The Athens International Video Art Festival, Greece’s biggest digital art and new media event, begins its 8th edition on May 18. Under the general concept Visualise Athens, the festival utilizes a 54,000 square feet building complex at the heart of the city’s historic centre, as well as the surrounding public spaces, to create a network of urban artistic interventions with free admission to all events.
Following a record number of 6,000 initial enties, the festival brings together 300 artworks from 58 countries, 12 parallel theme festivals with original material presentation, workshops and live performances. One of the festival’s main attractions is a special tribute presentation to mobile applications, which includes selected application trials by the public and a free workshop on creating one’s own application. The festival will be on until May 20.