hybrid

edition

2-4

OCTOBER

2020

ORGANIZED BY

We at Clujotronic believe in the strength of our creative community, so we have decided to take the challenge and embark this year on the journey of a Hybrid Edition: a blend of offline and online events, a merge of art and technology, a meetup of different cultural experiences, a collaboration between cultural actors and festivals. Our aim is to create a bridge between digital and in-person encounters and learn new ways to connect with each other.

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hybrid

edition

2-4

OCTOBER

2020

ORGANIZED BY

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TODAY

live stream

Official Opening | Launch Video Fresco ABISNORR

Artist /
Guests /
Trainer /
JakoJakoSimon Lazarus
Location /

Courtyard @Art Museum

The official opening of the festival will take place with a video mapping in the Art Museum’s courtyard, realised remotely by Simon Lazarus, wide known French visual artist, audio accompanied from behind the modular synthesizers by JakoJako, German techno artist.

TODAY

Workshop

live stream

Monster Sound Design

Artist /
Guests /
Trainer /
Mathilde Hoffmann
Location /

online

What is it about monster voices, that gives us goosebumps? How can sounds shape a monster’s personality, make it come alive? This workshop will teach you to create acoustic monsters – find out how every-day objects can be the essence of sound design – ready for the next monstrous game jam!

Workshop

live stream

Escaping inside: making escape games

Artist /
Guests /
Trainer /
Oscar Barda
Location /

online

Whether it’s for your loved ones, for your kids, for an office party or because you want to start a business, escape games are all the rage! In this workshop we’ll tackle the basic structure of escape games, how to infuse them with meaning and personal challenge.

OnlineTalk

live stream

Digital Art: Here and Now

Artist /
Guests /
Trainer /
Simon LazarusAngela Brennecke
Location /

online

The current situation has brought a lot of change in the way we work and interact. We will talk with 𝗔𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗹𝗮 𝗕𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗰𝗸𝗲 [𝗗𝗘] and 𝗦𝗶𝗺𝗼𝗻 𝗟𝗮𝘇𝗮𝗿𝘂𝘀 [𝗙𝗥] about their work in the field of creative technologies during lockdown and about art as a means of overcoming hardships.

installations

live stream

ABISNORR

Artist /
Guests /
Trainer /
Simon LazarusJakoJako
Location /

Art Museum

ABISNORR is a video fresco composed by Simon Lazarus (visual creation) and JakoJako (sound design), inspired by the poems of Lucian Blaga. >> Daily: 20:00 - 24:00

TODAY

Masterclass

live stream

Into the light with Christopher Bauder

Artist /
Guests /
Trainer /
Christopher Bauder
Location /

online

Creating abstract emotional storylines for audio-visual performances. Christopher will talk about how we indirectly tell stories by evoking people's imagination through emotional stimulation with sound and light.

Workshop

live stream

Shifting Realities - Photogrammetry

Artist /
Guests /
Trainer /
Ferdinand Dervieux
Location /

online

In this workshop you’ll discover photogrammetry: a new emerging technology for capturing 3D models from simple photos taken with your smartphone. You will be able to scan and create your own models.

OnlineTalk

live stream

Escaping the Lockdown into Alternative Realities

Artist /
Guests /
Trainer /
Pierre FriquetThorsten S. Wiedemann
Location /

online

Many of us dealt with the lockdown and the subsequent social distancing rules by escaping into digital worlds. The video game industry experienced a boom in sales as soon as the pandemic hit and also other means of virtual storytelling are now closer to the mainstream than ever before.

Award Ceremony

live stream

Game Jam Award Ceremony

Artist /
Guests /
Trainer /
Location /

online

The game jam is always one of the most exciting aspects of the Clujotronic experience: Teams of veteran as well as upcoming game designers, artists, and developers gather to create games within a crushing time limit.

Video Fresco

live stream

ABISNORR

Artist /
Guests /
Trainer /
Simon LazarusJakoJako
Location /

Art Museum

ABISNORR is a video fresco composed by Simon Lazarus (visual creation) and JakoJako (sound design), inspired by the poems of Lucian Blaga. >> Daily: 20:00 - 24:00

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Live electronic music straight from Berlin or Paris, video mappings that bring buildings to life, dance performances in unusual, interactive configurations and the most refreshing beats from Romania – they are all part of the Clujotronic festival. From new talents to well-known names from France, Germany and Romania – all artists at Clujotronic are innovators that expand their field and introduce new creative ideas.

