[spectre] FWD: DATATRANSFER Festival of cyber-culture (Praha)
Fri, 9 Nov 2001 15:02:48 +0100
Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2001 13:33:57 +0100 (CET)
Subject: DATATRANSFER Festival of cyber-culture (Praha)
From: Danny Holman <email@example.com>
DATATRANSFER Festival of cyber-culture: digital film, internet, design,
Theme: "The Street finds it's own use for things"
(William Gibson, Neuromancer)
12. - 24. 11. 2001 Archa Theatre, internet, Prague metro
Datatransfer festival is a new regular festival aiming to bind the emergi=
Czech e-culture scene with recognized and up-coming international artists
The festival is planned as an annual event.
Taking its title from a line in William Gibson's Neuromancer novel, the
festival will feature developments in e-culture where hi-tech becomes a p=
of our every day life, enriched with new cultural and social aspects.
The festival will transcend the traditional art showcase concept and beco=
a part of city life - a significant part of the program will be presented
among the internet community on the web. We will screen short sequences o=
the digital film section on the video screens in the Prague metro station=
Mustek, Muzeum and Florenc, from Nov 12th to Nov 24th.
PROGRAM OF THE FESTIVAL:
1. DIGITAL FILM:
Future visual styles.
Digital film is the format which has liberated filmmaking from the expens=
demands of celluloid and opened up many possibilities for more experiment=
work. As different mediums converge, film is becoming more and more
influenced by music videos, graphic design and computer games. Together w=
our special DVD section we present the best of onedotzero, the world=A5s
largest festival of digital film and a documentary about William Gibson, =
influential 'cyberpunk' sci-fi writer.
Dynamic world of internet virtual street.
The nature of the internet is characterized by William Gibson=A5s metapho=
a megalopolis called The Sprawl, a flexible, adapting, unlimited urban
culture. Internet is one of the key elements of cyber-culture and therefo=
we dedicate a significant part of the festival program to it, allowing it=
grow and develop exclusively on the internet and among the web community.
Visual history of the Prague streets.
An exhibition of music poster design from the last decade is the first of
its kind in Prague. It is a non-traditional retrospective of Czech poster
art - one of the main visual media of the street. Digital technologies ar=
widely embraced by poster artists and heavily influence their work.
Music of isolation in the world of modern technologies.
Robin Rimbaud - Scanner - is a leading pioneer of ambient electronic musi=
His performances are based on "rediscovering" electronic sounds, broadcas=
and anonymous phone conversations. They express feelings of the human
condition, of living in a world suffering from information overload.