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.
olhAR-TE na VIDA + olhAR-TE na MORTE x
It is the posthuman or transhuman view of life and death. It presents a reflection on the fine line between life and death and its phases, where life (+) and death (x), the active +, the inactive x, pass side by side on the fine line between life and death and their passage from one state to another, closing the distance from a material world to an ethereal world, eliminating being apart, allowing being together again.
These are the future conditions of the human being and its connection to interfaces, implying existence from the interface after death, from the digital realm. Allowing a look from the transgression of the boundaries between human / machine, time / space and life / death, with new forms of creation in the codes of communication, maintaining the possibility of contact, as a post-evolutionary strategy, perpetuating the continuity communication from the interface even after death.
BY Hernando Urrutia (PT)
HERNANDO URRUTIA (1964) Artist and Researcher of Basque origin (Spain) and Portuguese nationality. PhD Candidate in Digital Media-Art. Researcher of CIAC (Research Centre for Art and Communication). He studied Visual Arts, Graphic Design, he has carried out more than 90 post-graduation trainings and 2 artistic residencies. Gave 27 training conferences/workshops. Since 1990 he has made 23 audio-visual productions of Video Art - Animation - Experimental Shorts - Glitch. He has 17 articles and 22 curatorial texts in print, other 25 articles on the Web and 2 art critics. They have received 108 recognitions and 7 awards for their artistic work, especially in recent times for their works of video art in the experimental area, selected in international conventions of Festivals, Biennials and Meetings in several countries. He has been exhibiting professionally since 1986, participating in several projects and more than 350 Collective Exhibitions and 16 Individuals in 32 countries/regions; Represented in more than 154 important Public Collections in several Institutions, Foundations, Museums and Galleries and in more than 180 Private Collections in countries: Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, England, France, Germany, Holland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Serbia, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela, among others.