Every two years, sound artists, musicians and artists in the fields of video art, installation, projection and New Media meet at CAMP (Creative Arts and Music Project), an international festival that is widely recognized as an important forum for experimental and electronic music. Conceived as a "temporary laboratory", the participating artists have the opportunity to jointly develop audio-visual projects and then present them during the festival. For the first time at this year's festival, visual music and sound art were the basis of theoretical reflection at accompanying lectures and discussions. Young people and college students were able to take part in workshops that focused on innovative applications and examined software-driven processes and their artistic application. In recent years the development of New Media has enabled artists to combine music and images in absolutely new ways which impacted both club culture and the fine arts. The new venue for the festival, the Württemberg Art Association, demonstrated how significant visual music has become to the field of the fine arts.
Concept by: Friedemann Dähn, Stefan Hartmaier, Martin Mangold, Thomas Maos
Participants: Kasumi (USA), VJ Oygen (NL), Philip Geist, Friedrich Förster, Masayuki Akamatsu (J), Ricardo Caballero (MEX), Thembi Soddell (AUS), Ali N. Askin, Anja Füsti and others
Venue and schedule:
Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart; 13 - 19 August 2007