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PUNTO Y RAYA FESTIVAL 2016
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    Based in Barcelona, MAD is a non-profit association devoted to cultural engineering through the development of projects involving Art, Science and Technology.

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    PUNTO Y RAYA FESTIVAL    SIXTH FESTIVAL EDITION

    Punto y Raya Festival arrives for the first time in the birthplace of Pure Cinema and Abstract Animation back in the early 1920s: Germany.

    Hosted and co-produced by one of the most relevant institutions in the realms of avant-garde art and new technologies, ZKM | Karlsruhe (Centre for Art and Media), our sixth edition promises four intensive and delightful days of pure Abstract Art in Motion.

    Punto y Raya Festival 2016
    ACTIVITIES PROGRAMME

    SHORT FILM COMPETITION

    This year we have received a record number of entries in our International Call open to abstract films: 842 (eligible) works from 54 countries. The 117 selected films have been structured into seven reels with an approx. runtime of 65'.
    Each screening will conclude with Q&A sessions with the audience and artists in attendance.


      Screening Reels
    GUEST SCREENINGS

    We kick off with Visual Music produced to the music of Gustav Mahler at the School for Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. Introduced by the artistic director Max Hattler.
    From Melbourne arrives experimental filmmaker Dirk de Bruyn, who will delight us with a Retrospective of his frenzied and flickering cinematographic universe (1979-2016).
    And we'll close with a German Panorama curated by Robert Seidel, fluctuating between fine art, animation, music video and material originally intended for installation and live performance.

    MASTERCLASSES

    As usual, we will be holding our Educational Programme in the mornings of the festival, featuring this year deluxe presentations and monographic screenings by Holger Lang (AT), Dirk de Bruyn (AU), Max Hattler (DE) and Jodie Mack (US). Addressed to all those interested in audiovisual experimentation and the creative process.

    GUEST PYRFORMANCES

    Object Theatre, digital minimalism, analogue video and the flickering imagery of 16mm film: we have it all.
    Dirk de Bruyn (AU) closes the Opening Day with an overwhelming and immersive session of Expanded Cinema.
    Yro (FR) will surround us in an intimate and monochromatic milieu to rediscover, amazed, sounds and forms from childhood.
    And Robert Lippok (DE) will erase our minds, reestructuring them with hardcore minimalism based on the smallest steps of sound and imagery.

    INSTALLATIONS

    Larry Cuba has modified frames from his multi-awarded film Two Space (1979) in order to create a sequence of seamless mosaics which can be adapted to practically any surface, from columns to large walls or domes.
    His installation will be located in the Foyer for the duration of the festival.

    ACTIONS

    Ceremonies, meeting points, discussion pannels and other collective and playful activities.

    VENUE
    ZKM
    ZKM  Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie
     Lorenzstr. 19
    > website

    As a worldwide unique institute of culture, the ZKM is both museum and more than a museum. It is house for all media and genre, a house for both spatially-based art such as painting, photography and sculpture as well as for time-based arts such as film, video, media art, music, dance, theater and performance.

    MEDIENTHEATER
    MEDIENTHEATER
    The Medientheater is located on the ground floor in Atrium 6, next to the Foyer. With a 345m2 surface and fully equipped, it holds 300 seats.
    All our Screenings and PyRformances will take place here.
    VORTRAGSSAAL
    VORTRAGSSAAL
    The Vortragssaal (Lecture Hall) is located right in front of the Medientheater, and holds 100 seats.
    Here we'll be holding most of the Academy activities in the mornings of the festival.
    FOYER
    FOYER
    The main entrance to the building, this is our daily meeting point.
    Also, Larry Cuba's TWO SPACE installation will be located here.
    ORGANISER
    Ana Santos
    Ana Santos   Direction & Production

    BA in Graphic Design and Photography. She works as a freelance art director and web designer.

    Founder member of MAD.

    Nöel Palazzo
    Nöel Palazzo   Direction & Production

    Screenwriter and researcher. She occasionally delves into making experimental videos and animations, and lectures and writes essays as a film critic. A couple of her short films have been awarded internationally.

    Since 2008 she's been a member of the iotaCenter's Advisory Council (Los Angeles, CA) and coordinator of the Spanish speaking community at the Visual Music Village.

    She acts as a juror for various international film & animation festivals, and curates special programmes of avantgarde animation.

    Kike Ramírez
    Kike Ramírez   Technical Coordinator

    BA in Telecommunications Engineering from the UMA. Responsible of International Communication at vjspain.com.

    Author of Visual, Interactive & Augmented Reality installations. Hardware & Software Designer / Generative Graphics and Creative Coding programmer.

    Víctor Fancelli
    Víctor Fancelli   Head of Communication

    BA in Humanities and Audiovisual Communication. Studies Media Philosophy (Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe) and Computer Sciences.
    He works as a proofreader and translator for Media content production and communication. He develops projects and installations and collaborates with de future Archive of the HfG.

    Helena Palomero Gorrindo
    Helena Palomero Gorrindo   Local Production

    She works in ZKM Karlsruhe's educational programme and collaborates with the collective notfoundyet. She also teaches foreign languages. She studies Spanish and German Philology, and holds a BA in Humanities (UPF, Barcelona).

    COLLABORATORS

    ZKM



    iotaCenterSchool of Creative Media Hong KongDeakin University AustraliaPolnisches Institut
    Asifa AustriaKultur Forum Berlin
    Dartmouth UniversityXcentricInstitut Ramon Llull Visual Music Award


    ORGANISED BY

    mad

    ZKM

    WITH THE COLLABORATION OF

    iotaCenterSchool of Creative Media Hong KongDeakin University AustraliaPolnisches Institut
    Asifa AustriaKultur Forum Berlin
    Dartmouth UniversityXcentricInstitut Ramon Llull Visual Music Award

    WE HEARTFULLY THANK

    KinoManual, Malcolm Turner (MIAF)

    Our deluxe jury and all the volunteers for their kind work.