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18th ADAF | FutuRetro
421 Aufrufe 13.05.2022 This spring the Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF) presents FutuRetro, a celebratory 18th edition and a five-day gathering in the heart of Athens that brings together a diverse global community of artists and an eclectic, inquisitive audience.

From the 25th – 29th of May, the building complex of former notoshome and Kotzia Square will be revived to host an innovative exciting program with works from 12 categories: Video Art, Animation, Interactive Installations, Virtual and Augmented reality (VR/AR), Games, Digital Image, Web Art, Live Performances, Workshops, Talks and ADAF KIDS, a mini digital arts festival dedicated to children. This year ADAF is especially excited to present a curated program for the ADAF MUSIC category.

The theme, FutuRetro, focuses on science fiction, retrofuturism and futurology and aims to present the technological milestones of today through the eyes of the past and as a foreshadowing means for the future. Marking its third year as a Hybrid Festival, the online edition of the festival, ADAF ONLINE, will be launched in the fall of 2022 as an extension to the physical edition and in an effort to make the festival and its works accessible to a truly limitless, global audience.

Exhibition Space: 10:00 - 23:00
Outdoor Program: 20:00 - 24:00
Location: Kratinou 3-5, Str. | Kotzia Square
Entrance: Straight 1, Str.
Dates: 25 - 29 May, 2022
More information on the program of the 18th Athens Digital Arts Festival will be announced shortly on 2022.adaf.gr.
#ADAF2022 #ADAFgreece #TheNewRetro #Futuretro #Futurology #Sci-Fi #Retrofuturism

Το Διεθνές Φεστιβάλ Ψηφιακών Τεχνών της Ελλάδας, Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF) ενηλικιώνεται και επιστρέφει για τη 18η ετήσια διοργάνωσή του στο κέντρο της Αθήνας, και συγκεκριμένα στην Πλατεία Κοτζιά για μία πενθήμερη συνάντηση που θα πραγματοποιηθεί από τις 25 έως τις 29 Μαΐου 2022, στο κτιριακό συγκρότημα πρώην notoshome.

Όπως έχει ήδη καθιερωθεί με μεγάλη επιτυχία τα τελευταία χρόνια, το Φεστιβάλ θα είναι και φέτος υβριδικό, καθώς θα διεξαχθεί και online το φθινόπωρο του 2022, εξερευνώντας και στις δύο εκδοχές του τη θεματική “FutuRetro”. Για αυτή τη χρονιά, η επιμελητική ομάδα του ADAF επέλεξε να στραφεί στην επιστημονική φαντασία και στον ρετροφουτουρισμό, ως μέρος της επιστήμης του μέλλοντος, επιδιώκοντας να παρουσιαστεί το σήμερα μέσα από τα μάτια του παρελθόντος, και το παρελθόν μέσα από τα μάτια του μέλλοντος.

To πολυσυλλεκτικό πρόγραμμα του Φεστιβάλ θα αποτελείται και φέτος από τις ήδη γνώριμες κατηγορίες του: video art, διαδραστικά και οπτικοακουστικά installation, live performance, animation, έργα εικονικής, επαυξημένης και μεικτής πραγματικότητας (VR/AR/XR), games, digital image, web art, δημιουργικά εργαστήρια, ομιλίες, το παιδικό πρόγραμμα ADAF KIDS, για το πάντα ανήσυχο παιδικό κοινό και φυσικά μία από τις πιο αγαπημένες κατηγορίες του φεστιβάλ, που μας έλειψε τα τελευταία δύο χρόνια, το ADAF MUSIC.

Για περισσότερες ανακοινώσεις σχετικά με το πρόγραμμα του ADAF και το επιμελητικό σημείωμα για τη φετινή θεματική του 18ου Athens Digital Arts Festival, “FutuRetro”, επισκεφθείτε το 2022.adaf.gr και τα κανάλια επικοινωνίας του φεστιβάλ.

Ώρες λειτουργίας εκθεσιακού χώρου: 10:00 - 23:00
Ώρες λειτουργίας ADAF Stage: 20:00 - 24:00
Τοποθεσία: Κτιριακό συγκρότημα πρώην notoshome | Κρατίνου 3-5, Πλατεία Κοτζιά
Είσοδος: Στρέιτ 1
Ημερομηνίες: 25 - 29 Μαΐου, 2022
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This spring the Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF) presents FutuRetro, a celebratory 18th edition and a five-day gathering in the heart of Athens that brings together a diverse global community of artists and an eclectic, inquisitive audience.

From the 25th – 29th of May, the building complex of former notoshome and Kotzia Square will be revived to host an innovative exciting program with works from 12 categories: Video Art, Animation, Interactive Installations, Virtual and Augmented reality (VR/AR), Games, Digital Image, Web Art, Live Performances, Workshops, Talks and ADAF KIDS, a mini digital arts festival dedicated to children. This year ADAF is especially excited to present a curated program for the ADAF MUSIC category.

