Mal au Pixel / PixelAche Paris
International festival of Electronic Subcultures
14-21 avril, at Ars Longa, Confluences, Mains d'Oeuvres
" Democracy ? Do it yourself ! "
The second edition of the Mal au Pixel festival will be held in April
2007, the very week before the first round of the French presidential
election. Given this pre-election context, Mal au Pixel tackles the
question of how artists, researchers and networked communities working in
the field of media can contribute to understanding, criticizing, and
imagining our political and social systems?
This topic aims to gather artists, designers, researchers, and social
workers, intends to drive us towards poetical or critical proposals,
rather than simply illustrate e-democracy trends. Marcel Duchamp taught us
that all Art is politics, time has come then to ask why politics shouldnt
be aesthetical as well?
Mal au Pixel Festival also presents experimental installations, debates
and workshops, but also party times to share: five events of hybrid
performances, DJ/VJ, experimental or narrative lives, plenty of electronic
vibes from here and far away !