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REFF is back again!

REFF @ LPM2009
REFF @ LPM2009

REFF @ LPM 2009
on May 28th 2009 (Digital Freedoms Day)
and on 28th-31st May 2009 (exhibitions, showcase, workshops)

for the whole duration of the LPM2009 (Live Performers Meeting), RomaEuropaFAKEFactory will showcase the project and the artists participating up to this moment, together with a rich set of initiatives:

Digital Freedoms: REFF & Art is Open Source host a day dedicated to digital freedoms focusing on intellectual property and copyright, and on the society of information and knowledge

REFF.erence 2, a roundtable in which artists, politicians, curators, academics (and you) will be able to discuss about the current situation in art and culture, with focus on access policies, funding, innovation and the possibility to be creative today

REFF showcase: we will setup an exhibition of the works currently submitted to REFF; hurry up and get yours registered, to be included

a “secret” installation will allow you to throw copyright down the toilet, and to experiment on new ways of being creative

REFFlex Animazon a performance by our partners nephogram will feature minimal click’n cuts with ambient mapping. (nephogram is an italian net.label supporting copyleft practices in the production of electronic music; they are collaborating with Animazon for this A/V liveset)

myRMX, our friends from sunny California, will showcase their brad new application for mobile phones, featuring an innovative way to remix and play music and a wonderful business model dedicated to innovation and artist promotion

Brett gaylor, the famous Canadian media activist and creator of OpenSource Cinema, will accept new contributions to his Open Source movie “RiP a Remix Manifesto”, that will be featured wordwide

[PAM] Perpetual Art Machine, founded by Chris Borkowski, Aaron Miller, Raphaele Shirley and Lee Wells, will be a wonderful addition to the festival, showcasing their project and a selection of the artists participating to their wonderful portal; this is truly a nice addition as PAM will be in deep contact with REFF, also being present in our multi-venue event happening later-on this year, and participating to REFF’s publication

REFF’s workshops will show you how to create music and visuals by sniffing p2p networks and by interactively assembling User Generated Content

So don’t miss it!

REFF @ LPM 2009
on May 28th 2009 (Digital Freedoms Day)
and on 28th-31st May 2009 (exhibitions, showcase, workshops)

Urban public space – understood as open, civic space – is a key element in the development of European urbanism. It is based on a well-balanced mix of functions and the idea of the inhabitant as active citizen.

We currently face a transitional period of restructuring social networks in a globalised world. This is resulting in various experiments with new types of relations and exchange processes, supported by the developing interactive new media tools. In order to maintain the social sustainability of our cities, it is important to connect this new virtual space for development of public sphere and social exchange with the acquisition and reactivation of urban public space.

A spreading feeling of fear in public space connected with a notion of being disconnected from ones surroundings reminds us that virtual spaces cannot alone function as alternative spaces for exchange and production of identity in a modern society.

The content of media facades and digital moving Images in public spaces should not only be determined by market forces, yet should follow urban necessities. Therefore we aim to transform the growing number of digital architectural surfaces in our cities into experimental visual zone on the threshold of virtual and urban public space, contributing to a liveable urban society.

The changing architectural relationship between image, structure and representation has been long predicted by Architecture and Media critiques such as Paul Virilio und Robert Venturi.

Media façades can combine aspects of lighting and graphics in formats determined by the architecture, these might differ fundamentally in format, resolution and dimension from the rectilinear media image. Moving imagery has increasingly become interactive and emergent and often have to work without sound, so they question narrative storytelling known from other traditional media. Content can be synthesised from or driven by information from the environment, whether it be from within the building or from the outside world, or through channels such as the internet. In connection with locative and mobile media, new forms of content production can develop that create through participatory approaches new relations between the imagery and the surrounding urban space and its citizen.

There’s a growing need for the research of different creative contents that are able to make these new media for urban space vivid and attractive. Creatives in the different areas of media and culture are confronted with entirely new challenges in respect to resolution and distribution of pixels; there are also new forms of interaction arising from the specific dimensions of size and distance that differ basically from classical media formats. And how can we experiment with the element of audio, without constantly showering the open public space with sound?

It is very likely that new job descriptions and creative practices will emerge out of the new field of media architecture. It is still undetermined how roles for the production of content and displays will be distributed, and what standards can be applied for assessing projects. Building with media facades are a challenge for architects, creatives and planners, as they require a profound knowledge of the technical aspects, offer new design objectives and lead to new possibilities for communication in urban space.

The fact that the surface of a building and hence its character is subject of permanent change enables new relations with the local environment and the involvement of citizens in content manipulation.

The MEDIA FACADES FESTIVAL BERLIN is an important contribution for the emergence of a discourse among actors in the field and the development of trend-setting projects in order to avoid undesirable visual overload and to achieve a better acceptance.

The event will promote a lateral trans-disciplinary approach to exploring the growing appearance of moving images in urban space and the global transformation of public culture in the context of large new multi media precincts such as Federation Square and various networked forms of urban screens. It will build on the successful events held in Amsterdam in 2005 and Manchester in 2007 and will be the first Urban Screens held in the Asia-Pacific region.

Through an integrated program of keynote lectures, panel sessions, workshops, curated screenings and multimedia projects, it will bring together leading Australian and international artists and curators, architects and urban planners, screen operators and content providers, technology manufacturers, software designers and public intellectuals.