From April 12 until June 22 of 2014, the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven presents the first mid-career retrospective of the artist, writer and filmmaker Hito Steyerl, a very intriguing figure in contemporary video art scene. Her works - mostly film based - investigate the role of internet and new media in today's world, highlighting fascinating perspectives on the relationship between men and digitalization. All of this carefully analyzed and interpreted through her witty and slightly humorous glance.
The next edition of The Summit web conference will be held in Dublin from the 4th to the 6th of November 2014. The Summit, formerly called The Web Summit and previously Dublin Web Summit, is Europe's biggest tech conference and one of the world's largest. It is organized and managed by Dublin Web Summit Ltd since 2010.
Appril is a festival about apps and mobile internet that took place in the 5 main cities of the Netherlands - Amsterdam, the Hague, Rotterdam, Utrecht and Eindhoven - throughout the whole mont of April. The festival presented 5 main themes - Share, Work, Life, Play, Inspire. For each of these there was a 6-days program of workshops, lectures, meetings and classes.
From April to December 2014 the exhibition "The Appearance of Beauty" at Gasometer Oberhausen hosts the new Urbanscreen installation called 320° Licht. The installation is among the world's largest and technically most complex interior projection mappings: 21 powerful projectors, installed in Oberhausen’s massive gasometer, streams images and graphics on a 100 metre cylindrical interior wall.
The 15th edition of Live Performers Meeting (LPM) will be held in Eindhoven, Netherlands, from the 26th to the 28th of June 2014. The location is LAB-1, an incubator, meeting place, open museum and stage for live music, expositions and visual performances. LPM is one of the most important international events dedicated to live video, audiovisual performances, VJ sets, live mappings, video installations and interactive media.
Submissions for Filmgate Interactive 2015 are now open. Filmgate Interactive will be held in Miami from the 3rd to 8th of February 2015 and it is open to both fiction and non fiction interactive story producers. Submitted projects have to be interactive or immersive or told across multiple platforms, such as web and mobile apps, games, multimedia and multiplatform stories.
In the week of April 7-13 Milan hosted the Salone del Mobile, an annual event where the newest and freshest designs from all over the world are presented.
Within the intense program of events and exhibitions, Superstudio - in Via Tortona, one of the areas of the Fuori Salone - presents this year the 6th edition of the Temporary Museum for New Design - An exhibition space that promotes the importance of innovation and experimentation in the realm of design and art.
The second edition of the Glow Festival will be held in Ostuni from the 19th to the 21st of April 2014 and it will include, for the first time, a brand new section: indoor videomapping. The GLOW Festival is an international event focused on videomapping applied to public spaces and cultural heritage. It is aimed at improving the communication of archeology sites, museums and churches, valuing their cultural properties through innovative techniques.
The call for the next Maker Faire – The European Edition, which will be held in Rome from the 3rd to the 5th of October 2014, is out and open until the 25th of May 2014. The Maker Faire is the most important international event dedicated to the maker culture and a place where the most interesting works made by makers are showcased.