The 15 minutes presentations are organised within the WJ-S multi-screen environment, transformed for the occasion into a space for reflection and investigation. The online browsing through a selection of emblematic websites, chosen by the speakers, takes place simultaneously on 3 big screens.
The speakers are physically present or participate in the event through a video conference program.

WJ-SPOTS is a series of public conferences where participants (artists, critics, thinkers, inventors, researchers, curators, organisers and producers of cultural events) are invited to look back on 15 years of artistic creation on the internet.

WJ-SPOTS is a series of live conferences with a simultaneous online surf on a selection of URLs on 3 big screens.

WJ-SPOTS in an event that is webcast on the Internet, the online audience can interact with the participants on a live chat.

The events


From 4 to 6 October 2013

Maison des Cultures
120 Rue de Belgrade, Saint Gilles Bruxelles

In the framework of the Quinzaine numérique (digital fortnight) of the Federation Wallonia-Brussels initiated by the Minister for Culture Fadila Lanaan, Transcultures propose in partnership with the culture service of the municipality of Saint-Gilles (Brussels), Transnomades 2013, a federative event about connected arts in their diversity and prolific news. Initiated in 2011 in Saint-Gilles, hybrid Transnomades events (curators: Philippe Franck, Jacques Urbanska) promote creative meeting between artists from different cultures which explore innovative and digital practices. The programming of these Transnomades-Art(s) Network(s) 2013 is closely associated to the selection of the first edition of Mobile Awards (whose the thematic is here: Arts & Networks), a serie of prizes for Belgian and foreign art projects, emerging or mature, whose the official presentation takes place Friday, October 4 at 18.00 in the Maison des Cultures of Saint-Gilles. This inauguratrice evening begins with the opening of, a didactic web art exhibition (gif, glitch... from all around the world) in the Maison du Peuple (in partnership with - Super Modern Art Museum).

In the Maison des Cultures at 19:30, Anne Rocquigny (media curator, Paris) in collaboration with James Hudson (developer, Berlin) present, in the exhibition hall, the online participative WJ-S device (Mobile Price 2013 - installation), allowing to artists – "webjockeys" – through a dedicated software, to mix internet contents in the form of web performances.

In the auditorium, the Clair Obscur cie (Fr) presents at 20:00, @2:sleepingbeauty (Mobile Price 2013 - Performance), which stages Sandra, a Sleeping Beauty in the era of Web 2.0, which shows us her body in a glass coffin with a recording of her neurological and biological data communicated via Facebook and finally an e-mix of Christophe Bailleau (Be) that mixes music contents from the Internet to his own treatments and electronic grooves (from 21.00). At the Atelier du Web of Saint-Gilles will be proposed an introductive web art selection.

Both Mobile Price 2013 – new talents are attributed to hybrid performances presented Saturday, October 5 at 20:00 at the Cultural Centre Jacques Franck: Beautiful_Touch (2nd iteration - the feeback loop) by Peter M. Friess (in collaboration with experimental musician Maurice Charles JJ) about parallel universes and D-compo 1.8 by Okus Dance company (Liège), mixing hip hop / contemporary dance, electronic music and digital images.

Sunday, October 6 from 16:00 to 18:00, welcome to the "digital tea time" at the Maison des Cultures with round table meetings and exchanges (+ bio cake) about new creative and connected practices with Anne Roquigny (WJs, Locus Sonus-Fr), Thierry Dutoit (numediart/UMons), Aurélie Ghalim (GSARA, new media & digital culture-Be), Malo Girod (Digitalarti-Paris), in partnership with the Café Numérique-Brussels.

In closing, at 18.15, a WJ-S performance brings together artists connected to this device for a live connected creation: Lucille Calmel (Brussels, Belgium), Valentine Siboni (Brussels, Belgium), James Hudson (Brussels, Belgium), Systaime (Paris, France), Eric Pajot (Paris, France), Pierre Piccon (Strasbourg, France), Ana-Maria Huluban (Cluj, Romania), Lucian Harbădă (Cluj, Romania), Yi Donghoon - Otto (Seoul, South Korea), Igor Štromajer (Frankfurt am Main, Germany), Miyö Van Stenis (Guatire, Venezuela).

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