4th edition of the international Patchlab Digital Art Festival takes place in Krakow, Poland from 6-11 of October 2015. Artists from Germany, Austria, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Holland, Poland, United Kingdom, USA and Mexico will present their works, among them the Belgian label ANTIVJ, Electric Indigo from Vienna, international art group Stratofyzika from Berlin and Lee Gamble of the label PAN.
During Patchlab Festival the science and art collaborate for special audiovisual creations, using new technologies, coding, programming, open-source tools and techniques – Elwira Wojtunik, the Art Director explains the idea of the festival. Past edition was dedicated to interactivity. Data analyzing, multidimensionality of information, intelligent electronics, transformation and perspectives of machines, co-creating of electronic and physical spaces – are the main topics of Patchlab 2015.
Program of the festival includes exhibition of new media installations, interactive spectacle, media labs, audiovisual live-acts, performances and DJ/VJ sets during two special AV Nights. Patchlab is taking place in a few venues such as the Contemporary Art Gallery Bunkier Sztuki and Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology, Gallery i! and Forum Przestrzenie.
Installations with will be exhibited are based on such techniques as mapping, projections, generative art, coding, intelligent electronics programming, 3D printing and other interdisciplinary genres: the philosophical installation, Mécaniques Discursives made by the well-known Belgian label ANTIVJ, kinetic installation Echoooooooo designed by Warsaw’s collective PanGenerator, 3D installation-sculpture based on mathematical formula of Ernő’s Rubika’s pupil, interactive spectacle Thaeta by Berlin’s group Stratofyzika based on symbiosis of contemporary dance with sounds and visuals. On the festival there will be shown also the audiovisual project Morpheme, which had its world premiere at CTM 2015 in Berlin, performed live by Vienna’s producer Electric Indigo in collaboration with Thomas Wagensommerer. On AV Night II the main name was Lee Gamble among other great DJs and VJ from Poland and abroad.
Artists provided workshops and media labs as well. During the past edition such meetings were concentrated on techniques which underpin projects presented on the festival. There were workshops about 3D printing and common strategies of visual arts and generative music compositions.