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360 Playgrounds

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The sixth edition of the iX SYMPOSIUM on immersive experiences invites you to explore “360 PLAYGROUNDS” from May 29 to June 1st, 2019

An increasing number of collective and individual technologies are emerging and becoming new exploration areas for artists. iX 2019 will give you the opportunity to experiment with the latest iterations of these immersion technologies, whose growth is accelerated by advances in sensorial expansion, artificial intelligence, immersive computing and cloud computing, which together radically transform the world as we know it. The 2019 symposium formula will allow participants and speakers to reflect, experiment and play together in these great new creation spaces offered by creative immersive technology!

Among the participants

Virgil Widrich
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Virgil Widrich (AUT)

Screenwriter, film director, multimedia artist

Screenwriter, film director, multimedia artist and professor of "Art & Science" at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. His short film "Copy Shop" was nominated for an Oscar. In total, his work has been awarded more than 130 international awards. Virgil Widrich is involved in a variety of roles as project manager, conceptionalist, exhibition designer or artistic director in the creation of screenplays, short and feature films, installations, exhibitions and entire museums, as well as in international research projects.

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Virgil Widrich (AUT)

Screenwriter, film director, multimedia artist

Samuel Bianchini
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Samuel Bianchini (FRA)

Artist and teacher-researcher

Samuel Bianchini is an artist and teacher-researcher. He is a lecturer, accredited to supervise art research at the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (EnsAD) of PSL University in Paris, where he leads the Reflective Interaction research group at EnsadLab (EnsAD’s laboratory), and is also co-director of the Chaire Arts and Sciences, founded in 2017 with the École Polytechnique and the Daniel & Nina Carasso Foundation. Through these practical experiments, his publications, like his commitment to the development of research-creation, Samuel Bianchini supports the principle of an “operational aesthetic”, while taking into account his artistic, societal, and environmental implications.

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Samuel Bianchini (FRA)

Artist and teacher-researcher

Martin Kusch
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Martin Kusch (AUT)

Artist and teacher, University of Applied Arts Vienna

Martin Kusch studied art history, philosophy and painting in Berlin, and media arts with Peter Weibel at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, where he has also been teaching since 1997. Founder and artistic co-director of the Media performance group kondition pluriel, he is particularly interested in the transformation processes of the electronic media inside performative contexts, and on how digital technologies influence our perception of the body and space. His works have been presented at numerous festivals and institutions, such as: Ars Electronica (Linz), ISEA (Nagoya, Helsinki and Essen), Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie – ZKM (Karlsruhe), Transmediale (Berlin), CYNETart (Dresden), Experimental Performing Arts Centre – EMPAC (Troy), Le Centre des arts d'Enghien les bains (Enghien), the Mois Multi (Quebec City) and the Museumsquartier Wien (Vienna).

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Martin Kusch (AUT)

Artist and teacher, University of Applied Arts Vienna

Eric Raynaud
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Eric Raynaud (FRA)

Sound anaudiovisual artist

Eric Raynaud, AKA Fraction, is a French music composer and digital art creative designer living in Paris whose work focuses on writing immersive experiences, like the well-received Dromos and Entropia. Along with releasing music on the Infiné label, his career follows a path in the field of digital arts and creation involving hybrid digital writing that associates visual, sound, and physical media. He’s especially interested in the experience of space, with sound matter as an essential component. He is the 2019 recipient of the IRCAM’s artistic residency program, in partnership with the SAT.

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Eric Raynaud (FRA)

Sound and audiovisual artist

Among which

Samuel Bianchini
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Insurrection

By Line Katcho (CAN)

Insurrection is an immersive audiovisual performance mostly seeking to bring the notion of space to the forefront; both the space that is experienced interiorly, and that which is experienced outwardly. A tridimensional work produced on malleable canvas, like a border to cross, a space to infinitely remake, manipulate, remodel, appropriate; a new space, an ancient one, one that changes, fluid or rigid, binding or liberating.

About Line Katcho

Insurrection

By Line Katcho (CAN)

Virgil Widrich
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Fields

By Merovee (FRA) et Blindsp0t (FRA)

Fields is a surreal audiovisual 3D voyage that sets out to discover poetry hidden in our environment. The audience is immersed in dramatic, soothing, fantastic and abstract landscapes. In a 360° performance, Merovee and Blindsp0t interpret the field data they’ve collected. They manipulate, distort, superimpose mixes and sound recordings in Ambisonics with big data extracted from Google Maps. They deconstruct the spatial and temporal scales, change our perspectives, and rebuild new sensory and subjective spaces.

About Blindsp0t

About Merovee

Fields

By Merovee (FRA) et Blindsp0t (FRA)

All the details soon to be revealed!