For the first time in TV history an art festival will take place exclusively on air and online: From the 6th to 29th September 2013, the ikono On Air Festival will air a daily program of international video art, featuring artworks from stars including Bill Viola, Alfredo Jaar, Anthony McCall and over 150 additional established and emerging artists. The festival will present contemporary perspectives on film, video art, and other time-based art forms from the last decades in conjunction with video clips showing art from antiquity until today.
The ikono On Air Festival will be broadcast in over 30 countries around the world and will also be available online via the ikono livestream.
The festival will be made available to the general public through screenings in a number of restaurants and bars in Berlin including Restaurant Berlin Moscow and Volksbar Berlin, and will also be screened in a number of international cultural spaces and events including the Ars Electronica Festival Linz (AUT), Art Rio (BR), Channels Film Festival Melbourne (AUS) and many more.
Participating Artists (Current Status)
Jananne Al-Ani (IQ), Karima Al-Shomely (UAE), Sadik Kwaish Alfraji (IQ), Sama Alshaibi (IQ), Claudio Ambrosini (IT), Mauro Andrizzi (AR), Bertille Bak (F), Paolo Bandinu (IT), Bonnie Begush (USA), Sergio Belinchón (ES), Elena Bellantoni (IT), Alessandra Bergamaschi (IT), Riccardo Bianco (IT), Dominique Blais (F), Giuseppe Boccassini (IT), David Brazier (AUS), Robert Breer (USA), Dora Budor (HR), Capture (F), Paolo Cardazzo (IT), Carlo Casas (ES), Ali Cherri (LB), Osvaldo Cibils (IT), Baptist Coelho (IN), Adam Cooper-Terán (USA), Hassan Darsi (MA), Priscila de Carvalho (BR/USA), Matilde De Feo (IT), Arjen De Leeuw (NL), Misha de Ridder (NL), Elisabetta Di Sopra (IT), A K Dolven (NO/UK), Henry Driver (UK), Morten Dysgaard (DK), Jeroen Eisinga (NL), Brian Eno (UK), Hawa Essuman (KE/GH), Cedrick Eymenier (F), Manuel Fanni Canelles (IT), Mounir Fatmi (MA), Paolo Fassetta (IT), Francesca Fini (IT), Eva Fontana (IT), Kelda Free (AUS), Tessa Garland (UK), Jamie George (UK), John Gerrard (IE), Ori Gersht (IL), Catherine Gfeller (CH), Giulia Giannola (IT), Milena Gierke (DE), Tarryn Gill (AUS), Shaun Gladwell (AUS), Niklas Goldbach (DE), Ana Maria Gomes (F), Michael Joaquin Grey (USA), Khaled Hafez (EG), Joe Hamilton (AUS), Adad Hannah (CA), Katie Hare (UK), Travis H. Heinrich (AUS), Sæmundur Þór Helgason (IS), Lorraine Heller-Nicholas (AUS), Jan Henle (USA), Kurt Hentschläger (AUT), Julio Hernández-Cordón (USA), Nick Hornby (UK), Ryōji Ikeda (JP), Igor Imhoff (IT), Alfredo Jaar (CHL), Masayo Kajimura (JP), Abir Karmakar (IN), William Kentridge (SA), Man Kit Lam (HK/NL), Kite & Laslett (UK), Ange Leccia (F), Holger Lippmann (DE), Henning Lohner (DE), Tamara Lorenz (DE), Darri Lorenzen (IS), Tala Madani (Iran), Pilar Mata Dupont (AUS), Antonello Matarazzo (IT), Anthony McCall (USA), Megan and Murray McMillan (USA), Daniel Menche (USA), Alejo Moguillansky (AR), Vincent Moon (F), Scott Morrison (AUS), Brenna Murphy (USA), Michael Najjar (DE), Aki Nazakawa (JP), Nerdworking (TR), David Nixon (AUS), Marcel Odenbach (DE), Sherman Ong (MY), Jaakko