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17th ATHENS DIGITAL ARTS FESTIVAL ONLINE: 20.09.21 – 31.10.21 | PHYSICAL: 13.10.21 – 17.10.21 HISTORIC CENTER OF ATHENS

The Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF) is back with its 17th annual event “Tāctus,” a theme that aims to redefine human connection and relationships. This year’s festival will launch with an online edition on September 20th and peak with a physical exhibition in the Historic Center of Athens, from October 13th to October 17th.

For this, ADAF needs YOU!

Volunteers play a vital part in The Athens Digital Arts Festival. Every year, a group of wonderful creative people gather to join the Festival’s team in order to support the festival while developing their own skills, knowledge and experience. Whether you will assist in audience reception, exhibition set-up, production or guided tours, you will certainly leave with an enriched, fun, unique experience as well as an official participation certificate. Your role will depend on your preferences, skill set, interests and availability.

If you are over 18 and feel you is the right fit to join our team, please fill in the following form before September 26th, 2021.

Immerse yourself in Digital Art with FARNESINA: DIGITAL ART EXPERIENCE at the 17th Athens Digital Arts Festival

The 17th Athens Digital Arts Festival in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of Athens and Bright Festival, will be presenting FARNESINA: Digital Art Experience at the building on 19, Panos Street.   

This initiative is under the patronage of the Embassy of Italyin Greece in the framework of the Tempo Forte Cultural Initiative. 

 

“Farnesina: Digital Art Experience” is an immersive digital art experience created by a selection of top Italian Digital Art Studios, a traveling collective exhibition of digital art that will travel around the world in 2021 and 2022. This project is an initiative by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy and the International Cooperation aiming to promote contemporary Italian artists abroad in collaboration with Bright Festival, based in Florence.  

 

The selected digital art studios are: Antaless Visual Design, Antica Proietteria, Apparati Epimeri, FLxER, Kanaka Studio, Luca Agnani Studio, Michele Pusceddu, Monogrid, Mou Factory, Olo Creative Farm, OOOPStudio, Pixel Shapes, The Fake Factory, WöA Creative Company. 

 

 

19 Panos str., Plaka 

10:00 – 22:00 

13 – 24/10/2022 

 

 

17th Athens Digital Arts Festival “Tāctus”

With the kind courtesy of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, the 17th Athens Digital Arts Festival “Tāctus”, will be taking place from October 13th- 17th at the new premises of the Museum of Modern Greek Culture, in the heart of Athens.

An entire historic neighborhood, comprised of 18 fully restored buildings from the late 19th – early 20th century, constitute the Museum of Modern Greek Culture. ADAF invites you to discover this new cultural gem with an ultimate Digital Art experience.

The main venue for this year’s festival, an entire block consisting of multiple buildings and terraces, will host the selected artwork from this year’s open call, of Greek and International artists from around the world across all categories: Video Art, Animation, Digital Image, Web Art, Installations, Virtual Reality, Games, Augmented Reality, Performances, Workshops, Talks, ADAF Kids and Festivals of The World.

 

A few highlights:

Our favourite category, ADAF KIDS,   an entire digital arts festival dedicated to children and parents, will be housed in its very own building and feature educational and entertaining activities as well as artwork from all categories. 

The Bath House of Winds, a monument which dates back from the first period of Turkish rule (1453-1669), will host works that stood out for their theme and relate to the meaning of the Other, as they emerged through this year’s theme Tāctus”.

The façade of the Tzistaraki Mosque will feature a 3D Mapping Projection show and on the corner of Areos and Kladou Street there will be Open Air Screenings.

The terraces in the main museum will host Performances and the building, 19 Panos Street (the ex café of the Athens School of Fine Arts) will be revived with a series of special events.  

In collaboration with ADAF, the research project AI TRACE (Synaesthetic Engagement of Artificial Intelligence with Digital Arts and its Audience) will be present in a specially designed space to conduct research and explore the audience’s relationship with Digital Arts. 

 

To book your free ticket and time slot, as well as reserve a seat at a workshop or talk,  please visit 2021.adaf.gr. 

ADAF & European Heritage Days 2021 – Heritage All Inclusive!

The Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF) honors and participates once again in the European Heritage Days with the Video Art and Animation Compilation Global Heritage”.  

Screening tonight, Friday September 24th at 8PM on ADAF’s online platform online.adaf.gr, Global Heritageis a specially curated Video Art and Animation Compilation that presents the multidimensional experience of cultural heritage and new media in this new digital age.  

