Program of the International
Festival of Cybernetic Art, CYBERFEST
5:00 p.m. The Opening of Cyberfest 2011
1:00 p.m. - Phill Niblock, Michael Schumacher APPROACHES TO MULTICHANNEL
12:00 p.m. - Fred Forest, Presentation of THE TRADER'S BALL Project
Fred Forest, the famous pioneer of contemporary art, will describe his
life and art and present his project entitled "The Traders' Ball"
With his characteristic cutting irony, Forest created this project in
order to share his point of view on the financial crisis.
2:00 p.m. - Sophie Lavoie, ACTIVE MATRIX Master Class
Sophie Lavoie presents her immersive, interactive installation, "Active
Matrix," which allows the viewer to roam freely inside a 3D-modeled
4:00 p.m. - Dorit Chrysler, lecture entitled "HANDS OFF. THE
LEGACY OF LEON THEREMIN TODAY"
Invested in 1919 by the Russian electrical physicist Lev Sergeyevich Termen,
the theremin produces sounds without being touched. It is extraordinary
difficult for the user, and is one of the first electronic musical instruments,
which enabled the creation of synthesizers for future generations. This
lecture will be conducted by Dorit Chrysler, who has been called the "The
4:00 p.m. - Dimity Bulatov, lecture entitled SCIENCE ART AND THE
Focusing on works of art created with the use of the latest tools of the
21st century: robotics, information technology, biomedicine and nanotechnology,
the curator of Kaliningrad branch of the State Center for Contemporary
Art, Dimitry Bulatov is trying to identify the wellspring of the contemporary
technological myth, which insists on the timeless value of efficiency,
control and unrestrained technical development and economic expansion.
4:00 p.m. - Danila Frants, workshop for children MINECRAFT: THE
CREEPER'S EXPLODING POPULARITY
The Minecraft game was originally a game from Notch and Mojang, consisting
of blocks that created a three dimensional world. At the beginning, the
player had to build a shelter in order to protect himself from monsters,
but now players use Minecraft's three dimensional blocks to create works
of art; architecture, huge statues, etc. The presentation will be held
at matcatsmp.com, one of the servers that have embraced the user-created
modules that have totally transformed Minecraft. This particular server
is an exact replica of an actual society, including an economic system
which requires a logical approach to participate in. A virtual art exhibit
will be included in this presentation.