BA Creative & Cultural Industries students wow audiences with Digitalogue at the Rich Mix Shoreditch
The BA Creative & Cultural Industries students organised a two day festival – Digitalogue – 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 the students as part of their course and provided 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.
One of the students 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 aspects of the Creative 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 Musicjelly a visual sampler – enabling guests to create their own music 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 the EP Other Side of the World which she recorded as her project.
“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 Musicjelly, 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.Digitalogue eflyer low res