GOGBOT

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GOGBOT Festival
Gogbot, Enschede, Skull.jpg
Genre multimedia, art, music and technology
Location(s) Enschede, Netherlands
Years active 2003-present
Founded by PLANETART
Attendance 20,000
Website
Official website

The GOGBOT Festival is an annual festival in Enschede organized by Planetart, a local group of artists. The festival deals with subjects on the area of multimedia, art, music and technology and features lectures, a film program and the Youngblood award for art academy graduates.

History[edit]

The festival originates from several festivals that Planetart organized earlier in the city center of Enschede, i.e. in empty warehouses, on squares, in Music venues, examples are the Gods must be Crazy, Op Drift, Sociale Dienst, RealAudio, Exploding Digita, Astro Friezen, etc.

International recognition[edit]

Because of the accessible form and innovative approach, GOGBOT receives international recognition. Therefore, GOGBOT is invited for presentations including the ISEA in Singapore, Cellsbutton Indonesia, the Transmediale in Berlin, International Filmfestival Moscow, World Expo 2010, Japan Media Arts Festival 2011 and Techfest 2012. In 2011 the festival was rewarded the National Innovation Award, as being the most innovative festival in the Netherlands.

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