The theme, FutuRetro, focuses on science fiction, retrofuturism and futurology and aims to present the technological milestones of today through the eyes of the past and as a foreshadowing means for the future. Marking its third year as a Hybrid Festival, the online edition of the festival, ADAF ONLINE, will be launched in the fall of 2022 as an extension to the physical edition and in an effort to make the festival and its works accessible to a truly limitless, global audience.

Exhibition Space: 11:00 – 22:30

Outdoor Program: 20:00 – 24:00

Location: Building complex of former notoshome | Kratinou 3-5, Str., Kotzia Square

Entrance: Straight 1, Str.

Dates: 25 – 29 May, 2022

FutuRetro

Futurology as a science, is a branch of social studies, parallel to the field of History. Is postulating the probable, possible, and preferable scenarios and the worldviews for the future, also taking under consideration the beliefs and myths which imply them.

A precious instrument for this field has proven the art-genre of Science Fiction, from which one can easily ascertain that what begins as fictional, especially when it comes to a “ technological marvel”, can indeed become a reality in the future. Aeroplanes, Spaceships, Robots, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Biotechnology, the Anthropocene era, are some of the ideas and notions that have materialized through science and technology after originally being fictitious mentions in fantasy futures or alternative realities of this art genre. Criticizing the route of contemporary and future society, Science Fiction and Futurology are often taking the form of contestation, while exploring the possible ramifications of innovation, in society, science and technology. With this quality they are capturing the “cultural wallpaper” and warn about its probable evolution.

“And because today’s real life so resembles day-before-yesterday’s fantasy, the old-time fans are restless. Deep within, whether they admit it or not, is a feeling of disappointment and even outrage that the outer world has invaded their private domain. They feel the loss of a ‘sense of wonder’ because what was once truly confined to ‘wonder’ has now become prosaic and mundane.”

-Isaac Asimov

Next to futurology comes the aesthetic movement of retrofuturism. Frequently emanating from dissatisfaction towards the present, retrofuturism is attempting a depiction of the future, as dreamed on at an earlier age, offering skepticism and implying the reevaluation of technological means. It explores the relationship of the past and the future, and in extension the impact of technology which appears sometimes alienating and sometimes empowering, through a nostalgic contrast. If futurism is characterised by the feverish anticipation of what will come, retrofuturism is the reminder of this anticipation.

“Take hold of the future or the future will take hold of you.”

— Patrick Dixon,

The international Festival of Digital Arts in Greece, Athens Digital Arts Festival has chosen the theme RetroFuture, with a retrospective mood for its coming of age 18th edition ADAF 2022. Taking on the occasion of the contemporary discomfort and scepticism over the present time, especially after the pandemic and economic crisis, the climate change e.t.c. The festival is turning towards science fiction and retrofuturism -as part of futurology- to see the technological milestones of today both through the eyes of the past, and as foreshadowing for the future. What was the past speculating about the technology of the present? How is retro technology being reused today in the section of art-technology and science? Will the contemporary cutting edge technology e.g. NFTs, AI, Contemporary Robotics, Biotechnology e.t.c be considered the retro of tomorrow? Are the current tech speculations such as superintelligence, 3D bioprinting , mind uploading, singularity, transhumanism e.t.c. the actual future? What will that mean for humankind?

We call for artists, scientists, intellectuals, technologist and every other creator to submit their applications to the respective categories, Installations, Video Art, Performances, Web Art, Animation, Digital Image, VR/AR, Games, Talks, Workshops, Music, Kids (which contains all of the above addressed to children) till the 1st of March. All applications will be considered for assemblage of the 18th edition, physical and online, which will take place in spring and fall 2022 respectively. The shortlisted artists will be notified via email for the status of their application and details regarding the possible presentation of their work in any or both of the festival versions.

“Join us, in seeing the future through the eyes of the past and the past through the eyes of the future…”

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Festival Team

Ilias Chatzichristodoulou | Founder and Director
Elli-Anna Peristeraki | Art Director
Lydia Lampropoulou | Production Manager
Harry Macheras | Creative Director
Alex Karantanas | Video Art Curator
Maria Triantafyllou | Animation Curator
Christos Douris | Games, VR, Curator
Fanis Sakellariou | Music Curator
Marianna Throuvala | Office Administrator
Katerina P. Trichia | Communication Manager
Dimitris Gelbouras | Social Media Manager
Nikos Chatzichristodoulou | Financial Manager
Maria Kontoudi | Production
Iannis Pantazidis | Cultural Manager
Loukia Christina Florou | Hospitality Manager
Filippos Ferentinos | Audiovisual Director
Clelia Thermou | Exhibition Architect
Christina Papas | Communications Consultant
Maria Stefanou | Creative Team
Constantinos Samaras | Creative Team
Elwira Wojtunik [PL] | Curator, Founder & Artistic Director of Patchlab Digital Art Festival
Popesz Csaba Láng [HU] | Curator, Founder & Artistic Director of Patchlab Digital Art Festival

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