f.city digital art festival launches
Lancaster and online at folly.co.uk,
September 29 to October 21, 2006
f.city a new three week festival of exhibitions, events, field trials, workshops, performances, talks, installations, screenings and podcasts will launch in Lancaster and online at folly.co.uk this September.
Reflecting on the effect of digital culture on our lives, this major cultural festival across multiple sites in Lancaster will showcase both art & technology and is presented by folly in collaboration with a network of partners drawn from Lancaster's vibrant arts sector.
f.city will feature the first major field trials of Frameburst, a new collective photographic technology developed for mobile phones by Daniel Harris; and Steve Symons’ GPS virtual sound environment, Aura; the launch of two online works from Boredom Research and Adele Prince; a collective dance performance developed in partnership with Ludus Dance; Jaygo Bloom’s sound installation BUMP; a 3D films night; podcasts; music events; Open Source workshops; a touchscreen network and rare online treats.
Working with project partner Fast-uk (an artist led organisation dedicated to the exploration of art, science and technology), f.city will feature the exhibition Perimeters, Boundaries and Borders at Lancaster City Council's new CityLab development in Dalton Square. Perimeters, Boundaries and Borders will present the very latest examples of work that blur the conventional boundaries of art and design practice through the use of technology.
Over 20 practitioners including Human Beans; Adam Somlai-Fischer, Bengt Sjölén and Usman Haque; Tavs Jørgensen; Justin Marshall; Aoife Ludlow; Simon Husslein; Masaru Tabei & Yasuno Miyauchi; Simon Blackmore; NIO architecten; Brit Bunkley; Geoffrey Mann; Ben Woodeson; Lionel T. Dean; and Gavin Baily & Tom Corby will show work that, through the creative use of digital design and manufacturing technologies exists at a point of convergence between the disciplines of art, architecture and design.