ArtFutura Festival. Digital Culture & Creativity

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ArtFutura 2021 London
Festival of Digital Culture and Creativity
Thursday 15 – Sunday 18 April 2021
Presented online at Iklectik, Music Hackspace and Watermans Art Centre
ArtFutura has established itself as one of the most important international events dedicated to Digital Art, Virtual Reality and Computer Networks. Since the 1990s it has been bringing together artists, academics, students and audiences to experience cutting edge New Media Arts.
This year, we are delighted to announce that the festival will take place entirely online. It will be presented over four days at three different venues: Iklectik, Music Hackspace and the weekend festival at Watermans.
For its 30th edition the ArtFutura audiovisual program includes a selection of the most relevant works in two sections: Futura Graphics, showing new aesthetics, digital animations and experimental shorts, and Artworks showing performances, new media installations and other interactive environments. Including works by Julius Horsthuis, David Lewandowski, Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar, Kris Merc, ... and teamlab, WOW Inc, Ouchhh, Squidsoup and others.
Thursday: ArtFutura and Iklectik present the panel discussion Computer Graphics and Visual Content in VR with the artists James E. Marks, Nicola Plant and Allegra Shorto. Afterward there will be the Live AV performance MUTABLE VR by Chris Speed about sonic arts, interaction, hardware hacking, visual music and VR.
Friday: With Music Hackspace, ArtFutura presents the Masterclass + Live AV performance by Leon Trimble, presenting The Gravity Synth, a musical instrument combining the instrumentation used to detect gravitational waves, and a modular synthesiser.
Saturday & Sunday: At Watermans, ArtFutura presents a workshop by Blanca Regina about audiovisual mapping (SUPPORTED BY MADMAPPER). There will also be artist talks with Ronen Tachun, Matteo Zamagni, Panja Gobel and Montxo Algora who will present their projects, videos and art installations. And finally, Live AV performances by Jon Weinel and Blanca Regina & Pierre Bouvier Patron.
More information here

Thursday 15 April Iklectik
20:00 Panel Discussion with James E. Mark, Nicola Plant and Allegra Shorto.
21:00 Live AV Performance Chris Speed

Friday 16 April Music Hackspace
17:00 Masterclass Leon Trimble
20:00 Live AV Performance Leon Trimble

Saturday 17 April at Watermans
12:00 Workshop – Blanca Regina - SUPPORTED BY MADMAPPER
17:00 Artist Talks with Ronen Tanchum, Matteo Zamagni
20:00 AV Performance Jon Weinel
20:50 Audiovisual Program
Sunday 18 April at Watermans
12:00 Workshop – Blanca Regina - SUPPORTED BY MADMAPPER
17:00 Artist Talks with Panja Gobel and Montxo Algora
20:00 AV Performance Blanca Regina & Pierre Bouvier Patron
20:50 Audiovisual Program

IKLECTIK - Donations
WATERMANS - £15.00 / Donations


IKLECTIK is a self-funded creative platform founded in 2014 that showcases contemporary art, experimental music and artistic critical practice. Our aim is to focus on experimentation in arts, sound art, installation and cross disciplinary works. We want to expand our space as a research arts laboratory where inter-disciplinary lines can overlap to create projects that explore processes and techniques, address social, political, cultural and critical issues. We have a dynamic program that presents workshops, art residencies, lectures, panel discussions, screenings, sound & music events, performances and readings to catalyze education, growth and transformation for the local community and the greater public. IKLECTIK is a non-profit community interest company (CIC) since 2018.

Music Hackspace
The Music Hackspace was founded in 2011 by Jean-Baptiste Thiebaut, after attending several Music Hackday hackathons, where engineers, artists and companies would collaborate to build innovative music experiences. The Music Hackspace started with weekly meet-ups at the London Hackspace where participants could present and discuss their projects to an engaged audience with a set of common interests: sound, music, creativity and technology. The Music Hackspace’s mission is to foster a community of innovating artists, entrepreneurs and hobbyists eager to build new technologies for music production and interaction.

Watermans is West London’s arts centre with a thriving and inclusive programme of
independent cinema, family theatre, live performance, exhibitions and outdoor arts. It has a year-round new media arts programme and dedicated gallery space. Watermans also leads several outreach projects, primarily concerned with broadening access to high
quality arts in communities where there is little arts provision, particularly across the
borough of Hounslow.

Supported using public funding by
Arts Council England

Laura Gracia
ArtFutura London
M: 07505922748

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