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Electronic music artist Matt "Wheez-ie" Mauldin in a commissioned audio-visual electronic music experience piece exhibited with LA-based artist Annapurna Kumar. Photo by Meg Seidel

Brent Dixon of the United Nations speaking on the art of making at Protos Festival 2015. Photo by Andria Benet

Panel on the future of art, technology & the human experience at Protos Festival 2015. L to R: Musician and corporate media strategist Nathan Laskar aka Brooklyn Shanti, digital artist and animator Tavia Morra, and electronic music artists and producers Daniel Hipilito aka Smokey Emorey and Jeremy Howard aka Sinistarr. Photo by Tosin Awofeso

Digital Artist Tavia Morra with her 3D generative art piece, explaining the participatory part to the viewer at Protos Festival 2015. Photo by Matthew Black

Protos Festival 2015 attendee at the digital art pop-up gallery, viewing the work of Rodrigo Carvalho. Photo by Tosin Awofeso

Protos Festival 2013 featured the world premier of a 3D audio-visual-flamenco dance performance by "RGBA/Future Flamenco". A'lante Flamenco's Creative Director Olivia Chacon dancing alongside her partner and Musical Director Isai Chacon on acoustic flamenco guitar, being fed into the digital audio lines controlled by Chris Jackson aka "VJ 4th Wall". In this performance, flamenco steps and sounds were translated into and transposed digitally onto three large screens and electronic music via a specially coded set of controls set up by the artists in months prior to this performance. This was Protos' 1st commissioned piece and it set the tone for other brave, intricate and collaborative experiments to come from Protos and A'lante Flamenco

The magnifcent 3D immersive live electronic music and interactive visual performance that still has people talking two years later, Emika [Berlin / Ninja Tune] and Joao Beira [Portugal/Austin] at Protos Festival 2013. Photo by Nate Jackson


Protos Festival is a proudly sponsored project of Women & Their Work, a 501(c)3 visual and performing arts organization, and funded in part by the City of Austin's Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Development Department. Protos runs on the generous support and contributions of our community. To make a contribution, please drop us a line HERE