Statues, exhibitions, podcasts, experiments, AR. If we are to take education and popularization seriously, material and new media art cannot be ignored. And even if art doesn’t directly educate, it certainly cultivates. Through the lobbies of screening places and dedicated gallery spaces, the festival walks the line between exhibition and gallery practice and creates a shared space for everyone. Cultivation is virtually unavoidable in a place like this. Please accept an invitation to the accompanying programme of AFO, where queues will disperse and we will light the way with a headlamp.