ABOUT

Cairotronica is a festival of Electronic and New Media arts in Cairo, Egypt. Planned to be held biennially. It includes a program of activities, exhibitions, talks, workshops and screenings by local, regional, and international artists as well as academics, and technology experts. Cairotronica aims to inspire, educate, and challenge students and audiences from across the region.

For one week, audiences will be exposed to the latest in electronic arts installations in an interactive environment, as well as attend exhibitions, screenings, workshops and out-door performances.

All to encourage participants to improve, re-imagine, and develop unexpected but useful ideas and collaborations, that could lead to spreading awareness and knowledge about the possibilities, challenges and side effects that new digital technologies offer, to creating a new international hub and platform for electronic art in the Middle East.

Cairotronica will function as an incubator for exchanging ideas, concepts, products and services, will bring people together from different industries and fields, encouraging them to create solutions together and will create a bridge between different audiences and professionals to connect through art.

FESTIVAL THEME

The best way to predict the future is to design it.

– Buckminster Fuller

When logically thinking of the term “possibility”, one underscores the absence of contradiction, defining what is “possible” as what cannot be prevented by anything from happening, even if it does not at all occur. The study of postulating possible future scenarios or studies,

also known as “Futurology” (coined in the 1940s by Ossip K. Flechtheim denoting a new science of probability), revolves around determining the likelihood of certain events and developments to take place in the future by developing a pattern-based understanding of changes that have occurred in the past and changes occurring in the present.

The concept of future scenarios has emerged within philosophy, science fiction, cultural studies and contemporary art and design. Since it is co-existent with the growth of advanced medical/science and communication technologies,

the future human is framed by ideas of mutation, evolution and the development of a species that re-writes what is conceived as future human. The definition of the future human draws on both humanist and anti-humanist concepts that suggest a profound paradox.

Open Call

In its second edition “A Future of Possibilities”, Cairotronica – Electronic and New Media Arts Festival is pleased to announce the open call for exhibition. This call invites artists, art projects and collectives to submit their work for the upcoming exhibition, which will take place from 05 – 10 May, 2018.

Application:

EXHIBITION SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Please fill in the registration form from here:
http://www.cairotronica.com/…/CairoTronica-Artist-open-Call…

Timelines:

Submission deadline: March 13th, 2018
Date of results & acceptance notification: March 19th, 2018
Exhibition preparation: April 28th, 2018
Exhibition Date: May 05th- 10th, 2018

Contact us:

Please send the complete registration file with attached Visual material to: contact@cairotronica.com
If your project/artwork is selected, your picture and text material will be used within all promotional materials and publication, with all reserved copyright. We ask you to carefully prepare your participation data.
All submissions will be reviewed by an appointed selection committee.
For any questions regarding the submission and open call, please don’t hesitate to contact us:contact@cairotronica.com
The exhibition will take place at Palace of Arts – Cairo Opera House Complex.

CAIROTRONICA EXHIBITIONS

The omnipresence of new technology has changed the structure of our lives in an extraordinary course that makes it sometimes difficult to remember how life looked like before it. The extreme presence of technological advancement has accelerated to the extent that the future is faster than ever foreseeable. Thus, the exhibition address and captures spaces that will challenge the visitor’s relationship with everyday technology. As artists play a major role in creating new imaginaries through creative experimentation in response to real time events to question reality and rethink future discourses.

Cairotronica will bring together groundbreaking artists, pioneering engineers, ingenious designers, academics, international digital communities, designers, students, art lovers, and more from across Egypt, Africa, the Middle East, and the world. It will offer a meeting of the minds where participants will share, discuss, learn, talk, and work

FORMS OF ELECTRONIC ART

ARTISTS TALKS

Artists talks will bring together international and local artists, scholars, curators, researchers and technology experts from diverse disciplines to discuss the different topics of a possible future in the digital realm.

By presenting a critical reflections that will redefine human and non-human subjectivities. An in-depth foresight will focus on the future of communication, urban planning, fashion, innovation, machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Artist Talks will create an intimate setting where deeply personal conversations will create connections and interconnections that may inspire and stimulate new art partnerships.

WORKSHOPS

Cairotronica workshops offer an educational program for young artists and students interested to learn about art and digital culture. Local and international artists and experts will conduct

the workshops that will run between three to five days during the symposium. The workshops aim to bridge the educational gab in the field of art, technology and digital culture

in Egypt and to equip artists and students with the needed tools to pursue their artistic work and experimentation within the field of media arts.

Screenings

Cairotronica screening program presents local and international video art, experimental film and animation

It offers a platform for new artistic and experimental film productions to reach a wider audience

and open a space for discussion and exchanging experiences among artists, filmmakers and the public.