Kosice 2.0 X Ars Electronica X Art & Tech Days

21. – 27.11.2022
Košice / Slovakia


Košice 2.0 project, funded by the EU under the UIA program, aims to increase the wellbeing of citizens by improving the quality of the services provided by the city of Košice, Slovakia. Media art installations representing various data describing different phenomenon of the city environment are interpreted in an artistic way and used within the project as awareness raising and communication channels to engage citizens in topics such as climate change, resilience, communities, wellbeing, and others.

In this framework Ars Electronica will present Refik Anadol’s media art installation Winds of Košice which will be shown within Kosice 2.0 as program of the Art &Tech Days festival and will be available to audience for one year in the East Slovak Gallery in Kosice. Additionally, on November 24 Ars Electronica Chief Curator Martin Honzik will be present his point of view about enabling change and change making in art and industries. Mr. Honzik will co-host a workshop and present a lecture in the framework of the Art & Tech Days festival, introducing artistic practices fed by various data sets.

The sixth edition of the Art &Tech Days, the annual festival of media arts, technology and digital culture, will take place from November 21st till 27th, 2022 in Kosice, Slovakia, and focuses on the topic of change, exploring how art, culture, and design, together with technologies, impact our behavior and steer change on all levels.

Winds of Košice. AI Data Painting

Wind of Košice. Data Paintings is a site-specific work that turns the invisible patterns of wind in and around Košice into a series of poetic data paintings within a digital canvas. By using a one-year data set collected from Košice, Refik Anadol Studios developed a series of custom software to read, analyze and visualize wind speed, direction, and gust patterns along with time and temperature at 20-second intervals throughout the year.

Credits: Refik Anadol Studio

Refik Anadol (b. 1985, Istanbul, Turkey) is a media artist, director and pioneer in the aesthetics of data and machine intelligence. His body of work locates creativity at the intersection of humans and machines. In taking the data that flows around us as the primary material and the neural network of a computerized mind as a collaborator, Anadol paints with a thinking brush, offering us radical visualizations of our digitized memories and expanding the possibilities of architecture, narrative, and the body in motion. Anadol’s site-specific AI data sculptures, live audio/visual performances, and immersive installations take many forms, while encouraging us to rethink our engagement with the physical world, its temporal and spatial dimensions, and the creative potential of machines.


Martin Honzik is an artist, CCO and Managing Director of the Ars Electronica Festival, Prix and Exhibitions. After studying visual experimental design at Linz Art University and earning a master’s degree from the University of Linz and ICCM Salzburg, he joined the production team of the OK Offenes Kulturhaus in the OÖ Kulturquartier in Linz. From 2001 to 2005 he worked at the Ars Electronica Futurelab where his responsibilities included exhibition design and project management among other things. He has curated several exhibitions including 40 Years of Humanizing Technology, Sea World Culture and Arts Center, Shenzhen (2020), human (un)limited, Hyundai Motorstudio Beijing, Seoul, Moscow (2019) and the Ars Electronica Festival theme exhibitions since 2006. He contributes regularly to round tables and publications.