FOTONICA Audio Visual Digital Art Festival THE TWITCH AND VR EDITION 11 – 20 december 2020
A small particle, but able to give rise to all forms of light: the photon is the smallest and brightest fragment of the universe, of microscopic dimensions but of enormous and multiform creative power.
And it is precisely from this concept that FOTONICA is evolving, from 11 to 20 December in a special ONLINE edition totally for free
from the https://www.twitch.tv/vjtelevisionTwitch channel
or in our Virtual Room https://arte19vvr.games/fotonica
created in collaboration with Arte19VVR.
Also for this edition FOTONICA Festival confirms the international attitude that distinguishes it, by collaborating with a network of national and foreign partners, amongst all Athens Digital Art Festival , Lunchmeat Festival, Cerrado Mapping Festival, Live Cinema Festival, Cairotronica, Bright Festival. A unique festival in the panorama of Audio Visual Digital Arts
that now, more than ever, exploit technology and virtual reality to maintain a high level of cultural offer and to break down the obstructions that prevented, until now, the participation of a non interested audience or, worst, an audience lacking of the appropriate tools to participate.
As for this purpose we’ve created a virtual environment and live streaming channels where it is possible to discover and to participate in Fotonica in a safe, interactive and innovative way. Arte19VVR VR Rooms host digital exhibitions, VR Mapping, lecture and live av performances, which can be enjoyed, as the vj/djset even through the live interactive streaming on Twitch. Workshops, as the lecture and talk are given also by the partners on Meet and Zoom channels. The live streaming scheduled activities includes: AV Performances VJ/Dj Sets AV Installation Mapping VR Net Art AV Digital Archive Workshop Talk Lecture AV Performances
tell short Audio Video narrations, presented by national and international artists who are constantly looking for experimentation, both in terms of creativity and of relationship with the audience, who, even if not physically present, in fact attend a live show. Vjset and dj set
have already experienced live streaming for the past months and for sure are the most dynamic and irreverent section of the program: free rein to the imagination for a new way of entertaining!
The VR Room setup foresees an exhibition space where Digital Arts coexist while maintaining the heterogeneity of contents presented every year by Fotonica. For the entire duration of the Festival are available an AV installation curated by Lunchmeat Festival, a VR Mapping show by Cerrado Mapping Festival, the web art exhibition El Mundo Nuevo in collaboration with https://shockart.net/it/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Shockart.net
and the huge AV Digital Archive of international Audio Visual Performing Arts on https://vjtelevision.com/
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FOTONICA then created a large space dedicated to the theoretical and practical study of audio-video and digital art thanks to talks
FOTONICA Festival is produced and organised by Flyer SRL http://flyer.it
, Linux Club http://linux-club.org
e FLxER.net https://flxer.net
, with the help of our international partners. The project is winner of the open grant “Contemporaneamente Roma 2020 – 2021 – 2022” the cultural program sponsored by Roma Capitale and the support of Regione Lazio and SIAE.
FOTONICA Festival is also part of PAC https://pacnetwork.org/
(Performing Arts Contemporanee) network, made up by different Roman cultural organisations, involved in the creation of “Contemporaneamente” and many other national and international events. Our goal is to share our proposal to introduce a synergistic and virtuous mechanism. We mainly aim to start a shared and coordinated promotion device in order to plan the activities so that the entire community can benefit from these events.
Special thanks for the support to “Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands – Rome”