The Atelier des Lumières, a digital art centre in Paris, is presenting the IMMERSIVE ART FESTIVAL, a festival devoted to immersive digital design.
During the Toussaint (All Saints’ Day) holidays, from 18 au 24 October, the Atelier des Lumières will present works by some of the most influential artistic collectives in the world of the digital arts. These works, which have been specifically adapted to and designed for the Atelier des Lumières, will be presented for six evenings, as of 7 p.m. Each competing work will be appraised by a professional jury and the visitors.
These evenings will be held in conjunction with the immersive digital exhibition ‘Van Gogh: Starry Night’, which will be presented during the day.
A special prize-giving evening will be held on Thursday 24 October in the presence of the artists, the jury, and the Festival’s partners.
The 11 artistic collectives will use techniques that combine video, photography, motion design, and sound spatialisation.
The works must not only use all the Atelier’s technological power (140 video projectors, 50 speakers, 3,000 m2 of projection surface, etc.), but also present a completely immersive and original artistic concept.
For the first time, the Atelier des Lumières is holding a competition between digital design professionals by involving digital art enthusiasts and visitors (who can vote there and then on a dedicated mobile application), and a professional jury.
This rst festival will provide an opportunity to present digital design as a form of artistic expression in its own right.
Digital design involves ‘digital sculpting’, a process of using computer-generated images to design living spaces and create interaction with the public. The projected images, combined with sound design, make it possible to create unique immersive worlds.
THE IMMERSIVE ART FESTIVAL:
> 6 evenings from 18 to 23 October
> the works will be projected continuously, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
> a 4-minute-long immersive show per artistic collective on a theme of their choice > a 50-minute screening period
> 1 prize-giving evening on 24 October