RADAR – Romanian Artists Developing Alternative Realities takes place this weekend, between November 1st-3rd, and the visitors are expected at Uzina Electrică Filaret for an unique art & tech experience on Friday and Saturday between 6-11 pm and on Sunday 6-10 pm. The festival is the start of a platform that gather once known by the public, will transform into an independent artistic movement.
Uzina Electrică Filaret will become a mural scene for RADAR – each evening a different line-up of video mapping sound design artists will use the interior of the location as a visual canvas for spectacular effects. The festival debuts with organic forms by Pacheta that will auditory animate with the help of Vlaicu Golcea, while PACH will continue the immersive experience at Expirat Halele Carol after 11 pm.
Saturday, the visual show will continue on the main screen at Uzina Electrică Filaret where Aural Eye will bring a set of live visuals like a visual journey. Their concept, “Plantship”, will visually describe a vegetable utopia that reflects the desire of going back to the nature in the melancholic aspect of an industrial space. During the evening, the experience will be musically guided by a live done by Fluidian and an ambient set by Zen. For those who want to continue the festival experience at the after party at Expirat, the visual atmosphere will be offered by Senpai stuff. Moreover, Saturday, starting 19.00, the participants will meet the creators of the Anim’est short films presented in the animation section or can take part at a Live Drawing where the graphic artists from Ubisoft Romania will draw characters from loved video games throughout all the festival.
On Sunday will be present the people from the video mapping studio Noetic, in a rediscovering of fluid forms in videomapping and sound design, alongside Moduler.
Alongside the video mapping projections, that will be different each evening of the festival, the visitors are waited daily to experiment the content permanently, through which are also interactive installations such as MovingLight – an installation in which the public is invited to explore, to discover and to experiment the play with light, its absence or Interactive Garden that is based on the participants’ tactile sense, respectively the auditory one and interaction nature-human-computer. Each evening, once an hour, for 5 minutes, the public will follow a live performance of the light installation suspended on the factory’s ceiling. The installation’s assembly took over 30 hours and it was thought and realized by the local creative studio H3.
The art&tech experiences will be available also in a category dedicated to kids in the section RADAR Kids, presented by Lidl Romania. They will have the opportunity to interact with the artificial intelligence (AI) and they put in an alive work of Alina Marinescu, Ana Banica or Pren, but also to explore the virgin woods in virtual reality (VR), brought at RADAR at WWF.