Welcome to the first edition!
24Hz is the frame rate of classic cinema. It’s also a extremely low sound. So low it can’t be found on a standard piano, but in the sub bass drones of contemporary electronic music. 24 hours of a day mirrored in the heartbeat of a second. 24Hz is our code for the clash of media art and urban culture, for young artists working together across national and artistic borders, for the hybrid art forms of a near future.
It’s our aim to install a new festival in Cologne featuring diverse facets of urban media art: 24Hz festival, scheduled to run for the first time on August 25th to 29th, 2015. The festival will foster and make visible urban culture and media art, putting focus on gaps and interspaces: urban culture between youth and art avant-garde; interdisciplinary rooms between installation, projection and performance; inter-culture as urban normality; international exchange of young artists with each other and with the Cologne audience; a temporary laboratory for upcoming young artists and Cologne based, established media artists.
We also want to reach an audience beyond people who are already interested in contemporary arts, pull media art out of its drawer and make it more accesible for a wider public.
24Hz festival is organised by young non-profit association ROOTS & ROUTES Cologne e.V. (RRCGN). RRCGN was founded in December 2013 to support young artists, cultural and social diversity, international exchange and diversity consciousness.
We are a full organisational member of the international ROOTS & ROUTES network with partners in 11 European countries. RRCGN association currently has 38 individual members, including many young artists, some cultural managers, educationalists, media makers and more.