CELLSBUTTON #02 | YOGYAKARTA INTERNATIONAL MEDIA ART FESTIVAL 2008
WE ARE THE CELLS!
11 – 20 AUGUST 2008
YOGYAKARTA – INDONESIA
Cellsbutton is a way of introducing a new concept and perspective on art and technology to the cultural framework of Indonesia. The festival intends to relate this to both national and international developments within the field of media arts. In HONF perspective, (digital) technologies offer a lot of creative possibilities, in daily life as well as in art and cultural practices. So far, extensive investigations of this potential of technology within Indonesia – and the Yogyakarta context – have been few. Therefore, the objective of the Cellsbutton is to establish connections and interactions between communities, creators and artist with interest in media art.
A second innovative aim is to make a connection between universities with expertise in technology and media artists/theorists who are interested in new media art and technology. Herewith, we try to reinforce the interest in and analysis of technology for the development of artistic production and theory. Cellsbutton provide a platform for workshops, presentations and discussions in the universities and creative communities in Yogyakarta, giving an opportunity of transfer knowledge, researches and collaborative works between participants, officials and audience in an international framework of media art.
As part of the house of natural fiber (HONF) Education Focus Program (EFP), Cellsbutton #02 – We are the CELLS! will gather inter(national) artists, researchers, scientist, theorist or lecturers to share a new concept and perspective on art and technology in 6 universities, 3 creative communities and 2 cultural venues. The participant will collaborate with HONF artists and local Indonesian artists in this festival to do research that will be presented in form of performance, exhibition, presentation or installation. During 10 days in the festival, any audience that interested in making any contribution that is possible for Cellsbutton agenda are mostly welcome. Participants are allowed to interact with the contribution in any forms of activities, involving the organizer as facilitators. The festival itself is organize based on community involving artists as officials. (more…)