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media facades festival europe 2010

Media Facades Festival Europe 2010

A project by Susa Pop of Public Art Lab / Berlin

In cooperation with iMAL / Brusselsm-cult / HelsinkiFACT / LiverpoolArs Electronica Futurelab / LinzMedialab-Prado / MadridKitchen Budapest.


The Networked Possibilities of Urban Screens and Media Facades

MEDIA FACADES FESTIVAL EUROPE 2010 (MFF2010) is an urban media pilot project that interconnects seven European cities through the existing infrastructure of urban screens and media facades sited in public spaces.

Artists and media designers will show especially developed art projects Europe wide, through screenings and Joint Broadcasting Events, for the circulation of cultural exchange. Media facades will be transformed into local stages, connecting public audiences virtually with participating places and opening a global window to create dialogue, to share dreams and exchange ideas.

MFF2010 is based on the success of the MEDIA FACADES FESTIVAL BERLIN 2008, both initiated by Susa Pop / Public Art Lab and Mirjam Struppek / Interactionfield.

Curatorial Programme

The following main curatorial topics have been developed out of the collaboratively selected screening projects. From 27 August to 2 October 2010 each festival day has a special focus on one of the following themes.

*   Connected Cities: Joint Broadcasting projects that happen simultaneously and interactively across the borders
*   Urban Activism: Reclaim the Screens! An activist approach to opening screens for the urban community
*   Human Screens: Human processes are visualised on media facades
*   Organic Cities: Public Data projects use information resources from the environments and develop a real-time software programme for live streaming
*   Public Playing: Games designed as an interaction catalyst for the public audience
*   European Dialogue: Projects that especially support intercultural exchange and connect the local scenes through the media facades infrastructure of the participating cities
*   Citizens Journalism: Research and participatory projects of local scenes
*   Recontextualise: A shared video platform on a central server to create local screening programmes


Artistic Director: BERLIN: Susa Pop / Public Art Lab

Co-Curators: BRUSSELS: Marie-Laure Delaby, Yves Bernard / iMAL; BUDAPEST: Eszter Bircsák / Kitchen Budapest; HELSINKI: Minna Tarkka / m-cult; LINZ: Stefan Mittlboeck / Ars Electronica Futurelab; LIVERPOOL: Heather Corcoran, Patrick Fox / FACT; MADRID: Nerea Calvillo / Medialab-Prado


Shervin Afshar (IR/AT) * Ulu Braun (DE) * Johanna Bruckner (AT/DE) * Mattia Casalegno (IT/BE) * Sini Haapalinna (FI) * Hanna Haaslahti, Pia Lindy, Markku Nousiainen (FI) * Lummo: Mar Canet, Carles Gutiérrez, Javier Lloret, Jordi Puig (ES) * OiOi: Sami Kamppi, Antti Onttonen, Antti Kaukinen, Tuomas Arokanto (FI) * Julian Oliver (NZ/DE) & Danja Vasiliev (RU/DE) * Ann Oren (IL), Zevan Rosser (US) * Yuka Oyama (JP/DE), Becky Yee (US) * Chris O’Shea (GB) * Gábor Papp, Agoston Nagy (HU) * Julius Popp (DE/US) * Nika Radic (HR/DE) * Evan Roth (US/FR) * Antoine Schmitt (FR) * Katrin Schoof (DE) * Heidi Tikka (FI) * Toxic Lesbian (ES) * Emily C. Voelker, Alexandre R. Decoupigny  (DE) * VR/URBAN: Christian Zoellner, Patrick Tobias Fischer  (DE) * Dan Wilcox (US) * Clemens Wilhelm (DE)

Videos by:  Johanna Reich * Dima Stefanova * Julien Collieux * Susanne Schuricht * Alexandro Ladaga & Silvia Manteiga * Kit Wise * Danielle Oke * Tamsin Sharp * Jeremy Bailey * Ryan Trecartin * Harold Offeh * Takeshi Murata * Peggy Ahwesh * Max Hattler * Craig Mulholland * Jeremy Bailey * Lionel Scoccimaro * Nicole Tran Ba Vang * Aïcha Hamu * Mike Kostner * Tim Skinner * Opie Boero Imwinkelried * Eva Lunde * Michael Pinsky * Anne Wilson * Boris Eldagsen * Stefan Riebel * and others


BERLIN: Collegium Hungaricum Berlin, U6 Friedrichstrasse, Nightscreen Gasometer
BRUSSELS: Flagey Screen, iMAL Facade
BUDAPEST: Palace of Arts, KIBU Figs Facade, Lánchíd 19 Design Hotel
HELSINKI: City Wall / Lasipalatsi Square, Gallery Alkovi, City Tourist Office

LINZ: Ars Electronica Center, Tabakfabrik
LIVERPOOL: FACT Facades, BBC Big Screen
MADRID: Medialab-Prado Facade


MFF2010 is supported by the European Commission / Culture Programme 2007-13, DKLB-Stiftung, Senate Department for Economy, Technologies and Women / Project Future Berlin
Media Facades Partner Berlin: WALL AG, Megaposter, CHB, Berliner Fenster, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories
IT and Media Partner: Streampark TV, nacamar, n-tv, infonetwork
Research Partners: Universität Potsdam / Europäische Medienwissenschaften, FH Potsdam / Kulturarbeit, International Urban Screens Association
Network Partners: Lange Nacht der Museen, transmediale, media.net Berlin Brandenburg, Upgrade! Berlin, Dome Deluxe
Sponsor Partners ag4, Arcotel Velvet, Cookies Cream, Ribisel Catering


Artistic Director: Susa Pop, susapop@publicartlab.com
Research: Mirjam Struppek, struppek@interactionfield.de
p: 0049 (0)30 896 318 12



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