Lighting Awards 2020

So proud that  Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF), the Municipality of Athens, Technolopis, OPANDA and the Athens International Airport ” Eleftherios Venizelos” are awarded in the Lighting Awards 2020 for :

*/ Athens Christmas Light Festival | BRONZE

*/ 3D Projection Mapping Show “Η νύχτα των ευχών” | GOLD/PLATINUM

*/ Interactive Light Installation, Athens International Airport Underground Link | SILVER

25 original interactive Christmas installations were created by Athens Digital Arts Festival exclusively for the City of Athens (world premiere) ! A festive Athens Christmas Light Festival featuring original interactive art installations, Christmas trees and stars, a colorful pixel forest, magic mistletoe, mapping projections and more!

Thank you all for helping us make our digital dreams come true!

Stay tuned for more surprises!

 

#ADAF2020 #ADAFAwards #OPANDA #CityOfAthens #AIA #ChristmasLightFestival

LET’S GET PHYGITAL | 16th Athens Digital Arts Festival

Let’s Get Phygital

08.10.2020 – 25.10.2020

Pedestrian Str of Ermou (Agion Asomaton Square)

 

The 16th International Digital Arts Festival, Athens Digital Arts Festival invites you in a new unique phygital experience in the heart of Athens.

In the context of the 16th Festival, the first interactive phygital exhibition extends to the heart of the city, highlighting the natural landscape through digital artworks. At a time when public space and our relationship with it as well as with other people is being revised, digital arts give us the opportunity to live unique moments and experience the city of Athens in a different way.

As ADAF always seeks physical contact with the public, it has found the way to safely merge the physical with the digital world, due to cutting edge technology,.

From 08.10.2020 to 25.10.2020, the pedestrian street of Ermou (Agion Asomaton square) will accommodate Contactless Interraction Artworks and Open Air Screenings, completing the actions of the 16th Athens Digital Arts Festival.

ADAF takes a step towards innovative artistic creation and develops its collaboration with the inArts Interactive Arts Workshop of the Department of Sound and Visual Arts of the Ionian University, giviving voice to young Greek artists and hosting unique artists from the international scene. Therefore, we  present you an interactive phygital exhibition, different from what you have experienced so far.

Join us on this magical journey to the future!

See the programme HERE

 

ADAF AWARDS Ceremony

A magical night under the imposing lights of the Acropolis, marked the ceremony of ADAF AWARDS 2020

ADAF AWARDS 2020 were successfully completed in the urban space outside of the Danish Institute at Athens, an unforgettable event under the imposing lights of Acropolis. We would like to thank all of you who supported the event with your presence. Especially nowadays, such events are an injection of optimism and, above all, of strength for us as well as for the artists and the public.

We would like to offer our special thanks to the Director of the Danish Institute in Athens, Dr Bodil Due, Management Consultant, and the Director of the Cultural Department of OPANDA, Lola Velona, who honored us with their presence.

Also, with us were – with a physical presence or not – the winners of the night. 

ADAF AWARDS is a celebration of digital art dedicated to artists who, especially now, need our support. Due to the fact that the public voted for their favorite artworks, the awards were a special form of communication between the artists and the audience.

The following artists were awarded in these categories: 

Performances :
1st Place Tide | SLOW DOWN | Volker Bertelmann aka Hauschka | DE
1st Place Tide | Centaur | The Danish Dance Theater, Pontus Lindberg, Cecilie Waagber Falkenstrom, Ryoji Ikeda | DK
2nd Place | 10 studies for an interactive screendance | teia | BR
3rd Place | Tiresias | Eleni Xynogala | GR

WEB ART :
1st Place  | Journey to the Planet of nuclear Chewing Gum | Vera Sebert | DE
2nd Place | Spam | Georgios Cherouvim | GR
3rd Place | New Haven | Vera Kavaleuskaya, , Eugene Markin, , Sasha Smirnova | RU

