The Media City - Workshop

projections for urban facades

From March 22 – April 3, the Netherlands Media Art Institute and Time Frame will host ‘The Media City’ workshop, dedicated to the exploration of narrative architecture and social interaction in public spaces.


invented mythologies by DALA - Elena Perez

The Media City is a specialized project development workshop for urban projections in Amsterdam. From March 22 to April 3, eight top international artists from S. Paulo, Lima, Durban, Douala and the Netherlands will be given the opportunity to explore the possibilities of visual programming interfaces for urban facades and develop their own site-specific concept.

The Media City investigates architecture as narrative and social interaction in public space. It is interested in how these specific languages, spaces of cultural meaning, can be translated into media art projects in which similarities from African and Latin American cities can be found and re-interpreted in Amsterdam.

Architecture plays an important part in the formation of national identities and, hence, the project holds a great potential of yielding artistic examinations in national boundaries, similarities and trans-national visions.

This event includes 3 semi-public lectures. These three evening sessions with artists presentation will try to bring in as much expertise and viewpoints as possible and will foster discussions about the workshop theme among artists, theoreticians, cultural workers and audience. The sessions are interlinked and designed to initiate an ongoing discussion among the participants. The conference language is English.

- Tuesday, March 23, 20.00 – 22.00 : Edwin van der Heide ,Gloria Arteaga, and Doeng Jahangeer.

- Monday, March 29, 20:00 – 22.00 : Alexi Anastasieu, Mayura Subhedar, Goody Leye and Walter Langelaar.

- Thursday, April 1, 20:00 – 22:00 : Session CANCELLED

>Tutor: Alexis Anastasiou (BR), Director / VJ of Visualfarm, Brazil

Selected artists for the workshop: Lucas Bambozzi (BR), Gloria Arteaga (PE), Goody Leye (CM), Doung Jahangeer (ZA), Mayura Subhedar (IN/NL), Marnix de Nijs (NL), Edwin van der Heide (NL) and Walter Langelaar (NL).

There are possibilities for artists and art students to engage the lectures and workshops.
Lecturesopen to the public, free entrance.
Participation in workshop: drinks and lunch € 10 per day. Please send your CV and short motivation max.100 words to Please specify your level of expertise on the
following software: After Effects, Premiere, Photoshop, Final Cut, Modul8 and Pandora's Box.

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The Media City is part of TIME FRAME project, developed by the Netherlands Media Art Institute and Miguel Petchkovsky between 2009 and 2012. TIME FRAME investigates the intersection of media, technology, art and society in the current contemporary art practices in Africa and Latin America. This project stands as a PLATFORM that stimulates and promotes sustainable media art training, discussion, production and the transit of new artwork in Europe, Africa and Latin America.
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The Media City is made possible with the kind support of the Mondriaan Foundation.