15 May – 9 June 2013
Galeria de Arte Digital SESI-SP, Avenida Paulista 1313, Sao Paulo
Susa Pop from Public Art Lab Berlin together with Marilia Pasculli from Verve Cultural Sao Paulo curate an artistic programme for the SESI/FIESP building’s media facade in Sao Paulo. The programme ‘Brasil-Alemanha: Culturas Conectadas’ will run from 15 May to 9 June in the frame of the event Germany + Brazil 2013-14.
For the media facade’s opening in November 2012, Marilia Pasculli who initiated the Galeria de Arte Digital SESI-SP together with João Frugiuele, had already invited Susa Pop to present a data visualisation programme for their SP_Urban Digital Festival, with ‘City Sleep Light’ by Antoine Schmitt and ‘Rhythm of Sao Paulo’ by Mar Canet and Varvara Guljajeva.
For the Germany + Brazil 2013-14 programme, the curators will present the German artist groups Pfadfinderei + The Constitute and Mader Stublic Wiermann as well as the two Brazilian artists Super Uber and Rachel Rosalen to open the media facade as a living sculputure for intercultural encounter and dialogue.
Picture: ‘all ready made’ by Mader Stublic Wiermann. The work has a specially composed soundtrack that can be accessed at www.all-ready-made.com.
On May 16, interested professionals can participate in a workshop with the German and Brazilian artists. You can find more information on the event website (in Portuguese) and on the website of the Goethe Institute Sao Paulo (in German).
The project is realised with support from SESI/FIESP and the Goethe Institute Sao Paulo.
6 – 8 February 2013, Maison de la Région, Marseille
Call for interactive Sketches
Medialab-Prado opens up their 15 meters-wide LED facade to programmers and digital artists all over the world. Write and submit your interactive sketches based on the visual programming language Processing.js on programalaplaza.medialab-prado.es. The platform is open for submissions until February 13th 2013.
Your digital art piece will be exhibited between February 11th and February 17th 2013 in the framework of the AfterARCO programme which includes urban activities within ARCOmadrid, one of spain’s most important contemporary art fair.
This project was developed by Sergio Galán and Victor Díaz, which will also develop two interactive projects for the Networked City 2013.
How to participate?
1 – Go to the Online Editor where you can code in Processing.js
2 – Inside the editor read the tips to learn some Do’s and Dont’s while coding the screen
3 – Code your visual sketch and when you’re done submit it to Medialab-Prado
The Connecting Cities Network will hold a workshop and conference from the 6th to 8th February as well as a Pecha Kucha event in Marseille in the Framework of the programme of the European Capital of Culture Marseille-Provence 2013. Our local partner Videospread from Marseille will be hosting the activities.
All workshops, panels and presentations take place at La Maison de la Région.
(61, La Canebière, 13001 Marseille)
If you want to participate in our public conference on Friday 8th, rsvp by writing to celine[at]videospread[dot]com. Participation is free of charge but make sure to arrive early as the number of seats is limited and your registration does not guarantee access to the event.
The Pecha Kucha on Saturday 9th takes place at La Friche Belle de Mai. Attending the Pecha Kucha is free of charge!
(41 rue Jobin, 13003 Marseille)
We had an overwhelming feedback on the calls for our first project period Networked City 2013 which made the selection process a tough business. Thanks a lot to all the artists who submitted their projects!
A pre-selection was done in a collaborative process by the curators of the Connecting Cities Network during the Media Architecture Biennale in November 2012 and was finalised in January 2013. Since we are curating as a network the process is very special: Instead of having a central curation board deciding on all the projects to be produced, we have one curator in each participating city who selects at least one artist to be produced locally for the Networked City 2013.
So, which Connecting Cities partner will produce which artist and which project?
November 15-17th – Aarhus, Denmark
After our kick off workshop in Helsinki during the Media Facades Festival 2012, we all met again in Aarhus for our next internal workshop which took place during the Media Architecture Biennale 2012!
The focus of the workshop was put on the pre-selection of the artists for our first project period “Networked City 2013”. The final selection will be done in December and the selected artists will be invited to our next artists’ and curators’ workshop which will take place in Marseille in the beginning of February 2013.
In this context we also organized our first public conference and workshop and discussed the launch of the Connecting Cities Network with a very mixed audience including architects, urban planners, cultural producers, artists and researchers from all over the world. Key topics were the technological infrastructure, audience development and digital urban planning. We would like to thank all the participants for their excellent input!
CONNECTING CITIES 2012 – 2016
A transnational project about urban media facades and their potential for our future cities
Aarhus – Berlin – Brussels – Helsinki – Istanbul – Linz – Liverpool – Marseille – Madrid – Montréal – Riga – Vienna – Zagreb
Submit your artist’s work for the Networked City 2013. In 2013 the Connecting Cities Network will discuss the question of how urban media facades can become a catalyst for shared encounters in an identity-building temporary field of interaction across the borders of time and distance. The curators of the Connecting Cities Network will select 9 artist projects for the ‘Networked City 2013’. These projects will be presented on the urban media facades of the participating cities and open live windows to the cities. The main challenge of Networked City will be to identify contents with relevance on an international level and to develop technology standards by comparing the different local and national circumstances and production conditions.
- Application deadline: November 2nd, 2012
- Curators selection deadline: November 17, 2012
- Artist work production will finish by April, 2013
- Artist’s work will be shown within live events between May and November 2013.
The Connecting Cities Network invites all designers to create the network’s visual appearance. Submit your ideas and be part of a collaborative design process.
Through the crowd-sourcing platform jovoto creative talents all over the world can work together, submit and develop their ideas for our umbrella brand “Connecting Cities”. For more information visit: http://connectingcities.jovoto.com
We are excited to announce the launch of the Connecting Cities Network, a project with which we aim to create a networked infrastructure of urban screens and media facades to circulate artistic and socially relevant content.
From July 2012 to 2016 our partners and us will set up and test this infrastructure through a series of events focusing on the Networked City, the Participatory City and the Visible City.
The Connecting Cities Network was initiated by Public Art Lab and will be further developed and realised together with our co-organisers Ars Electronica GmbH Linz, iMAL Brussels, FACT Liverpool, m-cult Helsinki, Medialab-Prado Madrid, Media Architecture Institute Vienna, Riga 2014, Videospread Marseille, BIS Body Process Arts Association Istanbul, The Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb. We are also delighted that MUTEK Montreal, Marseille Provence 2013, Aarhus University and Quartier des spectacles Montreal will accompany the project as associated partners. Additional partners will enrich the project throughout the years with their expertise.
Media Facades Festival was a pilot project to interconnect seven European city through the medium of urban screens. The Connecting Cities Network evolved from a series of Media Facades Festivals in 2008 and 2010.
The MEDIA FACADES FESTIVAL EUROPE 2010 is initiated by Public Art Lab / Berlin in cooperation with iMAL / Brussels, m-cult / Helsinki, FACT / Liverpool, Ars Electronica Futurelab / Linz, Medialab-Prado / Madrid, Kitchen Budapest. Continue reading