Through “Global Heritage”, 15 artists from a culturally diverse background offer us a glimpse to their personal recorded perceptions and experiences of cultural heritage and the way they approach it.  This live streaming presents the significant role access to cultural heritage has played throughout history and reminds us that accessibility is the key for it to remain a constant for generations to come.  

Watch it here 

 

Works & Artists 

Artifice | Judicaël Ceva, Adrien Douay, Coline Della Siega, Coraline Hun and Diana Lao | FR | 3.40 min 

Spirit Of The Drowning Girls | Runze Cao | US | 10:13 min 

Sushido | Boldoni Michele | FR | 1.40 min 

Naturals | Svoboda Viktor | GT | 1.40 min 

Land Without Evil | Egely Katalin| HU | 3.50 min 

Shamans | Antenor Ferreira | BR | 4 min 

Love and Soul | Daphne Ji Yeon Jang | KOR | 3.45 min 

SIBYL (2020) | Marta Di Francesco | IT | 02:30 min 

Bouboulina & Bastidas: Flashbacks to a meeting that never happened | Aristides Portoulas, Christos Georgiou, Angela Delgado, Iannis Pantazidis, Neraida Apaza, Raul Chuquimia | PE & GR | 11.25 min 

Dawn to Dust | Shubhangi Singh | IN | 5min 

A fundamental principle | Hyeongsuk Kim | KR | 9.55 min 

RadianceScape | XCEED | HK | 1:50 min 

Theory of No Thing | Rajbir Kaur | IN |04:36 min 

 

Curated by ADAF | Iannis Pantazidis and Maria Triantafyllou 

 

 

 

 

 

ADAF ONLINE 2021

The 17th Athens Digital Arts Festival is hybrid and back with another exciting online edition. 

From this Monday, September 20th 2021 until October 31st, 2021,  online.adaf.gr will come aLIVEwith video art, animation, web art, digital image, performances, VR, Games, Talks, Workshops, ADAF kids and more!  

The online edition will commence this year’s festival and gradually transition into the physical festival that will take place from October 13th -17th and unravel a new cultural gem in the Historic Athens City Centre.  

Originally designed as a reaction to the COVID-19 physical barrier and as a way for ADAF to stay connected to its audience, ADAF ONLINEhas now organically grown and established itself as a dynamic entity of the festival.  Through this specially designed ADAF platform, the work of local and international artists as well as an exciting series of events, can now be accessed by limitless international audience.  

This year’s theme Tāctus,” couldn’t be more appropriate.  It is about redefining the notion of contact and redefining human connection, both as a form of communication and physical contact.  

Humanity is currently in the process of reinstating the notion of connection / communication in an effort to restore society’s collective consciousness and its “beat” in this world. This process has been assisted by new media and technology, more than anything else, offering enhanced contactless connection as a solution to society’s struggle to fill the physical void.  

We were overwhelmed with the thousands of exciting applications that came in from all over the world and are extremely excited to present our selection in the upcoming Athens Digital Arts Festival.  

CULTURE PATH AR | An Interactive Tour of the Pavilion of the Ministry of Culture for the 85th TIF

The Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF) and The Ministry of Culture and Sports create culture path, an Augmented Reality (AR) experience for the 85th Thessaloniki International Fair.

The Ministry of Culture and Sports takes a digital and creative leap and in collaboration with the Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF) create an interactive cultural stroll from within their booth, where technology of Augmented Reality (AR), facilitates the intersection between the cultural heritages of Greece with Greek Contemporary Art.

Culture path is a guided stroll through various cultural milestones but also introduces the viewer to less known works of art which are hosted in museums all over Greece. This experience aims to create a dialogue between the past and the present, but with a gaze towards the future and to open a conversation that stimulates artistic creation and explores culture through fantasy as an open invitation to visit Greece’s splendid museums.

 

 

 

 

85th TIF, «GREECE: Past, Present, Future», 11-19/9/21, Pavillion 13, Stand 16.

#TIF2021 #culturepath #MinCulrureGr #ADAF2021 #ADAFgreece #ADAFhybrid #ADAFonline

 

 

ADAF x Plisskën Festival 2021

ADAF + PLISSKEN team-up to enhance your two-day experience at this year’s  Plisskën Festival with an Immersive, Interactive Light & Sound Sculpture Installation.

The Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF) and Plisskën Festival team up to enhance your two-day musical experience with an Immersive, Interactive Light and Sound Sculpture Installation.

