lovebytes international festival of digital art, sheffield, march 14-16 2002

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This programme may be subject to change without further notice.
Please call 0114 275 7727 or email for latest information.
Introduction: ------------------------()

Lovebytes is an international platform for artists working at the creative edge of new technology and a unique opportunity to see some of the most innovative contemporary art from around the world in Sheffield. This three day festival brings together a wide range of computer art including music, film, installation, performance, visual art and design.

Lovebytes 2002 includes UK premieres of outstanding international new work. Seven artists have been commissioned by Lovebytes to create work across the whole gamut of digital media. These are exhibited at various venues around Sheffield's Cultural Industries Quarter. Many of the artists will also be talking about their work during the festival.

On Friday and Saturday evening we have an exclusive international programme of electronic music and multi-media performance including: Yasunao Tone (Japan), Massimo (Italy), Robert Lippok (Germany), Scanner (UK), Freeform (UK), People Like Us (UK) and Djs: Baby Ford (UK), Gescom (UK), Vector (UK).

The revolution in film-making caused by domestic Digital Video (DV) hard/software and the internet as a rapid distribution mechanism continues to provoke furious debate at all levels of the industry. This year, with a series of screenings, workshops and talks Lovebytes will be asking how DV can be used creatively and looking at the new forms of moving image culture that are already starting to emerge.

Continuing from last years programme of early digital films Electronic Pioneers 2 travels on the same track: ground-breaking experimental films made with calculation, computers and systems. Curated by Gregory Kurcewicz.

Also on Friday and Saturday are free hands-on Open Workshops with Lego Studio Animation Software (suitable for children aged 7 upwards) and Apple UK who will be demonstrating their latest DV and DVD production tools.

For more information about Lovebytes visit email:

Tickets: ------------------------()

Booking Hotline Tel: 0114 275 7727 (Open 16.00-21.00)

Festival pass : 50 / 35 (conc)
There are a limited number of festival passes available.

Performance Pass : 10
Gives access to all live performances for one evening.

All individual events: 4.90 / 3.60(conc)
EXCEPT the following events:

  • Events marked 'FREE'
  • Freeform / People Like Us : 7 / 5 (conc)
  • Robert Lippok / Massimo : 7 / 5 (conc)
  • Film Festival Symposium: 30 (bursary available) or 15 for members of the UK Network of Film and New Media Festivals. For bookings contact: Lorna Partington on 0207 8151396 or email:
  • Exploding The Frame: 2.75 / 2 conc (Millennium Galleries, 15.00 Saturday 16 March) Limited places for pass holders. For individual tickets please contact the Millennium Galleries on 0114 287 2655.

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By Road
Take junction 33 off the M1 and follow signs for Sheffield City Centre and the Cultural Industries Quarter. Street parking is available near the venues and there is a car park to the rear of the National Centre for Popular Music accessed from Arundel Street.






Acknowledgements: ------------------------()

Lovebytes Ltd is a non-profit making Limited company.

Directors: Jon Harrison and Janet Jennings.
Production Manager: Mat Steel.
Film Programme for The Showroom: Ben Slater.
Sponsorship Manager: Karen Sherwood.
Programme Consultant: Mark Fell (C&CRS, Loughborough University).

Thanks to our sponsors:

Special thanks to: Kate Dore, Rachel Dodd, Steve Manthorp, Colin Pons, Tony Myatt, Jean-Claude Risset, Gregory Kurcewicz, Claire Causton, Sarah Wilby, Sandra Hebron, Sue Jones, Caroline Absalom, Illyana Nedkova, Mika Taanila, Bart Cheever, Chris Fell, Jan Roed, Step Firth, Paul Fletcher, Miles Whittaker, Baked Goods, Amber Harrison, Clare Sharples, Peter Lennox, David Bradley and Becky Parry.