APO33, based in Nantes-France, is a not-for-profit association/artists collective founded in 1996 by Julien Ottavi. APO33 research practices cross philosophy, poetry, visual, sonic art and anything else that may arrive through collaborative working. APO33 operates across networked and physical spaces and develops tools (hardware/software) for creative projects and the wider FLOSS (Free/Libre Open Source Software) community of artists and programmers.
APO33, as an interdisciplinary laboratory drawing on the artistic and technological fields, fosters various collective projects associating research, experimentation and social intervention.
La Plateforme Intermédia
Apo33 produces and hosts various events from experimental music evenings, exhibitions, conferences, New-media meetings, festivals etc…
La Fabrique, Iles de Nantes is at the center of cultural exploration and tourism of Nantes – a post-industrial port. By creating a melting pot of activity, La Fabrique brings with it large audiences, both seeking to discover new experiences, as well as those who stumble upon the work of APO33/La Plateforme Intermédia. Here the public is confronted by new and experimental art – which becomes the catalyst for lively and thought provoking discussion for both artist(s) and the audiences. These events are seen as an important space to create dialog and futher the debates surrounding issues in contemporary art, experimental media and sound arts. After one year, APO33/La Plateforme Intermédia is fast becoming an invaluable testbed for artists and associations working at the frontiers of arts, culture and technology.
La Plateforme Intermédia in numbers during 2011-2012 : 120 Invited artists (local and international) and over 10000 visitors in less than a year.
Plus d’info : http://www.apo33.org