The sixteenth edition of the Hay Festival Segovia will be held from September 16 to 19, 2021. For the first time, to celebrate the heritage of Castilla y León there will be a series of previous events in various venues in the region. All events will be in-person — some will be streamed too — respecting the security protocols. More information here.
This event is presented as a space for dialogue between creativity and the digital revolution, with the leading role of creators and their relationship with technology. We will attend to the encounter of the transmedia fiction, the music in digital platforms, the Big Data and the urban design and the ability of digital art to excite and to make us think about relevant subjects such as the environment and the sustainability.
Manuel Bartual has written and published stories for over twenty years. He has published comic strips (El Jueves), directed short and full movies (Todos tus secretos, Premio CANAL+ a Mejor Película en el Festival de Cine de Málaga). World trending topic on Twitter for one of his stories and Planeta Prize in 2018 with El otro Manuel, he has created the series in podcast format Biotopía, story of a scientific community where time, matter and space, shaping a transmedia universe which combines science fiction and comedy (Podium Podcast, 2020) and Santuario, together with Carmen Pacheco (Audible, 2021). Bely Basarte is singer-songwriter. She has worked for Disney performing songs from The Beauty and The Beast and has published two albums with Universal Music: Desde mi otro cuarto and El camino que no me llevó a Roma. But these achievements came after her beginnings uploading own works and covers online and posting them on Youtube, where she has reached hundreds of thousands of followers. Olga Subirós, architect, will participate in the digital art and sustainability section. Subirós is the author, along with the studio 300.000 Km/s and the singer María Arnal, from the immersive installation ‘Aire’, which was presented by Instituto Ramón Llul in the Bienal de Arquitectura de Venecia and proposes tools against the climate crisis. Subiros’ intervention will be preceeded by the screening of a video where the French artist Joanie Lemercier explains his work, specialized in exploring and amplying the posibilities of the projected light in the space. He is also a pioneer of videomapping. He is the author of the installation ‘Montagne, cent qutorze mille polygones’ which opening, prior to this debate, open the events of Hay Festival.
Through the testimonies of the creators themselves, chaired by the Journalist Marta Fernández, some of the most breaking subjects of the use of digital technology in the context of the artistic creation and the cultural communication will be discussed.
*Prior opening of the Festival and the artistic installation Montagne, cent quatorze mille polygones [6:55pm – 7:25pm]. The installation can be visited from Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 on the following schedule:
16/9: 7:30pm – 9pm
17/09-19/09: 12pm – 2pm y de 6pm – 8pm