"The M2F creations association has the pleasure to invite you to the inauguration of the sixth edition of the festival of contemporary art GAMERZ of Aix-en-Provence.
From 3rd to 19th December, the sixth edition of the GAMERZ festival transforms the city of Aix-en-Provence into a huge playground. More than 85 international artists exhibit their work through 1500 square meters in 8 different cultural places in town.
Devoted to game and diversion in contemporary creation, GAMERZ yearly gathers french and international artists, researchers and professionals in Aix-en-Provence. Coming from various european networks, they all join the festival in order to share practical and theoretical views. Exploring the borders between art and new technologies, the programme is particularly rich and innovating, including exhibitions, performances, workshops, conferences and professional meetings.
For the very first time, GAMERZ also presents pieces realized in the frame of the new residency programme carried out of before the festival at La Maison Numérique. The installations exhibited show a peculiar use of state-of-the-art technologies in robotics and telecoms.
GAMERZ also settles at the Art School of Aix-en-Provence for a wild cycle of conferences and debates. The lecturers and guests will take stock of the notion of game through art history, by exploring transverse and contemporary subjects such as: new urban actionist practices, alternative uses of“game-engine”, ICT plunder by artists or social criticism of the military industrial entertainment complex.
GAMERZ livens the city up with a unique cultural tour in which interactivity and new technologies meet contemporary art. The public is teleported at the heart of new forms of expression. A burst of diverted popular culture promoting free access to contemporary art for all!
Exhibitions, from December 3rd to 19th 2010
Opening of exhibitions on December 3rd 2 p.m.
Festival's opening evening: Friday December 3rd 6 p.m.
Exhibition and reception point
Benjamin Cadon, Olivier Baudu, Philippe Coudert
Access by bus:
Line 4 – LA MAYANELLE /DOMAINE DU PRIGNON
Departure city center: Rotonde, Tourist office
Every 15 minutes, from 9.30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For the opening: from 6 p.m. to 9.50 p.m.
Free bus tickets are available at the reception point, Art school.
Machinimas: videos proposed by Isabelle Arvers
Exhibitions, from December 3rd to 16th
Jérome Fino, Laurent Basset
Dolls in the Kitchen
Douglas Edric Stanley
Digital House, Patio du Bois de l'Aune
European project CHANCE, from December 17th to 19th
Musée des Tapisseries
Opening of exhibitions on December 10 th
Pascal and Marie Silondi
Cité du Livre, salle Armand Lunel
Thursday December 9th from 6 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.
Good Game: Video-performances proposed by Jérôme Fino and The Wa
Conferences, from December 14th to 17th
Tuesday December 14th
10 a.m. – 12 a.m.: presentation of GAMERZ festival
2 p.m. - 4.30 p.m.: Electronic Shadow
Wednesday December 15th
10 a.m. – 12 a.m.: Margherita Balzerani
2 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.: Benjamin Cadon
4 p.m. – 5.30p.m.: Ivan Chabanaud
Thursday December 16th
10 a.m. – 12 a.m.: Jean Cristofol
2 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.: The WA
4 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.: Hovig ter minissian
Friday December 17th
10 a.m. – 12 a.m.: Ewen Chardronnet
2 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.: Benjamin Nuel
4 p.m. – 5 p.m.: Gregory Diguet
Live and performances night, Friday December 17th
Performance WJ-S: Anne Roquigny, Isabelle Arvers and Confipop
link: Gamerz Festival
Submitted by Matteo Bittanti