SIMULTAN FESTIVAL XV.
27 SEPT — 3 OCT 2020, Timișoara RO
Comenduirea Garnizoanei Timișoara, Piața Libertății nr.5
SIMULTAN Festival’s XVth edition is a reflection on the meaning and potential of art in the current context of the global pandemic.
Bearing the title ‘UNSEEN’ the 2020 edition alludes to and explores how artists respond to today’s major challenges, that slowly infiltrate into the spectrum of the collective memory and perception, under the sign of uncertainty.
The present-day world is multifaceted. New meanings and dimensions are added, changing boundaries, the terms and conditions of coexistence, reverberating, and evolving through the means of complex communication systems over the course of time. Theories regarding the future try to provide explanations and synoptic descriptions of the state of affairs and fundamental trends, each trying to capitalize as many followers, resources, and power, in a state of amplification and mutual development. Both forces contradict themselves yet engage in collaboration. We provide endless assumptions to complex stories, kaleidoscopic opinions, tutorials for tomorrow, and social movements as forms of expression of different paradigms. Eventually, these manifestations will collide in this process, violently yet creatively, aiming for reconciliation. Where are we? What does the future hold for us? And where are we heading for in this unseen war?
SIMULTAN is an artists run art organization and a festival dedicated to interdisciplinary arts – emerging media projects, experimental music, audio-visual and sound art.
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.
Artistic Director – Levente Kozma
Production Manager – Alin Rotariu
Video program Coordinator – Florin Fâra
Press/PR – Sarah Bălăceanu El-Amine
Logistic – Raluca Rotariu, Cristina Băldău
Tehnical Manager – Lucian Pană
Tehnical Asistent – Radu Sârbulescu
Identity/design – Adrian Tudorică
Editor web – Botond Vajna
Finance – Mara Olteanu
Jury, video program – Vlad Cadar, Florin Fâra, Éva Kozma, Ștefan Tiron
Video documentation – Huba Antal, Ovidiu Novac
Photo documentation – Petru Cojocaru, Alex Boca
simultan [AT] simultan.org