WORKSHOPS :
1st Place | Art in Blockchain: Cryptocurrencies and Cryptocollectibles workshop | Martin Nadal | ES/AT
2nd Place | Getting Started in Virtual Reality with Godot Open Source Game Engine | Jeffrey L. Gangwisch | US
3rd Place | Virtual Scenography | Abel Enklaar | NL

DIGITAL IMAGE :
1st Place | Modular Bones™: Living Strategies | Maria Paneta | GR
2nd Place | GAN animations | Myrto Amorgianou | GR
3rd Place | Cells | Marianna Lourba | GR

TALKS :
1st Place | MEAT, METAL AND CODE: HYBRID HUMAN-MACHINE SYSTEMS | Stelarc | AU/CY
2nd Place | Hide (Nearly) Everything: Understanding Social Media Through Net Art Strategies of Resistance | Ben Grosser | US
3rd Place | From how many pixels can we tell a story? | Collectif Coin, Maxime Houot | FR

ADAF KIDS :
1st Place | Ludotecnia | J. Crowe | AR
2nd Place | Across the Bridge | Alisha Steinberger, Chao Wu | CA
3rd Place | Panda for the Prosecution | Christina Chrysanthopoulou, Georgia Skartadou, Vasileios Karavasilis | GR

GAMES :
1st Place | Technotribal | Orama Interactive | GR
2nd Place | Panda Simulator | Kostas Cheliotis | GR
3rd Place | Choose Your Own Quarantine | Dasha Ilina | FR

360 VIDEOS / VR :
1st Place | Isolation | Christopher Wooten | US
2nd Place | Fractals, Unvisible Landscapes | Adreas Guskos | PL
3rd Place | Hyper D | Malitzin Cortes | MX

VIDEO ART :
1st Place | Shedding | Alessandro Amaducci | IT
2nd Place | Casablanca run the covid | Kamel Ghabte | FR
3rd Place | Glitching Queerness/Queering Glitch | Eremus | GR

ANIMATION :
1st Place | Dr. Yen Lo | John Katehis, Gregory Milovi | US/AL
2nd Place | Artifice | Judicaël Ceva, Adrien Douay, Coline Della Siega, Coraline Hun, Diana Lao | FR
3rd Place | Desire Line | Ruini Shi | UK

ADAF AWARD by ADAF TEAM :
Plastic Sea | Yannis Kranidiotis | GR

We would like to thank all those who managed to be with us in this special event, but also those who could not attend due to the circumstances but watched the ceremony through live streaming in the platform ADAF ONLINE (online.adaf.gr). We wish you all to continue being creative and we’re looking forward to the ADAF AWARDS 2021.

Photos from the event HERE
Watch the Trailer HERE
Watch the entire ceremony HERE

*The event will take place, taking into account all safety measures in accordance with the applicable instructions of the proper authorities for the security of public health by COVID-19, keeping the necessary distances and providing the public with masks.

At the same time, in the next period, ADAF, always seeking physical contact with the public, will safely connect the digital with the physical space, with contactless interactive projects and special events, through which we will experience our beloved Athens.

Stay tuned to learn how to be part of the most phygital ADAF experience in Athens.

 

Co – organisation: Organization of Culture, Sports & Youth of the City of Athens (OPANDA)

Under the Auspices: Hellenic Republic Region of Attica, Municipality of Athens

The 16th Athens Digital Arts Festival is co-financed by the Hellenic Republic and the European Union through the Regional Operational Programme of “Attica” in the framework of NSRF 2014-2020.

European Heritage Days – EHD 2020

“Cultural Heritage and Education”
25-27 September 2020

Athens Digital Arts Festival

Live Streaming presentation of the artistic compilation “Global Knowledge” in the platform ADAF ONLINE (online.adaf.gr).

The Athens Digital Arts Festival opens its digital archive for the European Heritage Days – EHD 2020 with video artworks inspired by the “Cultural Heritage and Education”. The 18 projects present the multidimensional experience of new media in the new digital reality.

In a fluid age where technology is constantly evolving, education is changing and taking new forms. Technological means and knowledge are extensions of the mind and the human body. Through the specially curated program “Global Knowledge” the process of knowledge is recorded and the way new media affect it while the ever-increasing information and automation redefine it.

