From October 5 to 30, 2022
→ Pays d'Arles
At the crossroads of video games, arts, web3 and metaverse, the festival Octobre Numérique - Faire Monde explores inclusive, open and sustainable virtual worlds.
Throughout the month of October 2022, exhibitions, performances, workshops, and meetings will take place in the emblematic places of Arles and its region.
At the Église des Trinitaires, the collective u2p050 immerses us in a local and embodied installation, where no one among the plankton, the pink flamingo and the pope prevails over the others. At the Église Saint-Anne d’Arles, the festival team presents a room of artists' video games to experiment with others.
Via the Faire Monde (AR) application, an augmented reality tour will unveil digital works in emblematic and unusual places of Arles and its surroundings―public squares, historical monuments and landscapes of Camargue.
The exhibitions are free and open to the public from October 5 to 30 from 1 to 7 pm, Wednesday to Sunday.
The theme of the 2022 edition, Collective Play, highlights the practices that create and strengthen relationships with the virtual.
New connections with the living, digital "commons", inclusive online communities, new modes of participation & reappropriation of the public space—the festival celebrates empowerment rooted in a playful and collective virtual.
Open metaverse, sustainable blockchain, immersive creation, the 3 opening days at Théâtre d'Arles will bring together artists, researchers, international experts and technology companies for conferences and in-depth workshops in a convivial setting.
The opening days are free of charge.
Since 2021, the Communauté d'Agglomération Arles Crau Camargue Montagnette (ACCM) has entrusted the Faire Monde association with the organization of Octobre Numérique, within the framework of a call for projects.
The objectives of the festival are to promote and develop the know-how of local companies in the "Cultural and Creative Industries" sector, to strengthen the influence of the region and to make a reference digital event at the regional and national level.
Faire Monde is a non-profit association bringing together cultural and technological actors such as Actes Sud, the Biennale Chroniques, Extramentale and Fabbula.