For the first time in TV history an art festival will take place exclusively on TV: From the 6th to 29th September 2013, the ikono On Air Festival will air a daily program of international video art, featuring artworks from highly celebrated established and emerging artists. The festival will present contemporary perspectives on film, video art, and other time-based art forms from the last decades which will be supported by a program of video clips profiling art from antiquity until today.
To celebrate this, we have an amazing evening planned on September 6 at the Collegium Hungaricum Berlin. The evening takes off with the launch of the official public screening of the festival program, projected on the Panoramic windows of the .CHB.
For this event, Ikono has partnered with Connecting Cities and Public Art Lab to bring to Berlin the Binoculars interactive installation by artists Mar Canet and Varvara Guljajeva. Binoculars invites you to glance at a number of simultanieous and connected events taking place across Europe. Among them will be the Bauhaus in Dessau Festival, the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz and Riga, the European Capital of Culture 2014.
Joining us for this event will be live DJ act Miguel Toro, feat. guest Aerea Negrot!
* The ikono On Air Festival will be broadcast from 6 September to 29 September in over 30 countries and will also be available online via the ikono livestream. You can be a part of the festival from home, from one of our festival touch points, or one of our broadcasting partners.
Official Opening and Public Screening of the ikono On Air Festival
Friday 6 September:
20:00 – Public screening of the festival program on the panoramic windows of the Collegium Hungaricum Berlin, Dorotheenstraße 12 · 10117 Berlin · Free admission
21:00 – Presentation of Binoculars, an interactive installation by Mar Canet and Varvara Guljajeva, in collaboration with Public Art Lab and Connecting Cities.
22:30 – After party with live act Miguel Toro, feat. Guest Aerea Negrot
* The public screening and Binoculars will be repeated 7 September, same place, same time.