This year, and for the 19th time, the Trans-Media-Akademie Hellerau e.V. is organising CYNETART – the International festival for computer based art and transdisciplinary media projects, in cooperation with HELLERAU – the European Centre of Art Dresden will be opening its gates from 12 – 15 November 2015 at the Festspielhaus Hellerau.
This year, visitors, artists, researchers and representatives of the festival will have an even greater opportunity to network. Together, different spheres of the theory and practice of media art will be brought to life and put on show. The development of a new event format means that CYNETART 2015 will be able to display its international media art positions in the form of project rooms.
This year’s compiled CYNETART Forumallows for a creative exchange between the international artists, festival organizers and researchers from the natural, environmental, artistic and cultural sciences.
A discussion-, workshop- and exhibition filled programme awaits visitors, opening up experimental spaces for mediation and networking. For example, the forum ‘‘Festival Pitching – Who is Who and What They Do’’, will allow invited festival organizers to showcase the current festivals that they are working on and promote their new projects.
A supplementary discussion on the topic of ‘What Drives Us?’, will open up the debate to the public, with the theme of festival sustainability being one of a number of topics on the agenda. Festival organizers Oliver Baurhenn (ICAS Network / CTM Berlin) and Julia Owtscharenko (Kultura Medialna Dnipropetrowski) will both be attending this debate.
These activities will be complemented by an audio-visual evening programme called Instruments of Nature. The programme addresses the contemporary trends in electronic music and sound art. All kinds and forms of materials, from our familiar physical and acoustic surroundings, will be visually and spherically contrasted against the more abstract digital environment.
Works such as Plectrum by Kuai Shen, Joao M. Martins, and Markus Muschenich, combine biological and electronic elements, in a composition that will resound the vibrations made by both guitars and ants against the walls of the Festspielhaus Hellerau.
The piece Unbalanced Stones by Marcello Lussana & Boram Ahn is based on the sounds made by swinging stones and will be performed live.