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Mapping Festival 2014 - Workshops subscriptions

Thu May 22, 2014 00:00 - Sun Jun 01, 2014

Geneva, Switzerland



Mapping Festival, dedicated to audio-visual art and digital culture, celebrates this year its 10th edition from May 22 to June 1 2014.

After its success in 2013, we repeat the formula discerning professional workshops from events intended for the public. Articulated around various themes and technological explorations, conducted by international instructors who are specialists in their respective fields, the six workshops will be spread over the two weeks of the festival.

Informations and subscriptions on our website:


Deadline: April 7th 2014!

NY MAPPATHON (May 28 to 30)

Conducted by CHiKA (US) with collaborators Anton Marini (US), Tom Butterworth (UK) and David Lublin (US).
NY Mappathon, a workshop focused on learning projection mapping, aims to create a site specific installation through collaborative work.

MAPPING 2.0 (May 24 to 28)

Conducted by Mike Latona (BE).
Intended for video artists wishing to deepen their knowledge of actual mapping softwares, image creation and production of permanent installations.


Conducted by Laurent Novac (CH).
An exploration in the field of generative art and the use of physical principles for the generation of objects, both 'implausible' and 'natural'.

3D LED FASHION (May 26 to 29)

Conducted by MadMapper creators Boris Edelstein (CH) & François Wunschel (FR).
This workshop will offer a full range of practical applications on LEDs and video mapping using MadMapper, a software from GarageCube and 1024 architecture.

STAGE DESIGN (May 25 to 28)

Conducted by Adrien Boulanger (FR), Pierre Turlotte (FR) & Rochel Mancip (FR).
How to set up a scenography in the Zoo Club (Geneva). Participants will go through all stages, designing, building and operating the scenography.

Module programming with Modul8 (May 22 to 24)

Conducted by Andy Teasdale (UK) & Gaël Lupin (FR).
For three days this workshop will offer a full range of tools for module programming using Modul8, a software from GarageCube.



Only a few days before the release of the full Mapping Festival program, but now talking about something serious. This 9th edition dedicates a greater part to an indispensable step of the creation: experimentation.
The first part of the 10days Festival will be dedicated to a series of rich and various program of workshops which will be revealed below. The second part will be devoted to audiovisual performances, clubbing parties, AV lives and architectural mapping. All overseen by a series of installations at the Headquarter of the Festival inside the Building of Contemporary Art (BAC). But let's go back to the workshops program.

More informations about subscriptions:
>>>>> www.mappingfestival.com <<<<<

STAGE DESIGN (from May 5th to 8th)
Workshop presented by Adrien Boulanger (FR), Pierre Turlotte (FR) and Rochel Mancip (FR).
Mapping Festival and Zoo parties are well-reputed for their impressive scenographical projects. In 4-days of workshop, learn how to study the venue and the music style of the event in order to create, install, test and project on a scenographical structure.

LED AND VIDEO MAPPING (from May 5th to 8th)
Workshop presented by Boris Edelstein (GarageCube/CH), Franz and Pier (1024architecture/FR), MadMapper creators.
For 4 days this workshop will offer a full range of practical applications on LEDs and video MAPPING using MadMapper, a software from GarageCube and 1024 architecture. Tired of boring presentations ? Tired of boring programs ? Tired of boring complicated hardware ? Apply for the whatever workshop !

PAINT MAPPING (from May 3rd to 6th) 
Map-painting workshop presented by Mike Latona (BE) and Jessica Champlaine (FR).
From map to landscape, from landscape to portrait. During the 4 days of work and plastical experimentations of this workshop the participants will be invited to create murals, paintings or 2D and 3D projection supports, on which will be projected the animated and/ or filmed images they will have created on the theme of map, landscape and portrait. Using the basic visual expression techniques (collages, painting, construction...) but also more sophisticated ones (numerical image, post-production video, mapping...) the workshop participants will reach the peak of their experience during a presentation of their work.

HOMEMADE 8 BIT (May 3rd and 4th)
Workshop presented by A-li-ce (FR)
Nostalgics of Tetris, Atari and disk games: at High Definition time, take pencils and scissors to make your handmade pixels. The 8-bit aesthetic has many to invent, even when it is homemade and mixed with current technology! The objective of the workshop is to initiate the participants to the process of visual content creation for live performance, without any limit in creativity and content, starting from raw material (paper, collages), to numerical matter (After Effects animation and then live animation). Participants will have to handcraft 8-bit visuals (characters, graphics, etc), scan them, vectorize them, and then animate them using After Effects, in order to intergrate them to their live set.

