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(At)Fest is the festival of digital arts and new technologies applied to light design taking place in the Salento area from Monday 24th to Saturday 29th June 2019. It will bring together different artists and will feature multimedia installations, workshops, talks, meetings and celebrations. All the study and research modules will adopt a multidisciplinary approach, combining art and technology and focusing on the evocative and creative power of light.

The first edition of the (at)Fest festival will illuminate the streets of Castro, the small medieval town on the Adriatic Sea which is said to have been the place where Aeneas first landed in Italy.

Organized in cooperation with different artists, universities, national and international partners, a series of workshops will take place in the neighbouring towns of Lecce, Tricase and Taviano from 24th to 28th June. On 28th and 29th June, Castro will host performances and exhibitions of the artworks produced during the festival.

The (at)Fest festival – AT standing for Art and Technology, but also for the at sign (@), a symbol and tool for digital culture – aims to promote cultural heritage in all its forms, from open spaces to buildings, from tradition to local production. This objective will be achieved through digital art, focusing on the use of light and technological systems capable of creating an interaction between the audience, the installations and the context.

The context of (at)Fest is represented by the Salento area, where luminarie illuminations light up the streets during religious celebrations, a tradition that is well-known and appreciated all over Italy. The (at)Fest festival wants to start an innovative journey in which the present, the past and the future are inextricably interconnected.

NEWS

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Walkabout “Extra moenia”

Extra Moenia Walkabout Experience Saturday, 29 th June, 9.30 p.m. – Castro Carlo Infante from Urban Experience will guide the participants through…
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Open the Calls

Calls for artists, illustrators and volunteers for the first edition of (at)Fest.
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The full programme of (at)Fest

Multimedia installations, workshops, talks, meetings and celebrations: the full programme of (at)Fest
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The press release on the launch of (at)Fest

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PROGRAM

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On 28th and 29th June, the streets of Castro will host the exhibitions of the artworks produced during the workshops and the installations created by the national and international artists who participated in the festival.

The artworks and installations will celebrate light through a blend of new technologies, digital arts and traditional luminarie illuminations.
The audience will have the opportunity to interact with the artworks both practically and emotionally.

The programme will feature visual art installations and video mapping projections, but also music performances which will take place during the Celebrations hosted on the terraces of the Aragonese Castle in Castro.

WORKSHOPS

A series of intensive workshops on light will be organised in cooperation with artists, experts and artisans.

The workshops will be aimed at anyone who would like to study and experiment with the theory and practice of lighting design, creating architectural video mapping projections, light sculptures inspired by traditional luminarie illuminations and light fittings using local natural materials.

EXTRA

Several talks will involve the guest artists and experts, who will participate in a series of round-table discussions on digital art, light and new technologies applied to the illumination of monuments of architecture, art or history.

Discussing these topics proves to be essential, as digital art can play a key role in the promotion of the local sites and cultural heritage.

Local citizens are kindly invited to take part in the discussions, which will take place in the Aragonese Castle in Castro.

PARTY

First a byzantine fortress, then a stronghold of strategic importance for Charles I of Anjou, the Aragonese Castle in Castro is located on the coast, overlooking the Eastern Mediterranean.

During the (at)Fest festival, the Castle will host both light installations and music performances. On Friday 28th and Saturday 29th June 2019, different DJ performances will take place on the castle terraces starting from 8 p.m., in order to celebrate light, digital art and the emotion of sharing.

CALENDAR

WORKSHOP:

Architectural Videomapping (Tricase)

Light Sculptures (Lecce)

Lighting Design (Castro)

WORKSHOP:

Architectural Videomapping (Tricase)

Light Sculptures (Lecce)

Lighting Design (Castro)

WORKSHOP:

Architectural Videomapping (Tricase)

Light Sculptures (Lecce)

Lighting Design (Castro)

WORKSHOP:

Architectural Videomapping (Tricase)

Light Sculptures (Lecce)

Lighting Design (Castro)

Big Data (Taviano)

WORKSHOP:

Light Sculptures (Lecce)
Big Data (Taviano)

EXHIBIT:

Installations and performance (Castro)

MUSIC PROGRAM:

Dj Set and Live Mapping (Castro)

TALKS:

Meetings with the guests of the festival (Castro)

EXHIBIT:

Installations and performance (Castro)

MUSIC PROGRAM:

Dj Set and Live Mapping (Castro)

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