After seven years since its inauguration the globally recognised OFFF Festival arrives to New York City, direct from trendsetting, culturally quenching Barcelona. What better city to export this festival to than the epicentre of digital activity - New York City.|
OFFF has consolidated its position as one of the European events of reference for cutting edge software art and digital design. This November, over three days at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, top digital artists will be showcased, as well as web, print and interactive designers, motion graphic studios, and adventurous new music.
Announcing the packed programme from Barcelona, Festival Director Hector Ayuso Ros highlighted the distinctive atmosphere that OFFF creates, "It is more than a design conference, a multimedia trade fair, and a digital animation festival – OFFF is three days for artists to play, work, enjoy and experiment. What makes OFFF so unique is that they do all of this with an audience."
The inaugural event will be showcasing; advertising firm Goodby, Silverstein & Partners - recently winning the highly prized account for Sprint - Hi-Res!, Hilman Curtis, Joshua Davis, Motion Theory, and Neville Brody. Other design specialists such as Buck, who worked on the graphics for Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth, will be presenting.
World class motion graphic designers including Psyop, Belief, Tronic Studio, Stardust and the renowned Simon Robson, from the documentary Taking Liberties will also be displaying their talents over the three day festival, and in the words of Robson, "we'll be showing how motion graphics can be used to persuade and influence people to do things other than buy new shoes or cars."
A wide range of special events takes place simultaneously within the gathering. Over 50 conferences; performances; exhibitions; screenings of animation (motion graphics, microfilms, title sequences); interactive installations; collectives and artists fair market; social/networking chill-out areas; inspiring parties; and much more. This is cutting-edge contemporary visual culture.
Three full days and nights of buzzing digital media creation will be showcased starting Friday November 2nd through to Sunday November 4th 2007, at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, New York City.
For further information regarding artists, tickets and media accreditation please visit http://www.offf.ws/nyc