Frankfurter Kunstverein

NODE10 - Forum for Digital Arts

15 - 20 Nov 2010

NODE10 - Forum for Digital Arts at Frankfurter Kunstverein
Festival program with exhibition, workshops, lectures and performances
November 15-20, 2010

Press preview: Monday, November 15, 2 pm
Opening: Monday, November 15, 6 pm

“NODE10 - Forum for Digital Arts” is an event organized by NODE – Verein zur Förderung digitaler Kultur in cooperation with Frankfurter Kunstverein and the
vvvv group. It features an extensive festival program consisting of an exhibition,
a symposium and workshops and will be hosted by Frankfurter Kunstverein from November 15 through 20. The objective of this intermedial forum is the exchange
of art, design and technology across boundaries by the means of digital and interactive media. This year’s event will focus on examining the cultural consequences of our post-industrial technology-oriented society.

The core of the event will be workshops which were prepared by the vvvv group
in cooperation with both local and international designers and programmers.
They range from extensive multi-day courses culminating in performances and installations and featuring dancers and sound artists, to shorter seminars focussing on basic as well as advanced skills of the visual programming language vvvv.

Parallel to this the exhibition “abstrakt Abstrakt - The Systemized World” features works of artists which aim to visualize the changing conditions of production in an abstract world. While the displayed works will be both analogue and digital, a shared systemic nature and means of translation from one medium to another will be evident – revealing the nature and effect of systems of abstractions: Photos of control centers, virtual landscapes, flow charts as classification systems of our environment, sculptures as results of a creative man-machine-symbiosis. The exhibition presents works by Ralf Baecker, FIELD, Ben Fry, Leander Herzog, Robert Hodgin, Thilo Kraft, Brandon Morse, Louise Naunton Morgan, John Powers, Patrick Raddatz, SOFTlab, Jorinde Voigt and Zimoun.

At the Café im Kunstverein visitors shall come together in the evenings to enjoy audiovisual performances as well as Patcher Kucha talks (a variation of the popular Pecha Kucha format) that serve as a platform for visitors to showcase their own work. November 20 will be a full day of lectures where artists and scientists of various disciplines will discuss systems of abstractions and their social relevance. A subsequent symposium will allow the audience to participate in a discussion with the speakers.

“NODE10 - Forum for Digital Arts” was realized in partnership by MESO and satis&fy.

Tags: Jorinde Voigt, Zimoun