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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.
The Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF), continues its successful course and wins four awards at the Event Awards 2021!
The 6th Event Awards of Boussias Communications offered ADAF the opportunity to stand out through four significant distinctions for the projects it implemented in in the unprecedented year of 2021.
At a time where human contact and our relationship with public space is being reevaluated, digital art offered us the opportunity to live unique experiences and to shift our perception of art and the public space. ADAF evolved organically and quickly adapted to the unprecedented conditions that were created by the pandemic and through its specially designed projects, was able to offer original experiences to its audience when almost everything around us seemed to freeze in time.
The Athens Digital Arts Festival received the following awards at the Event Awards 2021.
1 GOLD | Category: Best Pivot from Physical to Virtual | Project: ADAF ONLINE
ADAF ONLINE (online.adaf.gr) was the natural, digital evolution of the physical festival. It was the first Digital Art Online Streaming Festival, which offered daily special experiences and world premieres to its audience. Through its specially designed platform, it hosted artwork of Greek and International artists on demand and live streaming for three consecutive months.
2 GOLD | Categories: Special Events / Broadcasting & Video & Graphics | Project: 3D Projection Mapping on the Hellenic Parliament for the project “1821-2021, 200 Years from the Greek Revolution”
This project reflected our history’s memory where the past and present were fused together through the projection of the Greek Revolution’s heroes, on the face of the Greek Parliament.
1 BRONZE | Category: Cultural Event | Project: “Let’s Get Phygital”
“Let’s Get Phygital” was the first interactive phygital exhibition held in the heart of the city, highlighting its natural and urban landscapes through digital art. The event highlighted technology in a contactless interaction era (Covid-Free) and was also the first event where the public could enjoy the event through a 3D Virtual Tour.
We are delighted and honored to receive these awards and as Erini Toli, the President of the Evaluation Committee stated in her speech “ It is a special moment for us to be meeting in person again to celebrate the event industry. It is always important to honor the people who are active and distinguished in the industry. We experienced upheavals, but we adapted and evolved. We found new solutions, we utilized technological tools and remained strong through our creative flame”.
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.
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.
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’sonline platform online.adaf.gr, “Global Heritage” is 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.
The17th 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 upcomingAthens Digital Arts Festival.
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.
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
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 topopular 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
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
Thomas Valianatos | Fractus machine_Cosmos (2016) | 03:34 min
Video program duration: 76 min 43 sec | 1 hour 16 mins 43 sec
Ilias Chatzichristodoulou (ADAF Founder and Director)
Katerina Koskina (supported by POLITES non-profit civil law corporation)
Eirini Olympiou (ADAF Video Art Curator)
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
End of the exhibition: 8.12.2021
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