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INSTINT – a Gathering Exploring Art, Technology & Interaction

If you create interactive experiences you’ll want to check out the fourth annual INSTINT in New Orleans.

Brought to you by same the team behind the always inspiring Eyeo Festival, the event assembles an international roster of artists/makers/designers who explore the intersection of art, technology and interaction. If youʼre interested in installation art, interactive art, responsive environments, smart objects, and the art of creating engaging experiences, INSTINT is where you’ll find your people and inspiration. Tickets are on sale now at INST-INT.COM

The international lineup features:

RAFAEL LOZANO-HEMMER (Mexico City) • lozano-hemmer.com

Rafael is an electronic artist born in Mexico City. He develops large-scale interactive installations that are at the intersection of architecture and performance art. His main interest is in creating platforms for public participation, by perverting technologies such as robotics, computerized surveillance or telematic networks. Inspired by phantasmagoria, carnival and animatronics, his light and shadow works are “antimonuments for alien agency”.  Rafael has been exhibiting his performance and installation work worldwide since 1990.


“Call on Water” (Basel, Switzerland, 2016) Image: Franz J. Wamhof.

“Call on Water” is a fountain that writes words in mid-air with plumes of vapour that ascend from a water basin. The fountain uses hundreds of computer-controlled ultrasonic atomizers, placed under the reflecting water pool, which produce the plumes of cold vapour. 

DAILY TOUS LES JOURS (Montréal) • dailytouslesjours.com

Mouna Andraos & Melissa Mongiat are co-founders and principals at Daily tous les jours, an interaction design studio with a focus on participation in public spaces. Coming from the fields of interaction design and narrative environments, the studio creates large-scale, collective experiences. Daily tous les jour’s projects re-enchant everyday life and stimulate playful encounters, conversations, and ultimately, ignite in people a sense of what is possible.


“Mesa Musical Shadows” (Mesa, Arizona, USA) Image: David Drury

“Musical Shadows” is an interactive pavement that reacts to the shadows of passersby by playing sounds of singing voices. As visitors together explore different soundscapes with their shadows, they become part of a collective sound and body performance.

REFIK ANADOL (Istanbul) • refikanadol.com

Refik Anadol is a media artist and director born in Istanbul, Turkey. He is working in the fields of site-specific public art with parametric data sculpture approach and live audio/visual performance with immersive installation approach, particularly his works explore the space among digital and physical entities by creating a hybrid relationship between architecture and media arts. He invites the viewers to visualize alternative realities by presenting them the possibility of re-defining the functionalities of both interior and exterior architectural formations.


“Infinity Room” (Istambul, Turkey 2015) Image: Refiz Anadol

In this project ‘infinity’ chosen as a concept,a radical effort to deconstruct the framework of this illusory space and transgress the normal boundaries of the viewing experience to set out to transform the conventional flat cinema projection screen into a three dimensional kinetic and architectonic space of visualisation by using contemporary algorithms.

Lectures | Workshops | Hands-on Experiences | Conversations
In New Orleans this January.

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