(Linz, May 3, 2020) “Ars Electronica Home Delivery” now brings a wealth of inspiration and fascination situated between art, technology and society directly into the living room, kitchen, children’s room, balcony or terrace. Although officially still part of the test phase, Week 1 of “Ars Electronica Home Delivery” is about to be a very special one: Astrophotographer Dietmar Hager invites you on a journey across the universe, Michaela Obermayer gets to the bottom of the mysteries of the Mona Lisa using a gigapixel image created by award-winning photographer Lois Lammerhuber, and Dennis Russell Davies and Maki Namekawa play etudes by Philip Glass in the Ars Electronica Center’s “Piano Room. The audience always has the opportunity to join in the conversation and ask questions.
The highlights of the first week:
Highlight tour LIVE: Part 1
TUE May 5, 2020 / 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
“Compass – Navigating the Future” is the motto of the 2019 redesigned Ars Electronica Center that focuses on artificial intelligence, neuro-bionics, robotics and autonomous systems, genetic engineering and biotechnology. The focus is always on the question of how the rapid developments in all these areas will affect our lives. As part of “Ars Electronica Home Delivery,” the Ars Electronica Center’s infotrainers invite you to take an interactive highlight tour through the Museum of the Future’s exhibitions and labs.
Deep Space Highlights LIVE: Mona Lisa
THU May 7, 2020 / 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
It measures 77 cm by 53 cm and is one of the most famous oil paintings in the world. The painting in question is Leonardo Da Vinci’s portrait of the Mona Lisa. The renowned photographer Lois Lammerhuber has created a gigapixel image of the Mona Lisa that reveals even the smallest details and finest brushstrokes in the Ars Electronica Center’s Deep Space 8K. With the help of “Ars Electronica Home Delivery,” the fascinating insights into this painting can now be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home. The Ars Electronica Center’s infotrainers guarantee expert guidance.
Deep Space LIVE: Uniview – The Journey through Space with Dietmar Hager
THU May 7, 2020 / 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
With its 16×9 meter wall and floor projections the Deep Space 8K stands for unique experiences. As part of the Ars Electronica Home Delivery program, astrophotographer Dietmar Hager will use the Uniview visualization software to invite you on a visually stunning virtual journey through the known universe-from Earth to galaxies millions of light-years away. In the course of the interstellar exploration Dietmar Hager will also shed light on many of the secrets of astronomy.
Concert LIVE: Maki Namekawa and Dennis Russell Davies
FRI May 8, 2020 / 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
After the impressive opening concert on May 1, Dennis Russell Davies and Maki Namekawa take their seats once again at the Bösendorfer 290 Imperial CEUS computer piano in the Ars Electronica Center’s “Piano Room”. This time they will play the “Etudes” by Philip Glass and will again be accompanied by Cori O’Lan’s visualizations, which interact in real time with the volume and timbre of the music. After the concert, a moderated talk is on tap that gives the audience the opportunity to talk to Dennis Russell Davies and Maki Namekawa.
About Ars Electronica Home Delivery
“Ars Electronica Home Delivery” is a weekly program that includes guided tours of Ars Electronica exhibitions, excursions to Ars Electronica Labs, visits to the Machine Learning Studio, concerts with real-time visualizations, Deep Space LIVE sessions, workshops with engineers and talks with artists and scientists from around the world. None of this is recorded, most of it is interactive and all of it is LIVE. Ars Electronica Home Delivery aims to make the artistic and scientific debate about the future accessible to the broadest possible audience.
Video Gerfried Stocker