On the five platforms Symposium, Art exhibition, Fair, Film and Hackathon, BEYOND festival stages a triad of science, art and technology with the aim to design the future.
Much of what is going to happen within the next thirty years is fuelled by technological trends which are already in motion. These trends include: virtual reality, an “On-Demand-Economy”, “Big Data”, Robotisation, “Human Enhancement” and artificial intelligence. Technological Systems create social and political realities. It is hardly possible to predict the future; however, it is realisable to actively shape it.
“The ideas, projects and narratives of today are the foundation for tomorrows history.” – Ludger Pfanz
This year’s BEYOND Festival is dedicated to the topic of “Future Design”. It is a festival for film and audio-visual installations, including a symposium and a fair, where new forms of art and media, such as 2D, 3D, artificial intelligence, virtual, mixed and augmented reality will be presented and discussed. Our fair is the only trade event combined with an international art show worldwide. This format is designed to encourage IT specialists, computer scientists and artists to integrate new or existing developments into art formats and to promote investigative work on the intersection of design and technology.
Applications from artists and filmmakers who specialise in this interdisciplinary field are welcome! BEYOND Festival also offers a variety of fair packages tailored to the specific needs of sponsors and visiting companies.
Registration of films and artwork is possible until August 15, 2018!