Digitalogue: a symphony between digital and analogue in the corner of the city
City students host two nights of interactive installations, live music, dance and fashion as part of Digitalogue festival
City University London students have hosted a two day festival showcasing original material from emerging artists with interactive installations, dance and live music. Digitalogue, which has been described by the students as a "symphony between digital and analogue", was held at Rich Mix in Shoreditch on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th February.
The event was organised by students studying for a BA in Cultural and Creative Industries, providing them with the opportunity to showcase their cultural production projects. The group project saw each student taking responsibility for a specific aspect of the organisation, while receiving advice and assistance from experienced mentors. The event is part of the Expressions Sessions series which aims to bring various different styles of event into the public domain.
Student organiser Zoe Rinaldi said: "We wanted to bring something new, fresh and exciting to the public. This event had to represent us as well as reflecting our different interests, hence it had to merge different industries under one umbrella. This is how Digitalogue, the symphony between analogue and digital, took shape."
Digitalogue saw installations from fashion designer Taslima K, digital artist Oscar Wyatt and an interactive installation from Music Jelly providing guests with the opportunity to create their own mixes. The festival also featured live performances from singer Etta Smith, electronic artist Dominic Wolf, folk-rock band Famy, singer-songwriter IK and Lithuanian electronica band Keymono. City student and singer-songwriter Evelyn Cools also performed tracks from her latest EP Other Side of the World.
"Digitalogue was unique as it allows visitors to experience different creative scenes in one place," said Zoe. "They could play with interactive platforms such as Music Jelly, they could elevate their heads in the clouds in Oscar Wyatt's conceptual artistic installation, be hypnotised by lights and sounds in the dark or transported by Dominic Wolf's innovative DJ set and have fun with funky band, Keymono."
Alongside the event, the students ran an Instagram competition called #cornertales in memory of fellow student Maria who passed away last year. The competition encouraged Instagram users to post photos of their favourite corner of London with the winners announced on Monday evening.
Expression Sessions consists of a young group of creatives from City University London's Cultural and Creative Industries course, all of whom are studying and working within the creative industries both in London and Internationally. Mentored and assisted by a dedicated collaboration of professionals, Expression Sessions will bring various styles of events into the public domain.