DATA ART (from May 5th to 8th)
Workshop presented by Laurent Novac (CH) and David Grunenwald (CH).
The workshop will start on a team creation during which participants will be introduced to various aproaches coming from the fields of data visualistion, generative art and interactive design. Participants will then be invited to experiment and create visual and interactive representations through Processing tool and Java language.

VJING-MAPPING INITIATION (from May 3rd to 5th)
Workshop presented by Ilan Katin (DE) and Gaël Abbeg Gauthey (FR).
Modul8 is an application designed for real time video mixing, MadMapper is a simple and easy video mapping application. This workshop proposes a global sight on the interface and functions in live video performance. It will present the theorical, practical and technical aspects that are useful in this field of both software.
Workshop presented by Philippe Chaurand (FR).
Millumin is a revolutionary tool to create and perform audiovisual shows, from theater to videomapping, from dance to interactive installations.It has many great features to integrate easily video and interactions on stage : timeline, multiscreen/softedge, videomapping facilities, collaboration with other devices/softwares, etc. Millumin is different. Because it has a clear and intuitive graphic interface. Because it is closely build with user feedback. Because it aims to give complementary and creative tools (via Millumin’s lab).


Extended deadline for Mapping Festival 2013 cal for entries!

Sun Sep 30, 2012 00:00

Geneva, Switzerland

Mapping Festival 2013 call for entries is already running out from August 15th and is expecting your best projects. For latecomers, like every year, it's almost become a tradition, we extend the call for entries until September 30th at midnight (GTM Geneva). Warning: not one more day!

Then, from October 1st, you will be able to send your Vjing and Set AV projects, until October 31st, 2012 with the same procedure.

How to submit your project?
Very simple, you just have to submit a COMPLETE form and register online at: www.mappingfestival.com
PLEASE NOTE: This year, The Mapping Festival Call for entries is in two periods according to the different categories!
The Mapping Festival Call for entries starts August 15th through SEPTEMBER 30th, 2012 until midnight (Geneva GTM) included, for the following categories:
- Audiovisual performances
- Installations / Exhibition
- Workshops / Conferences / Software demonstrations

And from OCTOBER 1st through 31st, 2012 to:
- Clubbing: VJing / AV Set
- Video mapping

And save the dates for the next Mapping Festival: May 2nd to 12th, 2013!

Start blogging!



Thu Sep 20, 2012 00:00

Geneva, Switzerland

August 15th to September 20th and October 1st to 31st, 2012! **

It has been only two months since the last Mapping Festival, and we ready for more! The dates for the next edition are set: May 2nd through May 12th, 2013. So we are pleased to announce the open call for submissions!

This call is open to everyone working in all disciplines of audiovisual art and digital culture. Whatever you're imagination and creativity can muster! Submit your audiovisual performances, installations, workshops, or other audiovisual multidisciplinary projects to be presented at the Mapping Festival!

How to submit your project?

You must submit a COMPLETED form by registering online at: http://mappingfestival.ch/sub/

** PLEASE NOTE: There are two periods for submissions, each dedicated to specific disciplines:
The first period is from AUGUST 15th through SEPTEMBER 20th, 2012 and is specifically for:
- Audiovisual performances

- Installations 

- Workshops / Conferences / Software demonstrations

The second period is from OCTOBER 1st through the 31st, 2012 and is specifically for:
- Clubbing: VJing / AV Set
- Video mapping

We wish you the best of luck!
And save the dates for the next Mapping Festival: May 2nd to 12th, 2013!



Thu May 10, 2012 18:50 - Sun May 20, 2012

Geneva, Switzerland

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
Preview: 10/05

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
TVestroy (CA)

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)
Nekochan (FR)
Label Commercial Suicide Party (UK)
Ras Mali (CH)
Tempo Moderno (BR/IT) Discotecario Doca et Actaruss1
RomBeads (K.O.E/CH)
Monkey Freakz (CH)
DMS vs Hiiters (CH)

@ 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…

MadMapper (CH/FR)
TagTool (UK)

And as always, the VJ CONTEST
@ Cinéma Spoutnik /// 18-19/05

More info soon…