PLUNC’s second edition will take place in the riverine areas of Lisbon and Almada, between September 29th and October 2nd, 2016. The Open Call is now open up until July 17th. You can submit finished projects, prototypes, ideas and original experiences in the realm of digital art and new media. Interactive projects that involve the public, either through the results or through interactive processes implicit in the execution. The selected projects will integrate the festival’s exhibition. The call results will be announced on August 8th. More information about the Open Call can be found here: http://bit.ly/1qFK1bq
PLUNC wants to bring together artists and new media and digital art students, in order to showcase to the public projects that intersect art and technology, through exhibitions, workshops, talks, performances and round tables. PLUNC is an informal space of permanent dialogue and interaction between authors, their works, and the public. The first edition of the festival showcased works, and was attended by 32 artists, such as Zach Lieberman, Cuppetelli & Mendonza, André Sier, Els Viaene, Alex Rothera and José Carlos Neves. The festival is organized in collaboration with UT Austin | Portugal Program.
Hack the Oceans workshop becomes an Open Lab. Sebastian Muellauer, Benjamin Gaulon and Steffen Klaue will open the doors of their workshop to everybody. Free admission to everyone. The artists will be working everyday in FBAUL: Espaço co-working 4:31 from 14h to 20h and invite everyone to go there, see what they are doing and help in improving its water vessel ORB. The Open Lab culminates with the release of the ORB in the Tagus river in a date to be announced.
Registration for the various PLUNC workshops are now open. To apply please send an email to email@example.com stating the workshop name and sending a short bio. The number of places is limited and the selection is made by order of registration. More information about the workshops at the festival site
Registration is now open for the workshop Hack the oceans by Sebastian Muellauer, Benjamin Gaulon and Steffen Klaue, where you can build an environmental aquatic drone and launch it in Tagus river. For the registration please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, with a short bio. Hours: 21 to 24 September / 14h - 20h (total 24h)
Local: Espaço Protótipo da FBAUL - Faculdade de Belas-Artes da Universidade de Lisboa.
Number of participants: 14
What you should bring: Trazer computador pessoal
Registration is now open for the workshop Hack the oceans by Sebastian Muellauer, Benjamin Gaulon and Steffen Klaue, where you can build an environmental aquatic drone and launch it in Tagus river. For the registration please send an email to: email@example.com, with a short bio.
Hours: 21 to 24 September / 14h - 20h (total 24h)
The idea behind the origins of PLUNC festival was to ?connect and approximate the two shores, using the Tagus river as a metaphor for connectivity. Thus it was seen as structural and fundamental a partnership with Transportes de Lisboa that daily connect the two banks with its river transport.
Since both companies share the same vision on how the cities should relate with Tagus river, it was easy to establish a partnership that on the one hand solidifies the PLUNC festival approach and concept and on the other reveals the dynamic and innovative character of the Transportes de Lisboa and its opening in supporting cultural and artistic activities.
Part of the river terminals in Cais do Sodré and Cacilhas will transform into exhibition spaces of digital and interactive art. Activities and festival schedules are designed to create a dynamic flow between the two shores. To experience and live the festival as a whole people must make journeys between the two sides with activities taking place in various spaces in Cacilhas - Cais do Sodré axis.
Thank you to all those who participated in the Open Call. We received 36 applications from various parts of the world. The selection has become a difficult task due to the quality of the proposals received. We would like to choose more projects, but it is unfortunately not possible. You can check the selected projects and ideas in the list below (in alphabetical order)
Els Viaene and Alex Rothera are the two first names confirmed for PLUNC festival. Both artists will be present at the festival. Els Viaene will give a talk and have her installation The Mamori Expedition in the exhibition. Alex Rothera will present his latest project COVE with a talk and also an interactive installation in the exhibition and will give a workshop, besides participating in other festival activities. The final programme of the festival will be announced in early September.
Thank you to all the participants who sent us their projects! Applications for this edition are now closed. The festival is analyzing the projects and will get in touch with the selected artists in the coming days. The final results will be announced in early September.