Categories: General Date: May 22, 2008 Title: geekfesty
geekFest 2008. the 2nd geekFest biennale. a two-day festival of digital, live art and time-based practices by cultural experimenters. geekFest presents work which is hybrid, interactive, relational and negotiates a space with the audience through technology. Through various media; action, installation, performance, new media and book arts the festival presents the ways in which artists use technology to explore the location/situation of the festival. geekFest takes place at the coastal location of Branksome Dene Chine in Poole, Dorset, UK. The word 'chine' means a 'deep, narrow ravine cut through soft rocks by a water course descending steeply to the sea'. This landscape is peculiar to Dorset and the Isle of Wight. As the walls of the chines erode continually, the strata are clearly visible. Chines are therefore very important for their fossil records, their archaeology and the unique flora and fauna they provide shelter to. The walk between the chines of Bournemouth and Poole is approximately 3 miles. building on the success of the 2006 festival geekFest aims to create a professional situation and a supportive environment for experimental artists to show new work and to develop a dialogue with existing and new audiences. geekFest aims to actively promote and celebrate the diversity. branksome dene community room and beach. off pinewood road, footpath 63 (entrance close to 25 pinewood road bh13 6jp) branksome dene, poole, dorset, uk monday 26 may. main festival event. 12noon - late. tuesday 27 may. workshop day. 11am-4pm.