ArtFutura 2017 / 2018

Digital Creatures . Augmented Cognition


ArtFutura 2017 / 2018

Digital Creatures

At the beginning of this 21st century we’re all progressively mutating into “digital creatures”. Our jobs, our emotions, our friendships, our art… everything is performed more and more in the digital realm.

But the most fascinating element about digital technology is precisely that it hasn’t fully arrived. As processors capacity will increase at exponential rate, we humans will increase our capabilities to both create…. and destroy. To reach and to fail. Heaven and smoke.

And in this digital realm our creations will be different. Our art will be different. Our museums and the way we use our imagination to visualize our dreams will be different.

Because the crucial element in the global technological discontinuity is our humanity. Without it, everything else lacks meaning.

After “Digital Creatures”, the exhibition presented during four months in Rome, arrives the festival that opens on October 20 in more than 20 cities, with special activities in London, Ibiza, Madrid, Alicante and Granada.

Audiovisual Program

Premiere ArtFutura

The ArtFutura 2016 Premiere is usually presented on the opening night of the festival and includes selections of the best and most impressive works of the program this year: 3D Futura Show, Futura Graphics, Artworks, Digital Creatures and Schools.

A perfect introduction to the new visual trends of ArtFutura 2017.

Duration: 1 hour. Original Version. English. 

Digital Creatures

A special program about the exhibition of digital art recently presented in Rome at ExDogana.

Including works by Can Buyükberber, Paul Friedlander, Esteban Diácono, Sachiko Kodama, Chico Mac Murtrie / Amorphic Robot Works and Universal Everything. 

Duration: 12 minutes. Original Version. English. 

3D Futura Show

Each year, the 3D Futura Show presents the international leading works in computer animation and reflects the evolution, both technical and in content, of this creative field. A genre that surprises us every year with its originality and technical capability.

Including new shorts by  Julius Horsthuis, Brazen Animation, Zombie Studio, Veselin Efremov, Bjorn-Erik Aschim , Max Taylor and Kevin Roger.  

Duration: 1 hour. Original Version. English. 

Futura Graphics

Digital animations, experimental shorts, videoclipsnew aesthetics and mixed works. Futura Graphics tries to highlight annually the most brilliant shorts in the pursuit of new languages.

With works by  Maël Gourmelen, Camille Chao, Elberfeld Kreation, Martin Lapp, David Lewandowski, Taxi Films, Nicolo Bianchino, Daniel Savage, Steve Cutts, Vincenzo Lodigiani, Hannes Knutsson, Neymarc Visuals and others.

Duration: 1 hour. Original Version. English. 


Virtual Reality, New Media, Performance…  The Artworks program shows new forms of documenting the digital creativity of our time. And it does so by generating new ways of experiencing and sensing the artistic experience.

With works by teamLab, Can Buyükberber, WOW Inc., Maotic, NOHlab, Didzis Jaunzems Architecture, Miguel Chevalier,  and Daniel Canogar.

Duration: 40 minutes. Original Version. English. 


A new section dedicated to works of the best schools of computer graphics and special effects in the international scene.

Names like ESMA, ART FX, ISART, New3DGE, MOPA or Rubika are present in this first program delivery that will be expanded in future editions.

Duration: 1 hour. Original Version.


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Last updated: March 7, 2018 at 18:20 pm

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