TECH BREAK: the PhotoPhore screening at ADAF 2018
The PhotoPhore is proud to announce the selected videos for the screening TECH BREAK, official selection for the 14th Athens Digital Arts Festival – ADAF 2018.
The screening will be part of the festival programmed from May 24 to 27, 2018, at Megaron, the Athens Concert Hall, Greece. TECH BREAK screening will be on Thursday 24th of May at 4:00 PM.
The 14th Athens Digital Arts Festival explores the unknown future of the upcoming Technological Apocalypse through art, science and technology, under the theme SINGULARITY NOW.
The PhotoPhore’s selection is focused on the related concept of TECH BREAK.
TECH BREAK: One day there will be a Tech Break. A breaking point with the life and society as we know today. A breaking point with the current technology.
The Tech Break is a singularity in the evolution process of human kind. It’s the point in which something different and unexpected happens and changes the order of things.
Will a superior artificial intelligence, that surpasses the man, be created? Will this intelligence be autonomous and developing without the man? Will we create a new organism that can control the universe?
Or, will the Tech Break be the moment when the Universe rejects the human technology, bringing us back to a new Stone Age?
Will it be a moment of sudden and unmanageable development, or the breaking point with an unsustainable way to be human?
Would we need to take a break after the Tech Break?
Through Art we can suggest a new scenario, beyond the one we live today. New world, new ways of living, new relationships between men, and between men and the technology.
Among the huge number of submissions received, we selected the best videos that show us the unexpected futures that await us after the Tech Break, and the premonitions about the world that will follow the one we live today.
Konstantina Papadopoulou (GR) | iCon (2017) | 17:31 min
Dawn George (CA) | We R the world/Mold (2016) | 06:45 min
Ran Slavin (IL) | Ursulimum (2012) | 16:34 min
Manusamo & Bzika (ES) | Mars, Egg Oddysey (2018) | 02:02 min
Antonello Matarazzo (IT) | politik (2017) | 02:08 min
Athens Digital Arts Festival – ADAF is an International Festival which celebrates digital culture through an annual gathering bringing together a global community of artists and audiences. Athens Digital Arts Festival encourages, stimulates and promotes all aspects of digital creativity by hosting local as well as international artists and communities.
The PhotoPhore is a platform about contemporary art, photography and architecture. It curates high quality contents, dedicating its attention to projects characterized by a great visual impact and distinctive concepts. The PhotoPhore strongly believes in art and culture sharing and it’s always open to start a dialogue and built partnerships with art festivals, galleries and contests.
TECH BREAK | ADAF 2018
24.05.2018 – h 04 pm
Megaron – Athens Concert Hall, Vas. Sofias Ave. & Kokkali St., Athens
More details: 2018.adaf.gr