The 16th international festival for digital arts of Greece, Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF), the pioneer longest living institution dedicated to digital culture in the country (est.2005), is launching the Online Cultural Reality by creating the online platform ADAF ONLINE (online.adaf.gr). The first Digital Art Online Streaming Festival, in Greece.

Exclusively for the European Heritage Days – EHD 2020 with the theme “Cultural Heritage and EducationADAF holds on Friday, September 25, 2020, at 20:00 on the ADAF ONLINE platform the compilation “Global Knowledge”

How to watch the Live Streaming:
Log in to online.adaf.gr from your mobile or computer on Friday, September 25 at 20:00 [LIVE NOW indication].

 

#ADAF2020 #ADAFONLINE #ΕΗΠΚ2020  #EHDays #EHDays2020 #EHDaysGR

 

List of Artworks

Jing Zhou (US/CN) Through the Aleph: A Glimpse of the World in Real Time (2017) 03:50 min

F3 (MX) HUMANDRAMA (2020) 07:22 min

Francesca Leoni & Davide Mastrangelo (IT) Alzaia(S) (2019) 04:11 min

Karoline Georges (CA) Emergence (2020) 05:39 min

Marika Papapostolou (GR) ECTASIS-ECTOPLASIS II (2016) 03:21 min

Sandra Crisp (UK) perpetual browse_r_2 (2019) 03:16 min

Myrto Amorgianou (GR) Datamoshed Elevator (2018) 01:37 min

Sebastian Eklund (SE) Film Platon (2015) 03:01 min

Eleana Dimopoulou (GR) SISYPHUS (2016) 01:20 min

Volumetric Units (GR) TΗΕ ΖΟΝΕ (2020) 01:15 min

Orestis Charos (GR) The wave behind us (2017) 03:05 min

Wei Li Leow (SG) Circuiting Mind (2015) 02:35 min

Guillaume Martial (FR) The Modulor (2014) 01:00 min

Erika Heffernan (US) Learning How to Build (2011) 05:41 min
Kakia Konstantinaki (GR) Us (2017) 04:37 min

Marcantonio Lunardi (IT) The Idol (2015) 03:50 min

Furen Dai (CN) Language Product (2016) 09:12 min

Kamel Ghabte (FR) Casablanca Run The Covid (2020) 10:00 min

 

Show Duration 75’

Curator: Eirini Olympiou (video art curator ADAF)

ADAF AWARDS 2020 | Live Streaming Event

ADAF AWARDS 2020

The 16th international festival for digital arts of Greece, Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF), the pioneer longest living institution dedicated to digital culture in the country (est.2005), is launching the Online Cultural Reality. The first Digital Art Online Streaming Festival, is here and offers to the public every day special experiences and world premieres.

ADAF invites you on Thursday, September 17, 2020, 20:30, at the ADAF AWARDS ceremony. Throughout, ADAF ONLINE, the public had the opportunity to vote for their favorite artworks. For each category, the three favorite works of the public will be highlighted. The alley of Hairephontos street, outside the entrance of the Danish Institute of Greece, will be specifically formed in order to host an unforgettable event under the imposing lights of the Acropolis.

For those who are not able to attend the event and rushed by the conditions of our epoque, the ADAF AWARDS ceremony will be held also, Live Streaming on the online platform of ADAF ONLINE (online.adaf.gr).

 

The surprises do not stop here! The ADAF AWARDS ceremony, will be accompanied by the screening of the emblematic performance “Centaur”. After the -double- sold out of the Online Performance ‘Centaur” which was presented in the Online Platform of ADAF ONLINE (online.adaf.gr), ADAF is connecting the digital with the physical world and presents the first physical performance, in the context of ADAF 2020.

The physical world meets the digital under the shadow of the Acropolis

CENTAUR | A thought-provoking encounter between dancers and artificial intelligence.

“Centaur” examines the consequences of using artificial intelligence and the power of technology. The title ‘Centaur’, inspired by the half-horse half-human creature from Greek mythology, is also the name of a computer-science concept that elevates human qualities by combining artificial and human intelligence.