Just one week prior to the ONLINE launch of the 17th Athens Digital Arts Festival, and one month before the PHYSICAL exhibition taking place between the 13th -17th of October in the Historic Center of Athens, Plisskën will host an ADAF – commissioned work to give you a little taste of what to expect for the forthcoming Athens Digital Arts Festival.

Plisskën Festival, one of the leading Greek music festivals of the past decade,  returns on the 11th & 12th of September at Technopolis with a diverse,  fresh line-up featuring renowned and up-and-coming artists from the contemporary music scene.

Headliners this year include the superchic psych-rock band LA FEMME, as well as the enigmatic psychedelic experimental rock collective, GOAT.

FULL LINE-UP: LA FEMME // GOAT //BORN IN FLAMEZ // BBYMUTHAKID FRANCESCOLI  // LSDXOXO //  MARINA SATTI  // MOOSE

 

The installation was commissioned by Athens Digital Arts Festival 
Artist: Yiannis Kranidiotis
Visuals & graphics for special presentation in Plisskën Festival 2021: Anastasia Macmanous

*/ 17th Athens Digital Arts Festival | Extended Call for Entries – Festival Dates

The 17th International Festival for Digital Arts in Greece Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF),  invites the artistic, technological and scientific – and not only- world to submit their proposals for its hybrid (online and physical ) edition.

 

Titled “Tāctus”  the festival reflects upon the renstate of human connection both as communication and physical contact.

 

The deadline for application for  ADAF 2021 is extended till the 5th of September 2021 due to popular demand from the artistic and scientific community.

 

Exploring the repurpose of connection/contact, interaction and connectivity as it occured through the period of the pandemic our festival is returning again to the physical world with its first hybrid edition.

 

Dates announcement HYBRID FESTIVAL ( ONLINE & PHYSICAL):

ONLINE @ ONLINE.ADAF.GR: 20.09.21 – 31.10.21

PHYSICAL @ HISTORIC CENTER OF ATHENS: 13.10.21 – 17.10.21 

 

The festival attracts and presents works by artists from all over the world in 11 categories.

Connect with us at the 17th Athens Digital Arts Festival | Tāctus 

 

EXTENDED DEADLINE: 05.09.2021 | SUBMISSIONS: 2021.ADAF.GR

ΑDAF the Invited Festival at the Exhibition “Thesis-Antithesis-Synthesis – in the Belt of Change” at the International Art Exhibition “The Tides of the Century” in Hainan Ocean Flower Island, China 2021

Greece is the Country of Honor at the International Art Exhibition in Hainan, China 2021. Its Exhibition “Thesis-Antithesis-Synthesis – in the Belt of Change” is designed as an immersive experience for the public to imagine histories and futures, as well as to highlight the concepts of interaction, dialogue and fluidity.

 

Hainan, literally means ‘south of the sea’ and is the largest Island of China. In June 2020, a large-scale plan was announced by the Chinese government to transform the entire province with the aim of turning it into the largest special economic zone in China. Ocean Flower Island, built on Hainan, is the world’s largest flower-shaped man-made cultural tourism island, 1.5 times bigger than Palm Island in Dubai. An ingenious architectural complex of 8 grandiose museum buildings adorns the New Landmark for World Cultural Tourism. The International Art Exhibition “Tides of the Century” that inaugurates the museum complex on the island aspires to see that art as a common language of humanity to respond to the issues and challenges of this century. Chinese and International Artists from 24 Countries are participating in this great event.

 

This year Greece and China are celebrating “Greece-China Year for Culture and Tourism “for the first time, During this same year Greece Celebrates the 200 year anniversary of the National Revolution that led to the establishment of Modern Greece one of the earliest Modern European Nations. 

The Exhibition “Thesis-Antithesis-Synthesis – in the Belt of Change” is part of the Greece-China Year of Culture and Tourist 2021 and is presented under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign affairs – Secretariat General for Public Diplomacy and Greeks Abroad, The Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, The Hellenic Ministry of Tourism, the Greek National Tourism Organization and the Municipality of Athens.

The Exhibition brings together an eclectic selection of works (sculptures, installations, videos, multimedia works, and digital art) by pioneer Greek artists or artists of Greek origin.

At the Entrance Hall of the exhibition, leading to the three main areas, visitors can get a taste of Greek culture and touristic development, as well as showcasing the International Festival of Digital Arts in Greece, ATHENS DIGITAL ARTS FESTIVAL represented by the work of 21 Greek artists exploring the digital world and its extensions.

