The World is Here For You
Eye Gymnastics (LT)

For the AE Garden Vilnius festival duo presents a two live vocals performance, subtle spoken melodies and soar beats in a dialog with Arturas Bumšteinas’ musical material. During the show, the performers connect eye exercises inspired texts with gradually evolving melodic inserts, spoken songs. In a midst of all suddenly accommodating autumn rush, repetitive, hypnotic recitation invites you to exercise your gaze and see through within.

Artist Talk: How the brain works?
Marek Chołoniewski (PL), Chris Cutler (UK), Piotr Madej (PL), Artur Lis (PL)

Folded Maps of Time performance backstage

Folded Maps of Time
Marek Chołoniewski (PL), Chris Cutler (UK), Piotr Madej (PL), Artur Lis (PL)

Folded Maps of Time (FoMaTi) is an immersive audio-visual performance that integrates biosensoric electromagnetic systems (MC) and object-oriented electrified percussion (CC).

Mini concert for web applications
WRO Art Center team (PL)

Performed by the WRO Art Center team exploring the full potential of web applications by Paweł Janicki. Create your own scores for live audiovisual performances.

Noumen Point at Szczytnicki Park
WRO Art Center team (PL)

Video documentation of the meeting accompanied with author’s introduction to the topic of Noumen sound universe. The event was organized at the Szczytnicki Park close to the plane tree, an example of Wrocław’s long-time signature species.

Paweł Janicki (PL)

Sound artwork that combines three installations located physically in the public space of Wrocław. One of them is the plane tree, which was featured as the central component of the installation E.D.E.N. by Olga Kisseleva displayed at the Four Domes Pavilion during the 18th Media Art Biennale WRO 2019 CZYNNIK LUDZKI|HUMAN ASPECT.

Mechanical Garden after Tytus Czyżewski
Paweł Janicki (PL)

Interactive installation inspired by visual poem Ogród Mechaniczny (Mechanical Garden”) by Tytus Czyżewski (1922) re-created in a contemporary medium (software). The work touches on issues of conditional arts, synthetic nature and the relation of art, nature and technology in general. Ogród Mechaniczny is a multiuser installation based on motion tracking, transforming the “frozen” image by Czyżewski into an amorphous, interactive and playable situation.

quartets online, Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media [YCAM] (JP)
quartets online
Otomo Yoshihide + Norimichi Hirakawa + Yuki Kimura + Ko Ishikawa + Yoshimitsu Ichiraku + Jim O’Rourke + Kahimi Karie + Sachiko M + Axel Dörner + Martin Brandlmayr + YCAM

"quartets" is a performance piece that happens only in the video streaming system. Eight musicians performed improvisation individually for the recording, as they imagined a session with the others. In this piece, the performances are blended or combined at random, and each time a whole new set of improvised music comes to exist. In "quartets", we will conceive the meaning of ensemble and questioning how we could imagine "others" in this isolated and increasingly complex situation.

Sound Tectonics #24: Mystic Rhythm
SENYAWA / Wukir Suryadi & Rully Shabara (ID) & Kakushin Nishihara (JP)

Sound Tectonics is a long-run series of live performances and music events that have been held by YCAM since 2004. This program emphasizes listening experience through a different aspect of music production, sound art, and stage production. This time, we want to highlight the possibilities between modern (audio) technology and traditional/ancient sounds by inviting Senyawa (Indonesia) and Kakushin Nishihara (Japan). Both musicians are known to combine those two aspects and bring a new sound.

Fertile Methodologies
Tactical Space Lab (AU)

The Tactical Space Lab is a research initiative focusing on the intersection of art and technology. We are committed to expanding the diversity of stories and voices represented through new technologies via collaborative projects and educational programs across all ages, with the aim of ‘demystifying’ VR, not just for artists, but for the wider community.