Great names as Pontus Lidberg (Dansk Danseteaters new artistic leader), Ryoji Ikeda (Japan’s leading electronic composer and visual artist), Cecilie Waagner-Falkenstrøm (expert artist of Artificial Intelligence), and the Royal Danish Ballet create Centaur – a visually appealing dance performance about the human tendency to project feelings onto machines. The purpose-designed artificial intelligence that can simulate a conscience, emotions and intentions, are both co-creators and the cast of the show.

The CENTAUR show is presented to ADAF by the Danish Institute at Athens.

ADAF ONLINE_

Athens Digital Arts Festival is launching the new era

online.adaf.gr

 

Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF), the representative of Greece in the international digital art scene, is launching the Online era.  Athens Digital Arts Festival is evolving, becoming even more creative and develops an Online presence in addition to the main festival. The new, specially designed ADAF platform will be hosting daily for two months, works by artists, which will be available to everyone with just one click.

Online.adaf.gr will contain artworks on demand (available to the public from the beginning of the festival), as well as live streaming events (works that will be shown live, on specific dates and time, most of which, will remain on demand afterwards ). Among our streaming events we will host many world premieres!

A constant journey of digital artistic pursuit, a large exhibition by more than 500 creators and ongoing event that will take place live, throughout the Online presence.

The ADAF 2020 programme is consisted by choosing between  more than 5.500 art proposals submitted by creators from more than 100 countries.

Video Art, Animation, VR (360ο videos), Performances, Web Art, Games, Digital Image, Talks, Workshops, ADAF Kids for children & parents, Festivals of the World, as well as Installation complementary videos, will be shown in ADAF ONLINE.

The surprises continue! For the first time, Athens Digital Arts Festival will present its own awards, ADAF Awards. The public will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite artworks and by the end of the festival (September 10), the most voted artists from each category will be awarded. Also the voters will be part of a unique draw to win superb technology gifts.

By utilizing the goods that technology provides us in the best possible way, in an era of disconnection, we feed back and unite people through a full of art Online platform! ADAF Online provides the opportunity for everyone to watch the displayed projects, with no restrictions, always from the security of their own space.

The only thing you need to do in order to become part of ADAF Online is to subscribe to : online.adaf.gr

 

Co – organisation : Organization of Culture, Sports & Youth of the City of Athens (OPANDA)

Under the Auspices : Hellenic Republic Region of Attica, Municipality of Athens

 

The 16th Athens Digital Arts Festival is co-financed by the Hellenic Republic and the European Union through the Regional Operational Programme of “Attica” in the framework of NSRF 2014-2020.

#ADAFonline #ADAF2020 #ADAFgreece #Technotribalism

CENTAUR, one more premiere for ADAF ONLINE_

online.adaf.gr

04/09/2020 & 10/09/2020 | 21:00 (Athens Greece Time)

 

The 16th Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF), the pioneer, longest living institution dedicated to digital culture in the country (est.2005), is launching the Online era and continues its daily activities presenting even more world premieres at ADAF ONLINE. It is the first Digital Art Online Streaming Festival held in Greece, and is announcing another premiere.

On September 4 and 10, 2020, ADAF ONLINE will present for the first time in Greece the show “Centaur” where artificial intelligence becomes part and actively participates in a kinetic show.

CENTAUR | A thought-provoking encounter between dancers and artificial intelligence. 

Centaur examines the consequences of using artificial intelligence and the power of technology. The title ‘Centaur’, inspired by the half-horse half-human creature from Greek mythology, is also the name of a computer-science concept that elevates human qualities by combining artificial and human intelligence.

Great names as Pontus Lidberg (Dansk Danseteaters new artistic leader), Ryoji Ikeda (Japan’s leading electronic composer and visual artist), Cecilie Waagner-Falkenstrøm (expert artist of Artificial Intelligence), and the Royal Danish Ballet create Centaur – a visually appealing dance performance about the human tendency to project feelings onto machines. The purpose-designed artificial intelligence that can simulate a conscience, emotions and intentions, are both co-creators and the cast of the show.

