A MAZE. / Johannesburg – 2nd International Games and Media Art Festival in Africa is taking place over three days: September 5-7 2013.
A MAZE. / Johannesburg will use public spaces across Braamfontein bringing games and media art expression to the public unexpected and memorable ways. The goal of A MAZE. is to create an annual evolving international platform for African and European media artists and game developers. The festival opens up a playground for everyone who wants to experience creative expression with code, play and technology. A MAZE. / Johannesburg provides a three day program packed with lectures, panel discussions, indie games, interactive installations, street games, workshops, concerts and parties.
Since its inception in Europe in 2008, A MAZE. has been celebrating the convergence of games, art and technology across Europe, with the HQ being based in Berlin. A MAZE. / Johannesburg 2013 is presented in partnership with the Digital Arts Department of the University of the Witwatersrand, and in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut in Johannesburg. The event is co-funded by the European Union Network of Institutes of Culture (EUNIC).
Artists who will be featured at A MAZE. /Johannesburg 2013 include:
Rami Ismail, game designer from the Netherlands; Chief Nyameya, game designer from Kenya; Sameh Al Tawil, media artist and researcher from Egypt; Tegan Bristow, media artist and researcher from South Africa; Joao Orecchia, musician and sound artist from South Africa; Sos Sosowski, game designer from Poland; SFA, animation artists from Germany; John Kevin Biretwa, digital entrepreneur from Uganda; Oluseye Soyode-Johnson, game consultant from Nigeria; Evan Greenwood, game designer from South Africa
Please find more information about A MAZE here