The Mapping Festival is an international cultural event dedicated to VJing and its neighbouring disciplines, that is to say audiovisual art in the broadest sense of the word. Created in 2005, the Mapping Festival is already in its eighth edition. Year after year, it continues to attract a broader public and to put an emphasis on the most forefront artists while introducing their work and creations built of all kinds of new and innovative technologies.
You’ve asked for it on Facebook, you’ve desperately looked for it on our website, you’ve even tried to rob us information on Twitter, but there was nothing to do about it, we’ve kept the secret until the very last minute.
Less than two months before the eighth edition of the Mapping Festival, taking place this year from May 10th to 20th in Geneva, we’ve finally decided to reveal the line-up.
For this 2012 edition, the Mapping Festival remains true to its motto “Visual – Audio & Deviant Electronics” and presents an architectural mapping of the Museum of art and history, takes you on a fairground stall, gives you the opportunity to discover La Gravière, invites you to a Secret Label Party, a new audiovisual label, and make you lose your bearings with such performances as Dieu est un DJ, Loop me or La Caputxeta Galàctica.
Want to know more? We’re getting to the heart of it …
This year, we’ve decided to unveil our program step by step. You will find below our global line-up, but some focuses will follow, to keep the party going!
But let’s not make you languish any longer…
Ladies and gentlemen, here is the line-up of the 2012 Mapping Festival:
@ Le Commun – Bâtiment d’art contemporain (BAC) /// from 10 to 20/05
Pascal Dufaux (CA) Déjà vu
Joanie Lemercier (AntiVJ/FR) Eyjafjallajokull
Daniel Canogar (ES) Scanner
Aleksandra Dulic (CA) In a Thousand Drops… Refracted Glances
Frederik De Wilde (BE) UMwelt-VIRUtopia
Danny Perreault (CA) Flow
@ Musée d’art et d’histoire /// 19/05
Bordos.ArtWorks and Invited Artists (HU)
Apparati Effimeri (IT)
@ Théâtre du Galpon /// Fonderie Kugler /// Cinéma Spoutnik /// Théâtre de l’Usine
Insectotropics (ES) La Caputxeta Galàctica
Insanë (CA/CH) Dieu est un DJ- 1st representation
Sculpture (UK) Unstable Modular Collage
Casper Electronics (US)
Tasman Richardson (CA)
Chloé Tallot + Arnout Hulskamp (FR/NL) Red bus
Yilab (TW) Loop Me
RYBN (FR) ADM7:FLASHCRASH – 1st representation
Michael Vorfeld (DE) Light bulb music
Cie Nejma & A-li-ce (FR) La Baraque Foraine 6.1
@ Zoo /// La Gravière /// La Fonderie Kugler
Discodeine (Kill the DJ/FR)
Remain (Meant Records/FR)
Vosper (Meant Records/CA)
El Hijo De La Cumbia (AR)
Label Commercial Suicide Party (UK)
Ras Mali (CH)
Tempo Moderno (BR/IT) Discotecario Doca et Actaruss1
Monkey Freakz (CH)
DMS vs Hiiters (CH)
SECRET LABEL PARTY
@ Fonderie Kugler /// 12/05
The official launch of a brand new audiovisual label!
The best artists of the moment and long-time favorites of the Mapping Festival, all gathered around for a full day of lectures, performances, and of course party. A wild event, keep an eye on them…
And as always, the VJ CONTEST
@ Cinéma Spoutnik /// 18-19/05
More info soon…