D/B Festival Feature: Chromatologies – International Festival of Digital Art and Music | 04.09. – 02.10.2010

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Chromatologies brings together highly acclaimed international artists to the wonderful market town of Rotherham, UK. D/B highly Recommended!
They host the UK premier performances of Oval’s ‘O’ and Frank Bretschneider’s ‘EXP’; the first ever UK performance by Grischa Lichtenberger; and a new version of Carsten Nicolai’s highly acclaimed audio visual installation ‘unitxt’.

Also they offer a platform to recent local graduates Richard Sides and Rian Treanor who have already demonstrated the potential for prolific international careers.

Two town centre venues will host performance events and art exhibitions: Rotherham Central Library & Arts Centre, a superb example of brutalist architecture, and the St. Ann’s building, a former school now in a state of relative disrepair.


The festival directors Mat Steel and Mark Fell (aka snd) | photo by aoki takamasa

The Chromatologies festival promotes a belief that art is primarily about experience, not understanding; about the act of seeing and hearing – not an intellectual analysis of what is seen or heard.

“Our bias—although firmly rooted in the experimental—is overtly populist, removing the barrier between expert and popular audience and promoting experimental work to everyone. Furthermore, the response of all is treated with equal validity. Our belief is that Rotherham presents a receptive audience for this highly challenging experiential work, for this reason we brought the highest quality international art to Rotherham and made it free to all.”
Mat Steel and Mark Fell

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Chromatologies – International Festival of Digital Art and Music
04.09. – 02.10.2010

With Oval, Frank Bretschneider, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Evol, Grischa Lichtenberger, Mark Fell, Carsten Nicolai and many more.

http://www.chromatologies.com

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