Participation in CeC '09-India

The Namastic Art Collective participates in CeC '09, The 4th annual Carnival of e-Creativity. The festival is scheduled to be held February 27 to March 1, 2009, in the sylvan spaces of Sattal Estate, just above Bhimtal, near Nainital, in the Lower Kumaon of the new Himalayan Indian state of Uttarakhand.


Realised in Cooperation with AV-ARKKI, Finland
(120 minutes)
Digital and media art are one of the strongest and most innovative fields of art in Finland. This is due to many reasons, including the fact that Finland is a high-tech country and artists have always been interested in experimenting with the new possibilities of new media. Sometimes there is also interaction between art and enterprises who are directly interested in the discovery of new tools or new ways to use old devices. There is innovation everyday in this field; it evolves very quickly with technique as well as with aesthetic. And it reflects on society, on our way of living, on our identity.
In this investigation, some of the artists play with technology as a tool to reach something beyond the Human, the Mental Projection of a Digital Self. Sometimes in a playful and joyful way, sometimes in a more introspective and demanding As Finland does not have a very long tradition of art and there is a sense of freedom among the artists when they create. The same goes for the public too. Most people, especially the younger generations, are rather open minded and tech-savvy and can appreciate the convergence of art and technology very well. This kind of “mental climate” combined with accessible technology and good venues is fertile ground for interesting digital art. This has also attracted many foreign artists to come to live and work in Finland, enriching the art scene with their knowledge and energy. The Namastic Art Collective has set out to take Finnish digital art to international festivals also to share the products of this unique culture with the wider world.
X-Rayed ~ by Juha Mäki-Jussila
Love Song ~ Adel Abidin
Beat Box – Alternate Take ~ by Jani Rusica
Pulse + ~ by Pink Twins
Neon ~ by Egle Oddo
Elle ~ by Rikard Lassenius
Bewegung ~ by Kristina Frei & Marko Timlin
Blue Giraffe ~ by Mikko Maasalo
Seven ~ Pekka Sassi
The Egg ~ by Maurice Blok
The Burden ~ by Oirjetta Brander
The Elicopter ~ Markus Renvall
For Better, For Worse ~ Heta Kuchka
Caustically Happy ~ Tjader Knight
In the Forest There Is a Path of Martin Heidegger ~ by Jaana Kokko

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