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(Linz, 7.9.2021) The OK in the OÖ Kulturquartier (meanwhile part of the OÖ Landes-Kultur gmbH) has been presenting the CyberArts exhibition since 1998. As a showcase for the Prix Ars Electronica winners, it is an excellent platform from which to observe current developments and trends in our digital age, with a special focus on their social and economic impact. The selected works exemplify the social dynamics and issues that are dominating today’s discourse. This year‘s exhibition shows 20 award-winning and distinguished works from the categories Computer Animation, Digital Musics & Sound Art and Artificial Intelligence & Life Art.
Artificial Intelligence & Life Art is dedicated to artistic practice and thinking related with all areas of Artificial Intelligence and Life Sciences. Rewarded are artworks engaging critically and highly qualitative with Biotech, Genetic Engineering, Life Sciences as well as Robotic and Kinetic, Machine Learning, Deep Learning and any other form of Artificial Intelligence Research.
Starting in 1987 the category for Computer Music has changed in keeping with digital development. Digital Musics & Sound Art now distinguishes contemporary digital sound production from the broad spectrum of electronically generated music, works combining sound, media and music, digital compositions ranging from electro-acoustic to experimental, and sound installations. Artists also deal critically with the seemingly obsolete relationship of digital and analog, the original, man and machine. And as Artificial Intelligence is entering the field of music production.
The Computer Animation category has been part of the Prix Ars Electronica since its very inception, and its development continues to display strength and vitality. It recognizes excellence in independent work in the arts and sciences as well as in high-end commercial productions in the film, advertising and entertainment industries. In this category, artistic originality counts just as much as masterful technical achievement.
A Father’s Lullaby, Site-Responsive Sound Installations / Rashin Fahandej (US)/ photo: Aram Bogosian / Printversion
PL’AI / Špela Petrič (SI) / photo: Hanneke Wetzer, Špela Petrič / Printversion
Sound for Fungi. Homage to Indeterminacy / Theresa Schubert (DE) / photo: Sage Jenson, Theresa Schubert / Printversion