Transcultures, Centre interdisciplinaire des cultures électroniques et sonores (direction artistique : Philippe Franck), est une association qui a été créée en 1996 à Bruxelles pour promouvoir et développer les croisements entre les pratiques artistiques/culturelles contemporaines et les enjeux arts/société/technologies. Elle explore plus particulièrement les champs de la création numérique et des arts sonores. Depuis 2016, Transcultures est installée à Charleroi dans les bâtiments du Vecteur pour y développer un centre interdisciplinaire alliant production, médiation et réflexion pour les créateurs et les cultures électroniques et sonores.


Transcultures, Interdisciplinary Center for Sound and Electronic Cultures (Artistic Director: Philippe Franck) is an association born in 1996 in order to promote and develop crossings between contemporary artistic practices and arts/society/technology stakes; focusing in particular on sound art and digital creation. Since 2008, Transcultures is settled in Charleroi (Belgium) and through its new interdisciplinary center, is working on production, mediation and reflection regarding electronic and sound projects.


27.11 > 12.12.2015 - Transnumeriques festival #5 @ Mons2015

Festival of emergent digital cultures : In the framework of Mons2015, European Capital of Culture, Transnumeriques (transdigital) 2015 is focusing on digital new talents (emergences). At the time of the society of hyperspectacle, a new crisis of culture and globalizing conformism, we aim at providing an "alternative platform" both singular and plural, open and committed to the diversity of new hybrid art practices in creative and accelerated technological change, particularly on today young talents who will be the spearhead of the scriptures and digital scenes of tomorrow.

The “Digital Emergences” exhibition that brings together works distributed or co-produced with Belgian & foreign structure partners : Rhizome and La Chambre Blanche (Quebec) ; Vidéoformes, Databaz & Quinzaine des Arts du Future (France) and numediart, Videographies (Belgium) ; and a selection of student projects of art schools Arts2 (Mons), the Villa Arson (Nice), La Cambre (Brussels)... also accompanied and supported by Transcultures.

Transnumériques # 5 opens in Mons, Friday, November 27th by a big meeting at Mundaneum, From Digital to Culture held after a lecture by French sociologist Jean-Paul Fourmentraux. Managers from cultural, digital, scientific, economic and European structures, will question the place of digital arts and cultures in the creative industries nowadays. They will also deal with the Art/Science crossings and the multiplication of collaborative networks. This meeting and round table will take place at Mundaneum in the framework of the didactic exhibition Mapping knowledge (understanding the world through the data) on which Transcultures is a partner.

During the festival, presentations-interventions intitled "Digital New Talents" (Philippe Baudelot (Fr), Alice Jarry (Qc) are organized with art school Arts2 ; a series of videoconferences ArtComTec are organized at Café Europa Mons with the pioneer artists Gilberto Prado, Maurice Benayoum (and other participants).

Transnumeriques #5 – 27.11 > 12.12.2015
Festival des cultures et emergences numériques


Participants : Gianluca Abbate (It), Rémi Amiot (Fr), Vivian Barigand (Be), Dimitri Baheux (Fr), Arthur Baude (Fr), Philippe Baudelot (Fr), Maurice Benayoun (Fr), Arnaud Biais (Fr), Philippe Boisnard (Fr), Maurice Charles JJ (Be), Junkai Chen (Chn), Corentin Clouet (Be), Elisabeth Creusen (Be), Haydiroket (Tk), Helga Dejaegher (Be), Alexandra Dementieva (Ru), Simon Dumas/Rhizome (Qc), Coline Dupuis (Fr), Mauricio Dwek (Br), Florent Eeckeman (Fr), Vincent Evrard (Be), Delphine Fabbri Lawson (Fr/Br), Iban Fernandez (Fr), Francesca Finni (It), Peter M Friess (De), Jean-Paul Fourmentraux (Fr), Fabien Grisard (Be), Magali Halter (Fr), James Hudson (Aus), Victor Huguenin (Fr), Guida Inês Maurício (Pt/Bt), Yannick Jacquet (Fr), Alice Jarry (Qc), Derrick de Kerckhove (Be), Julie Kern Donck (Be), Natan Karczmar(Fr/Isr), Alexander Ketele (Be), Gauthier Keyaerts (Be), Maxime Lanneau (Be), Christophe Laventure (Fr), Adrien Lefebvre (Be), Alain Longuet (Fr), Ariane Loze (Be), Justin Lui (Ca), Luis Miguel Girao (Pt), Arash Nassiri (Irn), numediart (Be), Antoine Outtier (Be), Vincent Paesmans (Be), Pao Paixo (Pt/Ch), Annabelle Playe (Fr), Reynold Reynolds (USA), Grégory Robin (Fr), Omar Seddati (Be), Manuel Selva (Be), Ding Shiwei (Chn), Gabriel Soucheyre (Fr), Stéphane Troiscarrés (Fr), Jacques Urbanska (Be), Delphine Van Laere(Be), Eglé Vismantaite (Lt), François Zajega (Be), Fabien Zocco (Fr) + Vidéocollectifs (Mons, Pilsen, Clermont-Ferrand…), sélection internationale Vidéoformes, Transnumériques Awards - Arts & Networks, City Lights@Transnumériques 2015…

Main events

  • 27.11 ⟳ 10:30 >17:30 – Meetings From Digital to Culture – Mundaneum
  • 27.11 ⟳ 18:30 – Opening of the exhibition Digital Emergences + Videoformes AV performances - Manège de Sury
  • 28.12 ⟳ 16 > 18h – Transdémo (short hybrid and digital performances) – Manège de Sury
  • 01.12 ⟳ 12:00 - Conference/meeting with digital artist Alice Jarry (Qc) (on the site specific process of digital arts) - Arts2 + Videoconferences ArtComTec (Maurice Benayoum,  Delphine Fabbri Lawson + Mauricio Dwek) – Café Europa
  • 08.12 ⟳ 12:00 - Lecture with critic Philippe Baudelot (on the recent developments of the immersive arts) - Arts2
  • ⟳ 18 :00 - Videoconferences ArtComTec (Gilbertto Prado...) + Derrick de Kerckhove (Be) 1985 - 2015: Looking back to see how yesterday's artists prepared today's world – Café Europa
  • 11+12.12 19 > 21:00 - City Lights @ Transnumeriques – Polytech/Umons



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