Currently I am in Sao Paulo Brazil to attend the FILE electronic arts festival. The event is about interactive art in public spaces, game design and sonification, which exactly matches my interests. By now there is not much to say: everyone is busy in setting everything up, adjusting projectors and de bug last parts of the applications at the SESI theatre which is the main venue. The whole festival opens on monday with an award ceremony and opening night, where all the objects can be used and tested. On tuesday a lot of public art projects take place on Avenida Paulista, one of the main roads in Sao Paulo. The metro station transform to public gaming areas and the facades on the street will be digital augmented messageboards. If that wouldn´t be enough, a symposium is schedule for the whole week featuring lectures about physical gaming, sustainable media, sonifications and hybrid estates.It will be also live streamed via the festivals website!
In the hotel I allready met one of the artists from austria, Peter Votova from the TerminalBeach. Together with Erich Berger and brazilian orchestra he will perform as the “heartchamber orchestra” So there is a lot to see and do these days. I will keep you updated