First International Mapping Congress, from Thursday the 30th July until Saturday the 1st August
Girona Casa de Cultura welcomes the first International Mapping Congress organised by the International Mapping Festival of Girona is a place for discussion and reflection — an event to witness the talent of artists in the sector, discover the latest innovations and learn various techniques. It aims to foster the exchange of knowledge and expertise in an environment for developing professional ties.
The congress will feature the contributions of Rogier van der Heide (NL), artistic director of Amsterdam's Light Festival and United National Ambassador for 2015, the International Year of Light; Laszlo Zsolt Bordos (HU), 3D projection pioneering artist; Aleix Fernandez (CAT/SPA), founder of acclaimed studioOnionlab; Shane Walter (UK), co-founder and creative director of onedotzero; Filip Sterckx (BEL), a visual artist who uses projections to create videoclips, ads and installations; Juliette Bibasse (FR), producer for digital artists such as Joanie Lemercier, Franc Aleu (CAT/SPA), visual artist who has created countless opera stage designs, and the groups Telenoika and VJSpain, among others.
The Congress targets sector professionals and students (artistic and technical) as well as anyone interested in the subject — advertising agencies, designers, set designers, museum and videoart professionals, tourist boards and economic promotion departments, private companies, etc.
Projection mapping is a widely established technique. It is applicable in many fields for artistic expression as well as for commercial and tourism purposes. It is used on buildings and clocks, on opera set designs and dance shows, in indoor installations or on outdoor vegetation, in music clubs and art galleries. It offers increasingly greater possibilities, and the technological advances open horizons unimaginable until now.
The congress will close with a round table on the subject of “Beyond technique: mapping for artistic expression", with internationally renowned professionals in the areas of artistic curating, theatre and animation, and specialised journalists, among others.
Contents of the First Mapping Congress:
The contents, focusing on mapping applications, are structured as follows.
. Workshops: 18-hour theoretical and hands-on sessions.
. Talk: presentations on various subjects related to projection mapping.
. Meet the artist: informal talks where artists explain their work and experience.
. Technical: sessions for discovering the latest technical innovations in the sector.
. Discussion panel: round table featuring various experts.
. Showroom: venue for showcasing the work of companies and artists.
. Screening: continuous projection of the best international mapping projections.
The congress will close with a round table on the subject of “Beyond technique: mapping for artistic expression", with internationally renowned professionals in the areas of arts curating, theatre and animation, and specialised journalists, among others.
Workshops: From July 28 to 30
Other Congress activities: From July 30 to August 1
Venue: Girona Casa de Cultura (Plaça Hospital, 6, 17002 Girona)
Language: Talks will be in Catalan, Spanish or English, and simultaneous interpreting will be provided into the other two languages.
Showroom and screening events are free for the general public and do not require registration.
Early-bird discounts will also be available for registrations made before a certain date.
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General: 80 + VAT
Reduce: 40 + VAT (discount for festival participants, students and groups linked to the festival)
Free for Competition Finalists 2015 (pre-registration)
Networking lunchs (31th July and 1st August): 20 + VAT
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MA: Meet the artist
PD: Panel Discussion
ED: Educational or Grant Program
LIVE: Live AV show
THURSDAY JULY 30, 2015
16:00 “Opening session” [TK] Carles Puigdemont (Girona's Major), Richard Hebert (FIMG Director), Xavi Bové (FIMG Artistic Director and Congress Curator)
16:30 “The City at the Heart of Innovation” [TK] Rogier van der Heide (LI / NL), Artistic Director of Amsterdam's Light Festival / United Nations Ambassador for 2015 International Year of Light
17:30 Coffee Break
18:00 “Skin of light: Staging Live with mapping techniques (Theater and Concerts)” [MA]
Franc Aleu (CAT/ESP), Multimedia Artist
18:45 miniMAD presentation [TH] Mike Latona (BEL), Visual Artist
22:00 “A Taste of Nature” [LIVE] (Jardins de la Mercè) Bjort Rùnars (ISL), Contrabass + Alba G. Corral (ESP), Visual Artist
FRIDAY JULY 31, 2015
10:00 “How did we arrive to project on buildings?” [TK / MA]
11:00 “Video art on not flat screens” [TK / MA] Imma Prieto (CAT/ESP), Art Curator
12:00 Coffee Break
12:30 “Presentation of the results of the Bòlit Mapping Grant: 2014 and 2015 editions” [MA / ED] Carme Sais (Director of Bòlit. Contemporary Art Centre) and artists Teresa Martín (ESP), Carmen Platero (ESP) and Rafael Triana (CUB)
13:00 “Augmented reality in public space and museum applications for promotion of cultural heritage” [TK / MA / ED]
Donato Maniello (ITA), Art director Studio gloWArp / Adjunct Professor "Digital application for visual arts" and Academy of fine arts, Naples
14:00 Lunch Break
15:30 “Realtime and Interactivity on mapped surfaces” [TH / MA]
Abraham Manzanares (ESP), Interactive Designer and Programmer (Colorsound-ixd)
16:00 “Video mapping direction. From the first idea to the première” [TK / MA / ED] Aleix Fernandez (CAT/SPA), Artist / Onionlab founder
17:00 Coffee Break
17:30 “Handmade Mapping: a tool for education through technology” [TK / ED]
David Sarsanedas (CAT/ESP), Visual Artist / Curator
18:00 “Projecting for Commercials, Music Videos and Installations” [TK / MA] Filip Sterckx (BEL), Filmmaker and Visual Artist
22:00 “DIPLOPIA” INAUGURAL MAPPING 3D-ANAGLYPH (Antic Hospital de Santa Caterina) Onionlab (CAT)
SATURDAY AUGUST 1, 2015
10:00 “Mapping as a publicity stunt” [TK]
Oscar Testón (ESP), Director of vjspain.com / Director of Otu Cinema S.L
11:00 "Artistic approach to large scale commercial mapping” [TK / MA] Denis Astakhov (RUS), Production Director (Sila Sveta) In collaboration with Telenoika
12:00 Coffee Break
12:30 “Public screening policies” [TK]
José Luis de Vicente (CAT/ESP), Curator of Sónar +D and FutureEverything / ZZZINC Founder
13:00 “Audio-visual interactions in contemporary dance” [TK / MA] Oscar Sol Visual (CAT/ESP), Artist / Technical Expert
14:00 Lunch Break
15:30 “Light and cook. Audio-visual experiences in gastronomy” [MA]
Lighthink Lab - Aleix Gorgorió (CAT/ESP), Artist
16:00 “The joy and struggle of producing innovative light installations and performances” [TK] Juliette Bibasse (FRA), Digital Art Producer
17:00 Coffee Break
17:30 "Beyond technique, mapping for art expression" [DP] Panel discussion with:
- Rogier van der Heide (LI / NL),Artistic Director of Amsterdam's Light Festival / United Nations Ambassador for 2015 International Year of Light.
- Shane RJ Walter (UK) Co-Founder, Creative Director onedotzero
- Aleix Fernandez (CAT/SPA), Artist / Onionlab founder
- Filip Sterckx (BEL), Filmmaker and Visual Artist
- Laszlo Bordos (HUN), 3D Mapping Artist
- Denis Astakhov (RUS), Production Director of Sila Sveta
Moderated by José Luis de Vicente (CAT/ESP), Curator of Sónar +D and FutureEverything / ZZZINC Founder
18:45 Closing Session [TK] Xavi Bové, FIMG Artistic Director and Congress Curator