 

 

Artists representing ATHENS DIGITAL ARTS FESTIVAL

 

Alex Karantanas | Singularity (2016/17) | 07:13 min

Alexandra Mavrofridi | LETHAL HAND (2019) | 02:41 min

Anestis Anestis | A Natural History of Exotic Extinctions (2018) | 07:26 min

Antonis Rozakis | Escape shadows (from Athens) (2015) | 02:43 min

ARos & Christina |Interference | 0.7 (2016) | 04:11 min

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

Eleni Chamou | Filter bubble (2016) | 02:10 min

Eremus | Glitching Queerness/Queering Glitch (2018) | 09:24 min

Evi Stamou | Memory Lane (2016) | 03:20 min

Gelly Pentefounti | Much Ado About Nothing (2016) | 03:30 min

Iris Bournazou | Ichnos (2019) | 00:10 min

Kakia Konstantinaki | Us (2017) | 04:37 min

Makis Kyriakopoulos | What is a Man Without a Shadow (2020) | 03:20 min

Manolis Anastasakos | BIOMIMICRY “Into The Light”-Bioluminescence -green (532 & 520 nm) (2017) | 05:00 min

Maria Papapostolou | ECTASIS-ECTOPLASIS II (2016) | 03:21 min

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

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

Pamela Stefanopoulou | The Voices of Silence (2015) | 01:52 min

Yannis Kranidiotis & Situ Xiaochun | “inout” (2021) | 03:24 min

Theodora Prassa | Lavyrinthos (2017) | 02:45 min

Thomas Valianatos | Fractus machine_Cosmos (2016) | 03:34 min

 

Video program duration: 76 min 43 sec | 1 hour 16 mins 43 sec

 

Curated by:

Ilias Chatzichristodoulou (ADAF Founder and Director)

Katerina Koskina (supported by POLITES non-profit civil law corporation)

Eirini Olympiou (ADAF Video Art Curator)

 

About ADAF:

Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF), the pioneer longest living institution in Greece dedicated to audiovisual culture and digital arts (est.2005), is Greece’s official representative in the international scene of digital arts and culture. Athens Digital Arts Festival celebrates digital culture by bringing together every year a n international artistic community with thousands of visitors through an innovative and versatile public programme. Athens Digital Arts Festival takes great pride in being an inclusive and multi-layered institution that emphasizes the relation between Art, Science, and Technology and features artistic forms of expression such as web art, interactive installations, animation, digital image, VR/AR/MR, and digital applications as well as exhibitions, screenings, and live performances. ADAF from its early years aimed to embrace all communities –Greek as well as international –linked to digital culture and through its course has succeeded to maintain and empower this connection mainly by being rooted in its community and fostering network collaboration while providing an open platform for artistic expression. ADAF aims to inspire artists to experiment, create and express themselves by using all technological and audiovisual means, as well as to inform, educate and familiarize the audience with digital arts. ADAF has developed, through its 17 years course, a leading-edge and prominent educational program that includes Academic presentations, International Tributes, Workshops and Masterclasses that reflect on the artistic and visual language of digital mediums and its aesthetics. Being part of a large international network of festivals, it’s how cases work representing the international contemporary artistic and technological production. Athens Digital Arts Festival has received numerous awards for its achievements in many fields and was recently awarded by EFEE (Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe), an internationally acclaimed organization that measures and sets the quality standards for recognition and establishment for European Arts Festivals.

 

Hainan Ocean Flower Island

Guest Country Greece

Pavilion 6

End of the exhibition: 8.12.2021

 

Organizers

Chinese International Exhibition Agency (CIEA)

Ocean Flower Island Museum

Curator

Katerina Koskina

Producer

Kostas Konstantinidis

PostScriptum

Architectural Design & Lighting

Maria Maneta

Academic Research & Exhibition Content

POLITES

Digital Arts Expert

Ilias Chatzichristodoulou

Curatorial Assistance

Seta Astreou Karides

Communication

PostScriptum / POLITES

Translation

Lydia Xu

Coordinator .GR

Katia Demertzi

Coordinator .CN

Eric Cai – Alicia Cai

Art Handling & Logistics .GR

MoveArt

Art Handling & Logistics .CN

Shanghai Heighten International Transportation Co. Ltd 

Insurance

Karavias, Coverholder at Lloyds

Special Guest

ATHENS DIGITAL ARTS FESTIVAL

 

ADAF participates in Αudiovisual Αrts Festival of Ionion University

ADAF is a proud collaborator of the 14 th Audiovisual Arts Festival by Ionion University and we are  inviting you at its opening that will take place this Thursday 13th May via internet at 20:00

