The 18th ADAF is here and it is FutuRetro!

*/ 18th Athens Digital Arts Festival | FutuRetro | Call for Entries

 

The 18th Athens Digital Arts Festival invites you to submit your proposals for its next hybrid (physical and online) edition that will take place in spring and fall 2022 respectively, in Athens, under the theme “FutuRetro” which calls us to see the future through the eyes of the past and the past through the eyes of the future. Deadline for submissions is on the 1st of March 2022.

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Futurology as a science, is a branch of social studies, parallel to the field of History. Is postulating the probable, possible, and preferable scenarios and the worldviews for the future, also taking under consideration the beliefs  and myths which imply them.

A precious instrument for this field has proven the art-genre of Science Fiction, from which one can easily ascertain that what begins as fictional, especially when it comes to a “technological marvel”, can indeed become a reality in the future. Aeroplanes, Spaceships, Robots, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Biotechnology, the Anthropocene era, are some of the ideas and notions that have materialized through science and technology after originally being fictitious mentions in fantasy futures or alternative realities of this art genre. Criticizing the route of contemporary and future society, Science Fiction and Futurology are often taking the form of contestation, while exploring the possible ramifications of innovation, in society, science and technology. With this quality they are capturing the “cultural wallpaper” and warn about its probable  evolution.

“And because today’s real life so resembles day-before-yesterday’s fantasy, the old-time fans are restless. Deep within, whether they admit it or not, is a feeling of disappointment and even outrage that the outer world has invaded their private domain. They feel the loss of a ‘sense of wonder’ because what was once truly confined to ‘wonder’ has now become prosaic and mundane.”– Isaac Asimov

Next to futurology comes the aesthetic movement of retrofuturism. Frequently emanating from dissatisfaction towards the present, retrofuturism is attempting a depiction of the future, as dreamed on at an earlier age, offering skepticism and implying the reevaluation of technological means. It explores the relationship of the past and the future, and in extension  the impact of technology which appears sometimes alienating and sometimes empowering, through a nostalgic contrast. If futurism is characterized by the feverish anticipation of what will come, retrofuturism is the reminder of this anticipation.

“Take hold of the future or the future will take hold of you.”- Patrick Dixon 

The International Festival of Digital Arts in Greece, Athens Digital Arts Festival has chosen the theme FutuRetro, with a retrospective mood for its coming of age 18th edition ADAF 2022. Taking on the occasion of the contemporary discomfort and scepticism over the present time, especially after the pandemic and economic crisis, the climate change e.t.c. The festival is turning towards science fiction and retrofuturism -as part of futurology- to see the technological milestones of today both through the eyes of the past, and as foreshadowing for the future. What was the past speculating about the technology of the present? How is retro technology being reused today in the section of art – technology and science? Will the contemporary cutting edge technology e.g. NFTs, AI, Contemporary Robotics, Biotechnology e.t.c be considered the retro of tomorrow? Are the current tech speculations such as superintelligence, 3D bioprinting, mind uploading, singularity, transhumanism e.t.c. the actual future? What will that mean for humankind?

We call for artists, scientists, intellectuals, technologist and every other creator to submit their applications to the respective categories, Installations, Video Art, Performances, Web Art, Animation, Digital Image, VR/AR, Games, Talks, Workshops, Music, Kids (which contains all of the above addressed to children) till the 1st of March. All applications will be considered for assemblage of the 18th edition, physical and online, which will take place in spring and fall 2022 respectively. The shortlisted artists will be notified via email for the status of their application and details regarding the possible presentation of their work in any or both of the festival versions.

“Join us, in seeing the future through the eyes of the past and the past through the eyes of the future…”

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Detailed information about the submission process and the call for entries is available at the following link: www.adaf.gr

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Το 18ο ADAF είναι εδώ και είναι FutuRetro!

*/ 18ο Athens Digital Arts Festival | FutuRetro | Ανοιχτό Κάλεσμα Συμμετοχών

 

Το 18ο Διεθνές Φεστιβάλ Ψηφιακών Τεχνών της Ελλάδας,  Athens Digital Arts Festival, σας προσκαλεί να υποβάλετε τις προτάσεις σας για την επόμενη υβριδική (φυσική και online) διοργάνωση που θα διεξαχθεί την άνοιξη και το φθινόπωρο του 2022 αντίστοιχα στην Αθήνα, με θέμα “FutuRetro” που καλεί να δούμε το μέλλον μέσα από τα μάτια του παρελθόντος, και το παρελθόν μέσα από τα μάτια του μέλλοντος. Η προθεσμία υποβολής αιτήσεων είναι την 1η Μαρτίου 2022.

