MFF 2010: Finissage Nuit Blanche

2 October - 3 October 2010
MFF 2010: Finissage Nuit Blanche

Closing event during Nuit Blanche Brussels

For Nuit Blanche, MFF 2010 offers a breathtaking view on digital artworks presented in the Brussels public space and all over Europe.

Our building along the canal will be pulsating to the rhythm of the city, while signs and advertising displays will be transformed into virtual artworks. Other installations will be also shown on urban video screen and at iMAL. An unusual walk in the heart of the digital city!

"Artvertising Brussels" by Julian Oliver, Damian Stewart (NZ)
& participating artists

Starting point at iMAL, departures between 14:00 - 16:00
Postponed to this Sunday, 10AM, because of a demonstration in the city centre!

The Artvertiser” is an urban, hand-held ‘Improved Reality’ project that re-purposes street advertisements as the surface for exhibiting art, through the use of specially built binoculars (or Billboard Intercept Units).
During  this “augmented” walk in the city, you will be able to discover visual creations realized by the participants of the Artvertising Brussels” workshop.
More on the workshop here...

"Graffiti Analysis" by Evan Roth (US)
Flagey Screen, 16:00-22:00

Graffiti Analysis 2.0 is a project created by Evan Roth in which the motion data of a graffiti tag is recorded, analyzed and archived in a free and open database.
During the Media Facades Festival,graffiti makers are invited to record their tags, to be displayed on the urban screens and media facades of the festival. In Brussels, they will be presented on the Flagey Video Screen.
More on the project here...

"Unstable Empathy" by Mattia Casalegno (IT/US)
iMAL, 18:00-24:00, Reservation here!

In the demo version of this installation for media facades, 2 participants equipped with EEG headsets are constantly incited to negotiate their emphatic state. Linked through a relational device, their intimate confrontation is remediated in real time in a mirror projection.
More on the project here...

iMAL Media Facade Programme
iMAL Media Facade, 20:00-00:00

Since the festival opening, iMAL’s building has been transformed into a “low tech” and “low res” media facade using powerful LED spot lights. For Nuit Blanche, this installation will extend on the whole facade and comprise up to 18 pixels. Various artists (e.g. Stefaan Quix, Yannick Antoine) and students in digital art from ESA Saint-Luc Brussels will present light animations on the facade visible along the canal.
More on the project here...

"City Sleep Light" by Antoine Schmitt (FR)
iMAL Media Facade, 00:00-07:00

City Sleep Light will close each night by transforming our building into the sleep light of the city, connected to its organic rhythm. All the lights will be pulsing together, turning the building into a luminous cell of the living city.
More on the project here...

Practical Info

Walk, Screening and installation from 14:00 till 07:00 (Nuit Blanche)

Free event!

Locations: iMAL and Flagey Screen

Media Gallery


Curators and coordinators: Marie-Laure Delaby and Yves Bernard

Technical support: Yannick Antoine, Vincent Evrard

Funding Partners: European Commission Culture Programme, Communauté Française de Belgique (commission des arts numériques)

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 EU

Special thanks to Cimatics!