MUTEK.ES the Barcelona-based platform for live electronic music and digital creativity, embarks on its 8th edition this March 9-11 at renowned venues around the city. Launching a calendar year filled with expanded activities, while adapting to the ever evolving landscape of contemporary electronic and digital arts, this year’s edition offers a more compact and concentrated experience of new forms and encounters for its increasingly diverse and discerning public.
MIRA is the digital arts festival focused on the intersection between electronic music and live visuals.
Since 2011, MIRA is an international placeholder in the digital arts calendar generating new creations, unexpected symbiosis, knowledge transfer and opportunities to ensure musical and visual artistic match and create immersive experiences in audiovisual shows, installations and conferences.
Sónar+D is the international conference that brings together a combination of activities with a common theme: the relationship between creativity and technology, and the digital transformation of the cultural industries involved.
The celebration takes place in Barcelona in Fira Montjuïc, parallel to Sónar by Day, and brings together experts from around the world (technicians, entrepreneurs, artists, companies and researchers) to present initiatives and tools that will shape future creative experiences in the fields of music, visuals, interactive content and transmedia platforms.
During the past 15 years, we’ve been trying to put a title for the question: what is OFFF?
OFFF has proudly joined artists such as Joshua Davis, Stefan Sagmeister, John Maeda, Neville Brody, Kyle Cooper, The Mill, Digital Kitchen, Ben Fry & Casey Reas, Golan Levin, Chris Milk, Rob Chiu, Julien Vallée, Paula Scher, Rick Poynor, Erik Spiekermann, Dvein, Erik Natzke, Casey Neistat and the list goes on.
It is more than just a Festival hosting innovative and international speakers, it is more than a meeting point for all talents around the world to collaborate, it is more than feeding the future.
OFFF is a community inviting all those who are eager to learn to participate and get inspired in a three-day journey of conferences, workshops, activities and performances. What is it about exactly? It’s a combination of Offline/Online designers, Motion Designers, Thinkers, Sound Designers, Graphic Designers, Theorists, Developers, Professionals, Students… Putting the titles aside, OFFF is made for the curious.
OFFF takes place in Barcelona annually, while it tours the world as OFFF on Tour for the rest of the year. Join us at OFFF Barcelona 2016 on May 26-27-28!
LOOP Festival is a festival for contemporary art practices related to video, film and new media of Barcelona. It was conceived in 2003 to offer a unique viewing experience together with LOOP Fair, the professional meeting point for commercial galleries related to artists’ video and film. LOOP Festival is a city project that takes place in many different venues around the city. It seeks to stimulate a network between non-profit institutions, curators, producers, artists, distributors, galleries, cultural centers and universities, both local and International. LOOP Festival works by inviting and by putting all these agents, artists and spaces in touch. This modus operandi translates the will of LOOP Festival to serve as a catalyst for synergies and to stimulate unpublished projects.
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In our accelerated society, time becomes a main concern as we try to keep abreast of major events taking place globally and react to events. We live in a state of permanent connection that leads to anxiety of being part of a present that is not his own, but describing the media and social networks.
Guillem Bayo, Clara Boj i Diego Díaz, Martin John Callanan, Grégory Chatonsky, Thierry Fournier, Varvara Guljajeva i Mar Canet, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Nicolas Maigret, Katie Paterson, Antoine Schmitt, Thomson and Craighead, Addie Wagenknecht, Carlo Zanni
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Digital literature is a form of literary creation technology which already has a large tradition , the specificity of which can be explained on the basis of the various elements of complexity presents: the physical complexity ( what and how ) the complexity of authorship (who makes the programmer , machine … ) , complexity receptive ( the logic of reading the digital environment and the formats used by various creators determine ) the typological complexity ( variety and confusion genres , hybridization of a writing here and now ) and perceptual complexity ( as read with what we do , etc.).
Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortázar, Mark Saporta, Augusto and Haroldo de Campos, Apollinaire/Salvat Papasseit/Guillermo, Ana María Uribe, Ramon Dachs, Grupo 63, Oulipo Group, Christopher Strachey, Philippe Bootz, Michaelm, Joyce, Shelley Jackson, Marjorie Luesebrink, Deena Larsen, Ariana-Sophia Karsonis, Christine Wilks, Serge Bouchardon, Domenico Chiappe, Alison Clifford, Jaime Alejandro Rodríguez, Rui Torres, David Clark, Stuart Moulthrop, Luís Calvo/Pedro Valdeolmillos, Laura Borràs, Ton Ferret, Isaías Herrero, Berta Rubio, Màrius Sampere, Les formigues, Stephanie Strickland and Cynthia Lawson, Jörg Piringer, T.S. Eliot, Octavio Paz, Aya Karpinska, Erik Loyer, Bruno Nadeau, Bruno Nadeau, Camille Utterback, Noah Wardrip-Fruin, Bryan Barrachina and Calamar e-kids, Jason Nelson, Roderick Coover/Nick Montfort and Scoot, Eugenio Tisselli, María Mencia, Jerome Fletcher, Isaías Herrero
Tenth edition of the FLUX auteur video creation festival, which has been characterized from the beginning by highlighting creators connected with the city of Barcelona, in the field of video creation (video art, creative documentary, video installation, etc.).
In this tenth edition, leading creators at the festival include JimJak, Mabel Palacín and Elisabet Prandi, all artists from very different backgrounds, each involved in a unique way with the field of art, video creation, video installation, documentary, or audiovisual experimentation. There will be INDIVIDUAL SCREENINGS, INTERVIEWS with the creators and launch of their PORTRAITS, as well as unpublished works exclusive to the festival.
We will also be presenting the silent video installation FLUX MUTE, created by Julián Álvarez, and the group video installation FLUX VIDEOBOX experimenting with alternative formats of video exhibition, including unpublished videos by creatorsMiguel Andrés, Arturo Bastón, Angie Bonino, Lalo García & Raimon Lorda, Kikol Grau, Félix Pérez Hita, Rrose Present, Sra. Audiovisual, Pía Sommer and Morrosko Vila-San-Juan.
The ArtFutura festival is organized as a network where all the cities involved share a common theme, catalog, website and the same audiovisual program.
ArtFutura 2015 edition will start on November 5th and will arrive to more than 20 cities.
The screenings are programmable over the following six months and the local calendar is defined at the discretion of each center or museum.
Punta del Este
Santiago de Chile
For the next 6 months my head will be wirelessly connected to this sculpture. Whenever a color is held up to the sculpture's embedded antenna I will receive the colors in my head wherever I am in the world. We are unveiling this first of its kind sculpture tonight at 7:30 at @el_cccb. The head was 3d printed and handpainted this year in New York by @ibudmen #cyborg #cyborgsculpture #art #barcelona #cyborgism #contemporary #cccb #isaacbudman #neilharbisson
Cyborgs, superhumans and clones. Evolution or extinction? What does it mean to be a human today? What will it feel like to be a human a hundred years from now? Technological capabilities are increasing at a rapid pace—should we continue to embrace modifications to our minds, bodies and daily lives, or are there boundaries we shouldn’t overstep?
This exhibition explores potential future trajectories of our species by considering both historical and emerging technologies, as well as their cultural and ethical contexts. What does it mean to be human today? From Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) to human digital remains, our lives are mediated and defined by our tools and scientific discoveries. However, this exhibition is not a blind celebration of technology, but is intended to present a range of imagined and real possibilities, allowing visitors to make up their own mind about the preferred future of the human species.
Some of the artistic projects included in the exhibition are: Portraits of Aimée Mullins (Howard Schatz), Oblique. Images from Stelarc’s Extra Ear Surgery (Nina Sellars), Strategies for Copy Prevention (Center for PostNatural History), The Human Pollination Project (Laura Allcorn), Tardigotchi (S.W.A.M.P., Tiago Rorke), Foragers (Anthony Dunne, Fiona Raby), Area V5 (Louis Philippe Demers), Human Version (Yves Gellie), Euthanasia Coaster (Julijonas Urbonas); Optimization of Parenthood (Addie Wagenknecht), Semi-Living Worry Dolls (Tissue Culture and Art Project- Oron Catts & Ionat Zurr), Transfigurations (Agatha Haines), AfterLife (Auger / Loizeau); Misbehaving Machines (Heidi Kumao), The Machine to Be Another (BeAnotherLab) and Cyborgism (Cyborg Foundation).