International festival dedicated to electronic cultures and emerging artistic forms, Emergences, the inescapable side of the biennal Villette Numérique event, brings together, every year in Paris, French and international actors in digital creation (cultural centers, art groups, research labs, multimedia production firms…) all gathered around a prolific and international artistic program at the crossroad between performing & visual arts, multimedia, design, architecture and electronic music.

This fourth edition of the festival asks the question of artistic diversion of everyday objects by invinting artists to express their position vis-à-vis the market place of the information society (video game consoles, cell phoning, GPS, web services, videoconferencing…) and especialy the video game culture.

The program is revolves around evening events at la Maison de la Villette: For 3 days and 2 outstanding nights, this giant multimedia playground of almost 600 square meters is to welcome to installations, shows, music lives, performances, animated films inspired by video games and twisting their codes and esthetics; around an artistic process dedicated to the “Game art” which will spread from la Maison de la Villette to the Cité des sciences et de l’industrie thus connecting the two spaces. At daytime, conferences and works in progress are going to supplement this artistic programming.

Lastly, somewhere between Paris and Strasbourg, Emergences is once again getting off its territorial borders to develop arty ties with its partner “Les Nuits Electroniques de l’Ososphère“, a festival in Strasbourg which takes place over the same period: simultaneously program network creations and performances, numerical experiments, live retransmissions and ephemeral radio in the two events.

All in all, they are more than 30 artists who are to participate to this new edition of Emergences : Marcel.lí Antúnez Roca, Marnix de Nijs, Yan Duyvendak, //////////fur///, Habbo Hotel, MEC (Motards En Colère), the art group Exyzt,…