Along its editions, the Digital Art Festival [Festival de Arte Digital – FAD] has become one of the biggest and most important platforms, focused not only on the enjoyment, but also on promoting the thinking on the digital art produced around the world. During its five editions, 220 artists from 20 countries have passed by the festival. The selection process for 2012 is open, and the artists interested must sign-up until April 30th....[Texto disponible solo en inglés] Registrations are open until April 30th. In this edition, the theme involves works that explore new forms of interface and interactivity.
Along its editions, the Digital Art Festival [Festival de Arte Digital – FAD] has become one of the biggest and most important platforms, focused not only on the enjoyment, but also on promoting the thinking on the digital art produced around the world. During its five editions, 220 artists from 20 countries have passed by the festival. The selection process for 2012 is open, and the artists interested must sign-up until April 30th.
Since the last event, in 2011, a specific theme for each edition has been set. The theme chosen to 2012 is Relational Interfaces [Interfaces Relacionais]. This year, FAD looks for artists who are creating new forms of interface and interactivity, which may or may not be done via computer. Works that are within this theme will be given priority in the selection, but works connected to other areas of art and technology will also be accepted nevertheless. Selected artists will have their works exposed throughout the month of September at the Inimá de Paula Museum [Museu Inimá de Paula], in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Performances, workshops and lectures, which will also be selected via decree, will be held on the same period.
The 6th edition of FAD is going to be held through the Federal Cultural Incentive Law – Rouanet Law [Brazilian Ministry of Culture/Brazilian Government], the State Cultural Incentive Law [State Secretary of Culture of Minas Gerais], and the Municipal Cultural Incentive Law [Municipal Foundation of Culture of Belo Horizonte].
Registration is open since March 5th to artists around the world interested in presenting their work, or giving workshops and lectures at the festival. The decree for the selection process is published at www.festivaldeartedigital.com.br, and registration is free. Entries will be accepted only via internet.
Proposals submitted to FAD must be included in one of the four festival areas:
. FAD Performance A/V (audiovisual shows)
Projects exclusively dedicated to authorial live performing arts, using audio and images synchronized. Works may be presented by solo artists, duos, groups and/or audiovisual bands, inter alia.
. FAD Gallery (interactive audiovisual installations)
They are works that develop artistic content, and promote interaction with the public. Concept and technique are free, but should preferably follow the theme of the issue, as stated before.
. FAD Laboratory (workshops)
Short duration workshops, free theme. The idea is to enable the public to use new audio and video tools, and the creation of interaction works such as free software, apps, and others, for professional use or not.
. FAD Symposium (lectures and essays)
Open to proposals of talks, presentations of scientific studies and conceptual essays that address some relation to the artistic making, which may be from the theoretical aspect to the presentation of techniques. The theme is free.
In a scenario where the use of new tools and technologies influences the search, the research and the experimentation of new artistic languages, FAD comes as a space for exchanging and presentation of productions of artists from Brazil and the world on this area. FAD is an art festival in digital media held in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil since 2007. FAD aims to discover and present to the public artistic content developed or processed, in some of its stages, with the use of computers, software, hardware, phones, camcorders, digital cameras, and electronic and/or digital devices. FAD innovates to dialogue with the manifestations of the post-modern art, fleeing from the common place where the majority of shows and festivals of this kind are. Thus, the festival, which offers a free programme, supports and contributes to the production, the achievement and the consolidation of digital art in Brazil.