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H επιστήμη του φουτουρισμού (επιστήμη του μέλλοντος) αποτελεί κλάδο των κοινωνικών επιστημών που βρίσκεται σε παραλληλία με αυτόν της Ιστορίας. Υποθέτει τα δυνατά, πιθανά και προτιμητέα σενάρια για το μέλλον και την κοσμοθεώρηση, λαμβάνοντας υπόψη, εκτός άλλων, τις πεποιθήσεις και τους μύθους που τα υπονοούν.

Πολύτιμο εργαλείο της επιστήμης αυτής είναι το καλλιτεχνικό κίνημα της Επιστημονικής Φαντασίας, από το οποίο εύκολα διαπιστώνεται πως κάτι που ξεκινάει ως φανταστικό, ειδικά το “τεχνολογικό θαύμα”, μπορεί να καταφέρει στο μέλλον να γίνει κάτι πραγματικό. Τα Αεροπλάνα, τα Διαστημόπλοια, τα Ρομπότ, η Τεχνητή Νοημοσύνη, η Εικονική Πραγματικότητα, η Βιοτεχνολογία, η Ανθρωπόκαινος Εποχή, είναι ιδέες και έννοιες που πραγματώθηκαν μέσω των επιστημών και της τεχνολογίας, ύστερα από την αναφορά τους σε φανταστικά μέλλοντα ή παράλληλες πραγματικότητες. Ασκώντας, συχνά, κριτική στην πορεία της σύγχρονης και μέλλουσας κοινωνίας, η Επιστημονική Φαντασία και η επιστήμη του φουτουρισμού συχνά παίρνουν τη μορφή αμφισβήτησης, εξερευνώντας τις πιθανές επιπτώσεις της καινοτομίας στην κοινωνία, την επιστήμη και την τεχνολογία. Με αυτήν την ιδιότητα, αποτυπώνουν το “πολιτισμικό φόντο” και προειδοποιούν για την πιθανή εξέλιξη του.

“Επειδή η σημερινή αληθινή ζωή μοιάζει τόσο με τη φαντασία της προηγούμενης μέρας, οι υποστηρικτές του παλιού είναι ανήσυχοι. Μέσα τους, είτε το παραδέχονται είτε όχι, υπάρχει η αίσθηση του ανικανοποίητου ή ακόμα και της οργής, καθώς το εξώκοσμο έχει εισέλθει στον προσωπικό τους χώρο. Βιώνουν την απώλεια του θαυμασμού καθότι αυτό που κάποτε καταχωρούσαν ως “θαύμα” τώρα έχει μετατραπεί σε κάτι συνηθισμένο και επίγειο.”– Isaac Asimov

Πλάι στην επιστήμη του φουτουρισμού, κινείται και το αισθητικό κίνημα του ρετροφουτουρισμού. Ξεκινώντας, συνήθως, από το ανικανοποίητο του παρόντος, ο ρετροφουτουρισμός επιχειρεί την απεικόνιση του μέλλοντος, όπως την ονειρεύτηκαν σε μια πιο πρώιμη εποχή, προσδίδοντας μια σκεπτικιστική διάθεση που υπονοεί την επαναξιολόγηση της τεχνολογίας. Εξερευνά τη σχέση αντίθεσης του παρελθόντος με το μέλλον και, σε προέκταση, των επιπτώσεων της τεχνολογίας, που άλλοτε είναι αποξενωτική και άλλοτε ενδυναμώνει την ανθρωπότητα, μέσα από μια νοσταλγική αντίθεση. Αν η επιστήμη του φουτουρισμού χαρακτηρίζεται από την πυρετώδη αναζήτηση αυτού που πρόκειται να έρθει, ο ρετροφουτουρισμός είναι η υπενθύμιση της προσμονής.

