FILE: Electronic Language International Festival
São Paulo is synonymous with street art: from the open area spontaneous gallery that is Beco do Batman ("Batman Alley") where well known street artists come from all over the world to make their bright, highly stylised mark, to the random street corners and stairs etched with (generally) considered scribbles of all kinds. Recently, the city's streets and galleries were emblazoned with a different kind of animated, projection peppered art; courtesy of the [FILE Electronic Language International Festival.](www.filefestival.org)
In its 16th run, the festival recently took place over two months (finishing up on 16th August) an interactive feast of: installation, games for multiple platforms, animations, video art, GIFs, WebGLs, web art and electronic sounds, created by artists from around the world.
Here's a few of our favourites!
Assocreation – Solar Pink Pong
“Solar Pink Pong is a hybrid of street and video games. Players of this game can interact with an animated pink sunlight reflection on the street, using their bodies and shadows."
Paloma Oliveira & Mateus Knelsen – Monomito
"Monomito is a multimedia performance in which the performer crosses the public space wearing an apparatus that recognizes visual patterns of human faces, “kidnapping” them and projecting them in the mask of the performer and on to other places he/she passes by."
GIF PUBLIC PROJECT
1. Kyttenjanae (@kitten) – Fine I am fine
Creating digital and physical experiences, Kyttenjanae works with programmes
such as: Cinema4D, Blender and Unity3D.
2. Carla Gannis - The Garden of Emoji Delights
An emoji take on Hieronymus Bosch's "Garden of Earthly Delights"(!)
Kasia Molga & Erik Overmeire - Entrophy
Real-time data visualisations taken from hacked data sources, enabling viewers to have an intimate, tactile interaction with something as abstract, and occasionally faceless, as data. By playing with the installation, the participants become "carriers" of the energy; the projections morph onto their bodies.