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M-ITI contributes to the democratization of the knowledge of Contemporary Art by supporting the “+ PROJECTION AC – Projection of Contemporary Art in Public Space” project, that will be publicly presented today, April 17, at 15:00, in Casa da Luz Museum, located in Funchal, Madeira.
The Project results of the Digital Art Media PhD research from our guest researcher, Hernando Urrutia, artist and researcher at CIAC - Centre for Research in Art and Communication, and Universidade Aberta/Universidade do Algarve.
In the context of the individual studies in the field of Visual Education, the project promotes and disseminates different approaches to contemporary thought. This leads the public to education and development since the different spaces of socialization for man in the city is a factor of democratic access to knowledge. As such, the goal of the project is to show the projecting in the architectural structure of the most important central areas of cities, teaching of contemporary art through culture "mass" of visual culture, allowing individuals to have a new approach and understanding of different lines of thought. The researchers involved believe it will increase different prospects, and allow the enjoyment of different paradigms that propose to bring people to contemporary art, expand a new way of thinking and individual reflection on the different concepts, moments and bases that our society has regarding the metropolis itself. The project includes a multimedia projection wall, aiming not only to the diffusion of culture, but the actual formation of the masses in public spaces of the city.
This project is also supported by EEM (Empresa de Eletricidade da Madeira, SA / Museum Casa da Luz, DRC (Direção Regional de Cultura) of the Autonomous Region of Madeira and OLHO.TE Associação Artística de Solidariedade Social. It will be implemented and exhibited from April 18 to 28, from 21:00-22:00, in the Casa da Luz Museum of EEM.
The opening of the first edition of the Interactive Digital Stories Track - Madeira Film Festival will take place on April 19 from 17:30 to 18:30 at the Teatro Baltazar Dias, in Funchal. John Fiege (UT-Austin), Arnau Gifreu (University of Girona) and the winner of the Track, Thibault Durand, are some of the documentary experts participating in the event. The Interactive Digital Stories Track is organized by the Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI), the University of Texas at Austin (Department of Radio-Television-Film) in collaboration with the Madeira Film Festival (MFF).
In its first edition, the MFF-Interactive Digital Stories Track aims to foster an international discussion about nature and sustainability, having accepted interactive documentary submissions themed in connection to these topics. The aim is to celebrate experimentation and the convergence of film, art, and new media technology to promote the emergence of documentary innovation. The track gathered artworks that push the limits of traditional aesthetics and structures of filmmaking. MFF-Interactive Digital Stories Track encourages the participation of documentary makers from all over the world.
Within the context of UT Austin and M-ITI partnership, John Fiege, Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, and Anita Grabowski are giving the workshop "The Power of Voice in the Cinema of Social Change" on April 19, 10:00-13:00, at Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias. This workshop is part of the Madeira Film Festival and discusses the following topics: Storytelling, production, interactivity, outreach and fundraising.