“Όρισε και κράτα το μέλλον γιατί αλλιώς το μέλλον θα ορίσει και θα κρατήσει εσένα.”- Patrick Dixon

Το Διεθνές Φεστιβάλ Ψηφιακών Τεχνών της Ελλάδας, Athens Digital Arts Festival, επέλεξε το θέμα “FutuRetro” για την 18η διοργάνωση του ADAF 2022 με μια διάθεση ανασκόπησης για την ενηλικίωσή του. Με αφορμή τη σύγχρονη δυσανασχέτηση και σκεπτικισμό για την κατάσταση του παρόντος, μετά και από την κρίση της πανδημίας, της οικονομίας και της κλιματικής αλλαγής, στρέφεται στην επιστημονική φαντασία και στον ρετροφουτουρισμό, ως μέρος της επιστήμης του μέλλοντος, προσπαθώντας να δει τα τεχνολογικά επιτεύγματα του σήμερα μέσα από τα μάτια του παρελθόντος, αλλά και ως προοικονομία του αύριο. Πώς αναφέρεται το παρελθόν στην τεχνολογία του σήμερα; Πώς γίνεται η επανάχρηση της retro τεχνολογίας στη σύγχρονη τομή τέχνης – τεχνολογίας και επιστήμης; Θα αποτελέσει η σύγχρονη τεχνολογία αιχμής π.χ. τα NFT, το ΑΙ, τα σύγχρονα ρομπότ, η βιοτεχνολογία κ.λπ. το ρετρό του αύριο; Είναι οι σημερινές τεχνολογικές προοικονομίες όπως το superintelligence, 3D bioprinting, το mind uploading, το singularity, το transhumanism κ.λπ. το μέλλον; Τι σημαίνουν όλα αυτά για την ανθρωπότητα;

Καλούμε καλλιτέχνες, επιστήμονες, διανοούμενους, τεχνολόγους και κάθε άλλο δημιουργό να υποβάλει τις αιτήσεις του στις αντίστοιχες κατηγορίες Installations, Video Art, Performances, Web Art, Animation, Digital Image, VR/AR, Games, Talks, Workshops, Music, Kids (που περιλαμβάνει όλες τις παραπάνω κατηγορίες) έως την 1η Μαρτίου. Οι αιτήσεις αφορούν στο σύνολο της 18ης διοργάνωσης, φυσικού και online φεστιβάλ, που θα πραγματοποιηθούν την άνοιξη και το φθινόπωρο του 2022, αντίστοιχα. Οι καλλιτέχνες των επικρατέστερων αιτήσεων θα ειδοποιηθούν μέσω ηλεκτρονικού ταχυδρομείου για την πορεία της αίτησης τους αλλά και για λεπτομέρειες σε σχέση με την πιθανή παρουσίαση του έργου τους.

«Ελάτε να δούμε το μέλλον μέσα από τα μάτια του παρελθόντος, και το παρελθόν μέσα από τα μάτια του μέλλοντος…»

ΔΙΑΒΑΣΤΕ ΠΕΡΙΣΣΟΤΕΡΑ

Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες σχετικά με τη διαδικασία υποβολής καλλιτεχνικών προτάσεων επισκεφθείτε το www.adaf.gr

#ADAF2022 #ADAF22 #TheNewRetro #Futuretro #Futurology #Sci-Fi #Retrofuturism

Το 18ο Athens Digital Arts Festival υλοποιείται με τη συγχρηματοδότηση της Ελλάδας και της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης στο πλαίσιο του Ε.Π. «Αττική» του ΕΣΠΑ 2014-2020.

Call for Volunteers

Come join the dynamic team of The Athens Digital Arts Festival for an ultimate volunteer experience!

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.

ROBOTIZE IT at the 18th ADAF!

Bring your own robot and be part of the18th ADAF!
For more info: robotizeit@adaf.gr

18th Athens Digital Arts Festival “FutuRetro” | Dates, Location & More

 

The Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF) presents FutuRetro, a celebratory 18th edition and a five-day gathering in the heart of Athens at the historical landmark of Kotzia Square.

From the 25th – 29th of May, the building complex of notoshome and Kotzia Square will be revived to host an innovative exciting program with works from 12 categories: Video Art, Animation, Interactive Installations, Virtual and Augmented reality (VR/AR), Games, Digital Image, Web Art, Live Performances, Workshops, Talks and ADAF KIDS, a mini digital arts festival dedicated to children. This year ADAF is especially excited to present a curated program for the ADAF MUSIC category.

The theme, FutuRetro, focuses on science fiction, retrofuturism and futurology and aims to present the technological milestones of today through the eyes of the past and as a foreshadowing means for the future. Marking its third year as a Hybrid Festival, the online edition of the festival, ADAF ONLINE, will be launched in the fall of 2022 as an extension to the physical edition and in an effort to make the festival and its works accessible to a truly limitless, global audience.

