Alpha-ville 2011 Schedule

Thursday 22/09/11 Friday 23/09/11 Saturday 24/09/11 Sunday 25/09/11
10:00-11:00 Symposium on Post-Digital Culture

@Rich Mix


11:00-12:00 Art & Innovation

@Netil House


Art & Innovation

@Netil House


12:00-13:00 Be Your Own Souvenir Film Screenings

@The Vortex


Art & Innovation

@Netil House


13:00-14:00 Film Screenings

@Platform, Netil House


16:00-17:00 Be Your Own Souvenir Be Your Own Souvenir
19:00-20:00 Opening Concert

@Rich Mix



20:00-21:00 Alpha-ville LIVE

with Pantha du Prince, Jon Hopkins, Max Cooper and more…



Alpha-ville LIVE

Mathhew Dear, Emptyset


Kangding Ray

Jennifer Cardini


and more



Opening Concert

Venue: Rich Mix

Time: Door Open at 19H.

Old Apparatus, Live AV
Svarte Greiner, Live AV
Jacaszek, Live

Post-Digital Culture Symposium

Venue: Rich Mix

Time: 9.30am-5pm

The event brings together a panel of influential creatives, thinkers and digital professionals to debate a series of topics such us the humanisation of digital technology, augmented reality and the use of public spaces, digital innovation in arts and culture, the role of the ‘new artist’, data and social innovation, the future of the web and more.




09:30 – 10:00 | Registration and coffee


10:00 – 10:10 | Welcome & introduction by Alpha-ville director, Estela Oliva


10:10 – 10:40 | Opening talk

 Drew Hemment – director & founder of FutureEverything and Associate Director of Imagination Lancaster


10:45 – 11:15 | Session one || Data for social innovation ||

Moritz Stefaner – Information Designer


11:20 – 12:30 | Session two || Post-digital creativity & experimentation ||

 Tom Uglow  director of Creative Labs Europe, Google

 Katy Beale – director at Caper & lead producer at Culture Hack

 Filip Visnjic – founder of Creative Applications Network


12:30 – 13:15 | Lunch Break


13:20 – 14:00 | Session three || From the open web to the app store ||

Bill Thompson – BBC technology writer


14:10 – 14:30 | Session four || Open Conversation with twitter backstage #digitalinnovation ||

 Patrick Hussey – digital manager at Arts & Business

 Charles Beckett – relationship manager, Digital and Creative Economy, Arts Council London


14:30 – 14:50 | tea/coffee break


14:50 – 15:50 | Session five || Presentation and discussion || The Democratisation of public spaces with Augmented Reality ||

Olivia Solon (moderator), associate editor of

Keiichi Matsuda  designer and film-maker

Ronald Carpentier – VP marketing & operations, Layar/Stiktu

 Ben Stevenson  founder of Augmented Reality Cinema


 16:00 – 16:30 | Session six || Presentation + Q&A ||

Scott Snibbe – media artist, filmmaker, and creative director of Björk’s Biophilia app


16:30 – 16:40 | Closing remarks and end




Venue: Netil House

Time: 12-7pm

The Innovation Space is located in Netil House’s warehouse exhibition space located on London Fields, between Broadway Market and Mare Street , in the very heart of Hackney. It features a curated exhibition of installations and interactive artworks, workshops of numerous guises, talks, cutting edge music performances, open labs, web experiments and much more.

The Innovation Space will act as the main festival hub, bringing together and exploring further the numerous strands which compose this years installment. The theme ‘Zeitgeist: From digital to Post-digital’ will be explored in varied ways, by the variety of artworks, happenings, laboratories and performances taking place in the heart of Hackney.

Full Innovation Schedule to be confirmed.

Venue: XOYO

Time: 8:30pm-3am

Room 1
Illum Sphere, Live AV
Jon Hopkins, Live AV with Dan Tombs
Pantha Du Prince, Live AV

Room 2
Andy Stott, Live
Max Cooper, Live


Venue: Netil House

Time: 11am-7pm

Full Innovation Schedule to be confirmed


Venue: The Vortex

Time: 12-5.30pm

PressPausePlay | Documentary
PressPausePlay is a film about the digital culture, hopes and fears. Premiered at South By
SouthWest, this documentary film contains interviews with some of the world’s most
influential creators of the digital era. Running Time: 90 mins

Unit 15 Bartlett School of Architecture Showcase
Talk + screening of selected works of students from one of the most cutting edge design units at Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL).

