Daito Manabe & Motoi Ishibashi glorify the invisible at the MCJP

  Transphère, a series of installations presenting the work of contemporary Japanese artists, is on the programme at the Japanese Cultural Centre in Paris in 2016. While waiting for creations by the Atelier Bow-Wow & Didier Faustino to be exhibited this summer, followed by Rei Naito this autumn, the famous Datoi Manabe & Motoi Ishibashi, exceptional artist/programmers, unveil Rate-shadow. This is a new digital work, halfway between real and virtual, on view ...

The collaborative “Archive of Digital Art”

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Since its foundation in 1999, the “Archive of Digital Art” (ADA) (www.digitalartarchive.at) documents the evolving world of digital art and its related disciplines. With direction and scientific conception of Prof. Dr. Oliver Grau (DanubeU, Austria), today ADA is the most complex scholarly archive in the field. It represents an evaluated selection of thousands of artworks at the intersection of art, science and technology. Artists and scholars are able to actively contribute document...

The Library at Night: virtual reality immersion into libraries

  The Library at Night is a virtual exploration of 10 of the world’s most fascinating libraries. It was designed by the Ex Machina production company and its artistic director, multidisciplinary artist Robert Lepage, based on an original idea by BAnQ. This ambitious project uses the Oculus Rift virtual-reality technology to propose a voyage through time, and around the world, to 10 mythic places—an immersive and sensory adventure that involves both our intelligence a...

FutureEverything Festival 2016 in Manchester

    FutureEverything 2016 Manchester, UK / Wednesday 30th March – Saturday 2nd April     For twenty years, FutureEverything has looked at big questions facing society    through the lens of art and digital culture.      The FutureEverything 2016 festival will feature a two day conference, new    commissions and world class performances that use art and invention to help ...

Algorithmic Art: the age of the automation of art

At the heart of the unmistakable upheaval caused by digital technology in accessing art and culture (and in our relationship with the world in general), Algorithmic Art, in the same way as Data Art, is thought of as the unruly new kid on the block. A sign of the current growing mathematisation of the world, following the advent of programmer art and the growth in the use of computers in all fields of artistic creation, machines and their servers, algorithms, now produce art independently. ...

Rimbaud, le dernier homme

  Rimbaud, le dernier homme is an interactive multimedia fiction of a new kid published by Le Gaulois Nomade. Specially designed for android tablets and smartphones, it projects Arthur Rimbaud’s life in a futuristic universe. The reader actively participates to the adventure and enjoys both pleasures of reading and audiovisual experimentation. With this work, a new dimension, mixing art and literature, is opened in the digital edition world.   Rimbaud, le dernie...

Exhibition Big Band Data in London

Big Bang Data at Somerset House is now extended until 20 March. Every day, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data... The exhibition Big Bang Data  makes ‘big data’ easier to conceptualize to the public explaining all positive and negative aspects of Internet, exploring the idea of clouds, mass surveillance, differents issues resulting from our connected and digital practices. The exhibition in a way demystify data. The exhibition, which is due to finish on the 20th...

Digital Choc 2016: spotlight on Franco-Japanese creation

From 19th February to 21st March 2016, Digital Choc is back for its 5th edition. Responsible for organising the Tokyo festival, the Institut français in Japan has a strictly Franco-Japanese programme lined up. Through a theme called “futurama,” the artists invited explore the future and raise questions through their disparate perspectives. This bi-national combination and the resulting cultural differences, make it a particularly interesting event. Digital Ch...

Technological innovations that will change relationships with music in terms of use

  Hybrid SmartInstruments, applications creating new interactions between artists and listeners or devising new principles of community between listeners, technological innovations in the process of being developed also explore changes in relationships with music in terms of use. Musicora, the fair for music and musicians (with a propensity for classical/jazz) embraces digital technology. In the auditorium, in the context of live digital audio processing, musician Romain Constant&...

DADA'S NOT DEAD

  Audiovisual generative app tribute to Dadaism. Dada artists liked to produce artworks where chance played a major role (Hans Arp for example). Generative art, almost always requiring random numbers, is somehow in the continuity of this movement. "Dada's not Dead" is an evolutive app, new pages will be added all through 2016. With audiovisual creations inspired by Hugo Ball, Kurt Schwitters, Hans Arp, Hans Richter, Walter Serner, Raoul Hausmann and new ones going forwa...

Joanie Lemercier: Light and space spanning the arts

Since starting out in 2007, Joanie Lemercier’s work has constantly called into question the unchanging rules of our perception: the artist uses light and space, hence transforming our conception and understanding of reality. With Juliette Bibasse, whose support and production skills are now inextricably linked to the work of the artist in the studio, Joanie Lemercier, the co-founder and ex-member of AntiVJ, also transcends genres and defies the rules since he now exhibits and perform...

19th Japan Media Arts Festival – a must

    The Japan Media Arts Festival holds a prominent position amongst Asian digital arts festivals. The 19th edition, taking place from 3rd to 14th February 2016, features contemporary digital creation, animation and video games. On this occasion Award-winning Works, currently one of the finest international exhibitions, assembles all works awarded prizes by the festival in 2015.  The Japan Media Arts Festival reflects Tokyo: expansive in its programme and intoxicating in ...

Transmediale 2016: Anxiously Digital Berlin

Called ‘Conversation Piece’, Transmediale 2016 seeks to reboot the format of this big annual gathering of post-digital international culture, by transforming it into a truly ephemeral forum for discussion around the anxious nature of our post-capitalist world. Interview with Kristoffer Gansing, artistic director of Transmediale since 2012.   The four interlinked themes at Transmediale 2016 (Anxious to Act, Anxious to Make, Anxious to Share and Anxious to Secure) all ref...