Science meets Art in the Forest at the Wörthersee Soccer Stadium in Klagenfurt, Austria

FOR FOREST – The Unending Attraction of Nature in DEEP SPACE 8K

Gernot Paulus (AT), Klaus Littmann (CH), Philipp Zebedin (AT), Günter Koren (AT), Roland Haring (AT), Roland Aigner (AT), Ulf Scherling (AT), Karl-Heinrich Anders (DE)

Fri Sep 11, 2020, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sat Sep 12, 2020, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
All times are given in Central European Time (CET / UTC +1).
Deep Space 8K & Online
Live at Deep Space 8K, 11.09., 17:30 - 18:30 (EN), 12.09, 10:00 - 11:00 (DE)
LIVE on Ars Electronica Gardens channel: 12.09., 10:00 - 10:50; 13.09., 1:00 - 1:50

FOR FOREST – The unending Attraction of Nature by Klaus Littmann was inspired by a drawing of Max Peintner. This unrivalled temporary art intervention of a real forest at the soccer stadium in Klagenfurt gained worldwide attention in fall 2019. It not only created the largest of its kind in public space in Austria, but also a unique scientific laboratory in the context of forestry, high resolution multisensor surveying and digital transformation.
One major goal of this research cooperation was to create a “Digital 3D Twin” by combining terrestrial laser scanning and high-resolution aerial image capture with an Unmanned Aerial System and explore innovative virtual visualization techniques.
The result of this sensor fusion is an extremely dense digital 3D point cloud with more than 27 billion points. The “Making of” this unique collaboration from the artistic and scientific point of view and its digital representation is for the first time presented in the impressive Deep Space 8K visualization environment at the Ars Electronica Festival 2020.

Visiting the Deep Space presentations is only possible with a pre-booked ticket. Tickets are available at the Ars Electronica Center’s infodesk and can only be booked for the respective time slot of the museum visit ticket.


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Project Credits / Acknowledgements

Littmann Kulturprojekte; SIENA@Carinthia University of Applied Sciences; Leica Geosystems Austria; Department of Surveying and Geoinformation Klagenfurt


Klaus Littmann lives and works in Basel and has established his reputation as an artist, curator, producer and freelance mediator contemporary art. „FOR FOREST – The Unending Attraction of Nature“ was realised based on the artistic plans by Klaus Littmann, inspired by a drawing by Austrian artist Max Peintner. Gernot Paulus is professor for Geoinformation and Spatial Information management and leader of the research group SIENA (Spatial Informatics for Environmental Applications) at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (CUAS) in Villach, Austria. Philipp Zebedin is a senior application engineer with Leica Geosystems Austria. Günter Koren is the head of the Department of Surveying and Geoinformation at the city of Klagenfurt am Wörthersee. Ulf Scherling is an experienced drone pilot and member of the SIENA research group at CUAS. Karl-Heinrich Anders is professor for Geoinformatic and member of the research group SIENA at CUAS; Roland Haring is Technical Director of Ars Electronica Futurelab and co-responsible for its general management, content conception and technical development.