BYOB (Bring Your Own Beamer) goes EMAF (European Media Arts Festival) 2014.
The first BOYB of Lower Saxony will take place during EMAF in Osnabrück, Germany. Artists, filmmakers and moving image enthusiasts are invited to screen their works at Lagerhalle e.V. in the Old Town of Osnabrück. If the weather is good, we will try to project and do some guerilla mapping outdoors onto the ancient city wall.
Life under suspicion - 30 years after “1984”, all of us are under constant observation: achieved via CCTV, by centrally monitoring all electronic devices and by tapping into our entire communication. Orwell’s creation of a naive surveillance dictatorship in his dystopia from 1949 has crept into our everyday lives in a considerably smarter, subtler way. Disciplinary society is changing into a society of (self-)control that seeks to achieve the optimised management of human beings, the body and knowledge and meanwhile does not only violate fundamental rights that formerly seemed to be assured.
The exhibition, performances, accompanying film programmes and talks will reflect upon how we became “enemies”, observed from all sides, and how the contemporary international art scene responds to this phenomenon.
BYOB is a celebration of the new world we live in and a glimpse of what computing could look like in the future. Today the internet is confined to screens. Tomorrow information will surround us, composing our surfaces, defining our spaces, enmeshing itself with the ether. A moving image is never an object, and when it is coupled with the increased flexibility of portable projection, the realm of experience quickly expands.
We will have a limited amount of beamers that can be booked on the night. Please get in contact if you need one via the facebook event or email@example.com. These will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. BYOB is an idea by Rafaël Rozendaal. BYOB goes EMAF 2014 is curated by Yochanan Rauert as part of Visual Society.
Friday | 25th April 2014 | 7pm
Kulturzentrum Lagerhalle Osnabrück
49074 Osnabrück, Germany