Alpha-ville 2011 programme

The programme aims to participate in the ongoing debate about the contemporary digital revolution, specifically in the artistic field. The core Alpha-ville film programme will exhibit the work of artists that engage with the consequences of digital technology in the arts, specifically moving image, in terms of its production, display and reception practices.

Timo Arnall – Wireless in the World
Carsten Nicolai – Future Past Perfect pt. 3 (u_08-1)
Nicolas Provost – Stardust (features cameos by Jon Voight, Jack Nicholson and the last   recorded footage of Dennis Hopper)
David O’Reilly – The External World
Eric Schockmel – The Great Western Singularity
Greg Tan – Mediating Mediums – The Digital 3d
Kristian de la Riva – Cut
Michael Please – The Eagleman Stag
Markus Kayser – Solar Sinter

Alpha-ville LIVE Night in the iconic warehouse in Hearn Street.

Venue: Hearn Street Warehouse

Time: Doors open 20:00 until 05:30

Emtpyset, Live AV
Kangding Ray, Live AV
Anstam, Live
Jennifer Cardini, DJ Set
Matthew Dear, DJ Set
Truss, Dj Set


Venue: Netil House

Time: 12-6pm

Full Innovation Schedule to be confirmed

Venue: Platform Cafe/Bar at Netil House
Times: 12-5.30pm

Athens Video Art Festival
Athens Video Art Festival compilation collects video works with the aim to pose questions
marking a starting point for a substantial shift from the surface straight to the core of contemporary societies.

Beetroot Designgroup – Human Error
Jorinna Scherle – Tonight
Westerberg Cecilia – Cry me a river
Szabo Balazs – Rom
Makiko Fukaya – Drift

Spanish Borders
The exhibition brings together a number of Spanish artists working in audiovisual format from a permeable perspective, where the practice of video art intersects with other disciplines such as film, video games, video or graphic design. Despite the disparity of styles present in this selection, the works have in common a liminal character which places them in-between different territories.

Onionlab – Dream
Actop – Golden Shield
Cesar Pesquera – Circle One
Alvaro Perez Posadas – Amateur
Alba G. Corral – Gold Thinkings
No-Domain- Whirling Ceremony

Alpha-ville Moving Image Competition Awards

Screening of the winners of the 2011 moving image competition in partnership with Vimeo, Little White Lies, Shooting People and Animate Projects, Alpha-ville has invited artists working across all genres including animation (2D, 3D, stop-frame, CGI, motion graphics, etc), fiction, documentary or experimental.

With panelists from Ars Electronica, Warp Films, Little White Lies and Hackney Film Festival, this will be an opportunity to discover new talent.

A selection of artists’ moving image exploring themes of culture, identity and ownership in the expanded digital age. The programme reflects upon the conditions of a digitised society and the potential for artists to formulate new modes of perception and engagement in response to technological media. Paul is a curator and electronic artist whose work explores the current convergence of interests between contemporary art, design and and experimental sonic practice. Previous collaborations include TATE Britain, Arnolfini and Crafts Council of England.

Yoshi Sodeoka – Covert Hypnosis in Politics
Steven Claydon – The Ancient Set
Al + Al – Eternal Youth
Daniel Swan – Lux Laze
Paul B Davis – Compression Study 4
Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never) – Nobody Here
C505 – Purple Haze
Jimmy Merris – A Change for the Better

PressPausePlay | Documentary
PressPausePlay is a film about the digital culture, hopes and fears. Premiered at South By SouthWest, this documentary film contains interviews with some of the world’s most influential creators of the digital era.


Make Music Workshop
Venue: Space Studios
Times: 12am – 5pm Target audience: women of all ages
Capacity: 15-20
Price: £5
Instructors: Jo Thomas [email protected]
Special guest: Jennifer Cardini (Kompakt)

A practical one-day introductory workshop for women wanting to learn creative ways of making and mixing electronic music for dance, mixed-media installations and moving image.

Closing Party – more information soon.

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