The Influencers presents practices that cross over and beyond traditional definitions of art, computer engineering, design, performance and entertainment.

The festival is part of a research project that began in Bologna, Italy, in 2000 under the name ‘Digital is not analog’ and has gradually focused on exploring controversial strategies for radical intervention in mass communication. They may make use of revolutionary technological tools such as the internet or p2p networks, act by breaking into popular culture (mainstream media, pop music, advertising), or twist marketing strategies and show no mercy in taking over the imagery of the most out-of-control consumerism.

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From April 7th to the 9th
carrer Montalegre 5, Barcelona

Free admission

thursday April 7th



19h Adbusters

20.30h Dragan Zivadinov / NSK / Noordung Kosmocinetic Cabinet

friday April 8th



17h "Ceský Sen - Czech Dream".
Film by Vít Klusák and Filip Remunda 95' - DVD.
Original version with English and Spanish subtitles


19h Ceský Sen

20.30h Josh On

saturday April 9th



17h "The Yes Men" film by Chris Smith, Dan Ollman, Sarah Price 78' - DVD
Original version with Spanish subtitles


19h Eddo Stern

20.30h Marko Peljhan

22h The Yes Men

Marko Peljhan / Makrolab / UCSB

Marko Peljhan started Makrolab as an autonomous communications, research and living unit and space, capable of sustaining concentrated work of 4 people in isolation/insulation conditions for up to 120 days. Conceived in 1994, the project was first realised during an art exhibition, documenta X in Kassel in 1997 and since then it evolved including work of many people from many different disciplines. Makrolab has a projected life span of 10 years and the project will end in 2007, when a new architecture will be placed in the Antarctic as a permanent base.

In the framework of the proejct, robotic UAV operations are planned and the INFLUENCERS presentation will be focused on the corresponding Spectral System program with the title "Unmanned systems architecture in civil tactical media and reconnaisance applications - The Spectral System Program" that he is pursuing as part of the research agenda at the University of California in Santa Barbara, where he is currently holding a professorship.