With the selection process in its final stage, ADAF’s international open call has yet again received an overwhelming number of submissions, 5,700 works from artists, scientists, intellectuals, and technologists from around the world. Parallel to the open call, the Festival continues to expand its network by cultivating bridges with local and international festivals, universities and institutions to exchange knowledge, art and to showcase global trends in digital arts.

 

Call For Volunteers

Volunteers are a vital part of Athens Digital Arts Festival. Every year, plenty of creative people join the Festival’s team in order to develop their abilities and help in all sectors of the festival, such as in the audience reception, exhibition set-up and production as well as in guided tours.

By participating at ADAF you will have the opportunity to live a unique experience and contribute, according to your dexterity, skills, interests and availability, to all creative and organizational processes of the 18th edition of the festival. If you are over 18, please fill in the form. Deadline: 30.4.2022

At the end of the festival, all volunteers will receive a certificate of participation.

More Info: volunteers@adaf.gr

 

A few words about the location

The Athens Digital Arts Festival traditionally takes place during spring in the Historic Center of Athens, each time activating and reinventing city landmarks and spaces, engaging the local community and creating new paths where one can explore and experience the city in a new and unique way.  This year, ADAF selects the city landmark of Kotzia Square and the notoshome building complex to host its exciting program.

The main exhibition will take place in an impressive building complex, of over 12,000 m2 on Kotzia Square, where notoshome department store was housed from 2003 until its relocation in 2018 in the notos beauty & fashion department store (6th & 7th floor, Stadiou & Aiolou Str). To celebrate the 18th Athens Digital Arts Festival and as an invitation to its customers and pedestrians, the notos department store will feature an impressive interactive installation in one of its windows.

In the meantime, we invite you to visit our last edition Tāctus, with an exciting 3D Virtual Tour to see the artworks showcased at the 17th Athens Digital Arts Festival which took place at the Museum of Modern Culture.

More information on the program of the 18th Athens Digital Arts Festival will be announced shortly on 2022.adaf.gr. Connect with us on Instagram and Facebook for daily updates and sign up for our newsletter for year-round news on ADAF.

#ADAF2022 #ADAFgreece #TheNewRetro #Futuretro #Futurology #Sci-Fi #Retrofuturism

Τhe 18th Athens Digital Arts Festival is co-financed by the Hellenic Republic and the European Union through the Regional Operational Program “Attica” in the framework of NSRF 2014-2020, performs under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sport, the Region of Attica and the City of Athens.

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Culture Path goes to Dubai Expo 2020

Culture Path invites the visitor to wander between iconic art pieces from all over Greece at the Greek Pavilion of Dubai Expo 2020 in March 2022.

Dubai Expo 2020 is the largest exhibition to be held in the Arab World. It presents 192 country pavilions that offer immersive cultural experiences and highlight the unique elements of every country. The Greek Pavilion’s theme Greece | Tomorrow | Today invites the visitor to a creative journey through a step-by-step exploration of significant pillars of Greek present and future.

The Ministry of Culture and Sports takes a digital and creative leap and in collaboration with the Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF) create Culture Path, an Augmented Reality (AR) experience. Αn interactive cultural stroll, where technology of Augmented Reality (AR), facilitates the intersection between the cultural heritage of Greece with modern and contemporary creation. A journey through cultural milestones and less known works of art from museums all over Greece. Culture Path is an experience where a discussion between the past and the present takes place, while gazing towards the future. A proposed starting point for a dialogue of artistic creation that explores the borders of fantasy, an invitation for  a future visit to Greece’s splendid museums.

 

Culture Path AR uses:
*/ Tablets
*/ Mobile Phones
*/ Augmented reality smart glasses

 

 

#ADAF2022 #ADAFgreece #DubaiExpo2020 #GreeceExpo2020 #GreeceTomorrowToday

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ADAF Honors The International Women’s Day

ADAF Honors The International Women’s Day with a special tribute. Τhe online programme will remain available for two days, on March 7 and 8, 2022 live at online.adaf.gr

This compilation, dedicated to the International Women’s Day, regards to the fights for women rights, the discrimination and struggles each woman is called to face during her lifetime. The presented animation and video art shorts constitute a list of submissions from Athens Digital Arts Festival events from 2020 and 2021. Happy International Women’s day! 

