Art & Tech Days is a festival of media art, technology and digital culture in Košice, devoted to presenting and celebrating the synergy of art and technology over one week.
It is the main event of Košice – UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts and it brings together the innovative potential of creativity and digital technology through an international conference, practical workshops, audio-visual performances, interactive installations and exhibitions, art events and networking activities.
Art & Tech Days take place annually in the second half of November and welcomes starting and established artists and IT masters from around the world in Košice.
In the beginning, there was the question of what if, a few months from now, there was a week-long celebration of media arts, technology and digital culture. The Art & Tech Dayshas since expanded to seven different locations, thanks to the collaboration with DAAVS. Together, we introduced a progressive generation of multimedia artists who portrayed contemporary media art in the V4 context.In Košice, we played the tunes of Nenada Branković and Boris Sirka while Gábor Kristóf, Boris Vitázek, Michal Mitro and Ľuboš Zbranek exhibited their work. We also had the opportunity to watch VJ Symposium with VJ London and HRTL line-up and seven live choreographic installations from the Ziggurat Project along with Nano VJs visualisations. Panáčik (SK) and the newcomer Fjordmos (CZ) went on stage in Tabačka.
International representatives of digital culture in Košice
Prezi, Ubisoft, Porto Design Factory, Ars Electronica and many others in Košice as part of the Art & Tech Conference 2017 to experience the mix of art, technology and digital culture. As the main organiser, together with Košice IT Valley, we carefully select and introduce people who are continuously developing the creative industry.Joshua Newnham (UK), the director of design technology at Method, UX expert Zsuzsi Kovács (HU), Claudia Schnugg (AT), the creative process facilitator in the Sparks Residential Programme at Ars Electronica, gaming consultant Stephan Assadourian (CA) or Canal180 executive producer Luis Fernandes (PT) shared their valuable know-how in the sphere of machine learning. More about the current year on atdays.sk.
Košice has become member of Creative Cities Network
Košice is the first Slovak city to become UNESCO Creative City (part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network) in the sphere of media art. They joined the club together with other 64 cities from around the world. Thanks to this, we now have a great opportunity to become more visible on a global level, develop international cooperation and create opportunities for creative people not only from Košice but also from all over Slovakia.The application to the UNESCO Creative Cities Network was prepared by CIKE and we also proposed several key activities that convinced UNESCO that Košice deserves the title of Creative City. For example, we mentioned the creation of an urban game, or the appreciation of young artists from partner cities and founding of an open media art gallery in Košice. As a result of this title, CIKE organises each autumn Art & Tech Days festival culminating in a conference.
We are already preparing for the next edition of the festival, which will take place in the second half of November 2019. Are you interested in festival passes or company packages? Write to us!