Visit the Moon with an astrophysicist!
Cité de l’espace (FR)

Come visit the Moon with French astrophysicist and co-discoverer of ice on the Moon, Sylvestre Maurice! He will guide you through the “Moon exhibition” in Cité de l’espace, the space museum in Toulouse, France. These 4 videos were made as part of the “children’s science conference” that invited pupils to imagine their schools on the Moon. Through the eyes of an astrophysicist who has dedicated his life to solar system exploration, click and discover step by step the immersive "Moon exhibition".

Austria in Space Garden
Austria in Space (AT)

Austria in Space is more than just another website. It is THE place for Space in Austria. At the Ars Electronica Festival, the Austria in Space initiative will present some of their program highlights and show how relevant Austrian innovations are to the global space exploration sector.

CONTAIN - Mobile COVID19 Emergency Testing Facilities
Open Cell (UK)

CONTAIN units are rapidly deployable COVID-19 testing laboratories housed in shipping containers. The design allows transportation to any location through standard shipping services. Automated RT-qPCR protocols can deliver 2,400 tests per unit in 24 hours.

Oslofjord Ecologies Expedition
Art in Society Research Group and FeLT project, Oslo Metropolitan University (NO) in collaboration with SENT (NO)

The Oslofjord Garden is a wet and blue video tour of the fjord, encompassing site-specific footage as well as artists’ contributions, archival material and conversations with artists and scientists. The Oslofjord contains ecological connections and challenges that are specific and tangible, cultural practices and interactions. This work is based on the Oslofjord Ecologies artistic research platform and book, Oslofjord Ecologies. Artistic Research on Environmental and Social Sustainability.

Planting a Resort for Mental Ecology
MPLab – Liepāja University Art Research Laboratory (LV)

People of Liepāja know very well that a garden is essential – without planting a park along the coast, the little seaside town would be consumed by sand, wind and water. The roots of trees keep the structure of the dunes stable, and people of Liepāja can retreat from the everyday struggles and storms in a safe garden environment.

The Step into Space Garden
Leiden University (NL)

The Step into Space Garden is a journey of discovery through the story of space and your part in it. It presents online and in person events bring together space sciences and arts, through exhibitions and participatory activities with a focus on projects by and for youth.

Äänen Lumo (FI), Aalto University (FI), quietSpeaker (FI)

remote/displaced allows for an immersive exploration of a virtualized physical space: Öljysäiliö 468,  a vast, decommissioned oil tank in East Helsinki. It takes the shape of a small collection of brief immersive audio-visual visits to this special remote place, exploring ways to listen to the encounter between sound, technology, space and landscape, as it emerges like a precarious ecosystem, where the boundaries between natural and artificial are constantly renegotiated and deformed by technology.

Chronicles of an Art and Science Collaboration, Otaniemi-Espoo, Finland
Aalto University (FI)

The project highlights the use of autoethnographic narrative as tool for artistic and design research. It brings together self-reflections from three scientists who participated in an art and science collaboration dealing with the use of bio-cellulose for art and design purposes. Through their stories we learn about what inspired them to follow careers in science and how the making of a contribution to sustainability and the good of humankind sustains their work objectives.

Solar Orchard Garden
ESPRONCEDA - Institute of Art & Culture (ES), MIRA Festival (ES), Insitute Ramon Llull (ES), Helsinki XR Center (FI), ./studio3, Institut for Experimental Architecture (AT), MEET Digital Culture Center (IT), UCA (UK)

The Solar Orchard Garden is a complex system that activates the curiosity of visitors / participants by play with two complementary concepts: quintessence, the fifth element of alchemy, and the Gaia Hypothesis, which looks at Earth as a self-regulated complex system.

Thoma Foundation’s pioneering Digital & Electronic Art collection
Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation, Santa Fe, New Mexico (US)

The Thoma Foundation’s Curator of Digital Art, Jason Foumberg, leads a behind-the-scenes video tour through the Foundation’s Digital & Electronic Art collection, offering personal anecdotes about the artworks that excite him, how the Foundation decides which artworks to collect, and a peek into our public exhibition space and private art storage vault. Foumberg’s lushly illustrated talk is organized around the Ars Electronica 2020 festival theme of Autonomy, especially spotlighting digital artists who use technology to automate creative labor and increase viewer interaction.