Riders on the Mall (ROM) is a unique gathering of audiovisual jockeys, ranging from virgin riders to experienced charioteers, from experts in New Media Art to audiences interested in audiovisual and technological trends. ROM presents its 2nd edition this Spring as a project by MÜSZI Art & Community Centre located on the 3rd floor of the old Corvin Department Store in Budapest.
ROM deliberately puts emphasis on visuality within the current art scene, scanning the audiovisual landscape in Hungary and abroad for fresh threads, merging it into a panorama of what-comes-next.
This year’s edition invites its visitors for knowledge-sharing in various formats. Besides AV live acts and performances by Hungarian and international artists ROM will feature a BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer) session, interactive presentations at Trafó’s smART! XTRA as well as an Idea Market organized by Let it Be! art agency. The Idea Market showcases works of artists using cutting-edge technologies – from light reactive jewelry through geometrical LED-sculptures until interactive installations connecting the sense of smell and taste. ROM’s workshops introduce beginners and advanced users into nature-hacking, 3D generative graphics or glitch aesthetics.
ROM’s second edition takes place at Müszi, Trafó House of Contemporary Art and Platan Gallery. ROM is part of the cultural cooperation LPM 2015 > 2018 realized within the international audiovisual network AVnode, with the contribution of the Creative Europe Culture Program for European Cooperation Projects, involving 14 partners from 13 European countries.