Media Facades Festival Europe 2010

27 August - 4 October 2010
Media Facades Festival Europe 2010

Screenings, installations, workshops and Live Broadcasting Events

Media Facades Festival Europe 2010 (MFF 2010) is an urban media art project that interconnects seven European cities through urban screens and media facades located in public spaces. Artists and media designers will show throughout Europe specially developed art projects, during screenings and Joint Broadcasting Events, opening a global window to create dialogue, share dreams and exchange ideas.

The Brussels part of the festival will feature digital projects by international artists on the new iMAL media Facade, the Flagey Screen and selected urban billboards in Brussels.

MFF 2010 will be closing during the Nuit Blanche in Brussels on 2nd of October. Buildings along the canal will be pulsating to the rhythm of the city, while signs and advertising displays will be transformed into virtual artworks.


27/08 Opening | iMAL Facade | 21:00
"City Sleep Light" (Preview) by Antoine Schmitt (FR)

28/08 European Window | Flagey Screen | 16:00-22:00
"Get Your Back Up Off the Wall" by Nika Radic (HR)
"Tales that are never told : ZeroEstigma" by Toxic Lesbian (SP)

03/09 Connected Cities | iMAL Courtyard | 20:30
Live Coding Performance by No Copy Paste (from Kitchen Budapest, HU)
SHARE BRU (A/V jam) & Radio VJ by FM4 (from Ars Electronica Center, AT)

11/09 Human Screens | Flagey Screen | 16:00-22:00
"Hand from Above" by Chris O'Shea (UK)
"Air Hunger" by Hanna Haaslahti (FI)

30/09-02/10 Artvertising Brussels | iMAL | 10:00-18:00
Workshop by Julian Oliver and Damian Stewart (DE/NZ)

02/10 Finissage Nuit Blanche | iMAL Facade, Flagey Screen,... | 14:00-07:00
"Artvertising Brussels" by Julian Oliver, Damian Stewart (DE/NZ),...
"Graffiti Analysis" by Evan Roth (US)
‘Unstable Empathy" by Mattia Casalegno (IT)
"iMAL Media Facade" by various artists
"City Sleep Light" by Antoine Schmitt (FR)

04/10 Public panel | | CIVA | 14:00-18:00
"The Intercultural and Communicative Potential of Urban Screens and Media Facades"

MFF 2010 is initiated by  Public Art Lab / Berlin in cooperation with iMAL / Brussels, m-cult / Helsinki, FACT / Liverpool, Ars Electronica Futurelab / Linz, Medialab-Prado / Madrid, Kitchen Budapest.

Practical Info

Opening Friday 27 August, 20:30

Finissage Saturday 2 October,
(Nuit Blanche)

Free entrance!

Locations: iMAL and Flagey Screen

Media Gallery


Curators and coordinators: Marie-Laure Delaby and Yves Bernard

Technical support: Yannick Antoine, Vincent Evrard and Erland Jacobson
PR material: Public Art Lab
Graphic Design: gabi berlin
Video Trailer: designdisco

Funding Partner: European Commission Culture Programme, French Speaking Community of Belgium (digital art commission)

Media Facades Partners: Belgian Posters and City of Ixelles-Elsene.

Sponsor: Emotiv

IT & Media Partners: Streampark, Nacamar

Network Partners: Nuit Blanche Brussels, Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Transmediale, Upgrade! Berlin, Ars Electronica Festival.

Special thanks to Cimatics!