At the annual Clujotronic exhibition, you can experience exciting new independent video games from France, Germany and Romania that introduce new concepts, ask interesting questions or become art in their own right. Often, their creators are invited as well, so take the chance and engage with them directly. Besides video games, we also showcase artworks utilizing augmented and virtual reality – technologies that allow artists to bring their artworks to life, creating new dimensions using audio, video and animation.

One of the most spectacular parts of the Clujotronic festival, the digital art installations introduce the public to the new media field: the place where visual art meets technology. Innovative designs and technological approaches that emphasize the artistic statement materialize into interactive installations, music-making robots or extended reality (XR) artworks, allowing both the public and the artist to discover new directions and to connect to the work of art through an uncommon sensorial experience.

Clujotronic focuses not only on entertainment, but also on education. Therefore, we included in our diverse program a series of workshops held by international guests coming from different backgrounds: from musicians to multimedia artists, from digital games specialists to technology developers. You can meet the people behind the creation process and engage directly in hands-on learning activities. The entry is free but it requires previous registration as the number of participants is limited.

Panel discussions, debates and artist talks are a great opportunity to get practical advice and first-hand knowledge directly from our experts and artists from Germany, France and Romania who openly share their experience and know-how with us. Those eager to discover more will always find useful answers to their questions and a place to connect with other passionate fellows from the fields of art, technology and video games.

Already a beloved tradition, the Clujotronic Game Jam aims to support young talented and passionate gamers to create their own games in a vivid and relaxed atmosphere. Game developers of all skills and levels answer the challenge to create, in a short time window, a game based on a specific theme. The amount of work always pays off: in the end it is all about the shared experience, the joy of creation and the fun. The public and the participants gather at the award ceremony to test the new games and to celebrate the winners.

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Live electronic music straight from Berlin or Paris, video mappings that bring buildings to life, dance performances in unusual, interactive configurations and the most refreshing beats from Romania – they are all part of the Clujotronic festival. From new talents to well-known names from France, Germany and Romania – all artists at Clujotronic are innovators that expand their field and introduce new creative ideas.

At the annual Clujotronic exhibition, you can experience exciting new independent video games from France, Germany and Romania that introduce new concepts, ask interesting questions or become art in their own right. Often, their creators are invited as well, so take the chance and engage with them directly. Besides video games, we also showcase artworks utilizing augmented and virtual reality – technologies that allow artists to bring their artworks to life, creating new dimensions using audio, video and animation.

One of the most spectacular parts of the Clujotronic festival, the digital art installations introduce the public to the new media field: the place where visual art meets technology. Innovative designs and technological approaches that emphasize the artistic statement materialize into interactive installations, music-making robots or extended reality (XR) artworks, allowing both the public and the artist to discover new directions and to connect to the work of art through an uncommon sensorial experience.

Clujotronic focuses not only on entertainment, but also on education. Therefore, we included in our diverse program a series of workshops held by international guests coming from different backgrounds: from musicians to multimedia artists, from digital games specialists to technology developers. You can meet the people behind the creation process and engage directly in hands-on learning activities. The entry is free but it requires previous registration as the number of participants is limited.

Panel discussions, debates and artist talks are a great opportunity to get practical advice and first-hand knowledge directly from our experts and artists from Germany, France and Romania who openly share their experience and know-how with us. Those eager to discover more will always find useful answers to their questions and a place to connect with other passionate fellows from the fields of art, technology and video games.

Already a beloved tradition, the Clujotronic Game Jam aims to support young talented and passionate gamers to create their own games in a vivid and relaxed atmosphere. Game developers of all skills and levels answer the challenge to create, in a short time window, a game based on a specific theme. The amount of work always pays off: in the end it is all about the shared experience, the joy of creation and the fun. The public and the participants gather at the award ceremony to test the new games and to celebrate the winners.

about clujotronic

The Clujotronic journey started in 2012 creating a platform where people could meet and discover the innovative and creative practices that use art and technology in interactive and exciting ways. Organised by the German Cultural Center and the French Institute in Cluj-Napoca, the annual electro arts festival brings together artists and specialists from France, Germany and Romania. The festival is about engaging activities, collaborative projects, and a sense of excitement around tech-based art. We create immersive experiences, a space for asking questions and discussing ideas, where artists, technology developers and the wider public interact and become part of the digital culture. 

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past editions

CALL FOR PROJECTS

Art as well as technology influences our perception on the world and model the way we interact with it. Their encounter leads to innovation, boosts creativity and gives rise to new means of artistic expression. Wanting to encourage the cultural sector towards the development and extension into the digital sphere, so important in the context of the current pandemic, CLUJOTRONIC launches a challenge to artists in Romania: to create a project that combines art and technology, for presentation during the festival in October 2020....