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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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

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. ...

The mutant abstractions of Quayola

  Aesthete of connection between figurative art and digital abstraction, the Italian artist Davide Quayola turns classical Western tradition of pictures and landscape to new audiovisual dimensions, in direct contact with technological disruptions of our time. ...

The immersive show of Satosphère

Launched in 2011, the Satosphere of the Société des Arts Technologiques (SAT) of Montreal – a 360-degree spherical projection dome – stays one of the most impressive audiovisual experience to live nowadays in terms of immersive digital cinema. A spatialized stimulation of spectator’s perceptions that doubles up with a large flexibility of contents as Sat Fest 2016 is still currently revealing. ...

ELECTRON 2016: Electronic Cultures Festival in Geneva

Exhibitions, concerts, performances and contemporary dance… From Brian Eno to Carl Craig, from a Torture Garden party to sound-systems, Electron Festival offers an outstanding line-up for its 13th edition; perhaps the best since its 10th anniversary. Listed below are the main features of this event that will take place from 24th to 27th March over the Easter weekend in Geneva. ...

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. ...

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. ...
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