 

Artificial Intelligence as Co-Creator and Participant

The AI called ‘David’, programmed exclusively for the performance, is both co-creator and participant in the performance. He influences choreographic composition based on different data sets such as planetary movements, swarm technology and the dancers’ movements that have been tracked and collected throughout the creative process. As a performer, he can simulate consciousness, emotion and intention and interacts with the dancers on stage. This means that each performance is a unique and unpredictable event.

Man versus machine, creators versus their creation

Modern technology such as AI is everywhere in society. We are exposed to advertisements, feeds and news on social media that, through targeted algorithms, tailor content specifically for us. But how will an increasing use of AI affect our future? Will artists develop into hybrids – into centaurs?

Does artificial intelligence have feelings, consciousness and longing? Not yet. But it can already manipulate and seduce us by decoding feelings and moods. Centaur is a work full of strong imagery about the human consequences of artificial intelligence.

Could artificial intelligence abuse us in the future? And what consequences will that have for our compassion? Will we have to develop into hybrids – centaurs?

 

 Live use of Artificial Intelligence as a ‘partner’ of the dancers, investing with the creation of a total work of art. Its participation will influence the dramaturgical structure, the choreography and the selection of the music.

 

ARTISTIC TEAM

Choreography / Direction:Pontus Lidberg

Audio and visual design:Ryoji Ikeda

Artificial Intelligence installation:Cecilie Waagner Falkenstrøm

Light Design: Raphael Frisenvænge Solholm

Writing / Dramaturgy:Adrian Guo Silver

Costume design:Rachel Quarmby-Spadaccini

Original Music: Ryoji Ikeda

Music:Franz Schubert, Giacomo Puccini & music created by Artificial Intelligence

Development:The Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University

Production:Danish Dance Theater co-produced with Oriente Occidente (IT), Théâtre National de Chaillot (FR), and The Royal Danish Theatre (DK).

Thank you for the generous support: Augustinusfonden, Overretssagfører L. Zeuthens Mindelegat, William Demant Fonden, Knud Højgaards Fond, Beckett-Fonden, Jyllands-Postens Fond.

 

Thank you Danish Institute at Athens

 

When : 4th and 10th September 2020, 21:00 pm

Length 60’

 

Become a member of the “TECHNOTRIBALISM”generation and live the experience of ADAF ONLINE!

For the first time, ADAFwill present its own awards, ADAF Awards, connecting, even more, the audience and the artists. The audience will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite artworks and in the end of the Festival, the awarded artists will be announced.

The festival theme “Technotribalism”, is more evident than ever in the COVID era, where every biometric and every scientific piece of data is a of vital importance as well as every digital footprint feeds the hunger of social distancing. The Festival with its thematic seeks to promote collectivity and openness towards knowledge, art, science as fundamental pillars upon we shall built our new data driven world.

At the same time, in the next period, ADAF, always seeking physical contact with the public, will safely connect the digital with the physical space, with contactless interactive projects and special events, through which we will experience our beloved Athens.

 

Stay tuned to learn how to be part of the most phygital ADAFexperience in Athens.

 

To book your ticket for the Performance at September 4 press HERE

To book your ticket for the Performance at September 10 press HERE

The tickets are limited

 

CENTAUR is presented to ADAF in collaboration with the Danish Institute at Athens

 

ARTISTIC TEAM

CECILIE WAAGNER FALKENSTRØM,
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE INSTALLATION

Cecilie Waagner Falkenstrøm is an award-winning artist employing artificial intelligence technology to create interactive artworks. Cecilie’s artworks have been exhibited internationally and are the cornerstone in her practice-based PhD at Royal College of Art in London. Cecilie’s artwork “ARTificial Intelligence FRANK” has been awarded the international digital art prize “The Lumen prize 2017”, “The BCS Artificial intelligence Award” and the British Art and Humanities Research Counsel’s “TECHNE Award 2017”. Cecilie is also a Prix Ars Electronica nominee 2019. Cecilie’s artwork “ARTificial Intelligence MARY” has recently been exhibited at Victoria and Albert Museum in London for four months.

