Register for ShinyToys Festival 2012

Reporting right out of ShinyToys headquarter in Muelheim, Germany : ) Visual Society supports this years av festival and showcase ShinyToys: ShinyToys and Visual Society invite all artists who are experimenting with analog and digital technologies to submit an application.

VJs, AV artists, mapper, coder and musicians from all around the world – come to Moers and Muelheim an der Ruhr, Germany!

This year`s ShinyToys is a twopart project devided into the artist gathering SHINY TOYS *SPACE in october and the big SHINY TOYS *FESTIVAL in november, for the first time there will also be an artist in residence program spanning from SHINY TOYS *SPACE to SHINY TOYS *FESTIVAL. Currently almost a hundred individual artists from all over the world have already confirmed their appearance, presenting audivisual installations (like Legoman // AntiVJ) and performances (e.g. Sculpture), be surprised for many more exciting artists. Also there will be lectures and some cool workshops by Resolume, Tagtool and many more.

The dates as following:

SHINY TOYS *SPACE | audiovisual gathering & expo | 18.- 21. October 2012 | Bollwerk 107, Moers, Germany

SHINY TOYS *NOMAD | Artist in Residence | 18.10.- 18.11.2012 | Muelheim an der Ruhr, Germany

SHINY TOYS *FESTIVAL | explore sight & sound | 16.- 17. 11. 2012 | Mülheim a. d. Ruhr, Germany

SHINY TOYS – festival for audiovisual experiments – promotes artists who use analog and digital technologies to explore and cross boundaries in sight & sound. The aim is to look at a broad field of experimental audiovisual art, to tighten the links between audiovisual art, science, history, media art and digital culture.

By crossing the universe of music, image artwork, live production, analog and digital art, SHINY TOYS is working on a layer between analog and digital technologies that – through manipulation, control and modulation of information – discovers and establishes new communication streams as well as creating alternative social contexts and connections between virtual and physical spaces. Our view of reality is now largely determined by the images that we perceive through modern means of communication. By forming the interconnection of multiple aesthetic levels (space, light, sound, image) and the use of digital and analog media technology opens up new possibilities of perception and experience of space. Tracing new modes of action and implications of audiovisual experiments in space. With that, basic issues of image perception and visual communication should be considered as well as interfaces to current application fields of media arts and technology.

Behind the walls of the former freight depot, and today’s cultural center “Bollwerk”, with the SHINY TOYS * SPACE you can expect our real-time audio-visual laboratory. Away from the daylight, we invite you to a weekend of joint experiments. We offer exciting 4 days and a lot of optical toys and equipment. The sessions ranging from VJing, mapping, Arduino, hacks to auditive explorations in a relaxed atmosphere. Let us trace new modes of action and implications of audiovisual experiments in the lab on time and provide some surprises. On the last evening we will celebrate the results of course!

In addition to scheduled lectures and workshops, reports and issues will be formulated and developed spontaneously in the course of the event. In addition to the aural and visual appropriation of spaces, debates and exchange of information are in the focus. Basic issues of image perception and visual communication should be considered as well as interfaces to current application fields of media arts and technology. By forming the interconnection of multiple aesthetic levels (light, sound, space) and the use of digital and analog media technology opens up new possibilities of perception and experience of space.

Become a SHINY TOYS *NOMAD for one month and work in a relaxed atmosphere on your projects. Take this unique opportunity and be part of an growing network for audiovisual experiments.

SHINY TOYS *NOMAD is a great opportunity for artists to realize their artworks in a whole new environment. As part of the ShinyToys media art festival we are starting with SHINY TOYS *SPACE in Moers and completing with SHINY TOYS *FESTIVAL in Muelheim an der Ruhr. The goal is to stimulate communication and informational exchange between participants and local artists. The stopover shall serve everyone a possibility to make contacts that could be helpful for the realization of future projects and concepts.

There are capacities of 1-4 persons per registration so you can apply as a crew, project or duo. Be a guests in the heart of Mülheim an der Ruhr (5 min. walk to the river Ruhr). You’ll reside in a cool apartment with a big kitchen, a living room and several bedrooms. We are covering the travel expenses, catering, apartment and studio. We take care of our guests and organize almost everything from technical details to events and expeditions through the Ruhrgebiet.

Closing date for registration on SHINY TOYS *NOMAD is 1st September 2012!

Conditions of participation & application form can be found here.

SHINY TOYS* FESTIVAL is an international festival for audiovisual experiments. The annual festival is celebrating a constant process where artists from all over europe impart their ideas on art, society and technology. By crossing the universe of music, image artwork, live production and performance SHINY TOYS* FESTIVAL is working on a layer between analog and digital technologies that – through manipulation, control and modulation of information – discovers and establishes new communication streams as well as creating alternative social contexts and connections between virtual and physical spaces.

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SHINY TOYS is a transdisciplinary art organization founded in 2010, the basis of our activity it is building a platform focusing on the production of new audiovisual performances and installations, providing educational workshops and creating publications as well as initiating a large number of multidisciplinary events.

check: http://shinytoys.eu/ for *SPACE program | artist in residence call | exhibition call | *FESTIVAL preview

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Yochanan Rauert aka Yochee is working as a VJ in Münster, Germany since 2002 and is the editor and founder of www.visual-society.com



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