News from the Locarno Festival

Let’s Get Digital (Arts)

Fog Sound Environment by Edwin van der Heide, curated by HeK – Haus der elektronischen Künste Basel




There's a new foundation in town: its name is electronic-art.foundation and supports artists, researchers and innovative projects in the field of electronic art. “We are a pretty young foundation – the communication manager Christoph Aeschlimann claims – and we recently organized our kick-off event in Ascona, on June 6th”.

Based in Zurich, the non-profit foundation has a strong collaboration with HeK Basel (House of Electronic Arts Basel) and is already deeply connected with Ticino. “Actually our second event is a fundraising apéro taking place at the Festival del film Locarno on Saturday, August 8th. After the welcome drink at Ghisla Art Collection Locarno, our President Walter Hügli will present the foundation”. The guests will then have then the opportunity to take part to the apéro at the Leopard Club Lounge, followed by a walk on the Festival red carpet to watch Judd Apatow's comedy "Trainwreck". “The best way – Aeschlimann concludes – to introduce the new collaboration we agreed upon with the Festival del film Locarno team”.

In 2016, in fact, the electronic-art.foundation will propose some of its events activities during the 69° edition. Waiting for that, people can check out their website (https://electronic-art.foundation) or follow them on social media. You could also discover the artists currently supported by them, such as Edwin van der Heide from Netherlands and Mmoths, Slipdraft and Thalos from Ireland.

Mattia Bertoldi

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