The Castilla y León Arts and Culture Festival wants to present each year, as part of its activities, an international success story that makes visible the role of festivals in the cultural life of cities in the world.
And we have chosen, as our first guest, the largest and most influential of contemporary creative festivals; Ars Electronica in Linz, which less than a month ago celebrated its 43rd edition.
Ars Electronica, which began in 1979 as a small festival that brought together a few twenty artists and professionals from the techno-scientific world around the embryonic digital world, has become a major force for the transformation of civic life in Linz, giving rise to the largest international centre dedicated to the exploration of the confluence between art, science and technology, the Ars Electronica Center, and to the great annual gathering of all the creative expressions of the digital world today.
Thousands of participants from more than 100 countries are actively participating in an overwhelming program that brings together reflection, digital creativity and urban experimentation. And, thanks to the total collaboration of your management team, we will be able to have the opportunity to know in depth your history and to attend the presentation of a special selection for Salamanca of many of the best works presented to it.
And we do it through this exhibition that, under the name of Hybrid Project will bring us on each of the days of FACYL, in the two rooms enabled for this purpose a two-hour exhibition of the best of international digital creation, selected by the center’s team, which will be screened three times a day and which will be accompanied by a wide selection of the best of international electronic animation, with a daily screening of the programme. In addition, and as an exclusive production for FACYL, we will be able to follow the history of this cultural center and global festival through five sessions of dialogue with its direct protagonists: Three conversations with several of the Directors of Ars Electronica will give us a summary of their activity and present. And two of their international artists in residence will tell us about their experiences in the most advanced digital creation laboratories in the world.