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SoMe Festival

Augmented reality video art festival

2023 September / October, Bucharest, Romania

'ARDEIDAE' wins the SoMe Award for Human Relationships at SoMe Festival in Bucharest.

SoMe is an alternative video festival experience that encourages the public to explore the city through a treasure hunt in order to view the videos selected under the Inhabitat curatorial theme. SoMe Festival is a project that generates transparent and exploratory dialogue, between the inhabitants of Bucharest and the national and international artistic community, with a focus on art & science / technology.

33 films, residing online (social media), gathered under the curatorial theme Inhabitat, will champion known and lesser known, even unknown, places within the city, where they will be physically displayed and played through augmented reality (AR).

We therefore invite you not to a cinema hall to question what would or would not be valid cinematically, but to a treasure hunt, through which we rediscover our city, gently testing the limits of the video medium and the possible impact of the online on relevant societal issues.

SoMe Official Selection:

Salome Vepkhadze, Ulizi, 2020, Georgia

Gioula Papadopoulou, AI made me do it, 2023, Greece

Josh Harle, No exceptions, 2022, Australia

Robert B. Lisek, FIELDS, 2022, Poland

Dasha Ilina, Let me fix you, 2022, France

Josh Harle, Embedded AR Critical theory, 2016, Australia

Mara Oglakci, Trance Lucid, 2021, Romania

Eluned Zoe Aiano, Beautiful and Strange and New, 2017, Germany

Alessia Borangic, De câteva săptămâni mă tot trezesc uitându-mă la pătura de la bunica, 2022, Romania

Cristian Eduard Dragan, Ghosts, 2022, Romania

MYK, STROMA, 2020, Russia

Misael Samano Vargas, Desnudo como los animales que me persiguen, 2022, Mexico

Stathis Roukas, Selective Mutism, 2022, Germany

Alex Pasca, Expand Your Database, 2022, Romania

Chiara Faggionato, Ardeidae, 2015, Germany

Brigitte Valobra & Wald, Urban Mantra 8, 2019, Spain

Aleksei Martyniuk, STAREWELL, 2022, Russia

Cesar Ulloa Cuellar, Monologos sobres mis padres, 2022, Peru

Yav, Bridge, 2022, Georgia

collettivo GMRGP, POLE A, 2022, Italy

Daria Pugachova, Microcosmos, 2021, Ukraine

Łukasz Horbów, Europe, 2018, Poland

Kintija Avena, Butter, 2022, Latvia

Joseph Franciosa, FoxKeeper, 2020, Germany

Lena Ciobanu, Malaise, 2020, Romania

Sandrine Daumier, From the place where light goes out, 2023, France

Ilya Martynov, SOS, 2021, Germany

Anna Alexanina, Cave under water, 2022, France

Jean-Michel Rolland, Affordance, 2020, France

Vitaly Yankovy, How to pet a contaminated water snail, 2022, Romania

Marta Ciolkowska, Bottlefield, 2019, Italy

Gray Cake, Night in gale, 2020, Armenia

Maria Borisenkova, Water, 2022, Russia


Andrei Tudose > artistic director 

Augmented Space Agency > AR infrastructure

Tudor C. Popa, Sabina Suru and Mara Oglakci > visual artists

Alexandra Costea > visual identity

PR & Communication > Simona Radoi & Anca Maco

Partners: Goethe Institute, French Institute of Romania in Bucharest, Austrian Cultural Forum, C22 Cafeteria, VAGon – in(ter)disciplined spaceMedia parteners: Radio România Cultural, Radio România București, Zile și nopți,, IQAds, Revista Atelierul, Curatorial, Munteanu

Project co-financed by Bucharest City Hall through ARCUB within the Bucharest acasă 2023 Program

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