The Safra'Numériques have become an unmissable cultural event in the Hauts-de-France region, at the heart of an international scene that is seeing the emergence of new artistic forms and which last year attracted more than 8,000 spectators. From March 20 to 24, installations, live shows for young audiences, virtual immersions, concerts, a total of fifty or so new artistic proposals, most of them free, will occupy the 4,500 m2 of the SAFRAN - a stage under convention - in connection with the northern district, the area in which it is located, and networked with the other creative venues in Amiens Métropole: La Machinerie, La Lune des Pirates, the Cirque Jules Verne, etc.
Dince the appearance of new technologies, the sphere of art has undergone a mutation. Augmented reality, generative art and interactive art have become true aesthetics. In a rapidly changing metropolis with the Citadelle project, the Digital Cluster and startups with expertise in new technologies, Le Safran is developing programming that seeks to highlight these new languages, to reach out to all audiences (children, teenagers and adults) and to foster collaborations between artists, researchers and engineers whose research is shaking up all aspects of society: science, medicine, economics, creation, etc. For 5 days, the Safra' Numériques will bear witness to the technological change underway, in a poetic, sometimes critical and always festive way with artists from all over the world: Korea, Australia, Hungary, Czech Republic, France, Germany, etc.
Over the course of the week, rooms and places, spectators, young and old, are invited with family or friends, for a convivial wandering, lasting more than two hours, to discover these digital worlds.
Finally and to close the festival with a celebration, Azure,Straight Texture and Verlatour will take the audience outside the walls, for an evening of new concerts, to the Pirates' Moon: organic sounds, Berlin atmosphere and a techno-tropico-disco cocktail.
Programming: Ikbal Ben Khalfallah & Didier Gus Ringalle.
How would you like to be welcomed by Maava, a humanoid Tiki robot; to taste the delicious dishes prepared by Le Petit Chef in video-mapping or to enter a cave where creatures evolve according to the environmental data exchanged on the web? The circus actress Kitsou Dubois defies the laws of gravity, Laura Haie raises the question of usefulness in digital arts, Valentin Durif and Sébastien Béraud offer a plunge into the heart of soundscapes. France Cadet questions the feminine condition with her projections and holographic paintings. In terms of installations and interactive shows, the collective of makers Indians In The City invites spectators to create an interactive mural fresco, while Dan Grégor invites them to play Space Invaders, a life-size version, and so on. Finally, Professor Devauchelle will speak about the cybernetic revolution taking place in the surgical sector.
Over the course of the week, rooms and venues, spectators, young and old, are invited for a convivial wandering, lasting more than two hours, to discover these digital worlds.