Link to the opening and activities: https://avarts.ionio.gr/stream

Festival Link:  https://avarts.ionio.gr/festival/

Festival activities will take place over the world wide web from the 13th to the 31st of May 2021

 

 

18 DAYS

Artist activities

Music Events

Educational Workshops 

Scientific announcements

 

345 PARTICIPANTS

220 undergraduates

50 Post Graduates

20 PhD and alumni

40 participants from the Center of Continuous learning | OPERN ART

15 Professors

 

16 ART ACTIONS

8 CONCERTS

5 WORKSHOPS

50 SCIENTIFIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

6 COLLABORATIONS WITH NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

European Art-Science-Technology Network (EASTN-DC)

Institute for Digital Arts, University of Western Macedonia

Helmca (Hellenic Electroacoustic Music Composers Association) Continuous Learning| OPEN ART

Corfu Photography Association 

Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF)

 

 

 

OPENING PROGRAMME

Salutations

 

Andreas Floros Reactor Ionian University

Rodi Kartsa Regional Governor of Ionian Islands

Meropi Idraiou  Mayor of Corfu

Dimos Dimitriadis Dean of Faculty of Music & Audio Visual Arts Ionian University

Andreas Giannakoulopoulos President of Faculty of Audio and Visual Arts Ionian University

Andreas Mniestris principal of ERIMEE ( Lab for Electroacoustic Music Research and Applications )

Nikolaos Kannelopoulos  Dean of Faculty of Audio and Visual Arts Ionian University

Marianna Strapatsaki Dean of Faculty of Audio and Visual Arts Ionian University

 

SHORT PRESENTATIONS

 

Konstantinos Tiligadis – assoc. Dean Faculty of Audio and Visual Arts Ionian University

Angelos Floros- Festival Art Director

Apostolos Loufopoulos- Head of Festival Musical Activities committee

Natalila Onorato head of Educational Activities AV school

Michalis Panagopoulos Head of Convention Steering Commitee DCAC 

Giannis Zannos Scientific Directors EASTN-DC

Alexandra Kalaitzoglou  FOTO LE.KE ( Corfu Photography Association)

Vasilis Mpoyzas – Director URC TIMENOS University of Western Macedonia

Ilias Chatzichristodoulou – founder and director of Athens Digital Arts Festival

Mary Zigoyri Artist

 

A few words

The 14th Audiovisual Arts Festival of the Ionian University is organised by the dep. Audio and Visual Arts (ΤΤΗΕ)  and the Lab for Electroacoustic Music Research and Applications (ΕΡΗΜΕΕ)  part of  the faculty for Music Studies of the Ionian University.

The festival Program will unravel between the 13th and the 31st of May and is covering a broad spectrum of artistic educational and scientific activities.

Looking toward openness the 14th festival of audiovisual arts has collaborated with the Institute for audiovisual Arts from the Academic Educational Center  “TIMENOS” by the University of Western Macedonia , the educational center for continuous learning (KEDIVIM) by Ionian University, Athens Digital Arts Festival, the Hellenic Electroacoustic Music Composers Association (ESSIM) and local cultural institutions such as the Region of Ionian Islands, Corfu photography association ( PHOTO LE.KE) and the Committee for Social Compassion of the Regional Office of Scouts in Corfu,  as well as distinguished figures from the performance art world such as Mary Zigouri, Filippos Tsitsopoulos, and Michalis Mitrou

Targeting the artistic creation of the students, the audiovisual arts festival has organised online the 7th series of seminars and workshops Avschool( https://avarts.ionio.gr/school/ )  between the 24-27of May and the 3rd international symposium Digital Cultures and AudioVisual Challenges (DCAC) ( https://avarts.ionio.gr/dcac/ ) between the 28th and 29th of May 2021.

The long term activities of the festival are receiving international participations having this year  invited artist from the BioArt genre Adam Zaretsky  and Marta de Menezes collaborators of Drama Pitching Lab of Drama International short film festival  and Interactive arts lab  (InArts) from the Ionian University as well as  the Cultivamos Cultura Institute of Portugal

Notable collaboration is this with the European Art – Science Technology Network for Digital Creativity (EASTN-DC)  which is allowing artists and educational activities to be a part of the 14th festival, presenting a special circle of announcements in the conference Digital Cultures and AudioVisual Challenges.  Distinctive participants are Georgios N Yannakakis and Daniel Ballin

 

 

 

 

 

Festival site:  https://avarts.ionio.gr/festival/