Cities can be connected trans-locally through urban media facades, which provide space for intercultural encounters and exchange.
Can urban media facades become a catalyst for shared encounters in an identity-creating temporary field of interaction across the borders of time and distance? How can we use art projects to connect the local public virtually with the other places? What are the expectations and visions of our (European) neighbours?
Produced by ARTE Creative, editing by Ulli Lindenmann, design & animation by Philipp Kleinschmit (designdisco.de)
Networked City - Call
The submission period ended on 2 November 2012. You can download the Call for proposals here.
Link: PDF 121015_CONNECTING CITIES
We had an overwhelming feedback on the call for Networked City 2013 which made the selection process a tough business. Thanks a lot to all the artists who submitted their projects!
A pre-selection was done in a collaborative process by the curators of the Connecting Cities Network during the Media Architecture Biennale in November 2012 and was finalised in January 2013. Since we are curating as a network the process is very special: Instead of having a central curation board deciding on all the projects to be produced, we have one curator in each participating city who selects at least one artist to be produced locally for the Networked City 2013:
Public Art Lab Berlin – The Constitute – ‘Ready to Cloud’
Public Art Lab Berlin – Karen Lancel & Hermen Maat – ‘Saving Face’
m-cult Helsinki – Robin Hood Minor Asset Management – ‘Robin Hood’
FACT Liverpool – Jeremy Bailey – ‘Master/Slave Invigilator System’
FACT Liverpool – Mar Canet & Varvara Guljajeva – ‘Binoculars’
Ars Electronica Linz – h.o – ‘Connecting Monsters’
Videospread Marseille – Pippo Lionni – ‘where2now’
Riga 2014 – Kristaps Ancans / Ideju Instituts – ‘Space for Mind Migration’
BIS Istanbul – Orkan Telhan & Mahir Yavuz – ‘United Colors of Dissent’
iMAL Brussels – Sander Veenhof – ‘Dance.AR’
iMAL Brussels – Sander Veenhof – ‘WeTube’
Medialab-Prado Madrid – Jose Calvo & Chema Blanco – ‘The Puppet Master’
Medialab-Prado Madrid – Sergio Galan – ‘TransEurope Slow’
Medialab-Prado Madrid – Pablo Serret de Ena – ‘Sonic Skate Plaza’
As a next step, the selected artists were invited to a workshop in Marseille in February 2013 where together with the curators they could their projects’ concept, technological setup and circulation within the participating cities during the Connecting Cities Events 2013.
Link: News-Artikel Workshop in Marseille
Selected Artist Projects
Networked City – Connecting Cities Events
The Connecting Cities Events are city-to-city live interventions which will happen from August to November 2013 under the curatorial topic of Networked City. The CC Events are embedded in local programmes like the Media Facades Festival in Helsinki, Ikono On Air Festival in Berlin, Bauhausfest in Dessau, Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Amber Festival in Istanbul, Nuit Blanche in Brussels etc.
The urban media art projects of the 2013 CC Events have been produced by our 18 partner institutions and will circulate within the Connecting Cities Network on an interconnected infrastructure of urban screens, media facades and projection walls.
Soon a live stream of the art projects will be launched on this website, so if you cannot come to any of our venues, become part of the events online!
Link: Live Stream Seite
You can find more information about the events in August and September 2013 below. Updated information about the upcoming Connecting Cities Events in September, October and November will be published via the CC newsletter (subscribe here) and on this website.