Themed “Culturetopia”, this year’s festival will seek to discover a new contemporary definition of modern heritage through dialogue between digital-based artists and Penang’s urban fabric. Programmes include art installations inspired by the sounds of George Town, a mobile projection-mapping cinema, and an exhibition that explores the presentation of history in contemporary times.

The international line-up of artists is lent a Japanese flavour with the participation of Chikara Matsumoto, who produces low-tech animation using hand-drawn cells; and Tetsuya Umeda, a sound artist specialising in found objects and unconventional spaces.

Time: 716 August, 2015 Venue: Various Admission: Free

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Chikara MatsumotoChikara Matsumoto Artist

A graduate of Tama Art University, Matsumoto blends drawings, video and light to create shamanism-inspired animations. His creative activity often crosses genres and venues, whether its producing a theatre show or projecting images at dance concerts.

Based in his native Tokyo, Matsumoto has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions worldwide; counting Mexico, England, France, Spain, Taiwan, Indonesia and Philippines among his destinations. Musician and long-time collaborator VOQ will be providing dance music accompaniment to Matsumoto's animations for the DA+C exhibition.

eggnessTetsuya Umeda Artist

One of the leading artists working with sound installation and performance, Umeda employs minimal electronic means to produce sound from everyday objects in a transparent process that takes place before the viewers' eyes.

His self-created sound tools retain their particular histories and operate by reflecting the surrounding conditions of the space: temperature, shape, air flow, motion. The resulting effect is that of an experimental sound laboratory that exposes viewers to the entire process of sound production, and to the surprising discoveries that ensue during each unique event.

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