October 16, 2013 4:45 pm
The Share Festival is back on this year!
From 30th October to 16th November, we’ll be teaming up once again with the Regional Museum of Natural Science, and as part of its ‘ExtraMuseo’ programme will be presenting events at the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts, Turin.
Real Time | Real Space is the title of the 9th Share Festival.
With the virtual reality binge of the Nineties now just a drunken memory, the immaterial has gravitated back down to earth, cloaking us like an interactive veil. Today, our borders are our friends and the feedback time is one click. Clouds record data, then rain it upon the earth. Immaterial data work in synergy with our location, filling it out in real time and multiplying the possible ways we can interact with the people around us and the physical world.
What different forms of communication can exist between the immaterial world and physical reality? How have artists reacted to the space that emerges through a contingent, relational and context-dependent practice?
A warm-up to the festival was launched on 11th October as part of the Operae 2013 Festival at the Cantieri OGR, with the unveiling of the Orchestra Meccanica Marinetti Arcade. Angelo Comino has developed an all-new version of his robot orchestra, inviting the audience to take the conductor’s stand. The interactive installation will be open to the public until 3rd November.
The Share Festival will be throwing open its doors this year on 30th October with the opening of the Share Prize and Bosch Art Game exhibitions at the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts, Turin. An overwhelming 250 artists submitted entries for the Share Prize this year, now in its seventh season.
Six works have been short-listed by the judges Jasmina Tesanovic, Bruce Sterling, Simone Arcagni and Luca Barbeni, and will be on show from 30th October to 9th November at the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts in Turin.
Bosch Art Game is the first international video game competition to be organized in the Netherlands. Young game designers from all around the world were asked to take on the surreal imagery of Hieronymus Bosch, so as to explore and experience it in a new light.
Six prototypes have been selected and will be showcased at the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts, Turin, from 30th October to 9th November.
The Albertina Academy will also be screening videos all day on Friday, 15th November, featuring a double programme of films from two leading international festivals—the Japan Media Art Festival and Art Futura. Conferences on Saturday, 16th November will feature contributions from Density Design, Marleen Stikker and Eric Kluitenberg.
The festival will close this year with the Italian premiere of the immersive performance NHWT by Tez, at the Lavanderie Ramone on Saturday night, 16th November.