NODE13 – Forum for Digital Arts – CAN Panel Discussion

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Almost three years since their last edition, the new edition of ‘NODE13 – Forum for Digital Arts’ takes place next year, 11-17th February, in Frankfurt, Germany. The festival comes with the key topic ‘The Rules – Examining code as shapeable cosmoplastic material’ and it invites visitors for the week-long festival of digital art and interactive culture.

“After one year of preparations and more than 500 project submissions from more than 25 countries the visitors can look forward to take an active part in exploring forward-looking ideas, discussing or simply enjoying the festival. Visitors without a ticket get from 6 pm onwards an exclusive insight into contemporary movements how multimedia computer technology will shift and extend the cultural and artistic potential.” -Says David Bruell, festival director and main initiator of NODE e.V..

The event is comprised of exhibition and symposium, workshops and happenings. For the exhibition invited artists were asked to develop their own interpretations of the main topic and will include works by Memo AktenRainer Kohlberger, Geoffrey LillemonKyle McDonaldElliot WoodsJulian OliverRafaël RozendaalGabriel Shalom and Patrizia Kommerell and others. In the two-day symposium, topics such political and social significance of code, philosophy of digital media, synthetic biology, code and consciousness and new aesthetic will be addressed.


Workshops take place for five days during the festival. Beginners and experienced ‘Creative Coders’ can learn and gets some hands on experience with some of the leading creative developers behind VVVV. More than 25 workshop leaders will share their technical and artistic knowledge about multimedia productions including Kinect 3D Body Tracking in Performing Arts, Art and Brainwaves, Projection Mapping on Moving Objects, Choreographies with Flying Helicopters, Paper Cutting and Folding, Video Effects and Compositing, Animations with Particle Systems, Physics Based Animation, Multi-Screen Installations and many more.

“The workshop topics regarding generative and interactive computer animations and the concentrated know-how of all participants; provides a platform for implementing visionary ideas. This is what we promise: We’re gonna blow up your mental capacity!” -Says Joreg, curator of the workshops and one of the heads of the developer community of the multipurpose software-toolkit vvvv.

A multifaceted evening program of “Happenings” will include live A/V performances, screenings, artist talks and panel discussions and will allow a behind-the-scenes view of the artistic processes. These include a panel discussion with your own Filip Visnjic from CAN, live coding performance with Alex McLean, artist talk with Geoffrey Lillemon, Patcher Kucha (reviews and brief presentations of the festival participants moderated by Max Wolf, meso Digital Interiors), book launch ‘prototyping interfaces’, vvvv Keynote (insight into the diary of vvvv developers) and others.

“In particular, these talks and brief presentations of the festival participants themselves – at first hand – are addressed to creative artists and provide an insight into current trends in the digital culture and the contemporary treatment of computer-based tools.” -Says David Bruell.


Dates and Information

Monday 11th through Sunday 17th of February 2013. Opening: Monday 11th of February, 2013 at 6pm.

● Exhibition
 – Monday through Saturday from 6pm to 12pm
Sunday 11am to 7pm
● Open House of Happenings (screenings, performances, talks, discussions, etc.)
Monday through Saturday from 6pm to 12pm
● Symposium
13th and 15th of February, 2013 from 2pm
● Workshops for registered participants with festival pass
daily from 10am

Frankfurter Kunstverein
, Steinernes Haus am Römerberg, Markt 44
60311 Frankfurt am Main

Admission and ticket prices
● Festival week-pass (includes workshops, exhibition and symposium) – Fan Pass: 222 euro (sold online only) / Company Pass: 555 euro (sold online only)
● Festival day-pass (includes workshops, exhibition and Symposium when applicable) – February 11th through 16th, 2013. 49 euro each (sold online only)
● Symposium – 13th and 15th of February, 2013 starting at 2pm. 39 euro each (sold online only)
● Exhibition & Open House (sold only at the door) – Regular 6 euro / reduced 4 euro / Groups of eight or more: regular 4 euro / reduced 3 euro
● Free admission for members of the Frankfurter Kunstverein, of the ADKV-Art-Association, owner of the MU-Card, the AICA-card, the ICT card and children under the age of six.

More information –

Tickets Giveaway

We will be giving away tickets for CAN members to NODE. Keep your eyes on the CAN blog for announcements.

NODE in 2010:

NODE10 exhibition - Fat bastard by John Powers (copyright Jeanne Charlotte Vogt)NODE10 workshop - Digital Media in Performing Arts (copyright Woeishi Lean)NODE10 exhibition - (n)arcissus by SoftLAB (copyright SoftLAB)NODE10 exhibition - Achilles by Brandon Morse (copyright Marius Watz)