It was the prelude to almost 550 events with over 1400 accredited artists, experts and speakers from 45 countries. The audience – you! – can explore the festival in a variety of ways on almost 250 individual guided tours, admiring 500 exhibits alone. So let’s get to the festival!
We shared the excitement about the beginning of the festival with a lot of people who probably couldn’t wait any more than we could. Competent support is available at the information desk!
Here you can stroll around, chat, look into the distance and of course slide down!
The best thing to do yesterday was to slip right into the Create Your World Ceremony!
Every year, the best young artists are honoured here. A creative future is therefore guaranteed in any case.
Human Limitations – Limited Humanity. The name says it all at this year’s themed exhibition. A must for all festival visitors!
The deep shallows of POSTCITY – the bunker – are being climbed again this year. The focus here is on man’s relationship to his environment – just like his, our, borders.
We stroll on to the Campus Exhibition. This year there are 57 local universities showing their work here.
Of course also the Interface Cultures of the Kunstuni Linz.
We continue to the OÖ Kulturquartier to the CyberArts exhibition. On the way there we stop briefly at the OK Platz and enjoy a few moments of rest after the hustle and bustle in the POSTCITY. Then, however, we will go into the CyberArts exhibition, which shows the best from over 3,000 submitted projects of this year’s Prix Ars Electronica.
Be it a journey through life with bipolar disturbance, an orchestra without sound or the smell of exploitation, as touching as it is enlightening…
We change to the other side of the Danube, into the Ars Electronica Center. The new Ars Electronica Center was the venue of a high-ranking visit: Federal Chancellor Brigitte Bierlein and Federal Minister Iris Rauskala.
Meanwhile, Deep Space mutated into a Deep Quiz. Who do you think won?
Back in the POSTCITY we slowly went towards the end of the evening – and another highlight! At this year’s “Award Ceremony,” which already took place on Thursday, all artists who have won a prize in an Ars Electronica competition are honored. Hannes Leopoldseder, founder of Ars Electronica, opens the ceremony.
Very proud to have a presentation of the Federal Chancellor of Austria, Brigitte Bierlein.
After the gala everyone gathered in the inner courtyard, where we went straight on. Everyone was in a festive mood and enjoyed the opening with a varied program.
Like Alex Braga’s A-Mint.
A wonderful Day 1 at the Ars Electronica Festival.