RYOJI IKEDA, AUDIO VISUAL DESIGN

The soundtrack and projections are created by internationally renowned Japanese audio-visual artist Ryoji Ikeda, based on his unique mathematical aesthetics. Ikeda has performed and exhibited at numerous leading international art museums and festivals, where he has gained a reputation as one of the few international artists, who works convincingly across both visual and sonic media. Ryoji Ikeda has previously received the prestigious Prix Ars Electronica.

RAPHAEL FRISENVÆNGE SOLHOLM,
LIGHT DESIGN

Raphael Frisenvænge Solholm is a light designer working in the areas of theatre, dance, opera and performing arts. He has worked with Danish Dance Theater, Bellevue Teater, Alexander Kølpins summer ballet, Republique Theatre, Tivolis Koncert Hall, Aalborg Theater, Nørrebro Theater, Mungo Park, Theater Grob, Mammutteatret, Theater Momentum, The Funen Opera, Odense International Music Theater, Fix & Foxy and the Choreographer Collective E.K.K.O. He also works as Set and Video designer. He is now working full time as Light Designer and Production Manager for Danish Dance Theater.

RACHEL QUARMBY-SPADACCINI,
COSTUME DESIGNER

Rachel Quarmby-Spadaccini designs costumes for dance and film. Her costumes are unusual. Voluminous bodies, life size animals, structural, organic, translucent, lit with fiber optics or distressed. She has worked with choreographers including Pontus Lidberg, recently Shimmering Asphalt for New York City Ballet; Anu Sistonen, Jo Stromgren, Tero Saarinen, Joelle Bouvier, Yan Bridard, Carolyn Carlson and Larrio Ekson. For film and télévision she has created special effect costumes for Roman Polanski, Luc Besson, Thierry Poireau, Bruno Podalydès and Franck Vestiel. Her sculptural approach, having trained in textiles and sculpture in the UK, along with her use of innovative materials, helps explain her success over two decades. Rachel lives in France with her husband and their daughter.

ADRIAN GUO SILVER,
DRAMATURG

Adrian Guo Silver is a dramaturg and translator. He has collaborated with Lidberg on numerous works for the stage, as well as on Written on Water, Lidberg’s feature-length dance/drama film. He has also worked with the Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Company, Martha Clarke, and Colleen Thomas. He holds an MFA in Dramaturgy from Columbia University, where he is currently pursuing a PhD in Theater and Performance.

 

 

Co – organisation : Organization of Culture, Sports & Youth of the City of Athens (OPANDA)

Under the Auspices : Hellenic Republic Region of Attica, Municipality of Athens

The 16th Athens Digital Arts Festival is co-financed by the Hellenic Republic and the European Union through the Regional Operational Programme of “Attica” in the framework of NSRF 2014-2020.

 

ADAF 2020 : French digital art in the spotlight

7 September, 20:30 

French Institute Rooftop

 

Admission free upon registration.

The French Institute of Greece and the Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF), before presenting their synergy in the context of the Digital November and the Extending Reality exhibition, will meet with the public on September 7, on the renovated roof of the French Institute, with an original selection of French works from the Festival’s archive.

The ADAF artistic team proposes a retrospective of art, avant-garde and animated films that have marked the festival over the years.

Drawing material from the digital archive of the Athens Digital Arts Festival, which through its course has recorded the transition of our time from analog to digital, the works build original communication symbols. In addition to its digital form, with the search and processing of programming code and software, key issues of the time are raised.

