2022 Digital November

Digital November 2022: Circle

Digital November is an international event of the Institut Francais, and it has been introducing high-quality XR content to the public through collaboration with the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival(BIFAN) since 2020.

Preface

DIGITAL NOVEMBER, The 3rd , is presented by Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival and French Embassy. Under the theme of CIRCLE, DIGITAL NOVEMBER will conjure up and showcase  a cluster of reality and virtual reality, art and technology and human in favorable circumstance to embrace experiences that have been unable to be resolved and quietly dispersed in VR headsets
The cinema, which is screened together, leaves the theater and faces the audience in an open space. It's a 21st century simulcast, and the beginning and the end are ambiguous. AI would offer us some of artistic and unorthodox images, and the waves of music and performance will open up the conversation.
As you may have experienced in this July, “stay strange” is okay. Ideal circulation, such a natural phenomenon in a way that would develop an experience into a conversation also the conversation into a gathering and the gathering into a party and the party into an experience, will enhance our sense of art appreciation.
Now we invite you to DIGITAL NOVEMBER2022: CIRCLE’s STRANGE ORBIT and want you to have some creative experiences that come from the moment of realization inspiring us to think about a way of coexistence and the better future.
XR Curator, Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN)
Jay Kim

Information

Dates
November 19 - November 26
Open / Close
Each Saturday 14:00 ~ 23:00 (22:00 Last enter)
Sunday - Friday 14:00 ~ 20:00 (19:30 Last enter)
Location
S- Factory D, 3rd Floor
11, Yeonmujang 15-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Digital November 2022
Since 2017, the French Institute and the French cultural network abroad organize Digital November, the international digital cultures festival around the world.                    
Digital November is an invitation to addressthe place of digital cultures in our societies. It increases the awareness of the public to new uses of digital technologies, while discovering the wealthand diversity of digital creations. More than 80 countries and 130 cities on 5 continents will take part in this festival by organizing numerous events to decrypt, create, play, and thinktogether on digital technology in all its forms.
After having settled in Incheon Airport (2020) and Platform-L (2021), the French Embassy in Korea and the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN) renewed their partnership for the third edition of Digital November in Korea. This year, discover the world of creative and virtual reality at SFactory, Seoul’s cultural hotspot in Seongsu, and dive into the heart of French and Korean digital cultures.
Let's gather around the theme of “the circle”, let’s make culture and immersive content a collective experience rather than an individual one. Let's co-exist, travel through new technologies, virtual reality and across cinema together for an outstanding week.
This project combines the strengths of Korea, a country of rapid adoption of innovative technologies, and France, a land of creation in virtual reality and movies. For years, France has invested massively in the creation of virtual reality content, which has given the country a leading role in this rapidly evolving field. Both countries share a long tradition of cooperation and have in common an ambitious model of support for creation as well as a strong and diversified creative industry.
BIFAN / Beyond Reality team has selected inventive and sophisticated XR contents, that will transport you to a new dimension. Step into Michel Gondry’s dreamy world, travel beyond the boundaries of time and space, immerse yourself in a poetic journey to the heart of architectural utopias, and follow an ex-biologist sent to another planet.
I would like to thank the BIFAN / Beyond Reality and SFactory for allowing us to explore these new universes together. Embark with us on a trip to the intersection of Reality and Virtuality, of Korea and France, of Arts and Technology. I wish you all a wonderful journey.
Philippe Lefort
Ambassador of France to the Republic of Korea

Why Circle?

Immersive content utilizing VR HMD has been conceived as suitible for personal experience rather than for collective mass experience such as cinema due to its specific hardware requirements. With this year's Digital November, we would like to present a "Circle" which embraces such scattered peronal experience as a metaphor and a main theme of the event.

ABOUT SILENT DISCO

DIGITAL NOVEMBER 2022: CIRCLE will support a new way of cinema experience with silent disco atmosphere. 3 channels for a double feature screening and music sounds will be on each set of on-site wireless silent disco headphones. Enable to transmit separate frequencies of sounds on on-site wireless silent disco headphones we offer for Screenings and Music at your seat as you want. Cinema and Music, Silent Disco will lead you to a new way of cinema experience.

