Cultural Treasures and Interactive Media Art

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SAT 7.5. & SUN 8.5.2022 / Ars Electronica Center

(Linz, 28.4.2022) Explore the hidden corridors and chambers of the Pyramid of Khufu, wander through Vienna’s St. Stephen’s Cathedral and learn interesting details about its history, inspect every last brushstroke of Gustav Klimt’s portraits of women or get to know powerful media art works. Deep Space EVOLUTION offers visitors to the Ars Electronica Center on Saturday 7.5. and Sunday 8.5.2021, a wide-ranging program that extends from the art of antiquity to that of the present …

The art of playing
SAT 7.5. & SUN 8.5.2022 / each 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 3:30 pm

Full body engagement is required when Deep Space 8K becomes the setting for interactive artworks and games! Students of the Time-Based and Interactive Media Art program at the Kunstuni Linz have developed exciting interactive applications that call for collaboration and communication among participants.

Deep Space Selection
SAT 7.5. & SUN 8.5.2022 / each 11:00 am, 12:00 noon, 4:00 pm

Deep Space Selection presents the best Deep Space projects of the past 13 years. Popular highlights from the fields of media art, science, technology, interaction and action now shine in the all-new Deep Space 8K with unprecedented image quality and color brilliance, complementing the range of brand-new applications.

At the heart of the Pyramid of Khufu
SAT 7.5. & SUN 8.5.2022 / 11:30 am each day

With the help of state-of-the-art technology, Deep Space takes you on a 3D exploration tour into the heart of the Pyramid of Khufu. Like in a computer game, visitors move through the interior of the only remaining wonder of the ancient world and discover a series of hidden chambers and passages.

Deep Art
SAT 7.5. & SUN 8.5.2022 / both 1:00 pm

With its large-scale wall and floor projections and laser tracking, Deep Space 8K offers a challenging infrastructure for media artists. Visitors will be immersed in visually stunning media artworks, some of which were specifically designed for Deep Space 8K, and will be amazed by the brilliance of the colors and the wonderful sound.

The Glass Dome
SAT 7.5. & SUN 8.5.2022 / both 2:00 pm

The “Dom St. Stephan zu Wien” is probably the biggest Austrian landmark, presented in Deep Space 8K in a way never seen before! Together, the visitors embark on a 3D tour through the entire cathedral. They will visit places that are otherwise inaccessible to the public and learn a lot of interesting facts about the history of St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

Gustav Klimt – Painter of Women
SAT 7.5. & SUN 8.5.2022 / each 3:00 pm

Women play a very important role in the works of art of the Art Nouveau painter Gustav Klimt, as the fine ladies of Viennese society were among his preferred motifs. The 16×9 meter projection surface of Deep Space 8K allows a unique view of Klimt’s paintings of women down to the smallest detail. Every tiny brushstroke can be made visible, bringing to light what was previously hidden.

Three new event formats in Deep Space 8K
Concerts of various genres accompanied by immersive visualizations, unique visual experiences that invite interactive participation and inspiring lectures by top-class experts on a wide range of topics. With the three new event formats “Deep Space Concert”, “Deep Space Lecture” and “Deep Space Experience”, the diverse possibilities of Deep Space 8K are used to offer artists, musicians and researchers the perfect setting.

The Great Pyramid in 3D, From the BBC Series Ancient Invisible Cities / BBC Studios (UK), ScanLab Projects (UK) / Foto: Ars Electronica – Robert Bauernhansl / Printversion

Der gläserne Dom / Foto: Ars Electronica – Robert Bauernhansl / Printversion

Gustav Klimt – Maler der Frauen / Foto: Florian Voggeneder, / Printversion

Die Kunst des Spielens / Critical Mass / Fabian Terler (AT) / Foto: Ars Electronica – Robert Bauernhansl / Printversion