Signals Festival 2021 > Utopia or Dystopia
Are we heading for a utopia or dystopia, and how can art & technology determine that direction?
Via live performances, installations, screenings, workshops and dialogues we ask what does artistic expression look like in a sustainable community and what is our responsibility as artists to transform the wider social, political & industrial landscapes.
/// Live Performances
Performing & streaming live from the Funkhaus, we present an eclectic selection of musical talent..
BORA, ROMEO & HELLION> live
BoLs/sLoB > presents 'THE SLOB SHOW'
Elisanyhm > hybrid
Emme Moises > AV live
GhostRaum > performative live show
Gina Lo & Felipe Vareschi > present 'A Temple in Space'
KOKO FONIC > DJ set
Lithium > live
MISTICA > DJ set
Sarah Kivi > live
DJ SAFSUFA > DJ set
Solving Mazes > live
Ytotiany & Shoro > live
Presenting site-specific, immersive audiovisual installations..
Doron Sadja presents 'Losing Site of Time'
Giovanni De Benedetto & Stefano Menion Ferrari present 'PREMATURE NFTs'
Gabriela Prochazka presents 'Sensory test'
Gina Lo presents 'Sonic Sauna'
Benjamin Bacon presents 'Tanz im Auge'
Felipe Vareschi & Giorgio Cattaneo present 'The Sensory Totem'
/// Film Screenings
Telling stories from a diverse range of voices, genres and styles..
Open and in depth conversations on the trends, issues and challenges that creators face..
'Social responsibility and activism in storytelling'
'A music community built on sustainable practice' in collaboration w/ Music Pool Berlin
Bringing together our own and our partner educators for specialist collaborative masterclasses..
'Found objects & self-made instruments as performable tools' w/ Pablo Diserens (Ōtone)
'Free signal liberation' w/ Peter Kirn (CDM)
'Methods for audiovisual interactive production with Touchdesigner' w/ Paulina Greta
'The art of listening: Mastering' w/ Conor Dalton
'VR Storytelling Masterclass' w/ Felix Gaedtke (NowHere Media)
'XLR Microphone Cable Soldering' w/ Stefan Knauthe
/// Considering COVID
Adapting to a changing world, Signals Festival will continue to be a hybrid event in 2021. With content presented online and in-person, we will also put in place best health practices that meet our communities’ needs and expectations.
Exploring art and technology, Signals Festival is an annual showcase of Catalyst - Institute of Creative Arts & Technology's emerging and diverse creative communities. Come join us!
Artwork by Diego Sanjuan Villanueva