Athens Digital Arts Festival (ADAF), the Greek representative in the international digital arts scene, is an annual meeting that brings together the global community of artists and the wider audience. Since 2005, it has been a celebration of digital culture, running pioneering events and organizations. Over the last 17 years, it has a stable and dynamic presence in the field of art and innovation, through many different activities and initiatives. With the triptych art – science – technology as its central axis, ADAF aims to promote innovation and cutting edge projects, to contribute to the cultural progress and the audience development, as well as, to promote cultural expression and artistic creativity.
17th ATHENS DIGITAL ARTS FESTIVAL | OCTOBER 2021
Tactus, in latin touch, arrive, achieve, as well as beat/pulse in music.
A new norm, hybrid between physical and digital world,
join us in exploring.
This period redefined the notion of contact on a worldwide level. The international festival of digital arts in Greece, Athens Digital Arts Festival, is calling the artistic, technological and scientific world to submit their proposals (deadline 15th of August) for our hybrid (online and physical) edition of ADAF 2021 titled Tactus focusing on the redefinition of human connection, both as a form of communication and physical contact.
The past year, humanity went through a unique experience that affected everyday life, especially human relations. Human interaction of any form came in the spotlight, got fetishized, commented on, and coloured with all shorts of feelings, deconstructed and reconstructed with every possible way so it can pull through this situation. Connection became the object of discourse, expectation, deprivation, struggle, revolution.
Humanity is reinstating the notion of connection/communication, restoring it in public consciousness as the “beat” of this world. During this procedure and with the help of new media for its implementation, a new meaning of the notion was created that is not yet explored nor fully defined. Technology has been utilized gaining more and more ground offering contactless connection as a substitute in its struggle to fill in the physical void. For some this came as a release and to others as punishment, for everyone thought was an experience that forever changed the way we perceive human relations.