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SIMULTAN FESTIVAL 2019

SIMULTAN FESTIVAL XIV.
8—10 NOV. 2019, Timișoara

There Will Be A Time When It Will Not Be

 

The world as we know it will soon cease to exist. Although science and technology fuel change at a remarkably fast pace, it often goes unnoticed, since the deepest structural changes happen imperceptibly and morphs quickly into norms. We have entered a period of incredible instability, and many of our certainties and assumptions are systematically blown away. Every day our predictions and expectations are transposed.

In 2019, SIMULTAN festival carries the theme “There will be a time when it will not be“, which aims to question technology’s influence on the different aspects of individual and social life, to explore speculative situations, and to disturb the standardized image of the future as a cult of infinite progress and development. The festival delves into the realms of personal, political, social, philosophical and existential aspects of our day and age, by pointing out the various ways in which the artists respond to and how they record those changes, and how they imagine the future.

SIMULTAN 2019 proposes alternative narratives and confluence approaches by aiming at creating a general status, which brings local identity into a wider context, providing new opportunities for artists that wish to experiment with different media or interdisciplinary methods.

The festival’s perspective has shifted over the years – going from challenging our audiovisual comprehension experience to exploring the human-machine interactions and experimenting with various tools and technologies to question their social implications and overall impact on our daily lives.

SIMULTAN festival approaches new aesthetics and showcases video art and live events whose main themes include: stylistic eclecticism, the relationship between humans and machine, recycle-environmental themes, dry lyricism, acoustic and electronic instrumental fusion, expanded cinema, jovial live sound collages, and the reflection on the political valences of sonic practice.

PAST EDITIONS
simultan 2017

SIMULTAN FESTIVAL XII. _ POSSIBLE FUTURES _
3 — 7 .10.2017

http://simultan.org/2017

simultan 2015

SIMULTAN 2015 “TALKING TO STRANGERS”
11th edition / 7-10 october / Timisoara RO

http://11.simultan.org/

simultan 2014

S.10:\ TERMS & CONDITIONS_
8-11 oct. 2014

https://10.simultan.org/

simultan 2013

POPULAR UNKNOWN
10 — 12 Oct. 2013

http://www.simultan.org/en/2013/festival.html

Simultan 2012
Simultan 2012

#8 | ‘THE BEGINNING OF THE END’
11 — 13 oct. 2012

http://www.simultan.org/en/2012/festival.html

Simultan 7 - Imaginary
Simultan 2011

SIMULTAN FESTIVAL #7 – “Imaginary”
6 — 8 oct. 2011

http://www.simultan.org/en/2011/festival.html

Simultan 6
Simultan 2010

PAST CONTINUOUS. FUTURE PERFECT
30sept — 2oct. 2010

http://www.simultan.org/en/2010/festival.html

Simultan 05
Simultan 2009

SIMULTAN 05. TRANS—POSITION
21 — 23 May. 2009

http://www.simultan.org/en/2009/festival.htm

Simultan 2008
Simultan 2008

SIMULTAN 04. TEMPORARY TACTICS
23 — 25 October 2008

http://www.simultan.org/en/2008/festival.htm

simultan 03
Simultan 2007

SIMULTAN 03
24 — 26 Mai. 2007

http://www.simultan.org/en/2007/festival.htm

Simultan 2006

SIMULTAN 02
18 — 20 th of May. 2006

http://www.simultan.org/en/2006/festival.htm

Simultan 01
Simultan 2005

SIMULTAN 01
26 — 27 Mai. 2005

http://www.simultan.org/en/2005/festival.htm

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