 

Animation: 

Cities of Ladies 1 (WE) | Kim Noce | UK | 5 min

Skeleton of a moth | Emma Kay Smith | UK | 8.16 min

Pink | Yi Han | CN | 1.18 min

Pink Riding Hood | Yasser Maged, Ahmed Salah | EG | 2.50 min

Bhay (Fear) (2020) | Lolita Bhaduri | IN | 01:00 min

Free and Beautiful (2020) | Narges Haghighat | CA | 03:00 min

Walking at Knight (2020) | Faye Thomas | US | 04:00 min

History of Edina Altara | Mira | IT | 4.07 min

Kiki’s Memoirs | Zanna Abasova | TR | 15.35 min

 

Video Art:

ANNA | Ines Schiller | AUSTRIA | 6:20

Måneridt | Caroline Polke | DENMARK | 6:57

The Great Dictator | Nadja Verena Marcin | Germany | 4:35

Anger is a liquid | Lilian Robl | GERMANY | 8:02

Im(moral) Code: An ethics to lose one’s way | Andrea Grain Hayton | Mexico | 12:47

Eiphorium | Maria Tsvetkova | Russian Federation | 1:52

Hey Babe | Axel  Bonnot | FR  | 2:30

LOOMS | LOREENA “LOLO” CALANDI | ARGENTINA | 7:12

At The Table | Analice Croccia | BRAZIL | 12:19

Code Poems | Kevin Siwoff | UK | 12:58

Silent Scream | Nara Walker | Australian | 7:43

Do you hear me? | Bahareh Hejrankeshrad | GERMANY | 1:45

Iranshahr | Mahdi Kamranirad , Mary Moosa | Iran | 1:00

Trapped Women | Nataly Vergara Adrianzén | PERU | 8:52

FUCK YOU | Tee Hogan | UK | 4:41

 

TRIBUTE

Women In Media Technology

A tribute to women through examples that show the extraordinary way of managing mediums and thematics in the digital art field. Giving stand to women creators by showing their spectacular work in the festival, we promote new media art from women while offering them equal opportunities in their work field.

 

Kamilya Issaliyeva | #OurHeritage | ΚΖ

Mohamed Allam | My Εxtended Αrm | EG

Laura Hyunjhee Kim | Diary Dreams of Three | US
APOTROPIA | Timepulse | ΙT
Alessandro Amaducci | Shedding | IT
Furen Dai | Language Product | CN
Maria Fernanda Bertero | Technolapse | EC
Nicole Rayburn | Ya – why so negative? | CA
Johanna Reich | A drone painting, black square on white ground | DE
Elena Knox | Pathetic Fallacy | AU

Extended Call For Entries for ADAF 2022, “FutuRetro”

The 18th International Festival for Digital Arts in Greece Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF) invites the artistic, technological, scientific -and not only- world to submit their proposals for its hybrid (online and physical) edition.

Due to popular demand, we are extending the deadline  for  ADAF 2022  till the 15th of March 2022.

Titled “FutuRetro” the festival calls us to see the future through the eyes of the past and the past through the eyes of the future.

Exploring the relationship of the past and the future and by interacting with the state-of-the-art technology and science our festival returns with its second hybrid edition.

Official Dates of the HYBRID FESTIVAL (PHYSICAL & ONLINE) TBA.
PHYSICAL @ HISTORIC CENTER OF ATHENS: MAY 2022
ONLINE @ ONLINE.ADAF.GR: AUTUMN 2022
The festival attracts and presents works by artists from all over the world in 12 categories.

Connect with us at the 18th Athens Digital Arts Festival | FutuRetro 

EXTENDED DEADLINE: 15.03.2022 | SUBMISSIONS: 2022.ADAF.GR

#WeRemeber | Projection Mapping for the International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 27th has been declared the International Holocaust Remembrance Day to honor the souls lost in the horrors of World War II.

Every year, on this day, the Central Holocaust Remembrance Event is held in Auschwitz, part of which is the display of photographs from memorial actions around the world, so that no one will ever forget. Buildings around the world are illuminated giving the present to this chain of memorial effort.

The present was also given in Greece with the illumination of the City Hall in Kotzia Square by the Municipality of Athens, in collaboration with the Central Israeli Council of Greece, as a sign of support and participation in this symbolic project.

The production was undertaken by the Athens Digital Arts Festival.

