EMAF 34: Specials for Festival Visitors
This year, EMAF is offering a series of outstanding participation projects to enable festival visitors to actively take part in the 34th European Media Art Festival (EMAF), and to provide encounters with dialogue on media art, despite our hybrid version in these Corona times: In addition to the film programmes and media art works presented on the streaming platform emaf.cinemalovers.de, visitors can join workshop discussions with the artists and talks on selected key festival topics. What’s more, EMAF invites you to the virtual party “Bal Masqué” on Saturday, 24 April 2021. The performance kit “Soft Prison” by the artist duo OJOBOCA, which can be ordered by parcel delivery to your home, offers an exceptional opportunity to be both performer and audience at the same time. “My flesh is in tension, and I eat it” is a Mail Art project by the artists Teo Ala-Ruona and Jaakko Pallasvuo that references the film programme “The New Death”, curated by Steve Reinke and Jaakko Pallasvuo. The two editions can be ordered directly via the festival.
Bal Masqué on Saturday, 24 April 2021, 20:00 PM
The Bal Masqué is a virtual club night and a Corona-proof combination of an online dance battle, a digital masked ball and any number of individual VJ sets, which is offered exclusively during the 34th EMAF in cooperation with IMPAKT. You are all invited to wear your craziest digital or real masks and party with us! If you prefer, you can join the party completely anonymously behind your mask, but you can also choose to take centre stage and join one of the battles that we will arrange during the Bal Masqué. The battles are the ball’s highlights, in which three participants at a time compete for the prize for the most amazing background and mask performance. The Bal Masqué breaks down the divide between audience members and participants. Access is free of charge after registration at https://impakt.nl/events/2021/party/bal-masque-x-emaf/.
In times when attending a festival in person is not an option, the home performance kit “Soft Prison” offers you an opportunity to experience a unique live performance at home instead. With the aid of a simple object and step-by-step instructions, your own body becomes the ultimate performer. The kit includes a phosphorescent 35mm slide, illustrated instructions and an accompanying box. You can order it directly from the festival at firstname.lastname@example.org and it will be sent by post. Cost: 10,00 EUR plus shipping.
My flesh is in tension, and I eat it
“My flesh is in tension, and I eat it” was originally a performance that premiered in Helsinki in 2021. This letter is a revised part of the performance script, written and translated into English by Teo Ala-Ruona and illustrated by Jaakko Pallasvuo. It dialogues with the film programme “The New Death”, curated by Steve Reinke and Jaakko Pallasvuo for EMAF. You can order the letter directly via the festival by writing to email@example.com, and it will be sent to you by post. Cost: 5,00 EUR plus postage.
Talks and Conversations with Artists
The 34th European Media Art Festival (EMAF) offers an extensive online programme with background discussions and expert talks to accompany the film programmes and the festival focus “Possessed”, which visitors with festival tickets or accreditation can access and enjoy from 21 April at emaf.cinemalovers.de.
We offer our sincere thanks to our sponsors, in particular nordmedia, the City of Osnabrück, the Goethe-Institut, the German Foreign Office, the Stiftung Niedersachsen, the VGH-Stiftung, and the Landschaftsverband Osnabrücker Land e. V.