CIMATICS is an international platform and festival for live audiovisual arts & vj’ing. Call for entries.

CIMATICS.05 is focussing on context. Audiovisuals give us the most important perspective on the contemporary, global society. If culture is an interface to the world, than this is for the greater part audiovisual. Audiovisuals don’t only seem to represent our environment. They are our environment. That’s why these media, and especially an experimental or critical approach to them, are so crucial.

In general, the festival aims to promote innovative and outstanding productions in the field of audiovisual performance, vj-ing and interactive installations, as well as gathering recent artistic and technical developments in order to present it to a general public.

This year’s CIMATICS festival is focussing on context. Audiovisuals give us the most important perspective on the contemporary, global society. If culture is a structuring interface to the world, than it is for the greater part audiovisual.

Audiovisuals don’t only seem to represent our environment. They are our environment. That’s why these media, and especially an experimental or critical approach to them, are so crucial.

The Cimatics platform focuses on live audiovisual performances, as they are a very direct and rigorous integration of the experiment. In analogy with live performances the festival itself wants to perform action by embedding or integrating the selected projects into the public mind and encourages entries that are aiming at the same goal.

We wish to stimulate experimental explorations on this field. Therefore the festival will invite different artists to collaborate in some well-defined projects such as mobile audiovisuals, broadcasting, mass/high/sub-culture…

The festival will be held between 3th and 13th November 2005.