The festival will involve artists from all around Europe to explore connections between visible and invisible cities through art and multimedia languages. The art works will act directly on physical spaces transforming them in active, significant elements able to tell stories and transmit emotions. The new technologies will offer a variety of approaches to research what does not appear visible within the cities, their histories and the many stories of the different communities, the social and economic relations among their inhabitants. The artworks will also explore the human ability to imagine and to plan for the future.

During the 5 days of the festival, besides installations, live performance and shows, it will possible to attend different workshops:

  • Dreamstate – The invisible in four dimensions with RTView, Saul Clemente, Alessandro Passoni (11-12 June 7 - Mediateca Gorizia)
  • Exercises in urban reconnaissance. A reflection about the city on the move with Ogino Knauss, Lorenzo Tripodi and Manuela Conti (4-6 June - Meeting Point Mediateca Gorizia)
  • Trieste Soundscape Project with AIPS, Francesco Giannico, Alessio Ballerini, Nicola di Croce (2-3 June - Piazza Cavana, Trieste)
  • Performing Media Storytelling with Carlo Infante and Simone Pacini (3-5 June - Location tbd)
  • Performing multimedia: interaction techniques between body, space and virtual elements with Martin Romeo (3-4 June - Trgovski Dom, Gorizia)


For more info about applications deadline, costs and further details, consult the website: http://invisiblecities.eu/#workshop

STRP Biennial

On March 20th, the doors of the Klokgebouw, Eindhoven, NL, are opened wide for a new edition of the STRP Biennial, one of the major art and technology events in Europe. For 10 days the four large industrial halls are filled with monumental installations, cutting edge music, spectacular performances and an international conference, for everyone interested in real virtuality.

 

This edition of the prestigious STRP Biennial focuses on the omnipresence of screens nowadays. SCREEN ON | NO SCREEN is the mirroring title of the expo. It consists of works that are fully screen based and online, and  works that, while digital in nature, seem to break through the screens. "Screens are everywhere nowadays, but seldom do we halt and think about how we use them, and what they mean for our culture. We shape our tools, and than they shape us, is a famous saying when it comes to the ever-increasing flight of technology. We want to explore this a bit more this edition,” says STRP director Angelique Spaninks.

Artists of whom the Biennial presents new, or never before seen work in the Netherlands, are, amongst others, Robert Henke, Rafaël Rozendaal, Zimoun, Joanie Lemercier, Kimchi & Chips, Fred Penelle & Yannick Jacquet and Kyle McDonald, but also talents like Bram Snijders, Goof Kloosterman and Dries Depoorter. Besides the expo, a diverse array of internationally acclaimed music artists will take the stage. For the STRP Dance Night on March 21st, these include Kaytranada, The Gaslamp Killer, Actress and Boddika, but also Objekt, Karenn, Clark and ZES.

On March 27, Underworld are performing their sold-out spectacle dubnobasswithmyheadman, while local pioneers Albert van Abbe, Robob and Lady Aïda will play before and after the show. To complete the STRP Biennial programme, on Thursday March 26, the Conference for the Curious takes place. It dives deeper into the theme and the idea of the Society of the Screen, with speakers like curator and cultural critic Francesca Gavin, and artists Rafaël Rozendaal, Jonathan Puckey and Kyle McDonald. And in the weekend of March 28 and 29 live performances will take place by Adrien M/ Claire B, fuse*, Katja Heitmann and the international performance-in-progress project Transcranial.

Tickets are for sale through www.strp.nl, and (if not sold-out) at the door of the Klokgebouw during the STRP Biennial.

GLOWFestival

Festival Internazionale dedicato alla luce, al video mapping e ai suoi risvolti artistici per la valorizzazione dei beni culturali.

Giunge alla sua III° Edizione, il GLOWFestival – curato dal GlowArp Studio e dal collettivo "Primitivi Digitali".  In occasione dell' "Anno Internazionale della Luce e delle Tecnologie basate sulla Luce" proclamato dall'UNESCO, il GLOWFestival con il patrocinio di YIL (Year International of Light) ha in programma attività inalizzate a utilizzare la luce come forma artistica.

In\visible cities – Urban Multimedia Festival

In\Visible Cities is the first international festival on urban multimedia and will take place in Gorizia from the 3rd to the 7th of June 2015.

The festival will involve artists from all around Europe to explore connections between visible and invisible cities through art and multimedia languages. The art works will act directly on physical spaces transforming them in active, significant elements able to tell stories and transmit emotions.

Audiovisuals 3.0 and postcinema galaxy

Simone Arcagni, researcher at the University of Palermo and journalist in the field of cinema, video, media and new technology, gives a lecture at the Scuola Holden of Turin on Thursday 27 November 2014 at 5:30 pm (Piazza Borgo Dora, 49 - 10152 Turin). The lecture can be followed also in live streaming: scuolaholden.it or telecomitalia.com/scuolaholden

Open lecture by Bruce Sterling

Bruce Sterling, the American science fiction writer and futurist, gives a lecture at the Master of Advanced Studies in Interaction Design SUPSI on Wednesday 26 November 2014 (16:30 - Class C101 – Building B). He will present the latest project he is collaborating on: the Open Source Apartment – Casa Jasmina.

Action 30 - Remix The Cinema

The 6th of November at IMMaginario WebFest in Perugia took place "Remix the Cinema" a live cinema performance made by the collective Action30.

"Remix the Cinema" is a live cinema and electronic music project that focuses on the condensation: a 90 mintues movie reproduced and live performed in only 15 mintues.

Walter Benjamin and the media today: A talk by Jaeho Kang

October 29th the Univeristy of Wesminster will host a talk by Jaeho Kang titled: Walter Benjamin and the media today

Phantasmagoria of Urban Spectacle:
Walter Benjamin and Media Theory Today
Jaeho Kang

MEDIA ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE

On November 19-22 Aarhus, Denmark will host world's premier media architecture event, where architects, designers and artists will discuss media architecture of the future and the changes it will bring to people's life and their surroundings. Media architecture is gaining increasing relevance, pervading cities and landscapes and changing people's contemporary conception and perception of our surrounding spaces.

The seminar is organized by the Departments DAD, DIST of Politecnico of Turin will focus on the history of the Cavallerizza Reale (a UNESCO World Heritage), its most recent usage and some future proposals: a step towards a participatory and democratic process defining its future. What new role connected to cultural purposes can be given to this location?

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