Thirty national and international artists display their creations in the exhibition ‘New Realities’ twelve interactive spaces free for citizenship
Try, play, listen and watch. So, interact with dozens of screens is proposing the exhibition ‘New Realities’. The exhibition can be visited free until December 13th, brings together thirty national and international artists that bring that music and digital art are made for each other. In fact, in this tuning cycle the Music + Arts Mobile World Centre organized to inaugurate a new space dedicated to bringing new technologies to citizenship is based.
“The technology can generate content that, without it, it would be impossible to create. This is just the beginning. The range of possibilities is very wide and when artists use it with creativity, we get to see amazing things, “says the director of the heart of the Mobile World Capital, Pep Salazar.
Tablets invade screens and headphones twelve spaces where artists, designers and creators of reference in the visual art interactive exhibit their proposals. The viewer can, for example, images and music to find out what’s in your head through the mobile application studio Conductar Odd Division (United States). Using a brainwave reader connected to the device and a visual soundscape of mind is built.
The Estonian-Catalan duo Mar Canet and Varvara Guljajeva that just discussed Wishing wall at the Barbican in London as selected by the Google Creative Lab DevArt of artists, created especially for the occasion The highest human tower, a virtual construction inspired castells seeks to create the highest human tower ever built. Canet explained that they have designed a 3D skyline of Barcelona in order to compare the height of the pillar with city buildings.
As expected, in a space that interacts music and audiovisual, some interactive video will also be shown in the form of apps like Polyfauna that Universal Everything designed for the British band Radiohead, or the short film Just a Reflector, created by Canadian Vincent Morisset (founder of Studio AATOAA) Reflector for Arcade Fire song.
In this world of concerts and electronic music was born largely of digital art, Barcelona being one of the leading cities for you, for example, the Sónar.
The Alba G. Corral Madrid artist, which exhibits the work Siroi Mura, has drunk this environment working with musicians such as Jon Hopkins or Miguel Marín (Tree) and acting in this festival, among others. Together with composer Odil Bright and inspired by a stay in La Alpujarra (Granada), the artist expresses the “ease that rural” he explains. “Music is essential in all my pieces; is like dancing, I think in real time while I’m listening, “he adds.
Show, play and reflection
“The digital language is very direct, is an art that we understand that digital culture is very present in our lives,” says Pep Salazar. So insists that the sample is “for everyone”.
Music + Arts also includes a five side events, which began on Tuesday at the opening, with audiovisual concert artist Ryoichi Kurokawa Japanese. Next week is the turn of the International Film Festival In-Edit Beefeater, which calls its porfesional area in the Mobile World Centre to address the issue of second screens (October 28).
Children, natives and potential users of mobile devices, also have their own act: a workshop to stimulate the creation of music taught by professional musicians (15 and 22 November). David Carabén (Mishima), Miqui Puig, Joan Colomo i Oscar d’Aniello (Delafé and Blue Flowers) no mercy to small writing songs with Toc and Roll Minimúsica application developed by a company born in Barcelona.
The following events will be the ‘workshop’ professionals entitled “Digital Futures” (November 29), featuring London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (V & A), and the final conference “Beyond Music + Arts” (December 13) which together with Sonar + D, deepen the leitmotiv of all because music and art get along so well.