SIMULTAN FESTIVAL 2013. Popular Unknown

In Festivals and Biennials / October 10, 2013

With this term we intend to define the idea of popularity as social phenomenon in the collective perception. It is known that popularity is a social phenomenon that defines who or what is best liked, the more pervasive something is, the more people have access to it. Since popularity is judged in a social context, the more people who support or know something or someone, the more popular it will then be judged. Interpersonally, people can alter their appearance to change how others perceive them by embezzling their identity.

However, identity is a distinctive characteristic belonging to any individual; the important thing is how an individual views him or herself both as a person and in relation to other people. The perception we have about our past or future selves is related to the perception of our current self and trough this process we are defining our identities. ‘Popular Unknown’ wishes to reflect upon different aspects as mass culture vs. underground, cliché vs. originality, hope, obsession, envy, fear, irony, success, failure etc., to define popularity or non-popularity and self-perception. SIMULTAN is an annual festival dedicated to media art and artistic experiment, creating a bond between different media. Initiated by a group of artists, the festival was born as an artistic project having the goal to create a cultural context of the ‘here and now’ on the local scene, encouraging new and innovative forms of artistic expressionin the field of video and sound.

PROGRAM Festival opening – 10 oct, 19h – Sinagoga din Cetate program: http://www.simultan.org/en/2013/program.html

live performance projects by PURE /AT/, ADA KALEH /RO/, LeVant /RO/, KooperativA /RO/, TOKTEK – Tom Werbruggen /NL/, Michiu/Ilicevici/Coţac /RO/ http://www.simultan.org/ro/2013/live-performance.html

the list of video works/artists http://www.simultan.org/en/2013/video.html

facebook event – https://www.facebook.com/events/411674102267084/ http://www.simultan.org/ www.facebook.com/simultanfestival www.twitter.com/simultan_org

It is known that popularity is a social phenomenon that defines who or what is best liked, the more pervasive something is, the more people have access to it. Since popularity is judged in a social context, the more people who support or know something or someone, the more popular it will then be judged.

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