MADATAC 12TH EDITION (Acontemporary Audio-Visual & New Media Arts Festival)

02 May 2023 - 14 May 2023
Last updated: 13 Mar 2023

MADATAC is an internationally renowned festival, an iconic event, universalist, pedagogical and specialized in the diffusion, production and exhibition of the art of the new digital media, with a long history in the city of Madrid, that for its 12th edition will also house the IX International Symposium on Cyberculture and New Media Art.

MADATAC aims to serve as an exchange, dissemination, exhibition, production and knowledge of disruptive and immersive proposals in which to find artists, technicians, scientists and educators working, in order to articulate proposals aimed at renewing the language of the construction of new media digital and audiovisual using programming and production tools of the latest new media.

MADATAC proposes a reflection on the interrelation between art, science, technology and creative processes connected to urban life and new contemporary media. Its transforming and specialised profile allows it to accommodate, give visibility and context to all expressions and to the incessant and emerging art stimuli new media and digital technologies.

Among its purposes, it is worth highlighting the promotion of participation of the citizenship to promote the exchange of knowledge between professionals of this discipline and establish a real, virtual and itinerant collective laboratory, in which those artists (emerging and consolidated), theoreticians, scientists and technicians can present to the general public and specialized sectors of the critics, curators, collectors, institutions, cultural promoters, media communication, students, patrons, their most recent discoveries, creations and inventions.

For all this, MADATAC will organize exhibitions and immersive and interactive forms of digital art of the new media (New Media Art), from VR experiences, shows from NFTs to robotic art performances; video art projections and new audiovisual art; performances and concerts; open sessions between artists, public and private sector; symposia, conferences and round tables; workshops; thought forums; prizes for creative excellence, as well as a series of parallel activities related to art, technique and beauty.

This is intended to discover research papers in the field of artistic experimentation that uses new technologies, recognizing and supporting the creative excellence of those who merge, from a perspective interdisciplinary, the world of technology with that of imagination, challenging the more conventional processes, with the purpose of building planetary bridges between artists, audiences and organisations focused on a beneficial social transformation.

In the section on promoting the internationalisation of Spanish culture and its inclusion in European networks through the improvement of the capacity of the sector of the art of the new audiovisual and technological media to operate in a transnational and international, the 12th edition of MADATAC will have as an official country invited to Ukraine and will dedicate a special section to the creators and audiovisual producers from this war-stricken European country, with the exhibition of works and installations of digital art, the creation of residences of work, training, tutoring and cooperation to enhance the competitiveness of their artists, curators and professionals from the art world in the creative processes and in the production of new art projects for new digital media.

In summary, the MADATAC project can be understood as a great catalyst, organiser, promoter, generator, distributor and exhibitor of the synergies that enable the development, professionalization, competitiveness and structuring of the digital and audiovisual creation sector with the cultural and creative industries, as well as artistic experimentation through current kinetic technologies, which offer participants, users and visitors to examine proposals and contents from mobilizing perspectives. All the microcosm of art, culture and the digital industry in a single avantgarde multidisciplinary event.

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Practical info

Pricerange per day
10 to 25 euro
Electronic Music
Partner hotel , AirBnb
Fast snack , Snack bar , Self service resto , Resto , Star resto , Veggie/vegan , Gluten-lactose free
Main target group
12 - 16 y/o , 16 - 25 y/o , 25 - 50 y/o , Above 50 y/o
Directions & transport
Train/tram/bus , Airport (max 20km) , Shuttle service
City center
Average attendence per day
500 to 2000 attendees
Art disciplines
Digital Arts , Film
Support for disabled people