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The Search for (New Media Art) Pleasure at Mira Festival

The Search for (New Media Art) Pleasure at Mira Festival

We look forward to visual treats at Barcelona’s ever-growing digital arts festival, Mira. Hosted at the old fabric factory in the Sant Andreu district of Barcelona, Fabra i Coats is the venue of dreams for many festival goers and organisers. Each year, we’ve seen the gradual addition of a full dome experience, more and more...
Remembering Sónar by Day 2018

Remembering Sónar by Day 2018

Just 3 months since we were in the midst of an exquisite banquet of musical and visual delights, yet some things still are fresh in our minds. With a culture of instantaneousness and immediate coverage, this year, we took a chill pill and when for slow journalism. Only then can you be sure to report...
Loom Festival: AV, Cyborgs and transgender folk.

Loom Festival: AV, Cyborgs and transgender folk.

“An Interdisciplinary art festival ‘LOOM’ presents a panoramic view of Immersive Art by means of performance, audio-visual and interactive installation. In the era of Big Data and Connected Individualism the audience will be transported into a fictitious world blending the lines between artistic disciplines simulating Utopia, Dystopia, Futurism, Technology, Control, Freedom, Reality and Fiction in...
Sonar by Day 3: A photographic reportage

Sonar by Day 3: A photographic reportage

Installation at SonarPLANTA by Semiconductor, Earthworks. This is the final photographic reportage of Sonar, Day 3 and we saved the best ’til last with 20 years of Raster Noton, with performance by Byetone and Alva Noto, the incredible installation, Earthworks by Semiconductor, a visual performance with code by Alba Corral, alongside a load of Sonar+D...
Sonar by Day 2: A Photographic reportage

Sonar by Day 2: A Photographic reportage

Mapping installation by Golden Bug and Desilence – V.I.C.T.O.R (ES) at Sonar Complex. So after bringing to you a photographic reportage of Sonar by Day 1, it would have been rude not to share our findings at Sonar by Day 2, where we were treated to 3D mapping installations, binaural sound and a conference: The Visual...
Sonar by Day 1: A Photographic reportage

Sonar by Day 1: A Photographic reportage

A bunch of wires, EnTresD – musical sensations with 3D printed synthesizers and a guitar show the possible uses of technology applied to music.   Sonar Day 1, Sonar festival, Barcelona Sonar by Day 1 saw a huge range of incredible performances by artists from all over the world. My personal favourite had to be...
Mi.mu gloves, Chagall and Domestic Data Streamers

Mi.mu gloves, Chagall and Domestic Data Streamers

Mi.mu gloves, Chagall and Domestic Data Streamers: a Taste of Sonar+D Last Thursday, we had the pleasure of attending at Taste of Sonar + D by Mazda Rebels, at the Mazda Space in Barcelona. There, we were greeted by the likes of Domestic Data Streamers, Chagall and her presentation of the mi.mu gloves. Domestic Data...
LiveSoundtracks: AGF, Poetess in the Darkness

LiveSoundtracks: AGF, Poetess in the Darkness

‘Welcome to the Darkness’… …she said as she prepared to dazzle us with experimental sounds and singing loops, and spoken word. AGF sees us to the final of the series of Livesoundtracks events ‘Poetry in the Darkness,’ where the German artist treated us to 3 short performances. Each live set was based on a different...
Sónar+D 2016: Artists and users regain control

Sónar+D 2016: Artists and users regain control

This year’s program for Sonar +D is so incredibly extensive and varied, that it is not a document to be taken lightly, but one to be studied in great detail and with a lot of affection. Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the full presentation of events by Jose Luis Vicente (Sonar +...
Sonar +D & Sonar PLANTA: Semiconductor, Earthworks

Sonar +D & Sonar PLANTA: Semiconductor, Earthworks

Last week, Audiovisual City had the extreme pleasure to attend a press conference for Sonar +D, where Semiconductor, otherwise known as British artists Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt, pioneers of the digital and natural world, explained their most recent project ‘Earthworks’ to small room of keen journalists. Their work takes scientific data from nature (earthquakes,...
LST: Poetry in the Darkness, Kyoka

LST: Poetry in the Darkness, Kyoka

19th April 2016. LiveSoundtracks: Poetry in the Darkness, Kyoka What is Poetry in the Darkness? LiveSoundtracks is a platform with the aim of exploring the intersection between visual arts, film and experimental music. With its series ‘Poetry in the Darkness,’ LST wants to pay tribute to the synergy, and ideas that are undertaken to find...
02-04-2016: LAPSUS FESTIVAL, CCCB, Barcelona, Spain.

02-04-2016: LAPSUS FESTIVAL, CCCB, Barcelona, Spain.

Photographic Reportage and Review, by Hayley Cantor (VJ AYL) This year Audiovisual City attended the festival LAPSUS in Barcelona for the first time to check out the audiovisual offerings (and a little bit of the music too). Lapsus consists of three branches of musical activity including Lapsus Radio, record label, Lapsus Records and annual festival...
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