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Deconfine | Novembre Numérique South Asia 2020 | Media Art Festival

Novembre Numérique

About Novembre Numérique: Since 2017, the Institut Français and the French cultural abroad organize Novembre Numérique (Digital November), the international digital cultures festival around the world.

Novembre Numérique (Digital November) is an invitation to question the place of digital cultures in our societies, to increase the awareness of the general public to the new uses of digital technologies, while discovering the richness and diversity of digital creations, ranging from virtual reality to video games, from media art to new forms of digital narratives, from immersive theater to interactive music, from educational technologies to entrepreneurship, etc. This year, Novembre Numérique (Digital November) is celebrating its fourth edition all around the world thanks to the French cultural network abroad (French Institutes, Alliances Françaises, cultural services of embassies and consulates, etc.) and its partners.

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Calendrier Novembre Numérique 2020
Festival: <De>Confine Asie du Sud

Introduction
Deconfine est un festival d’art numérique en ligne avec des artistes et des curateurs français et d’Asie du Sud. Il cherche à favoriser la coopération régionale au sein du sous-continent indien en lien avec la France. La nature évolutive, dynamique et multiforme des relations personne-technologie permet à des artistes d’en tirer parti et de réfléchir à des problèmes sociaux issus du rapport au monde digital. Les artistes présentés travaillent avec une variété de médiums et d’outils : vidéo, réalité virtuelle et augmentée, performance et IA, etc. Il s’agit d’une collaboration privilégiée entre les artistes et le réseau culturel français ouvrant au public sud-asiatique des expositions multiformes d’art médiatique en ligne.

Deconfine is an online media art festival with artists, curators and researchers from France and South Asia. It seeks to foster regional cooperation within the subcontinent and between South Asia and Europe. It examines the evolving, dynamic and multi-faceted nature of human – technology relationships, and showcases works and initiatives that leverage the potential of technology to reflect on that relationship and other social issues. The featured artists work with a variety of mediums and tools including video, A.R., sound, performance, A.I., data and so on. This is a one-of-a-kind collaboration between artists and the organizations involved, resulting in South Asia’s first purely online media art exhibition, making media art more accessible than ever to South Asian audiences.

Existing Partners: AF/IF network in India, AF Lahore, AF Katmandou, AF Chittagong, IF Paris, Novembre
Numérique

Deconfine (6th to 29th November, 2020) is an online media art festival conceived and curated by Media Art South Asia*, under the aegis of November Numerique by Institut Francais. It is supported by the network of Alliance Francaises in South Asia (India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh) and Institut Francais en Inde.
Deconfine features artists, curators and researchers from France and South Asia. It examines the evolving, dynamic and multifaceted nature of human – technology relationships, and showcases works and initiatives that leverage the potential of technology to reflect on that relationship and other social issues.

The works featured in the exhibition are diverse in content and form: While Vincent Moon (‘Shahi Qawwals of Ajmer’), Pierrick Mouton (‘Sector 13’), Danushka Marasinghe (‘Now I never go home on the old road’), Pierre-Jean Giloux (‘Metabolism’), Parvathi Nayar (‘Water Exchanges’) and Palash Bhattacharjee (‘Special Feature’) and Bidhata KC (‘Aadhar’) have worked with video, Faisal Anwar (‘Char Bagh’) and Amay Kataria (‘Mom I’m Safe’) have created interactive artworks, and Justine Emard and Beatrice de Fays (‘InSpace’) have worked with Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality respectively. The exhibition will be available for free throughout November.

While the exhibition is on, conversations between the artists and the directors of Alliance Francaise will be streamed on all Alliance Francaise Facebook pages every week, moderated by the curators of Deconfine. Researchers / Curators Anushka Rajendran, the INCOMMON Collective, the Hidden Pockets Collective and Pauline Fournier will participate in live conversations about their work.

For more updates visit: https://www.facebook.com/AFMadras/

Festival Website : www.deconfine.org

About Media Art South Asia: Media Art South Asia is a project created by Khayal Trivedi and Proiti Seal Acharya, dedicated to the dissemination of media art created in the Indian subcontinent:

Explore : www.mediaartsouthasia.org