Shortcuts

지도

S-Factory D, 3rd Floor (Venue for Saturday Events)
11/19-11/26 VR Exhibition+ A.I Photowall + Acoustic Territories Vol.0

All Programs

공존 Coexistence | 11/19(SAT) - 11/22(TUE)

11/19(SAT) - 11/22(TUE)

2pm-8pm French XR Contents

Immersive Experience
11/19(SAT)

8pm-11pm Opening Event

'Digital November 2022: Circle' has been caused by the thought of how we can coexist technology and art, and people and what kind of future we can unfold. For gathering to awaken our new senses through the moment when technology and art coexist, strange trajectory of 'Digital November 2022: Circle' begins with a performance by French multimedia artist Rémi Klemensiewicz in session 1 and an audio visual performance by sound artist Unknown(MJ) Kim in session 2. Also, As it is a special day when 'Digital November 2022: Circle' is began, our moment continues with DJ's music until 11 p.m. on a pitch-black November night, stays for aftertaste.
Special Event 1 (8pm-8:30pm)
BIFAN x AMBASSADE DE FRANCE EN CORÉE
Participate:
Ludovic Guillot, Cultural Counselor at the French Embassy in Korea
Shin Chul, Festival Director of BIFAN
Special Event 2 (8:30pm-9:30pm)
Audio Visual Performance
A new language to talk about co-existence with a grammar built on science and arts to begin the days of DIGITAL NOVEMBER 2022:CIRCLE. Rémi Klemensiewicz will trying to find a balance between hidden, suggested melodies and more massive textured atmospheres. Unknown Kim will let sonic waves travel around us and have you to see it by a performance. Last, Bleeps from Emosi will comfort you for a deep november night.
Performer: Rémi Klemensiewicz, Unknown Kim

공상 Science Fiction | 11/23(WED)~ 11/26(SAT)

11/26(SAT)

8pm-11pm 공상 Science Fiction

On the last day of ‘Digital November 2022: Circle’, Director Kim Jin moo and PD Kim Kyung sun of <Mind Universe>, who has been familiar with the experience of making imagination to a reality, talks about Imagination with BIFAN XR Programmer Jay Kim.
From 9 p.m., <Let there be light>, a joint performance between France and Korea, unravels the awe of light and imagination of human history.
Through the performance, you can imagine the past gestures of awe of light, and think about how the future light is changing and the resulting gestures have changed.
Special Event 3
About SF
About SF, from Director Kim Jin-moo and Producer KIM Kyungsun of <Mind Universe>, and Jay Kim BIFAN XR programmer
Participate: Jay Kim, XR Programmer of BIFAN KIM Jinmoo, Director of <Mind Universe>
KIM Kyungsun, Producer od <Mind Universe>
Special Event 5
A Night of Music Between Korea and France (11/26)
Participate: K.O.P. 32 (DJ), CHUN Myounghwan (Director), PYO Hyein (Dancer)
11/26(SAT)

2pm-8pm Cinema

Simultaneous screening of Korean and French films.

Check list for All-day event!

11/19~11/26

A.I Photowall

Let’s make your precious moments with A.I Generated Art! It’ll be a perfect way to visualize your imagination to real life!
Location
S-Factory D, 3rd Floor
11/19~11/26

Online guest book + lenticular photo card

If you follow S-Factory's Instagram account and write an online guest book, you will have the beautiful lenticular photo card!
https://padlet.com/BeyondReality/Digitalnovember
How to
1.
Write Online guest book after experience VR titles
2.
Follow S-Factory SNS @sfactory_seongsu
3.
You will be received Special lenticular photo card!
*First-come, first-served
11/19~11/26

For ‘pipi NFT’ / ‘미묘 NFT’ Holders

We prepared some extra special benefits for those who has ‘pipi NFT’ / ‘미묘 NFT’.
1. Private docent + gift
There will be a Private docent for holders. Please let us know when you come (with NFT that your own)
for those who have pipi NFT, we will give you nice Arctic Badges.
2. Skateboard Event
Participate all the schedules and get BIFAN x pipi skateboards!
For : Participants of pipi NFT/미묘 NFT Holders
How to: After participating in all events, with all admission tickets(total 4 types/coexistence day, coexistence night, SF day, SF night) and register on site on Saturday, the 26th, at 8 p.m.-11 p.m.
11/19~11/26

Survey Event

Please let me know your opinion on 'Digital November 2022: Circle'!
How to
Details will be updated soon.

Online Guest book

Tenants & Sticker Event

If you have a pamphlet with both stickers and a entry strap of the very day, you will get special benefits from discounts to free drinks at the tenants of S-Factory! Don't miss out!
Online Guest book
Following S-Factory SNS account
If you follow CCC’s instagram or hashtag CCC on you SNS feed→ Get 1 free drink or non-alcohol
10% Discount for Cloths
All menus except alcohol discount 20%
20% Discount for Drinks
10% Discount for Dirnks
Product sponsorship - Sunglass 2ea (It will be given as a prize for event)

Sponsor

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