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Nuits Sonores bounce again over Tanger

  Second edition for Nuits Sonores Tanger, and its outstanding attempt to link public and artist throughout Mediterranean sea in the wake of original Lyon-located Nuits Sonores festival and of its impressive amount of music and multidisciplinary artistic collaborative projects. ...

Omote, technology of the soul

Omote, last month’s performance realised by Japanese digital artist Nobumichi Asai (with the help of French artist Paul Lacroix for developing the overall system of real-time face tracking and the one of make-up artist Hiroto Kuwahara) impressed the world of art with its high level of technologic precision that changed at full speed and very subtly the face of Japanese model Yuka Sekimizu. ...

Luzinterruptus: Luminous and urban intervention group

Madrid-located group Luzinterruptus were invited by PanOramas festival to operate a brand new intervention during its 2014 edition. An opportunity to get closer to their unique artistic and interventionist approach.  ...

MOD: Digital Mexican Operator

Settled in Guadalajara, Mexico, the International festival of digital arts MOD (Monitor Digital) has celebrated his sixth edition from 19 to 24 august this summer around its central location of Larva and ex-Convent of Carmen. ...

A selection of french digital art festivals

Digital or media artworks were first exhibited in the 1990s within the context of electronic music festivals, which for a long time were the only venues where the general public could discover and experience sound installations as well as interactive and multimedia artworks, still underrepresented in galeries and museums. In the past decade, large festivals in France have also focused on digital arts. Here are just a few examples. ...

[Portrait] OLIVIER RATSI

Born in 1972 and currently based in Paris, Olivier Ratsi began exploring visual arts within the context of electronic music in the late 1990s. During this time, he mixed both still and animated images for electronic music festivals under the pseudonym Emovie, rubbing elbows with personalities such as Jeff Mills, Scan X, Ellen Allien, Sven Väth, etc. ...

[Portrait] GRÉGORY CHATONSKY

Born in 1971 and with a strong theoretical background—philosophy, esthetics and visual arts at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne followed by Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)—Gregory Chatonsky belongs to the generation that began to explore the creative possibilities of computers and the Internet in the early 1990s. ...

[NYC] Arab summer closes at Babycastles Gallery

To many of us, the very title Assalamualaikum is more than a mouthful. Exotic and enigmatic, it tantalizes us with both the thrill of mystery and the threat of the unknown… unless, of course, you speak Arabic, in which case it aims to convey the “lived Muslim experience”. In the superficially controlled chaos that is New York City, people from all walks of life walk past each other every day, but non-Muslims can only imagine what it is like to live as one. ...

BSYNTHOME : genuine live cinema

Second part of Yro and Transforma’s Synthome cycle will be presented on 16 of september in Nantes during Scopitone festival. ...

The robot that can catch

Art-bot artists such as Bill Vorn or Morgan Rauscher can maybe take into account for their next works the new robot arm developed by Lausanne-based Learning Algorithms and Systems Laboratory (LASA) at EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne). ...

Media arts in retrospective at Tokyo’s ICC

On a Saturday afternoon in west Shinjuku, the corporate-sponsored NTT InterCommunication Center is hardly crowded. Like much of above-ground Tokyo, its interior consists of pristine white walls, orderly displays and impeccably polite staff. Yet unlike the nearby train station, the gallery space is quietly controlled, gently paced and altogether welcoming. Not quite media art for dummies, but wholly accessible. ...
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