EMAF, Europe's leading media art festival, starts tomorrow in the town of Osnabrück in Germany and I'll be there during the coming weekend as a guest and exhibitor. My video 'Job Interview' was selected for this year's programme. I'll be filing a dispatch early next week.
The objective of the festival is to offer comprehensive overview over the latest tendencies and developments of media art. This year's programme includes 200 new experimental films and videos plus 50 installations, performances, lectures and discussions.
Under the motto "Smart Art" the EMAF's organisers are promising to show "current works that question social conventions, take familiar things out of their context and subtly track down the absurdities of individual and social everyday life. The approaches range from popular subjects to
provocative statements that go down new paths of artistic debate in film, installation and expanded media, making playful and intelligent use of various media."
Check out the festival's site to see more details of the programme.