Print Screen, Israel's International Digital Arts and Culture FestivalJust as the "PrintScreen" function captures a screenshot of a computer, so does the festival capture a contemporary screenshot of life in the epochof new media. The festival draws together artists, technologists and digital culture researchers for four days of programming at the Holon Cinematheque in Holon, Israel. Print Screen includes a wide variety of films, contextual programming, interactive presentations, master classes with international artists, workshops, lectures and panel discussions.
Animal, Vegetable, MineralPrint Screen 2017 will focus on the connection between biology, art and digital technology under the title: "Animal, Vegetable, Mineral". The festival will expose artists who are engaging with interactive technologies and virtual reality, along with artists who utilize the groundbreaking scientific practices and themes of gene-engineering, collective behavior, biohacking, robotics and artificial life. Their artwork challenges the limitations of the physical body, expose us to animal and plant life in new and innovative ways, and raise questions on ecology, artificial intelligence, humanism/post-humanism, and non-human subjectivity. We aim to build a bridge between science, arts, and world cultures that will help us address the contemporary human condition and the definition of ‘natural' in a world whose old categorizations have begun to lose relevancy.Watertight Ziv Schneider in collaboration with Caitlin Robinson