“404 INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ART & TECHNOLOGY”
From 11th to 14th OCTOBER 2016
Capital Junior College & Gallery C + +
The 13th edition of “404 International Festival of Art & Technology”, will be held in Bogotá, Colombia,
from 11th to 14th October 2016 at Capital Junior College & Gallery C ++ .
“404 International Festival of Art and Technology”, born in the city of Rosario, Argentina, in December 2004, is an independent nonprofit project whose main objective is to democratize culture, spreading artistic productions that unite art with technology and creating an environment where artists relate with the community.
“404 Festival” is the oldest festival of Art and Technology of Argentina and its particularity lies in being an itinerant initiative, having been presented also in other countries such as Austria, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan and Colombia.
More than a thousand artists, professors and researchers from forty-six countries have been part of this project that, overcoming a decade, has enjoyed the presence of one million visitors, amongst which stand out public school students of the country and abroad, they have reaffirmed the social impact of this proposal, which currently links with universities and MediaLabs worldwide.
“404 Festival” has been awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts and declared of National Interest by the Ministry of Culture of the Presidency of the Argentine Nation.
Over the course of its thirteen uninterrupted editions it has counted with high hierarchy support, including the National University of Rosario, Faculty of Humanities and Arts, Ministry of Innovation and Culture of the Province of Santa Fe, French Alliance of Rosario, Center for Canadian Studies Rosario, Mondriaan Foundation (Netherlands), Council of Quebec (Canada) , Gruppo 78 (Italy), Audiovisual Russian Academy (Russia), Department of Cultural Affairs of the Government of Taipei (Taiwan), University of Fitchburg, University of Lowell, University of Denver (USA), National University of Arts in Taiwan and UNESCO.
Under the motto “Hoax the System”, this exhibition will consist of an innovative unprecedented
display with interactive installations, videos, digital images.
This festival is free entrance, open to the public.
The artists that will be present in Bogotá, Colombia during the 13th edition are:
Dr. Lin Pey Chwen (Taiwan), Jeffu Warmouth (USA), Sadam Fujioka (Japan), Peppercorns (Taiwan),
Ellen Wetmore (USA), Chou, Zhu, Liew & Wang (Taiwan), David Clark (Canada), Wei-Peng Kuo (Taiwan),
Merlin´s Mustache Lab (Taiwan), Miguel Kuan Bahamón and Ramiro Camelo (Colombia).
On Tuesday, October 11, at 19:00 the opening ceremony will be held with the artists present. On Wednesday 12, Thursday 13 and Friday 14, from 11:00 to 19:00, the exhibition will be open to the public with free admission.
On Tuesday, October 11, at 20 hs (Argentina), the opening ceremony will be streamed live on the ground floor of the New Building of Fine Arts of the Faculty of Humanities and Arts of Rosario. From 17:00, there will be video projections and chat with artists during assembly at Capital Junior College of Colombia.
MANIFESTO 404 2016
HOAX THE SYSTEM
Every conquest is the relocation of a fear.
When we go to sleep we face fairer and more terrible worlds than the one we abandon.
Everything can happen there, where our humanity is placed before any consequence,
in that version that we don’t take care of, and even so does not seek to take our place.
When we wake up, those that walk are our replicas.
We create monsters to invent fear. We start everything that can be interrupted.
We are the territory where the war is taking place.
Not even in our mind a battle is being waged, but in the structure that we have defended throughout life.
We are the site of the discoveries and the one who hides them; uncertainties that move from one place to another.
We trust in everything that we hope to not have to comprehend, but our lies do not hold new worlds. They fear them.
We distrust of the incredible events when repeated over time because nothing amazes us if occurs more than once.
It is not odd then that, even so, we continue to believe in everything that we never see?
We visit the places that other conquer, we stumbled on the ruins when we don’t fall.
Some countries have enough bombs to keep our families safe from the others.
That ever some disaster be our refuge.
We are afraid of those who have less, of those who only have themselves. A terror based on the certainty that we are only what they can take from us.
When access is the only thing that legitimate us the lack of access expels us.
There is an eternal absence that is our own, because we are the promise that others fulfill.
The historical genetic completes us but what we have left over lacks us.
Once again, the world of other conquers us.
What will come always disembarks over what it does not comprehend.
But the heart is a great crust that to join knows how to break any distance.
There is a world that commands us to sleep because it never does.
Humanity is what remains of Humanity.
Hoax: It is known by this name to any attempt to convince a group of people that something false is true. Unusually, it is also used as a verb.
Manifesto 13th “404 International Festival of Art & Technology”
by Lic. Gina Valenti
Bogotá, Colombia, 2016
Translation by Carla Celoria.