EMAF is one of the most influential forums of international Media Art. As a meeting point for artists, curators, distributors, galleries and an audience of experts the festival has a great impact on the topics and aesthetics of Media Art. Each year the festival offers its visitors a current overview of experimental films, installations, performances, digital formats and hybrid forms, ranging from personal and political subjects or formal experiments to provocative statements from the pulsating area of “Media Art – Society”. The Festival sees itself as a place of experimentation and a laboratory where extraordinary works, experiments and ventures are created and presented.
080808, the second UpStage festival of online performance, will take place on 8 August 2008, featuring 15 performances by artists from around the world.
In what is becoming a tradition for UpStage festivals, the range of offerings sees shows from those produced by fledgling cyberformers [our youngest performer is 6!] through to shows by veterans of the digital stage.