MUSEUM TOTAL und die Welt der Comics im Ars Electronica Center

MUSEUM TOTAL and the World of Comics at the Ars Electronica Center

press release “MUSEUM TOTAL & the World of Comics at the Ars Electronica Center” / PDF
Ars Electronica Blog: Interview with Viktor Delev on Anatta
Ars Electronica Blog: Interview with Jürgen Hagler on computer animations

(Linz, March 18, 2014) A single ticket priced invitingly at only €8 provides admission to seven Linz museums this coming Thursday to Sunday, March 20-23, and the Ars Electronica Center is offering a jam-packed lineup for young and old. The next Deep Space LIVE on Thursday, March 20, 2014 will feature works of computer animation produced in recent years at the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences’ Hagenberg Campus. This is a great opportunity to admire young local animators’ skills and creativity. There’s more excellent animation in Deep Space this coming weekend, March 22-23, when the NEXTCOMIC Festival hosts workshops, speeches and presentations. Fans of terpsichorean artistry are in for a treat at two performances of Viktor Delev’s dance piece entitled “Anatta.”

Here’s an overview of upcoming events:

Thursday to Sunday, March 20-23, 2014 / 1 ticket – 7 museums – 4 days

From Thursday to Sunday, March 20-23, a single ticket is all it takes to take in seven great museums in Linz. For only €8, visitors can partake of fascinating exhibitions, short guided tours, workshops and special events, and get interesting behind-the-scenes looks at the Ars Electronica Center, Landesgalerie, LENTOS, NORDICO, OÖ Kulturquartier, Schlossmuseum and voestalpine Stahlwelt.

Deep Space LIVE: Animation at Hagenberg
Thursday, March 20, 2014 / 8-9 PM

As a lead-in to the NEXTCOMIC Festival, Prof. Jürgen Hagler of the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences’ Hagenberg Campus will present a selection of animated films by students—including talented young people enrolled in the Digital Arts master’s program.

Strapazin #112: TV Series
Saturday & Sunday, March 22-23, 2014 / 10 AM-6 PM / Lobby

In conjunction with its recent themed issue about TV series, Swiss comics magazine Strapazin invited 150 artists from all over the world to render their favorite television show in a single comic strip. Among the comics adorning the Ars Electronica Center’s Lobby are takes on Alf, MacGyver, Knight Rider, Twin Peaks, Zorro and The A-Team.

Comics Workshop with Christoph Abbrederis
Saturday, March 22, 2014 / 2-2:30 PM / FabLab

There’s fun for the whole family in the FabLab! The young and young-at-heart will enjoy getting a live look at the creative artistry of cartoonist Christoph Abbrederis (AT), whose works have appeared in such prestigious publications as The New Yorker, The New York Times, Datum, Focus and Cicero.

Speech: Strapazin #112 and Worm World Saga
Saturday, March 22, 2014 / 3-4 PM / Seminar Room

Two top cartoonists are featured at this event. Christoph Abbrederis (AT) worked together with the comics magazine Strapazin to invite artists to produce strips encapsulating their favorite TV series. Daniel Lieske (DE), a former computer game graphic artist who crossed over into creating comics, will present his digital graphic novel “Worm World Saga,” which he published online in 2010 and has been adding chapters to ever since.

Sunday, March 23, 2014, 10 AM-6 PM / FabLab / Deep Space

Young and old are invited to take digital pen in hand and draw fish that they can then set free in the Mangarium, Deep Space’s big virtual aquarium.

Saturday & Sunday, March 22-23, 2014 / 2:30-3 PM / Deep Space

“Anatta,” a dance performance conceived by Viktor Delev, communicates in a highly reduced expressive vocabulary. Sensors capture the dancer’s movements in real time; the data generated thereby influence the visualizations in the performance space.


Mangarium / Florian Voggeneder / Printversion / Album


Anatta / Christopher Sonnleitner / Printversion / Album