Marco Mancuso was called by Alain Thibault, director at Elektra Festival, at the very first edition of the International Marketplace of Digital Art, for the eith edition of the festival in Montreal. The International Marketplace for Digital Arts, combines artists and institutions through presentations and meetings, with the aim of creating new connections and outlets for digital works.
Marco Mancuso was asked to introduce Digicult to a wide international audience. Digicult was so presented as an independent project dedicated to digital culture, diversified into numerous aspects: creative, artistic, activist, scientific and social. Marco Mancuso, who manages and coordinates this network with over fifty members, founded the project in Italy in 2005. Since its creation, Digicult, has developed into a complex structure, currently divided in four sub-projects. These are available in Italian and English, in order to offer a complete and up to date view of the events and the most relevant experiences in New Media and in order to create, at the same time, moments of theoretical and critical investigation on the developments of digital culture.
ELEKTRA, a high-calibre Montreal-based cultural initiative, presents artists and works of art that align the latest electronic music and visual creations derived from new technologies (animation, installation and robotics). Elektra unites creative media like music, video, cinema, design, gaming and audio or interactive installation with the latest digital technologies. Artists from all disciplines – composition, performance, dance, visual arts, etc. – all with a common interest in artistic applications of new technologies, uniting visual and sound. Elektra not only welcomes artists from all over the world, the festival also features local talents, helping make Montreal the North American meeting place for digital arts.