Viral Fiction
Forms of Ownership (INT)

Geld und Recht prägen einen großen Teil unseres Alltags. In einer Hyperbel der sozialen Skulptur ist unsere künstlerische Praxis darin verankert, sich diesen Systemen als künstlerische und kreative Medien an sich zu nähern.

PSM presents Catherine Biocca
PSM Gallery (DE)

Within her body of work, Catherine Biocca frequently shapes environments that insinuate total autonomy from the viewer’s reality. It is almost as if, by visitation, we are actually intruding upon private property or a theater stage, interrupting the very happenings taking place. Her characters, often recognizable as anthropomorphized assemblages, are consistently active and presently conscious within their surroundings.


An opportunity to reflect on COVID-19 and its effects on society, and speculate on what comes next. What roles do science, technology and art play here?

An Online Tour of Dublin’s Tech Infrastructure

Dublin is host to the European headquarters of many of the most powerful and influential tech companies of the modern era, and has become an important strategic location within the context of debates surrounding data sovereignty, privacy and security. By connecting our own personal interactions on digital platforms to the corporate offices in the city centre and to the data centres that surround the city, this tour critically engages with these debates, whilst also reflecting on our relationship with our personal data as it passes through the many visible and invisible networks that surround us.

Reset-Tech-ila Summit
Secretaría de Innovación, Ciencia y Tecnología del Estado de Jalisco, Majo Castelazo Andre

The agricultural regions are presenting problems to enter the digital reality; at the level of tourism, for the transmission of knowledge and interactivity in a non-physical way, at the same time they represent the change of mentality towards a sustainable and future production.

SUPER DOMMUNE tuned by au5G Presents “TOKYO REAL”
Naohiro Ukawa (JP), Seiichi Saito (JP), Ei Wada (JP), Yamakawa Fuyuki (JP), ZVIZMO / Tentenko(JP), Atsuhiro Ito, (JP)

Created by artist Ukawa, DOMMUNE has been running for over 10 years and has been fusing academia, music, entertainment and art together in a live setting. This experimentation, methodology and way of creating online shows has influenced many people around the world and has been a big influence in the various online developments at Covid-19.

el violador eres tú
LASTESIS collective

el violador eres tú is a small-format staging that, using the collage technique, links performance, sound and visual experimentation, with the aim of generating a graphic, visual and scenic assessment of theoretical essays that address gender issues from a feminist perspective. el violador eres tú is based on The Elementary Structures of Violence by Rita Segato (2003).

Addressing Ethics, Bias and Colonial Legacies in Emerging Media 
Courtney D. Cogburn (US),  Moderator: Jesse Damiani (US) 

In this talk, we will examine the relationship that emerging technologies have with the past, ranging from biased algorithms to the unequal degree of access that has been granted to different communities—and by extension how they have been respectively represented in media and technology. As art created with these technologies increasingly enters the public discourse, how can artists thoughtfully engage these media as tools to subvert the legacies of colonialism rather than unwittingly reinforce them? 

Clusterduck (IT/DE/FR)

Based on the aesthetics of online conspiracy theorists, ancient grimoires, and cutting edge contemporary digital design, MEME MANIFESTO strives to be a manual for memetic production, a highly refined documentation of the contemporary memetic landscape and an art book about the hidden sides of the Internet. The project seeks to describe the personal experience of someone who is approaching meme culture, affirm the importance and power of memes, and give everyone the tools to harness this power.

Zero Footprint
Douglas Rushkoff

In the 2020 festival “Zero Footprint”, subtitled “Living and Connecting on a Damaged Earth”, IMPAKT will focus on the climate crisis through the eyes of artists and radical thinkers. How can we create structural change that can serve the many instead of the few?

oneseconds (NL)

A 20 minute online interactive performance where the audience decides the faith of the protagonist. Influencer questions the autonomy of the human being in modern times. How far are we influenced by the majority?

Abducting Europa - Live artist talks
Simon Denny (NZ/DE), Andy King (UK), Szabolcs KissPál (HU), Annika Larsson (SE/DE), Liliana Piskorska (PL), Jonas Staal (NL/GR)

Artists from the “Abducting Europa” exhibition will discuss their work in a series of artists talks, live and pre-recorded. Political fantasy, from myths of national rebirth to the esoteric dimensions of deep web conspiracy theories, these talks will discuss the use and abuse of history, the lure of a Golden Age, and alternative visions on Europe.

