The Art.on.Wires Media Festival is a laboratory, hacker space, and meeting point for artists, designers, creative media professionals, multimedia researchers, engineers, and Do-it-Yourself enthusiasts. The festival is an annual event, which this year took place at Chateu Neuf in Oslo from 25th until 29th May 2011. Under the title make:create:invent:recycle:explore we promote education, collaboration, sharing and making of interactive and electronic art, and the direct dissemination of latest developments from Multimedia IT research to the public.
We invite professional artists, designers, architects, musicians, researchers, students and open-minded visitors to join a vivid and diverse group of experimentors occupying our festival for five days to share, create, learn, play and be inspired by arts, science and technology. In form of tutorials, keynote talks, networked performances, interactive installations, DJ’s and club events, a media hacker lab and DIY maker workshops, Art.on.Wires hosts an interdisciplinary forum to explore the future of electronic arts and modern lifestyle. Presenters at festival are internationally renowned researchers and artists, including Christian Jaquemin, Nick Collins, Brock Craft, Lisa Wymore, 5uper.net, and DKIA. Audio-visual live performances will be presented by Lars Graugaard, Jacob Korn, Jason Geistweidt, and many others. See our list of people for details.
The festival is organised in conjunction with the NIME'2011 conference, a renowned international venue dedicated to scientific research on new technologies for musical expression and artistic performance with a broad international audience.
DURATION AND OPENING HOURS
25. - 29. May 2011, daily 10 am - 18 pm and on most evenings (click here for a complete schedule)
LOCATION AND GETTING THERE
Betong Club, Chateu Neuf
Art.on.Wires 2011 will take place at Betong in Chateu Neuf, a club and performance center in Oslo, run by the The Norwegian Students' Society. Our main festival site is co-located with the Norwegian Music Academy in the town centre of Oslo and can be reached easily by public transport. There is more information on our Service Page.
We will explore concepts for remote presence and discuss ideas for merging distant realities into a local performance space. We will try out new forms of interaction, make new controllers and musical instruments, and build innovative electronic gadgets that will inspire artists, researchers, and engineers alike. As a visitor you can attend tutorials in four categories:
Interaction: Remote interaction for live performances is one of the hot topics of Art.on.Wires. Learn about the artistic potential of Microsoft's Kinect, attend a live dance workshop that is held between UC Berkeley and Oslo, learn about sound specific movement in an interactive audiovisual environment where motion can change the texture of the sound, learn Gaga-based dance and become part of Insecure Territories, a public intervention on invisible public spaces.
Sound: Interactive and live generation of soundscapes is a classical field in electronic arts. Learn how to use artistic toolkits to generate, manipulate and mix sound in live performances. We offer tutorials on Ableton Live, Supercollider and as a special highlight a tutorial on Remote Musical Interaction. Bring your instruments for a telematic jam-session.
Visuals: Learn how to program OpenGL shaders in OpenFrameworks, mix live video with glMixer, and create complex interactive installations with VVVV. In addition there will be a tutorial on Live Video Streaming where attendees learn how to operate cameras and encoders to stream a live performance to an Internet audience.
Hardware: Having the ability to make your own hardware enables entirely new possibilities for artistic projects. We will have beginners tutorials on the Arduino hardware platform, build your own Swarm Cubes, an interactive kinetic light structure, or create new gadgets from recycled toys on our circuit bending workshop.