The Woman on the Picture

Gustav Klimt and Rebecca Merlic placed the image of the woman at the centre of their artistic work - an analysis.

Cultural Heritage: Broadening the Horizon Virtually

Works of art, buildings, paintings - all these are pieces of the Europa puzzle that can be put together collectively in one place in the Ars Electronica Center's Deep Space 8K.

How to dive into hybrid reality

“Action!” The Ars Electronica Futurelab’s team shares its insights on the new video production system Deep Virtual.

Deep Space Concert: Philip Glass 85

On the occasion of the 85th birthday of Philip Glass, one of the most important composers of our time, pianists Dennis Russell Davies and Maki Namekawa dedicated an extraordinary concert to his music.

An Evening for Philip Glass

This is rather extraordinary, when two pianists congratulate a composer on his 85th birthday with his own music.

Ars Electronica Futurelab: Virtuelle Krippe
Future Christmas

Whether Christmas hurry or Advent lockdown, we have a suitable program for a contemplative pre-Christmas time: The Virtual Crib from St. Mary's Cathedral in Linz.

On the Olympus of Modern Astronomy

Astronomer Peter Habison provides insight into the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Chile - the world's most productive astronomical observatory. (German language)

Und Ja, And Yes

Trombonist Werner Puntigam, guitarist Beat Keller and percussionist Georg Wilbertz have come together at the Ars Electronica Center to present their freely improvised chamber music miniatures.

Grabmal aus der Stiftskirche Wilhering im Deep Space 8K, Ars Electronica Center
Digitization of cultural heritage

For the most recent digitization project, too, a Gothic tomb from the collegiate church of Wilhering, researchers of the Ars Electronica Futurelab successfully used the non-contact method of photogrammetry.

Size Comparisons in the Universe

When it comes to imagining sizes in the universe, we quickly reach our limits. But that should not stop us from not trying.

Deep Space LIVE: TEXTA “Mehr oder Weniger”

TEXTA gave an upfront presentation of the new album "Mehr Oder Weniger" at Deep Space 8K on October 1 - accompanied by live visuals of the collective "Tagtool".

The Return of the Samurai

How does one come to collect samurai art? And how can art-historical artifacts be presented in a modern way? (German language)

Which stars show up in our summer sky?

Star photographer Dietmar Hager takes us on a journey through the summer starry sky - as seen from Austria. (German language)


Celebrate life with music, make you think with lyrics. Enjoy avant-garde pop/jazz of the collective MAMMA FATALE.

Elektro Guzzi

Elektro Guzzi play hypnotic techno sound with guitar, bass and drums in Deep Space 8K to the visuals of Eyup Kuş.

ungezähmt [untamed]

While the Trio Verve lets classical music sound in deep space, the visuals of Monocolor underline the musical description of a landscape.

Adventurous Greenland at Deep Space 8K

Crashing icebergs, flowering valleys, singing whales: Greenland offers much more than “ice and snow”! Hans Thurner proves this impressively with his pictures and stories and draws a multi-layered portrait of the country and its people at Deep Space Special on November 29.

Deep Space LIVE: Linz – From an industrial city to a cultural city

Accompany Archive Director Dr. Walter Schuster and Cornelia Daurer from the Archive of the City of Linz on a journey through time in Linz. At Deep Space LIVE on THU October 24, 2019, at 8 PM, they report on how the city has changed from the post-war period to the present day.

"Humans can determine their own evolution"

With innovative tools such as CRISPR/Cas9, humans can dive deeper into the development of life ever before and change it according to their own ideas. Manuel Selg from FH OÖ Campus Wels will talk about what this is all about and what has happened since the first BioLab was set up at the Ars Electronica Center as part of the theme weekend "Optimization of our Body".

Deep Space LIVE: The Star of Bethlehem

Theological legend or astronomical celestial event? The Bible story about the Star of Bethlehem and the Three Wise Men is widely discussed. At our Deep Space LIVE "The Star of Bethlehem" on December 13, 2018, astronomer Peter Habison brings light into the darkness.

“If you make a mistake, you’re not coming home”: 4000ERLEBEN

Impressive mountain vistas, breathtaking videos and tales of adventure: the duo of Marlies Czerny and Andreas Lattner, climbing enthusiasts and storytellers, came to Deep Space 8K at the Ars Electronica Center for the premiere of their mountaineering presentation “4000ERLEBEN.” Marlies, the first Austrian woman to visit all the Alpine four-thousanders, tells us more in this interview.

Hard Rock, Unplugged, in Deep Space 8K: Sergeant Steel

On October 25, 2018, Deep Space 8K at the Ars Electronica Center will turn into a concert hall once again: the hard rock band Sergeant Steel is celebrating their tenth anniversary by playing unplugged with audiovisual accompaniment. We interviewed them to find out exactly what to expect.

Deep Space LIVE: Inspired by Bruegel

On October 4, 2018, the delegation from Flanders, the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and Ars Electronica will be showing high-resolution gigapixel images and exciting background information by and about the masterful Flemish painter at Deep Space LIVE "Inspired by Bruegel". Find out more in this interview.

Deep Space LIVE: Old News from New Friends

How would young artists attending the Academy of Media Arts Cologne take advantage of Deep Space 8K’s technical capabilities? You’ll find out this coming Thursday, June 28, 2018, at the next Deep Space LIVE entitled “Old News from New Friends.”

Deep Space LIVE: The Virtual House of Medusa

Ancient Rome comes to life at the Ars Electronica Center on Thursday, June 14, 2018. A Deep Space LIVE event entitled “House of Medusa” kicks off with a talk about the sensational finds made at an archeological dig in Lorch near Enns, Austria. Then, visitors can behold of virtual reconstruction of the original in VRLab.

Linz – Steel City with Culture

Everyone in Linz is familiar with the metal sculptures in the downtown park along the south bank of the Danube. But almost no one is aware that Forum Metall celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2017? Those who attended a recent Deep Space LIVE learned more about this project’s historic significance for the City of Linz.

Linz, Naturally: Botany in Steel City

Nature downtown—couldn’t be much more than a few weeds amongst the concrete, could it? That’s what you think, says Friedrich Schwarz of Linz’s Botanical Garden! He goes into detail about the inner city’s hidden flora and fauna in “Linz, Naturally”, his ongoing series of talks in Deep Space. On April 19, 2018, his topic will be the forest. He gave us a preview in this interview.

Deep Space LIVE: The Last Supper

The Deep Space LIVE event on the Thursday before Easter, March 29, 2018, is dedicated to one of the world’s most recognizable paintings—The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci. Art historian Lothar Schultes and theologian Michael Zugmann will elaborate on the background of this masterpiece. We just got a sneak preview.

Deep Space LIVE: Egon Schiele’s “Portrait of Trude Engel”

100 years ago, artist Egon Schiele died in Vienna. He left behind a remarkable oeuvre of expressionist works, one of them a portrait of a young woman named Trude Engel. Who was she? And why was the image stabbed with a knife? At the next Deep Space LIVE, “Egon Schiele – A Closer Look at Trude Engel” on March 15, 2018, Andreas Strohhammer, a restorer at the LENTOS Art Museum, tells us more.

Deep Space LIVE: Linz in Kepler’s Day

At the next Deep Space LIVE on February 22, 2018, Maria Altrichter of the Municipal Archive will take us back to a time way before Linz became Steel City. What was it like when Johannes Kepler lived here? What impact did historical events in the 17th century have on Upper Austria’s capital? Maria Altrichter gave us a preview in this interview.