Spectacular Nature Films at the Ars Electronica Center

Spectacular Nature Films at the Ars Electronica Center
Terra Mater LIVE: Miracles of Life – Sense and Sensors / Wednesday, May 1, 2013 / 8:15 PM
Deep Space LIVE: Mustangs of the Wilderness / Thursday, May 2, 2013 / 8 PM

(Linz, April 29, 2013) Two breathtaking nature films screened in jumbo 16×9-meter format are this week’s featured attractions at Ars Electronica Center Linz. On Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 8:15 PM, Terra Mater’s “Miracles of Life – Sense and Sensors” will shed some high-definition light on how various animals’ sensory organs function, and show which physical tricks and techniques are now being used to help human beings sharpen their perceptive faculties. And at the next Deep Space LIVE on Thursday, May 2, 2013, Linz-based nature filmmaker Erich Pröll will present the first installment of his trilogy about mustangs, the legendary wild horses of North America.

Terra Mater Factual Studios

Discovering and comprehending the world are the watchwords of Terra Mater Factual Studios, the new home of the internationally renowned crew that used to produce the ORF – Austrian Broadcasting Company’s award-winning UNIVERSUM series. A RED BULL Media House subsidiary founded on January 1, 2011, Terra Mater Factual Studios produces spectacular content for the cinema, TV and multimedia platforms. It’s synonymous with superb quality—incredible visuals as well as great storytelling!

Erich Pröll

Linz native Erich Pröll is one of the world’s most successful makers of nature films. This globetrotting producer has over 100 mini-series and made-for-TV documentaries to his credit over several decades, including several for the ORF – Austrian Broadcasting Company’s Universum program. Erich Pröll has filmed just about everywhere on the high seas. His footage of giant whale sharks in the Pacific has attained legendary status, no less so his film of the wreck of the Umbria that has become a reef off the coast of Port Sudan.

Deep Space LIVE

The Ars Electronica Center is now hosting a Deep Space LIVE event every Thursday (except holidays) at 8 PM. Each presentation will feature ultra-high-definition imagery in 16×9-meter format and will be accompanied by expert commentary, entertaining stand-up repartee, and musical improvisation. Whether great works from the history of art, space travel, journeys of discovery in the Nanoworld, or a live concert is what you’ve come to behold, Deep Space LIVE stands for enlightening entertainment amidst breathtaking worlds of imagery. Admission is €2. Holders of a valid Museum ticket are admitted free of charge.

press release “Spectacular Nature Films at the Ars Electronica Center” / PDF


Mustangs / Erich Pröll / Printversion / Album


Wonders of Life / BBC / Printversion / Album