PLUNC 2016

Interdisciplinary research,
education and capacity building

8 Sep 2016

New Media and Digital Arts Festival starts September 29.

The 2nd edition of PLUNC - New Media and Digital Art Festival takes place between 29 September and 2 October 2016. Four days of a festival that presents to the broadest possible audience, projects and works that merge and intersect art and technology through exhibitions, workshops, talks and performances. In 2015 we had the focus on Zach Lieberman. Now, for the second edition, we chose as artists in focus Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau, pioneering artists of interactive art, which will be at the festival to a small retrospective of their work ("Portrait on the Fly", "The Value of Art", "Eau de Jardin" and "Phototropy") and a master class. Their works will be in dialogue with projects from other guest artists and works resulting from an international open call, so we can witness its contamination, questioning and thus making room for reflection. Christa and Laurent installations denote a global concern to work on the interface between man and machine, producing works that ask for a participatory audience, which fits perfectly with the identity of PLUNC.

With an exhibition hub in Lisbon, Fundação Portuguesa das Comunicações – Museu das Comunicações, and another exhibition hub in Almada, Casa da Cerca – Centro de Arte Contemporânea, and with various activities spread across other spaces on both sides of the river, we intend to create flows and routes between the two shores of Tagus river, encouraging people to cross the river from one side to the other during the 4-day festival. We ask for the active participation of the viewer, whether discovering the festival and the riverine area, whether through their participation in the various activities and interaction with the artworks on display.

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