Patchlab Digital Art Festival is an annual audiovisual event showcasing digital art created with the latest technologies and new media.
The theme of the 2020 edition is CONNECTED. It explores the implications of the digital revolution we are undergoing in our lives due to the pandemic. The head-spinning rise of the internet based communication during the last months is still quite hard to grasp.
The internet was created originally as an effective and immediate form of communication. With the evolution of social media platforms, the world wide web is now a primary channel to express our emotions.
Audiovisual artists can help us understand the fast-changing environment we live in by visualizing the Nietzsche’s unsaid. Anything that is too complex for a total comprehension can be grasped by living the artistic experience.
Immersive installations, interactive artwork and live performance communicate complex statements through sensorial experience, giving us the chance to digest information slowly, at our own pace. Generative art as an antidote to the overwhelming data dump we experience everyday.
Due to the uncertainty of in-person attendance, the organizers are planning the audiovisual event through virtual platforms. It will be therefore accessible to a wider audience through the experimental use of new technologies.
Patchlab will present art projects online and via AR (augmented reality). There will be experimental computer animations presented in the virtual cinema, remotely accessible workshops and also a dystopian multi-person computer game allowing the exploration of a post-apocalyptic New York. There will also be AV NIGHT, during which we will see unique audiovisual projects in 360° format.
OPEN CALL – DEADLINE: 30th of July 2020
All audiovisual artists are invited to submit their project proposals for this year’s program to be implemented online in an unexpected way.
Proposals can only be submitted via the online form.