Screenings : 

François Roux (FR) The Lid (2013) 04:15 min
El Zoid (FR) In the realm of void, seeking the sun (2018) 09:18 min
Roland Quelven (FR) POLAROIDS (2014) 05:40 min
Yannick Dangin Leconte (FR) Propagande (2013) 08:37 min
Jean Gabriel Periot (FR) The devil (2013) 07:00 min
Beb-deum (FR) MONDIALE™ Worldwide Departures (2017) 04:24 min
Jean-Gabriel Périot (FR) WE ARE BECOME DEATH (2014) 04:00 min
Guillaume Martial (FR) The Modulor (2014) 01:00 min
Jerome Walter Gueguen (FR) A p p a r e I l (2012) 09:00 min
ZZZ (FR) El Cuerpo (Body) (2011) 04:38 min
Nico Winz (FR) Conversation avec les esprits (2013) 04:34 min
Frederic Doazan (FR) Chanvert les bains (2011) 03:40 min
Brun Pauline (FR) To the Man Who Flew into Space from His Apartment (2010) 01:13 min
Kamel Ghabte (FR) Casablanca Run The Covid (2020) 10:00 min
Frédéric Durieu & Nathalie Erin (FR) Covid-19 in action in your body (2020) 02:04 min
Melissa Faivre (FR) Memorabilia (2019) 06:10 min

 

Curator : Eirini Olympiou (Video Art Curator, Athens Digital Arts Festival)

The 16th international festival for digital arts of Greece, Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF), the pioneer longest living institution dedicated to digital culture in the country (est.2005). For its 16th edition, it launched the Online era, creating the ONLINE.ADAF.GR platform, and continues its daily activities, presenting performances and works of art freely to the public. It is the first Digital Art Online Streaming Festival taking place in Greece, and hereby announces another premiere.

Next Dates :

Extending Reality |Athens Digital Arts Festival | November 2020

The Art, Science & Technology organisation of Athens Digital Arts Festival “Extending Reality | CoExistence: Art Science, Technology” is back at the Eugenides Foundation in Athens.

The aim of this organisation is to highlight the dynamics of modern media in everyday life through a fun and interactive program. It will be full of experiences for everyone who wants to learn and acquaintance with the contemporary ways in which the coexistence of Art, Technology and Science. 

The program of Extending Reality | Coexistence Art, Science, Technology will change the way we perceive reality and its boundaries, presenting the intersection of the physical with the digital world , creating a hybrid space between physical and virtual reality.

Digital November 2020

The French Institute of Greece presents for the 2nd year the “Digital November”, the international cultural event proposed by the French Institutes around the world, for one month, with the aim of highlighting digital cultures and their different forms.

The 2nd edition of Digital November in Greece, will promote the French excellence in the field of digital vocational education, while workshops, editathons, speeches, artistic activities and an exhibition of electronic games are included in the program for the general public.

Streaming Fluxus

The Department of Performing and Digital Arts, University of Peloponnese goes to Athens Digital Arts Festival

 Following its first year of life (2019-2020), the brand new Department of Performing and Digital Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Peloponnese (Nafplion) launched an important collaboration with the International Festival of Digital Arts in Greece, Athens Digital Arts Festival. Such a collaborative scheme aims to reveal numerous creative links between academia and contemporary art scene by fostering academic education and intermedia artistic practices. The launch of this collaboration starts this summer (2020) under the umbrella project “Streaming Fluxus”, with students from the Department of Performing and Digital Arts and Theatre Studies submitting new works for the 16th Athens Digital Arts Festival, which goes also online through ADAF ONLINE (online.adaf.gr) during July-August 2020. This year’s artworks have been realised as part of the following modules: “Scenography: Installation and Intervention in public space” (MA in Theatre and Society: Theory, Staging and Didactic / Module leaders: Marina Kotzamani and Asi Dimitroulopoulou) and “Introduction to Performance Art” (BA, Department of Performing and Digital Arts / Lecturer: Bill Psarras).

 

Kallia Theodosiadi | The Eternal Cycle of Freedom

 

 

What is Streaming Fluxus ?

Streaming Fluxus forms an umbrella theme and project. Such a title seems to be up to the minute theme. Two words stemming from the concept of flow, yet revealing various perspectives and translations. The current reality – the so called COVID-19 era – constitutes a global condition which probably reveals new digital spaces and ways of communication; new hybrid performances, new rituals and screen-based gestures. An evolving combination of humans, grids, webcams, hyperlinks, chat boxes, animated emoji, pixel and unexpected glitches; open to chance, Wi-Fi connections and data clouds. A form of communication based on streaming data; a streaming condition with artistic and performative potential across digital environments.

