Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Tweak Programme online now

Bleep, click, pop, hiss - Tweak is back again. Following on from its hugely successful inaugural festival last year, Tweak whirls back into action again this September all around Limerick city. The 6 day multi-media festive aims to promote understanding of the use of technology within our cultural, social and digital world and its contemporary approach to interactive art and live electronic music performance.
Running from September 21st to 26th, the festival will host an international array of speakers, performers, designers, exhibions, films, visual artists, and djs, all from an eclectic range of backgrounds. Tweak’s primary focus is on interactive art and audience engagement, and installations and performances are chosen both upon their ability to connect with their environment and to include the viewer in this exchange.
Year 2, lets see whats new. While the template remains largely the same as last year, there's a shift towards the evening events and exhibitions – so there's not as many early mornings involved this year. Tweak continues to underline the importance of education and awareness and will hold 3 full-day workshops with leading practitioners in the field of programming, electronics and interactive design. All workshops are open to all members of the public. The festival will also host a 5 day international electronic arts exhibition, along with a collection of sound-works from contemporary Irish composers. Again, access to the launch and the exhibition itself is completely free of charge. We continue to collaborate with experimental music promotors Soundings, after delivering a rare performance from Trevor Wishart to the city last year. Our glass-smashing Noise Night returns, which proved to be one of the most popular events last year and we'll also be hosting a number of DJ-based performances, placing as much emphasis on fun as we do learning. Many of the events will take place in the befitting surroundings of St Munchins Church, in keeping with the theme of utilizing spaces in new and inventive ways. Tweak is particularly proud to welcome the highly influencial This Happened's ( first ever public seminar in Ireland. Since commencing in London two years ago, the This Happened series of talks have been extremely prominent features in the world of interactive design.
The schedule of events is listed below, but heaps more information and links to our speakers, performers and supporters can be found on the Tweak website. Theres also a new web-blog, and people can get updated on the very latest Tweak news through their Twitter and Facebook pages. Vimeo and Flickr links from the Tweak site also give you a look at how events unfolded at Tweak 08!
Full programme online here

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