#WeRemember #HolocaustRemembranceDay
#NeverAgain

“Culture Path” travels to the 53rd Cairo International Book Fair

Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF) participates with the “Culture Path” augmented reality project in the 53rd Cairo International Book Fair in the Greek pavilion of the Hellenic Foundation for Culture and the Ministry of Culture and Sports. During the Exhibition, ADAF’s AR installation, through the Greek pavilion, will entice visitors to a unique AR experience, bringing the scent of Greece to Egypt.

Culture Path is an interactive route of culture,  where technology of augmented reality (AR), facilitates the intersection of cultural heritage of Greece with modern and contemporary creation. Through this small path in the Greek pavilion, and through AR technology the visitor has the ability to have a stroll through milestones and less known works of art, coming from museums all over the country.  The borders of the imagination are expanding and the Greek Pavilion of the Cairo International Book Fair invites us to a discussion – motive for a future visit to the museums of Greece.

The exhibition will take place from January 26 to February 7 at the International Exhibition Center of Egypt, with Greece, being a Guest of Honour, bringing along famous publishers and literature works. Cairo International Book Fair is one of the most important events of the Arab world, having welcomed more than two million visitors. The exhibition aims to expand Egypt’s touch with the Greek cultural heritage – and in particular with the Greek literature – thus extending the interpersonal relations of the two states.

 

Festive 3D Projection Mapping Shows accross Greece!

For another consecutive year, Athens Digital Arts Festival, the International Digital Arts Festival of Greece, painted and illuminated the country with four 3D Projection Mapping Shows, thus spreading the message of Christmas and the best wishes for the new year. Specifically, the four points that were illuminated are the Greek Parliament, the Municipality of Athens, the Municipal Theater of Piraeus and the Municipality of Alexandroupolis.

 

Greek Parliament

The western facade of the Greek Parliament was transformed into a Christmas fairytale, with Santa Claus, Elves and Nutcrackers coming to life alongside the architectural elements of the building.

28 – 30 December 2021

 

Municipality of Athens – The Night of Wishes

On Christmas day, Kotzia Square was filled with the traditional lanterns of the “Night of Wishes” and with the bright interactive musical nutcrackers, enriching the festive decoration of the ice rink.

December 24, 2021

 

Piraeus Municipal Theater

The spirit of Christmas “came to life” at the Municipal Theater of Piraeus. The emblematic building of the city was flooded with festive colors, magical images and a Christmas atmosphere.

23 – 24 December 2021

 

Municipality of Alexandroupolis 

Impressive lighting, multidimensional geometries that highlight the architectural aspect of the Munincipality, Christmas motifs, wishes and festive performances compose the ideal setting for Christmas 2021 in Alexandroupolis.

29 – 30 December 2021

 

OPEN ART in collaboration with ADAF commence the 3rd edition of OPEN ART seminars

The Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF) once again collaborates with OPEN ART, a program which offers artistic practice in the fields of art, technology, science and society in the form of free seminars. The third edition aims to approach the fields of Sounscapes (Landscape sounds), Electoracoustic Music and Sound Installations with research and creativity.  

The program consists of two courses taking place over a ten (10) week period : the first course “The Art of Listening” by Giorgis Sakellariou and the second course “Art In The Information Era”  by Aggelos Florou, head of science at OPEN ART. This series of lectures and workshops will analyze landscape sounds through environmental recordings, not only as an object of research but as a framework for dialogue and reflection, and a tool for creative practices. 

The OPEN ART program is implemented within the framework of Artist Lab, an institution of OPEN ART that enables renowned and established professionals from the fields of art and technology to design and teach a selected subject on an annual basis. 

The first and second editions have been completed with guests Marianthi Tzislaki-Kotsanou, in the field of Interactive Media & Performance in Public Space and Anna Vasof in the field of Transmedia Art. This year ‘s guest is George Sakellariou, a musician, researcher and academic of Electroacoustic Music who lives and works in Lithuania.

 

A few words about Giorgis Sakellariou 

Georgis Sakellariou is a composer of experimental and electroacoustic music. Since 2003, he has been internationally active through the release of personal albums, collective works and composing music for short films and theatrical performances. He also leads workshops and performs his music live around the world. 

His practice focuses on the communal experience of listening and the communication between composer, audiences, performance spaces and the rest of the physical and supernatural world. He only performs in absolute darkness, fostering an all-inclusive and profoundly submerging sonic experience.