 

 

PARTICIPANTS

 

BA students / Department of Performing and Digital Arts

Module: Introduction to Performance Art

Project leader – Lecturer: Dr. Bill Psarras (Artist, Adjunct lecturer Dept. of Performing and Digital Arts)

Department of Performing and Digital Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Peloponnese

 

  1. Renia Palimeri, My New Scarf, video performance (on demand)
  2. Katerina-Nefeli Psarianou, Dreamer, video performance (on demand)
  3. Lena Delavia, Do we communicate?, video performance (on demand)
  4. Michael Sfirakis, Draw My Life, video performance (on demand)
  5. Konstantina Mantzavinou, In the mind of the mirror, video performance (on demand)
  6. Konstantina Mantzavinou, Trapped and Safe, proposal for live performance (live)
  7. Christina Vlachaki, Vicious Cycle, proposal for live performance (live)

 

 

Postgraduate students / Department of Theatre Studies

Module: Scenography: Installation and Intervention in public space

Project leader: Marina Kotzamani

Module leaders: Associate Prof. Marina Kotzamani (Dept. of Theatre Studies), Asi Dimitroulopoulou (Teaching Staff, Dept. of Theatre Studies)

MA in Theatre and Society: Theory, Staging and Didactic, Dept. of Theatre Studies, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Peloponnese

 

  1. Kallia Theodosiadi, The eternal cycle of freedom, video performance (on demand)
  2. Participatory Performance (*), Prometheus Platform, video performance / zoom platform (on demand)

* Participants/Actors
Kostas Andrikopoulos, Kalliopi Kalpodimou, Ioanna Dakolia, Yiannis Panagopoulos, Katerina Papageorgiou, Maria Papagiannaki, Stella Papakonstantinou, Maria Saritsami, Fenia Tsami

 

 

ORGANIZING TEAM

 Project coordination: Marina Kotzamani (Head of the Dept. of Performing and Digital Arts, Associate Professor, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Peloponnese) and Ilias Chatzichristodoulou (Founder of Athens Digital Arts Festival)

 

Concept / Idea  Streaming Fluxus: Bill Psarras (Dr., Artist, Adjunct Lecturer, Dept. of Performing and Digital Arts)

 

Curation: Ilias Chatzichristodoulou (ADAF), Marina Kotzamani (Head of the Dept. of Performing and Digital Arts), Bill Psarras (Dr., Artist, Adjunct Lecturer, Dept. of Performing and Digital Arts)

 

Kindly supported by Ilias Chatzichristodoulou and Athens Digital Arts Festival (www.adaf.gr)

 

For further information visit : www.pda.uop.gr

 

Tourism Awards 2020

The Tourism Awards are here!

So proud that for another year, Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF), the Municipality of Athens, the Eugenides Foundation and the Athens International Airport ” Eleftherios Venizelos” are awarded for :

*/ 15 years Anniversary Athens Digital Arts Festival

*/ Athens Christmas Light Festival

As part of its 15th birthday, Athens Digital Arts Festival selected strategic points of the city, in order to show that the city of Athens is a reference point on the International map of modern culture, by having a very high level in the field of contemporary arts.

A series of three festivals and a permanent exhibition at the Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”, celebrated ADAF’s birthday loudly, increasing the cultural interest of the city in its most touristic places. The Athens Commercial Triangle, the Faliro’s Delta, the Historical Center of Athens as well as the Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos” became cradles of high-level digital culture.

In addition, this year’s Christmas acquired a unique festive identity with a bright route on the pedestrian street of Dionysiou Areopagitou. The “Athens Christmas Light Festival“, with original interactive art installations, offered a unique experience to the residents and visitors of Athens. Big bright and interactive trees, stars and mistletoes that react to presence and movement, AR (Augmented Reality) Post Cards that come alive in front of your eyes, but also a “Night of Wishes”, with a unique show from 3D Mapping Projection and brightly colored lanterns, in front of the Athens City Hall, composed an exciting celebration, full of light and surprises.

 

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