29th European Media Art Festival 2016
THE FUTURE OF VISIONS – Don’t expect anything!
This year’s European Media Art Festival questions the general importance and impact of strategies for the future in its installations, film programmes, lectures and panels.
Since time immemorial, humans have been philosophising about our future. Authors create utopias and dystopias, scientists discuss the fate of mankind, and entire branches of research devote themselves to its development, predicting demographic data, technical progress and environmental changes almost daily.
Back in the 1990s, there was optimism about the assessment of the digital dissemination of knowledge and the democratic potential of the internet. Today, “sharing communities” and the “Internet of Things” are the latest business hypes.
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EMAF is one of the most influential forums of international Media Art. As a meeting point for artists, curators, distributors, galleries and an audience of experts the festival has a great impact on the topics and aesthetics of Media Art. Each year the festival offers its visitors a current overview of experimental films, installations, performances, digital formats and hybrid forms, ranging from personal and political subjects or formal experiments to provocative statements from the pulsating area of "Media Art – Society". The Festival sees itself as a place of experimentation and a laboratory where extraordinary works, experiments and ventures are created and presented.
Cinema: Short and feature films, documentaries, music videos, specials, retrospectives
Exhibition: Media installations
Expanded Media: Artistic projects of digital media, live performances, music and sound projects, projects in the web
INIT - EMAF Media Campus: European academies and universities present their latest programmes and projects
Conference: Talks, workshops, presentations and panels