EMAF INIT is the newcomer section of European Media Art Festival. In 2016 the new team transformed the section "Media Campus" into INIT (short form for initialize, means beginning). With a new concept, team and program, INIT presents contemporary works in the fields of media art, interaction design, film, lectures and performances. In several locations, INIT creates a manifold experience and strives to unite young creative minds.
In the relaunch, a new visual design of "EMAF INIT" was created. Rebellion and subversion are the keywords that influence identity. Strong contrasts, loud colors, and distortions characterize the visual language.
Particularly noteworthy are the main motifs. Here, image excerpts from private photo archives were used and algorithmically abstracted by a custom-developed glitch-filter. The resulting generative artworks were used for various analog and digital media.
INIT 2016 - "Expect Everything"
team | Robert Schnüll (direction), Jannik Bussmann, Tim Duvendack, Carlos Niermeier, (co-direction), Pia Beholz, Lennart Bramlage, Dirk Erdmann, Wiebke Glaw, Jan-Hendrik Steffan, Merle Lembeck, Jemma MacDonald
locations | Hase29, Bürgergehorsam (tower), Kunsthalle Osnabrück, Lagerhalle Osnabrück
exhibition | David Beermann, Peter Buczkowski, Yiyang Cao, Martin Hertig, Sandra Heinz, Hendrik Heuer, Julian Hespenheide, Dennis Hoffmann, Thomas Hoheisel, Irena Kukric, Mathias Lam, Antonio Palacios, Alexander Pospischil, Silke Schwarz, Catharina Szonn, Yannick Westphal
lectures | Ekkehard Brüggemann, Shahar Davis, Nikolas Gebbe, Leander Rösler, Kai Salander
performances | Heidi Hörsturz
INIT 2017 - PUSH
team | Jannik Bussmann, Tim Duvendack, Carlos Niermeier (direction), Estera Dobrolinska, Wiebke Glaw, Tom Janssens, Vivienne Krauss, Yonca Lina Çopuroğlu, Lennart Otte, Malte Otto, Sarah Kather, Lina Zuch
locations | Hase29, Bürgergehorsam Tower, Kunsthalle Osnabrück, Lagerhalle Osnabrück, Erstes Unordentliches Zimmer Theater, OsnabrückHalle
exhibition | Elias Asisi, Laura Carlotta Cordt, Annika Engelhardt, Nieves de la Fuente Gutiérrez, Julian Hespenheide, Andy Kassier, Julia König, Kevin Mendzies, Bojana Petkovic, Alena Wroblewski, Luiz Zanotello, Jana Zölsch
lectures | Maria Eugênia Araujo de Lima, David Beermann, Christine Brovkina, Felix Fisgus, Timo Johannes, Irena Kukric, Lukas Leck, Lucia Mendelova, Kevin Mendzies, Dustin Scherman, Keno Westhoff
Performances | David Georgos, Henrik José, Kryshe, Mario Schoo, Saturated Mōmen
co-direction / concept / curatorial work / exhibition / visual identity