digital arts


30 March 2012

First edition of another digital arts festival? Why not! The French ministry of culture has plenty of €€ to spare these days and La Gaîté lyrique seems to be the only place to host them so… as long as it has something to photograph… we’ll be there.

Fabfest (ask  Rosa Luna-Palma about the name) is conceived to celebrate the invasion of the digital universe (in all its forms and expressions) and the arrival of the techie revolution to all industries and ecosystems. Nothing is safe today from our interconnected world… not even mother nature itself.

So in an “atypical” way Rosa and her team (and Gaîté lyrique pipol too) propose 34 days of free encounters, free talks, a free exhibition… and a musical night (Sunday with  Christine & the Queens + Total Warr + Cascadeur which unfortunately is paying)  starting tomorrow afternoon.

Fabfest Poster
Fabfest Poster

There’s loads of interesting staff going on the next 4 days…. you pick…

Starting with the the mini “future is now” exhibition curated by  Nicolas Rosette (artistic director of the SIANA biennale) which brings some of the best digital brains of the Frenchie scene, followed by a couple of talks / debates, and our favorite: a master class by  Michel Reilhac (ARTE cinema director) and one another by Steve Crossan (Google’s Cultural director) & co.

Not all events run throughout the weekend so be careful as many of you may be working this next Monday & Tuesday… but if you can skip your boring routines and come up with a great excuse… do it!

Full program on their website or via La Gaîté lyrique too. Enjoy!

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Cube Prize 2012

21 December 2011

The 5th edition of Le Cube Festival (you know… the digital arts festival organised by “Le Cube“…  the previous must-visit Parisian digi-centre  before La Gaite arrived last year and blew everything up..), will be taking place later on next year… but we’ll talk extensively about that next summer.

This 5th edition however will include “The Cube Prize” for the first time to award the best creation in digital art by a young artist under age 35… 10.000€ that given our bombastic times, it will surely be appreciated by many artists.

A great opportunity for emerging digital artists to showcase their talent. There will be 5 categories: interactivity, generativity, network, internet, mobility… but only one prize (boooo). These works must be “innovative installations or devices that explore the specific characteristics of digital techniques in art” (with the exception of live shows, video art or photographic art… which are not accepted).

The 5 selected pieces will then be exhibited to the public during the Le Cube Festival 2012 and the 10K flamboyant winner will be announced during the festival.

The submission period is open until 31st of January and pretty much anyone under 35 can apply with a work from the past 2 years, individuals or collectives… and all you need to do is prepare a little presentation of yourselves besides the file itself. More info this way, good luck!

one of the works shown during the last festival … Lotus 7.0 by Daan Roosegaarde

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