The International Meeting of Multimedia Arts (RIAM) takes place in Marseille. It is an initiative of the non-profit association “Technè”.
Searching for a dialog with a network of artistic organizations, the RIAM works to give the best visibility and understanding of the artists presented. We chose not to make of “digital arts” an independent area, but to establish an animated dialog with other experimental and innovative artistic forms.
We put the accent on a limited artist’s selection, to whom we bring a substantial support to the spreading and the production, presenting them in different spaces. Concerning the production, we deal first with the setting of the expositions and music performances and then with the edition of the works.
We are also concerned by the importance of building networks of organisations, places and artists, not only in our artistic field, but in the one that includes the latest ideas in the current of artistic and theoretical stakes. The purpose is to stimulate a dialog about both the ethical and esthetic questions up by the new technologies.
Beyond a large work of diffusion, we focus on the support of the artists’ production (before and after the RIAM), creating a dialog and a real synergy that brings artists, works, audience, and organizations together and that connects the RIAM to the creating networks already existing.