ArtFutura 2017, an event which brings together more than 20 cities around one shared audiovisual programme, will deploy its magic on Ibiza this October. It will be attendees’ chance to get a look at the newest additions to digital creativity, whether in 3D animation, motion graphics or new media installations.
From 16 October, expect an assorted programme with something for everyone in the Jesús cultural centre’s Santa Eulària des Riu location, and, from 21 October, at C19, Vila Jove. AV projections kick off 20 October in auditoriums of the Jesús cultural centre, Can Jeroni, Can Ventosa, Cine Regio and Centro Cultural Cervantes.
In its 28th year, ArtFutura’s free programme encompasses six overarching themes. Attendees of the festival’s impactful hour-long opening will get a sneak peek at the best and brightest of this year’s edition. The ‘3D Futura Show’ portion aims to unpack some of the complexities of computer animation across the spectrum of its applications, from big-name studios to specialised schools to freelance artists.
The latest animated work of Julius Horsthuis, Brazen Animation, Zombie Studio, Veselin Efremov, Bjorn-Erik Aschim, Max Taylor and Kevin Roger will also be on display. Another section, dedicated to new aesthetic forms, will spotlight some of the most exciting endeavours today: animation, experimental shorts, clips and mixed media. Another interesting part of ArtFutura 2017 is “Artworks,” where participants will discuss new media installations, interactive environments and works of art with baked in technology.
Lastly, there will be a space for the so-called digital creatures, featuring ArtFutura’s latest: a show in Rome with work from Paul Friedlander, Sachiko Kodama, Can Buyukberber, Esteban Diácono, Chico MacMurtrie / Amorphic Robot Works and Universal Everything.
Space in the workshops is limited. To sign up, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This programme receives support from Institut d’Estudis Baleàrics, Consell d’Eivissa and the municipal governments of Santa Eulària des Riu, Sant Josep de sa Talaia, Eivissa and Sant Antoni de Portmany.
ArtFutura began in 1990 as a way to build on our understanding of augmented cognition, a branch of science that explores technology intended to boost our cerebral abilities. By improving our understanding and our abilities, augmented reality makes possible their subsequent application in neuroscience, cognitive science, cerebral interfaces and virtual, mixed and robotic reality. Our constantly expanding abilities give us a say in how we evolve. How about a trip to the art of the future?