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connecting cities events 2013

The Connecting Cities Events are city-to-city live interventions which will happen from August to November 2013 under the curatorial topic of Networked City. The CC Events are embedded in local programmes like the Media Facades Festival in Helsinki, Ikono On Air Festival in Berlin, Bauhausfest in Dessau, Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Amber Festival in Istanbul, Nuit Blanche in Brussels etc.

The urban media art projects of the 2013 CC Events have been produced by our 18 partner institutions and will circulate within the Connecting Cities Network on an interconnected infrastructure of urban screens, media facades and projection walls.

Our website is re-launched with a live stream of the art projects, so if you cannot come to any of our venues, go to www.connectingcities.net and become part of the events!

You can find information on the CC Events in Berlin and Dessau below. The full schedule of the CC events in August and September in all cities is published at www.connectingcities.net. Information on the events coming in October and November will be published soon on the same website and via our next newsletter (subscribe here).

CC EVENT : 6 – 7 September 2013

Public Art Lab teamed up with Foundation Bauhaus Dessau and ikono to present our selection of works at the same time at the Bauhausfest in Dessau and on the media facade of the Collegium Hungaricum in Berlin.

In Dessau, our Connecting Cities Event is integrated in the yearly Bauhausfest, an event that has its origin in the 1920s and that is at the same time excentric and extremely popular. At Bauhausfest 2013, Connecting Cities will show the artworks ‘Ready to Cloud’ by The Constitute, ‘Binoculars’ by Mar Canet & Varvara Guljajeva, ’Master / Slave Invigilator System’ by Jeremy Bailey, ‘Saving Face’ byKaren Lancel & Hermen Maat, ‘Internet Jam’ by Prof. Alexander Carôt and a series of videoclips produced by ikono and especially curated for CC.

Information on locations and time schedules in Dessau are on the Bauhausfest website!

In Berlin, we meet again at Collegium Hungaricum – which had already been our venue for the Media Facades Festival 2010 – to show ‘Binoculars’ by Mar Canet& Varvara Guljajeva.

Where: .CHB’s media facade at Dorotheenstrasse 12, Berlin
When: 6-7 September, from 8.30pm to 10pm

The title of our ‘Connecting Cities’ event is to be taken literally, as the presented artworks not only connect Dessau and Berlin (in the case of ‘Binoculars’), but also create (live/remote) connections to our international partner cities. Be prepared for a vibrant intercultural exchange with the citizens of Liverpool, Madrid, Linz, Riga and Melbourne!

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