Gamerz-Festival #10

2nd to 12th october 2014
Multimedia Art Festival
free entrance

M2f Créations - Lab GAMERZ


by Quentin Destieu & Sylvain Huguet

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«The game’s liberation lies in its creative autonomy, getting over the former division between imposed work and passive entertainment »

May 17 1960. Excerpt fom the Situanionist international manifesto.

Based on the idea that people’s development is hit at different level (cognitive, social, psychological …) by digital environment generated disruptions, the flavour of the Gamerz Festival 10th edition finds its essence in these changing extracts.

The edition suggests to concentrate these essentially non-visible or underlying effects in order to claim their artistic substance and ground for alternative social, economic, political or ecological practices.

The Festival celebrates the liberation of games and art versus passive leasure and for an emancipating collaborative definiton of work, made to liberate people from the status of consumer to achieve that of creative technology artist and user.

An exhibition of psychedelic and psychotropic animated « gif », the very first animated « gif » sent to outterspace, a spirulina artists’ farm controlled by video game, the first exhibition of copy art works by Copie Copains Club licensed artists, Labgamerz’ residency programmes artists’ latest creations, a spectacular drone attack...

For its 10th edition, more than 50 internatio- nal artists present multimedia art works in four different cultural places in town. Coming from wide European networks, artists and professionals of digital creation all join the festival to propose a free exhibition tour in town, both recreative and seriously questioning the deep changes at work in our society. Exhibitions, unlikely concerts and professio- nals meetings compose the rich and innovationg programme between arts and technologies, teleporting the public at the heart of new forms of expression.