04-15 NOVEMBER 2006

Microwave International New Media Arts Festival

Animatronica showcases classical and cutting edge media-arts in the technical context of surveillance and real-time interaction. The exhibition is set out to explore the many dimensions of animated space: the public, the private, and the social.

It is presented as a situation within which the audience’s own imagination and willful exploration ignites the new dimension of seeing. The exhibition space becomes the matrix through which audiences discovers new ways of interacting with surveillance devices, and expand our repertoire of dynamic visceral experiences.

This year’s Festival highlights the critical nature of animated images, both in the form of animation and by way of surveillance devices. Surveillance, usually perceived in a negative context, is being presented to the audience in a fun, enigmatic manner. The devices, mobilized by artists’ creativity, allow viewers to witness extended dimensions of their physical existence: fantastic interactive elements emerge while they navigate through the exhibition space.

The exhibition venue is constructed as a technological laboratory where the public is invited to engage, participate and experiment: to explore the interactivity within an inviting social context and referential space. The show could not be defined without the active participation of audiences. The exhibition would not be complete without the interaction of the public.


Rafael Lozano-Hemmer – Canada
Camille Utterback – USA
Alvaro Cassinelli – Uruguay
Philip Worthington – U.K.
Max Kazemzadeh – USA
Daniel Shiffman – USA
Daniel Sauter – Germany
Jin-Yo Mok – South Korea
X-D Animation Award Winners – Hong Kong

Microwave X-D Animation Award 2006

Prize Presentation
Date: 5.11.2006
Time: 2:00pm
Venue: Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong Film Archive (map)

Microwave X-D Animation Award Show
Date: 5-15.11.2006
Time: 10:00am-8:00pm, Fri-Wed (Closed Thur)
Venue: Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong Film Archive (map)

Tribute to Nam June Paik: Special Lecture and Screening Program

Date: 11,13-15.11.2006
Venue: Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong Film Archive (map)


Electronic Mediated City-Wide Performance
Artist Talks
Animatronica Exhibition Tours