As part of its arts and culture program The 15th International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (ALIFE 2016) will host an exhibition of artificial life and other electronic artworks, such as video- and sound-based installations as well as agent-based systems and tangible interfaces. The aim is to showcase artworks related to the conference theme of “Artificial Life and Society.” During the exhibition renowned artist Ken Rinaldo will premiere a new installation that was commissioned specifically for this year’s conference: a series of breathing sound and projection mapped sculptures that connect to real time weather data and then cascade to complex soundscapes.
Focusing on emerging technologies and how they are applied in art, this week long festival includes various public installations as well as conferences and workshops and will have the benefit of being free of charge and inclusive of all audiences.
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
The Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC) is pleased to present Pseudomatisms, the first comprehensive Museum exhibition dedicated to the work of Mexican media artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer in his native country.
Curated by José Luis Barrios and Alejandra Labastida, the exhibition features 42 artworks that span 23 years of production using interactive video, robotics, computerized surveillance, photography and sound sculpture.
The show will premiere five new works in varying scales, from Zoom Pavilion, a huge projection piece done in collaboration with Polish artist Krzysztof Wodiczko, to Babbage Nanopamphlets, tiny gold leaflets developed at Cornell University’s Nano Scale Facility. Seminal works on view include Pulse Room, which represented Mexico at the Venice Biennale in 2007, Vicious Circular Breathing on loan from Istanbul’s Borusan Contemporary, and Standards and Double Standards, which is in the MUAC collection.
A bilingual catalogue will be produced, with essays from the curators and artist as well as commentaries on the artworks by Kathleen Forde and Scott McQuire. Far from presenting electronic art as something “new”, the texts delve into the processes and strategies that drive the practice of the artist linking them to traditions of experimentation in the history of art and science.
Apart from the catalogue, the artist will publish a USB drive that contains absolutely all the source code to program all the pieces in the exhibition. Any programmer will have access to the algorithms and methods that Lozano-Hemmer’s team developed for each work, written in C++, OpenFrameworks, Processing, Delphi, Wiring, Assembler and Java. To our knowledge this will be the first time that a comprehensive art show will be made available with an open source code.
International Festival of Digital Creativity and Culture
MOD Digital Monitor is a festival of creativity, innovation and technology that encourages exploration and dissemination of research, work and issues related to art, design and new media. The meeting of artists, researchers, teachers and students allows the promotion of artistic and cultural values generated through new technologies and thus contributes to the expansion of new human interactions.
The MOD festival is interested in human experience and how it can be improved by technology at all levels, from the individual to the community level. Has always highlighted the human and emotional side of technology, the side which allows conversations. The MOD has always strived to create a bridge to close the digital divide that can sometimes be very present in Mexico.
The MOD explores all the possibilities that can be created, processed and shared by combining new technologies with great ideas and stories. Meets cutting-edge design and art professionals from Europe, North America and South America.