Text by CLOT Magazine
This 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the World Wide Web and the 15th anniversary of The Mapping Festival, the Geneva-based festival dedicated to art and new technologies. For this anniversary edition, more than 50 artists and professionals: from audiovisual and performances to talks, workshops, and DJ sets. Without forgetting, an exhibition co-produced with the Canadian organisation Molior.
To commemorate both anniversaries, The Mapping Festival will host The Dead Web – La fin, an exhibition that imagines the world without the Internet. Artists at the exhibition are Dominique Sirois & Baron Lanteigne, Frederique Laliberte, Julie Tremble, Julien Boily, Lauren Huret, Lukas Truniger & Nicola Hein, Project Eva, and Simon Et Romain De Diesbach.
Apart from its core mission, the Paradigm_Shift, this edition includes workshops to learn about the latest technologies and creation tools; the LIVE program will feature audiovisual performances and Sundaylicious: the closing daytime event. Digital creativity is at the heart of the festival with performances from the Fonderie Kugler, the crazy performances of Freeka Tet and the Russian collective Tundra, who will present their latest creation, Nomad, or Grand River & Marco C will kick off the festivities with their project 0,13%, a poetic journey connecting human and nature.
The forum Paradigm_Shif in its third edition, will reflect on the causes and effects of the centralisation of power within the Internet under the theme “Broken Home”. Participants in the forum include Marc Garrett (co-founder, Furtherfield), Tatiana Buzzichelli (Founding Director, Disruption Network Lab), artist Joana Moll, The Dead Web – La fin curator Nathalie Bachand, artist Romain Tardy, Alexandre Monnin (Adrastia president) and Nicolas Nova.
The closing day party Sundaylicious: let’s celebrate! include a special photo exhibition, and DJ sets from Temiri, Kayne the Hermit, Tobias, Dandy Jack, and Opuswerk. The Mapping Festival runs from May 23 to 26, 2019, at Commun – Head – Fonderie Kugler in Geneva.