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Cube Festival – 4th edition

22 September – 3 October 2010
Le Cube / Issy-les-Moulineaux / Grand Paris Seine Ouest

From Wednesday 22 September 10
To Sunday 03 October 10

Le Cube Festival, a flagship event for the French digital scene, showcases the many facets of digital creation — innovating and revolutionising the genres for the enjoyment of all!


For its 2010 edition, Le Cube Festival invites you to a series of unique outdoor and indoor events: an exhibition of digital art at Le Cube — transformed for the occasion — the launch of a major multimedia urban game in the city, a 3D digital traveling circus in the seven cities making up the Grand Paris Seine Ouest Urban Community, public meetings, etc.

A grand exhibition of digital art

A transformed Le Cube presents twenty performers from the international digital scene, in an exhibition extending over 700m2. The Cube Festival has devised this exhibition as a panoramic tour of the various forms of digital art today: interactive and generative installations, participatory works, interactive design, etc. Using innovative mediation guaranteed to reach all audiences, it promises a playful journey into the heart of digital design today. A program of digital workshops and special debates will accompany this exceptional event.

The works presented include the installation Beneath by Super Nature (China), plunging the visitor into a water world whose elements mirror your every gesture, Symbiosis by the collective Experientæ Electricæ (France) — a behavioral installation using telephones to deliver personalized messages to spectators; Glowing Pathfinder Bugs by Squidsoup (Great Britain) enabling you to play with virtual insects you can hold in your hands; and Lotus by Daan Roosegaarde (Netherlands), a living wall made up of intelligent leaves that open up when they are touched ...

Multimedia urban game in town

The Cube Festival presents a grand multimedia urban game for the public. Organized in Issy-les-Moulineaux town center, the game will take the public on a fun exploration of the city. Players will participate in a group adventure scripted by a writer, using new technologies to solve puzzles! Move from the real to the virtual and back using augmented reality, geolocation, 3D City, communicating objects, QR codes, etc. A genuine augmented experience!
Multimedia urban game: Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 September. Starts at 2pm and 4pm.
Town Hall Esplanade / Age 6 and upwards / Free on reservation: 01 58 88 3000

Cube Festival
At Le Cube from Wednesday 22 September to Sunday 3 October. 12pm to 9pm. Tickets €5. Concs. €3
And many other events in the Great Paris Seine Ouest Urban Community area
Le Cube: 20 Cours Saint-Vincent 92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux I 01 58 88 3000 I

Cube Contact: Rémy Hoche I 01 58 88 3008 I remy.hoche@art3000.com
Press Relations: Olivier Gaulon I 06 18 40 58 61 I olivier.gaulon@wanadoo.fr


Amazing encounters
The Cube Festival presents a program of original and participatory events for everyone!

‘How I met an artist’ - facilitated by Florence Pillet, art critic.

Meet the exhibition artists for a special insight into their work.
Wednesday 22 and Wednesday 29 September from 7pm to 8pm.

‘Future Meetings’ – Organized in conjunction with 1R2Tchat, Triple C and JD2.

Sponsored by Joël de Rosnay, the ‘Future Meetings’ are an invitation to debate with prominent futurologists and forecasters. The meetings will be broadcast live on the Internet and followed by interactive discussions with browsers.
Thursday, September 23 from 7pm to 8pm: Claudie Haigneré.
Tuesday, September 28 from 7pm to 8pm: Jacques Attali.
Entrance to the Cube Festival will be free from 18.30 onwards — exclusively for these two meetings.

‘Apérolive’ with Maël Le Mée
Relax with a drink at a performance blending theatre and new low-tech technologies.
Friday 24 September and Friday 1 October from 7pm to 8pm.

‘Digital Art explained to children ... and adults! - Facilitated by Alexia Guggemos, art critic and journalist.
Children will excel at this new form of art and have fun while they’re at it! And adults will journey through 60 years of incredible artistic adventure on a brief tour of digital art history.
Saturday, September 25 and Saturday October 2 from 3pm to 4pm for children and from 5pm to 6pm for adults.

‘The Ideas Tea Party‘ - In partnership with Paris Mômes.
A surprise event for children and parents, with the Paris Mômes magazine: a fun and intelligent afternoon in store!
Sunday, September 26 from 3pm to 4pm.

‘The Green Tech Tea Party’ - In partnership with the Association PikPik.
A fun demo-workshop in which kids and adults explore ways to save the planet in the digital age.
Sunday, October 3 from 3pm to 4pm.

A 3D circus
The Greater Paris Seine Ouest Urban Community has joined us in supporting ‘CyberCircus’, a 3D digital circus full of pop-up effects, for young audiences and families. Whisked away to a madcap world of magic and poetry, you will experience a series of circus acts featuring amazing creatures such as dragons or dinosaurs.
‘Cyber Circus’, a digital show produced by Zigote and CCA Production in partnership with the Grand Paris Seine Ouest Urban Community. From September 22 to October 3 / Projections for schools and recreation centers in the 7 cities of Grand Paris Seine Ouest. Public performances: Wednesday, September 22 at 7pm at the Espace Icare, Issy-les-Moulineaux, Friday, September 24 at 7pm Theatre de Vanves. More information from www.agglo-gpso.fr

Innovative mediation

Alongside conventional mediation schemes (specialised mediators, guided tours, shows for specific audiences, e.g. schools, etc.) Cube Festival has introduced a range of innovative options: downloadable mobile apps for the visit, also available on iPad, unprecedented digital learning support for young learners, with a digital rabbit as a personal guide, multimedia workshops for children in an innovative space dedicated to digital experiments, where robots, objects and interactive surfaces let your imagination run riot. The Cube is one of the first cultural sites in France to use iPads for mediation.

Le Cube Festival is co-organised by Le Cube, digital art and creation centre. Grand Paris Seine Ouest Urban Community and the town of Issy-les-Moulineaux.
Official Partners: Ile-de-France Regional Council, French Ministry of Culture and Communication
Media Partners: Télérama, Arte.tv, A Nous Paris, Advanced Creation, MCD, Radio FG, Paris Mômes
Associate Partners: Ratp, 1R2tchat, Pixaway Production, Trad Online, Mindscape, PikPik Environnement


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