International Festival of Computer Arts (IFCA)

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Mednarodni festival računalniške umetnosti (MFRU)
http://www.mfru.org
Ob železnici 16, SI-2000 Maribor
Phone386 (0) 2 300 2995
Fax386 (0) 2 300 2992
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RegionSI-2
Organised byMKC Maribor Youth Culture Centre
Frequencyannual
Festival dates7.10.2015 - 9.10.2015
9.11.2016 - 15.11.2016
Jože Slaček, MKC Co-ordinator
joze.slacek@guest.arnes.si
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Launched in 1995 by the Video Section of the MKC Maribor Youth Culture Centre, the International Festival of Computer Arts (IFCA) is the longest-running computer arts festival in Slovenia, which over the years has presented all of the most important new media artists from around the country. Guests at the first festival of 1995 were also international young artists and well-known guests such as Stelarc, Lisa Brandt, Jacek Szleszynski, Petra de Njis, and Paul Sermont. Subsequent guests have included Chico MacMurtrie, Rosanne (Sandy) Stone, Olia Lianina, Rachel Armstrong, Arthur Elsenaar, Stahl Stenslie, Marcel-Li Antunez Roca, David Link, Constanze Ruhm, Orhan Kipcak, Markus Huemer, etc.

In 2009 the festival joined forces with the KIBLIX Festival in Maribor and opened a joint international platform for the new media arts. In 2015 the MFRU Kiblix festival took place in October at the KIBLA Portal venue in Maribor.

IFCA's programme is prepared in collaboration with various institutions such as Museum of Contemporary Arts Zagreb, Maribor Art Gallery, and uho; oko: Institute, and includes exhibitions, AV live events, competitions, workshops, symposia, and since 2010 also an archivist-in-residence position.

Venues

The festival has taken place at different venues: at KIBLA Multimedia Centre, Pekarna Cultural Centre and the Media Nox Gallery as well as at Maribor Art Gallery, the Slovene National Theatre Maribor, and the Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor, the ŠTUK Student Event Centre Maribor, Kino Udarnik Maribor, and UGM Studio.

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