21 - 23 JANUARY 2010

Netmage 10: Rachida Ziani/Dewi de Vree (NL/F), Francesco Cavaliere/Marcel Türkowsky (I/D), Harappian Night Recordings (UK), The Hunter Gracchus (UK), Lee Hangjun/Hong Chulki (KR), My Cat Is An Alien (I), Ectoplasm Girls (S), The Magic State (S), Be Maledetto Now (I), Richard Lainhart (USA), Cluster (D), Canedicoda (I), Nassa (Nadav Assor/Surabhi Saraf) (USA), André Gonçalves (P), Es (Fin), Margareth Kammerer/Andrea Belfi/Stefano Pilia/Daniela Cattivelli/Michaela Grill (I/D/A), Carlos Casas (E), Vincent Dupont (F), Nana April Jun (S), Aaron Dilloway (USA).

The tenth edition of the Netmage festival (Bologna, 21,22,23 January 2010) will present, in the historical castle of Palazzo Re Enzo, an unpredictable scenario of contemporary audiovisual research featuring live media, live cinema, concerts, performances, sound and visual installations.

Netmage festival, focusing on multi-media design, electronic arts and cutting-edge style, works as a meeting point for video-makers, multi-media and visual artists, musicians and performers from Europe, North America and Asia. In its ongoing investigation, Netmage presents some of the latest trends in live media. Together with research on essential aspects of perception and the intersection of visual and acoustic phenomena, the festival introduces a very wide range of approaches.

Netmage is an international festival dedicated to live media. It is curated by Xing and produced annually, in the city of Bologna, as a multidisciplinary program of works and new commissions, focusing on emergent and underground scenes of contemporary audiovisual research. The festival is structured according to a thematic sense, connected to imaginaries and conjured up worlds. It is a journey, that has been going on for more than a decade. Each edition has, in its own way, represented a different experiment involving happenings, environments, audio and visual installations.

In its ongoing investigation, Netmage presents some of the latest trends in ‘live media’, constantly exploring and questioning the emergent definitions of this concept. Therefore, the festival continuously gathers heterogenic practices that evoke a wide range of research explored by videomakers; electronic and non electronic musicians; filmmakers; visual artists, as well as photographers; VJs; sound artists; multimedia designers, etc. Furthermore, Netmage sustains works and projects of Italian artists through the commissioning of special projects.

See herunder the complete programme of Netmage 10 (including the following sections: Mangrovia, Live Media Floor, Eloktrolab, Cemetery and Performing Arts). Netmage festival was conceived and created by Xing, a cultural network operating in Italy and abroad, with the purpose of planning, supporting and promoting products and events characterized by an interdisciplinary approach toward the issues of contemporary culture.

Artistic direction: Daniele Gasparinetti, Andrea Lissoni. Performing Arts: Silvia Fanti. International Live-Media Floor: Lino Greco, Riccardo Benassi. Netmage 10 is supported by: Regione Emilia-Romagna, Comune di Bologna, Ambasciata del Regno dei Paesi Bassi, Culturesfrance. Media partners: The Wire, Mousse, Edizioni Zero, Blow Up, Nero, Alias, Il Manifesto, Città del Capo-Radio Metropolitana, Radio Città Fujiko.