Romap, festival of the new frontiers
Three days dedicated to the new frontiers of digital art as well as to short-circuit generated by the overlapping of past and future: the latest technology meets the architectural wonders of Rome's historic center. After the great success of its first edition, Romap festival is back to turn the heart of Rome into an open-air contemporary museum with stereoscopic architectural videomapping and multi-sensory installations.
This second edition is focused on the historical and artistic heart of Rome, between Piazza Navona and Piazza Sant'Agostino. In 2015 the Festival has involved over 50,000 people, making its debut in the artistic and cultural panorama of Rome with two large installations. The goal is to create an artistic journey into the heart of the city, offering tourists and citizens a surreal walk through Renaissance and Baroque.
Two videomapping in stereoscopic 3D, new frontier of architectural projections, plunging viewers into a surreal journey through geometry, math, sound and image, deconstructing forms and perspectives. On the facade of the Church of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in Piazza Navona the turkish collective Ouchhh presents the world premiere Sphinx. Connecting Cities: Istanbul to Rome, a real visual and sound dialogue between the two cities' architecture.
Axioma is, however, one of the latest creations of Spanish Onionlab study, set up again on the facade of the Basilica of St. Augustine in the square, for a journey through the dimensions of space and complex geometry. The two installations scheduled arise from Romap collaboration with two of the most innovative collective of digital arts in Rome and Italy: Ultraviolet and Quiet Ensemble.
In the courtyard of the Museum of Rome, Palazzo Braschi, common objects are the protagonists of an audiovisual hypnotic dramaturgy and dream by the wisdom of Quiet Ensemble, with their "Between earth and sky." In the courtyard of the National Museum of Rome Palazzo Altemps, Ultraviolet are inspired by the proportions of the court and its geometries, inviting the viewers to immerse themselves in the play of light, math, sound and movement by installing 405 Dialogues.
Through the app of the festival, you can see the content in virtual reality on all printed promotional materials, as well as see the program and descriptions of the works.
Light, sound, digital arts, moving image in 2D and 3D, stereoscopic, virtual reality and 360° video: this is Romap 2016. A trip between past and future in the great beauty of Rome.