CROSSING EUROPE im Ars Electronica Center

All Creatures Welcome & Local Artists
CROSSING EUROPE at the Ars Electronica Center
Saturday & Sunday, April 28-29, 2018

(Linz, April 25, 2018) The Ars Electronica Center will host screenings in conjunction with the Crossing Europe Film Festival this weekend. The Saturday feature is “All Creatures Welcome,” Sandra Trostel’s documentary about the Chaos Computer Club, a hacker association that’s a source of inspiration about social upheaval for some. On Sunday, films by local artists will be shown on Deep Space 8K’s huge wall & floor projection surfaces.

All Creatures Welcome / Documentary film by Sandra Trostel / 2018
Saturday, April 28th / 3 PM / Screening and discussion / Seminar Room

The World Wide Web would structurally allow a radical renewal of democracy, but more and more states are drifting towards authoritarian societies and en passant the largest surveillance machinery of human history has been created. The events of the Chaos Computer Club (CCC), Europe’s biggest association of hackers and the recipient of a 2010 Golden Nica from the Prix Ars Electronica, are a kind of utopian real-world reflection of the Internet. Director Sandra Trostel’s film “All Creatures Welcome” immerses viewers in a documentary adventure game that explores Planet Nerd and does away with common clichés. We see how the hacker culture meets these challenges of our time and becomes a possible blueprint of social upheaval.

Deep Space Experimental: Local Artists
Sunday, April 29th / Film screenings / Deep Space 8K

Deep Space 8K is serving as a CROSSING EUROPE venue once again in 2018. The lineup includes seven selected experimental films by local artists screened on huge wall & floor projection surfaces.


Since 2004, the CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival Linz has devoted its program each year in April to idiosyncratic, contemporary and socio-political auteur cinema from Europe. Over the six days of the festival, CROSSING EUROPE offers international film and press representatives and guests of the film industry (nearly 700 accredited festival participants) and the Austrian audience a program with approximately 160 outstanding, hand-picked fiction films and documentaries.

BesucherInnen im Deep Space 8K / Fotocredit: Florian Voggeneder / Printversion