Radicalization by Design - Panel discussion
Joanna Bryson (UK/DE), Bharath Ganesh (US/NL), Richard Rogers (UK/NL), Sahana Udupa (DE). Moderation: Arjon Dunnewind (NL) and Marc Tuters (CA/NL)

Live panel discussion - Speakers from the “Radicalization by Design” web project and other guests will discuss issues of freedom of speech, of extreme speech and deplatforming. Recently the big corporate social media platforms have come under immense pressure to clean up their act.

Radicalization by Design - Webproject
Florian Cramer (DE/NL), Bharat Ganesh (US/NL), Jon Rafman (CA/US), Richard Rogers (US/NL), Dimitri Tokmetzis (NL)

Webproject - Radicalization by Design will discuss the question of whether our media are radicalizing us. Is social media tearing society apart? How do trolls, conspiracy theories, memes and fringe platforms impact politics today?

Valparaiso Brushwood
Gustavo Celedón (CL) Marcelo Raffo (CL) Verónica Francés (ES) Cristian Galarce López (CL)

Presenting a wide range of images of Valparaíso and exploring the city, this audiovisual capsule aims to elaborate Valparaíso Brushwood Garden as a concept, showing the current socio-political situation in our country, also presenting the contents of our project, featuring the artworks and artists from the Artistic Research Center.

Feminist Structures: Networks and the Collective
Sibila Sotomayor Van Rysseghem (CL)

One-actress experimental theatrical performance via webcam, in livestream format, where the original video component is visually transformed and processed in real time through Max/Msp Jitter, in a way that the resulting image is affected by the sound of the voice and body of the same performer, reacting to the energy, rhythm and/or dynamics of the speech and movements.

Elliptical Memories, for six plus one performer
Cristian Galarce López (CL)

Specially composed and designed for Ars Electronica 2020, this work will be performed at a distance from multiple locations and presented in a VR room. The sound sources are centralized in a single platform designed in Max/Msp, to perform Real Time Processing over six independent audio channels.

(In)audible Valparaiso
Paul Hernández (CL), Marcelo Raffo (CL), Fabián Villalobos (CL), Verónica Francés (ES)

Documentary premiere followed by a talk: A brief excursion to Valparaiso streets that is shaped as an essay-documentary. This 30-minute film shows the city from the perspective of sound and silence, aiming to narrate us part of a hidden history, starting from missing or absent sounds that have disappeared by the passing of time and also, recently, due to confinement.

c o m p u t e r 1. 0
Julian Goldman (US), Victoria Manganiello (US) aka SOFT MONITOR

Voll oder leer; farbig oder transparent; null oder eins; unter oder über - c o m p u t e r 1.0 stellt sich ein Display für die Zukunft vor, indem er auf Displays unserer Vergangenheit schaut. Die Künstler Julian Goldman und die Künstlerin Victoria Manganiello entwickeln ein großformatiges Textil, das von Hand aus hohlen Polymerschläuchen und Naturfaserfäden gewebt wird. Eine strukturierte Folge von farbigen Flüssigkeits-/Öl-/Luftpixeln wird in die Schläuche gepumpt, die Reihenfolge wird von den Daten benachbarter Bewegungssensoren und einer Reihe von computergesteuerten Ventilen, Luftkompressoren und Pumpen diktiert. Dieses Textil wird als Lo-Fi-Computerdisplay funktionieren, das aus altbewährten natürlichen Materialien und Techniken hergestellt und mit modernen digitalen Technologien kombiniert wird.

Kōrero Paki (Our stories of the legends)
Yinan Liu (NZ), Jermaine Leef (NZ), Uwe Rieger (DE/ NZ), Holly White (NZ)

Kōrero Paki nimmt Schlüsselmomente aus der Maori-Mythologie und verwandelt sie in holografische 3D-Skulpturen, die auf dem Smartphone aufscheinen. Das Projekt verwendet eine anaglyphe stereoskopische Darstellungsmethode, um holographische Mini-Skulpturen zu schaffen. Durch eine einfachen Rot/Cyan-Kartonbrille betrachtet, scheinen diese Skulpturen über der Oberfläche eines Smartphones zu schweben und in der Hand der BetrachterInnen zu tanzen.