Pallasvuo (FI), Greg Penn (AUS), Peru Ana Ana Peru (USA), Finnbogi Petursson (IS), Paul Pfeiffer (USA), Beatrice Pucci (IT), Pushpamala N (IN), Ma Quisha (CN), Orit Raff (IL), Tere Recarens (ES), Erwin Redl (AUT), Reynold Reynolds (USA), Heinz Riegler (AUT), Montserrat Rodriguez (ES), Kivu Ruhorahoza (RW), Ari Saarto (FI), Steve Sabella (IL), Denis Savary (CH), Hans Schabus (AUT), Alexander Schellow (DE), Semiconductor (UK), John Smith (UK), Dominga Sotomayor (CL), Peggy Stuffi (IT), Anocha Suwichakornpong (TH), Barbara Taboni (IT), Kynan Tan (AUS), Korato Tanaka (JP), Peter Tukei Muhumuza (UG), Tracy Valcarcel (PE/CA), Kawita Vatanajyankur (TH), Jan Verbeek (DE), Bill Viola (USA), Luigi Viola (IT), Debora Vrizzi (IT), Mirit Weinstock (IL), Richard Whitby (UK), Andrew Norman Wilson (USA), Helga Wretman (SE), Susan Youssef (LB), Zimoun (CH).
Participating Curators (Current Status)
The ikono On Air Festival takes place under the guidance of festival director Jack Pam and in collaboration with leading art professionals, including
Karin Adrian van Roques (DE), Manuela Benetton (IT?), Paolo Colombo (IT), Olafur Eliasson/Little Sun (IS/DK), Nadine Gandy (F/SVK), Omar Kholeif (UK), Kathy Rae Huffman (USA/DE), Nadim Samman (UK/DE), Berta Sichel (BR/ES), Julia Sökeland (DE), Adelina von Fürstenberg (AM/CH).
Partner (Current Status)
The ikono On Air Festival cooperates with a number of international institutions, including
A + A Centro Espositivo Sloveno (IT), Ars Electronica (AUT), Artconnect Berlin (DE), Art Rio (BR), Artstack (UK), Aut Aut Gallery (BR), AV-arkki (FI), Centre Pompidou (F), Circuit (NZ), Channels Film Festival (AUS), Collegium Hungaricum (DE), Connecting Cities (DE), Edge of Arabia (UK), Import Projects (DE), LIMA (NL), MELD (GR), Momentum (DE), Node Center for Curatorial Studies (DE), PLATOON KUNSTHALLE (DE), Preview Berlin (DE), Public Art Lab (DE), QUT (AUS), (s)edition (UK), SUPERMARKT (DE), W33 (DE).
The ikono On Air Festival will be available on
• ikono Livestream (online) from September 2013 on www.ikono.org on SmartTV and all mobile devices such as Smart Phones, tablets and
• ikonoTV (IPTV, SmartTV) in Germany, Austria and Switzerland by Red Bull Media House/Kathrein Smart TV-Sat-Receiver UFS 924
in France with Free, Channel 150 (from September 2013)
• ikonoMENASA (Satellit, IPTV, SmartTV) in the Middle East, in North Africa and South Asia with ArabSat (Satellite: BADR-5, Frequency: 11785 MHz, Polarisation: V, SR:27500KS/s, FEC 3/4)
in the United Arab Emirates with Etisalat, Channel 484
in Dubai with Du, Channel 410
in Beirut with Solidere IPTV Broadband Network, Channel 232
in Kuwait, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Tunisia, Philippines, Singapore and Indonesia with Ooredoo (from autumn 2013).
Top: Bill Viola – I Do Not Know What It Is I Am Like, 1986 Videotape, color, stereo sound; 89 minutes (still) © Bill Viola (Photo: Kira Perov)
Middle: Anthony McCall, Landscape for Fire, 1972, 16mm film, 6’55’’ (still) © Anthony McCall / Courtesy of Galerie Sprüth Magers Berlin London
Bottom: Joe Hamilton, Hyper Geography, 2011 Video, 1’00’’ (still) © Joe Hamilton Courtesy of the Artist