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Editorial

Any human activity that is perpetuated to some extent is destined to be part of history, at least that of the city in which it takes place. In this way, the city of Clermont-Ferrand has become one of the world’s film capitals through its Short Film Festival. This adventure has its roots in the seventies and the activities of the students and their exceptional film club. What some people don’t know is that this generation also founded a video art festival – VIDEOFORMES – which has evolved to include the field of digital arts, and later a documentary film festival (Traces de vie), to which we can add Nicéphore, a still image festival. Few cities can boast such a wide range of events that cover almost all forms of the moving image, except for the city of Toronto, the true world capital of cinema (one film festival per week on average!).

Placed in a this unique context, the 34th digital arts event continues to pursue its objectives: to observe, present and produce artwork in step with the times and “new technologies”.

To mark our legacy, we have chosen to revisit the pioneers of this recent art by presenting part of our cultural heritage: TV Buddha by Nam June Paik, which provides access to exhibitions in which a large number of works are presented as world premieres, whether they are produced in our residency program (Imaginary Systems, Kika Nicolela, Agnès Guillaume) or contributed by artists, such as Tania Mouraud’s Pandemonium or Regina Hübner’s loving. Let us add to this list, the creation of Elena Artemenko, a young Russian artist, the works presented by Galerie Claire Gastaud, a long-standing partner of the festival (Delphine Gigoux-Martin), or Zaoum, an experimental area (John Sanborn, Isabelle Arvers). Let us welcome the partnership with the Museum Henri-Lecoq and for the first time the new duo Fanny Bauguil and Zoltar Petrescu…

Virtual Reality (VR), audio-visual performances, talks, debates, various screenings, a rich menu – eclectic, open, sensitive to human questioning and to the implications of our life choices for the future of the blue planet – is presented to all audiences with in addition productions by budding artists (one minute video, video installations, …).

Only love and art make life tolerable! (*)

Loïez Déniel, President, Gabriel Soucheyre, Director

(*) William Somerset Maugham, in Servitude humaine

Schedule

5 pm | Muséum Henri-Lecoq, 15 rue Bardoux

FANNY BAUGUIL & ZOLTAR PETRESCU

5:30 pm | Chapelle de l’Oratoire, 14 rue de l’Oratoire

AGNÈS GUILLAUME

6 pm | Z∆ 0UΠ΄, 38 rue du Port

JOHN SANBORN

ISABELLE ARVERS

6:30 pm | Galerie Claire Gastaud, 5/7 rue du Terrail

DELPHINE GIGOUX-MARTIN

7:30 pm | Chapelle de l’Hôpital Général, rue Sainte-Rose

TANIA MOURAUD

8 pm | Salle Gilbert-Gaillard, 2 rue Saint-Pierre

NAM JUNE PAIK

REGINA HÜBNER

KIKA NICOLELA

FABIEN CHALON

IMAGINARY SYSTEMS

ELENA ARTEMENKO

9 am > 11 pm
Digital Lounge
Welcome desk
Maison de la Culture | Salle Chavignier

9 am > 12 am
Pannel discussion
Espace Municipal Georges-Conchon

12 am 
  Video Art Academy vernissage
Galerie Dolet | CROUS

1 pm
VIDEOFORMES TV by KINIC
Maison de la Culture | Salle Chavignier

2 pm
FOCUS #1 
SCAM | France
Maison de la Culture | Salle Boris Vian

3:30 pm
FOCUS #2
Festival Elektra | Canada
Maison de la Culture | Salle Boris Vian

4:30 pm
FOCUS #3
VISUALCONTAINER | Italie
Maison de la Culture | Salle Boris Vian

6:30 pm
La SCAM Invite
Espace Municipal Georges Conchon

9 pm
Performance
Electro Anima Experiment | Imaginary Systems
Maison de la Culture | Salle Boris Vian

10 am > 11 pm
Digital Lounge
 Welcome desk
Maison de la Culture | Salle Chavignier

10 am
Screening
Competition #1 part.1
Maison de la Culture | Salle Boris Vian

11 am
Screening
Competition #2 part.1
Maison de la Culture | Salle Boris Vian

1 pm
VIDEOFORMES TV by KINIC
Maison de la Culture | Salle Chavignier

2 pm
Screening
Competition #3 part.1
Maison de la Culture | Salle Boris Vian

3 pm
Screening
Competition #4 part.1
Maison de la Culture | Salle Boris Vian

7 pm
VIDEOFORMES TV by KINIC
Maison de la Culture | Salle Chavignier

9 pm
Performance
Melmann & Maotik
Annabelle Playe & Hugo Arcier
Maison de la Culture | Salle Boris Vian

10 am > 8 pm
Digital Lounge
 Welcome desk
Maison de la Culture | Salle Chavignier

10 am
Screening
Competition #5 part.2
Espace Municipal Georges-Conchon

10:50 am
 Live broadcast
UZUPIS
Digital lounge

11 am
Screening
Competition #6 part.2
Espace Municipal Georges-Conchon

1 pm
VIDEOFORMES TV by KINIC
Maison de la Culture | Salle Chavignier

2 pm
Screening
Competition #7 part.2
Espace Municipal Georges-Conchon

3 pm
Screening
Competition #8 part.2
Espace Municipal Georges-Conchon

4:30 pm
Prize list VIDEOFORMES 2019
Espace Municipal Georges-Conchon

6 pm
Closing Cocktail & VIDEOFORMES TV by KINIC (live broadcast)
Maison de la Culture | Salle Chavignier