in the field of sound arts (with a s...

autoportrait tryptique

autoportrait tryptique 100x70cm tirage lambda image basé sur la technique de photogrammétrie... ...

Murmurate, the concert with smartphones as speakers

Murmurate, the brainwave of Tim Shaw and Sébastien Piquemal, is a new way of getting the public involved. At venues like Stereolux/Trempolino in Nantes and FACT in Liverpool, the pair proposes a live concert broadcast through the audience’s smartphone speakers. Could concerts, as we know them, be revolutionised by this innovation? Let’s take a closer look…   A group of spectators, ready to attend or rather participate in Murmurate, is cosily sitting a...