Welcome to Fonlad 07, The Digital Arts Festival of Coimbra, Portugal, in he's third edition with the participation of 26 artists from 12 countries.
Photograph: Alvaro Santos (Portugal), Antonio Azenha (Portugal), Benvinda Araujo (Portugal), Carola Blanco (Venezuela), Elaine Gomes (Brazil), Emma Robertson (Italy), Jelica Culafic (Serbia), Jose Higino (Portugal), Marco Bonvinni (Italy), Paulo Corte-Real (Portugal), Pato (Portugal), Samuel Domingo (Spain).
Video / Animation: Adam Cruces (USA), Agricola de Cologne (Germany), Bernardo Rodrigues (Portugal), Collete Copeland (USA), David Burns (USA), Fabian Giles (Mexico), Jose Insua (USA).
Web Art: Annabel Castro (Mexico), Barry Smylie (Canada), Caterina Davinio (Italy), Cesar Peralta (Mexico), Jody Zellen (USA), Lukas Athanasiou (Greece), Tamara Lai (Belgium).
The 2007 festival is linked to the New Media Fest of Cologne (http://www.newmediafest.org) in the first of several cooperation's that are been made.
Is promoted by the Ancient Students of Arts School University of Coimbra (ARCA-EUAC), and commissioned by Jose Vieira.
The venue this hear goes to the presentation in Fonlad of the Unknown Artist Virtual Museum (to be launch at 16 Nov.) and the nomination awards to Photography, Video / Animation and Web Art. Curaters and artists are invited and encouraged to select the best work in each category. The results will be reveal at the close of the festival, at 30 November.
Vladislav Delay costruirà il soundscape per l'inaugurazione della Luce d'Artista di piazza Vittorio. In sintonia con lo stato d'animo di “Whistleblower” (Huume, 2007), il più recente album con questo pseudonimo, ci aspettiamo un suono pacato e meditabondo, dove il fascino di atmosfere buie e architetture in penombra viene singolarmente e inaspettatamente illuminato da ritmi e anti-ritmi, distruttivi e rigeneranti, in vitale contrasto.
GONGZHEN - SPORT IN ART EXHIBITION
In anticipation of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, Adidas - official sponsor of the Games - is celebrating the dynamic relationship between sport and art. The exhibition, starting in Shanghai this week, will visit Guangzhou, Nanjing, Shenyang and Chengdu, amongst others, arriving in Beijing next summer for the 2008 Games, before then going to Hong Kong.
Around 70 leading contemporary artists from around the world are participating in the project. Alongside European artists including Swiss photographer Hans Gissinger, audio/video artists Addictive TV and French designers Electronic Shadow are celebrated Chinese painters Wang Guangyi, Tang Zhigang, the Luo Brothers, Yue Minjun, Kong Weimeng and Zhong Biao as well as renowned Japanese animator Takeo Hatai.
"Light years beyond the gallery realm of masters like Bill Viola"
- XLR8R magazine
SPORTIVE by Addictive TV
The installation Sportive by Addictive TV dynamically explores movement and sound in a wide range of sports, evolving the action of the fast and furious sporting forms being sampled, into shifting new musical patterns of rhythmic audio and video.
With huge thanks to Adidas, Sportive was created using entirely the sounds and images of sports with only the addition of a human heartbeat. The installation is also available as a video piece on the Talents "Art & Sport" DVD, produced by Talents - the Art Video Collection - www.talentsvideo.com/en/issues/talents_performances
The Shanghai Grand Opening of "Gongzhen - Sport in Art" will take place on November 9th 2007 at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Masi Oka is now playing a different kind of hero. According to ComicMix, he's been appointed as a global ambassador for the One Laptop Per Child program which is trying to develop a $100 laptop for children in developing countries. tvsquad.com
Immersion - London
Immersion is a free-entry experimental music/sound-art event featuring a soundtrack of ambient journeys, electronic atmospheres, noisescapes, sonic experiments and tones/drones.
Immersion is an arena for new and established artists performing live experimental electronic music partnered by stimulating projected visuals processed live and tailored for each performance.http://www.immersionclub.tk/
EXHIBITIONS / PERFORMANCES / SCREENINGS / CONFERENCE
Artistic experiments with new technologies at borders with science
ENTER is part of the annual Week of Science and Technology, the project of the Czech Academy of Sciences.
ENTER runs under the auspices of Dr. Pavel Bém, the Mayor of Prague, and of the United Nations Information Center in Prague.
ENTER is organised by CIANT - International Centre for Art and New Technologies.
The official opening of ENTER will be held at the French Institute on Thursday, November 8, 2007 at 7 PM. Some exhibitions can be visited at the bulding of Academy of Sciences (Národní 3, Praha 1) already since Monday, November 5, 2007.