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FEATURED PRESENTATION / THE RUNNER V.2

 

The RUNNER, captures our human primal instincts in a mesmerizing way…just like fire. Set in a frantic, busy, urban NYC street environment, the RUNNER responds in real-time, to gestures of the hands and body and creates a captivating interaction.  The actions of the RUNNER, running, jumping, pivoting and overcoming obstacles, combines the insatiable quest of the human’s spirit to energetically go forward and illuminate the looming sense of uncertainty that our digital future holds.  A metaphor for the blend of today’s contemporary culture and the digital revolution. 

The actions of the runner, represent the incessant activity that the digital world produces at all times. Nowadays, we run in a constant flight forward, while looking for the logic in our future and the advance in technology itself. The public, with their presence and active participation in the installation, become part of this unstoppable race toward and the artist’s introspection.


 

FEATURED ARTISTS  / SOLIMAN LOPEZ

This featured presentation was created by digital media artist and researcher Soliman Lopez, currently the director of the I+D+i Department in ESAT in Valencia, Spain (Escuela Superior de Arte y Tecnología de Valencia). The artist is creating digital art, performances, interactive and multimedia pieces, investigating the social changes which are the result of the technological revolution paradigm and the new language proposed by the digital debate itself. This prolific artist has shown his work in the last three years in the UK, France, Spain, Argentina, Brazil or Germany.

Unreal interaction collaboration by Ismael Castellanos from ESAT University in Valencia and Interactivity activation provided by interactive developer Karan Parikh.

His work has been shown in Venezuela (I Bienal de Arte Emergente), Cuba (Festival de Camagüey), Nicaragua (CCE), México (CCE), El Salvador (CCE), Argentina (MACBA – Buenos Aires, MAC – Bahía Blanca, Palacio Ferreyra – Córdoba, Timoteo Navarro – Tucumán), Suecia (SwitzerlandArtSpace), Pasadena and Chicaco (MIA Festival), Portugal (Au pie de la Montagne Show) o Grecia (Create an Accident) and art centers or museums such as CAC de Málaga, IVAM Valencia, Matadero Madrid, CCCC (Valencia), Centro Cibeles (Madrid), I-CAS (Sevilla), Arts Santa Monica (Barcelona), Etopia (Zaragoza), La Lonja and Cigarreras Alicante, CAB in Burgos or art fairs such as ARCO, JustMad or ArtMadrid in España or Chronus Art Center, Shanghai, CEART Madrid, EP7 Paris.

 

He has been selected for awards, shows, festivals, biennials and scholarships such as Technarte Bilbao, ADA (Archive of Digital Art), Stigmart, Encontro de Novos Artistas, Art Clinic Barcelona, Laguna Award (Valladolid), Tedx (Valladolid), U_Lad (ICAS, Sevilla), Madatac Madrid, Rei en Jaume (Mallorca), Futura (Huesca), Festival BAC (Barcelona), EspacioEnter (TEA Tenerife), Festival Intramurs (Valencia), Festival ArsFutura, Proyector, UPHO Festival (Málaga), JustTech (JustMad7, Madrid) Variation Media Art Fair (Paris), Open Codes, ZKM (Karlsruhe, Alemania), FAD Bienal de Arte Digital en Río de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte (Brazil)

Unreal interaction collaboration by Ismael Castellanos from ESAT University in Valencia and Interactivity activation provided by interactive developer Karan Parikh.