Elham Dehghani (IR)
The performance named „Inspiration“ by Elham Dehghani is an experience revealing the relationships between human and environment, which can be regarded as a discovery.
Andrés Felipe Gaviria (CO), Gabrielle Couillard (CA), Kasey Pocius (CA), Mario H Valencia (CO), Oscar Ceballos (CO), Leah Barclay (AU), Ricardo Dal Farra (AR/CA), Rob La Frenais (UK/FR), Felipe Londoño (CO), Roger Malina (US), Pablo Suarez (AR/US)
“Balance-Unbalance: The Future started Now” is the second encounter in a series of roundtables gathering scientists, artists, architects and curators to help us think about what we should do today to change course and to have a possible future, considering the serious risks we face given the growing environmental crisis.
Julie Semoroz (CH)
Julie Semoroz shapes sound using several sources such as field recordings, live microphones, her own voice, and different forms of hardware and software.
Artist: Lily Hunter Green (GB), Collaborators: Computer Scientist: Karun Matharu, Molecular Scientist: Dr Eyal Maori, Violinist: Tom Moore, Film: Zoe Coldham (With support from Arts Council England)
A Talk + Q&A from the Artist Lily Hunter Green Online presentation/exhibition of extracts from ‘Silencing the Virus’ (STARTS PRIZE NOMINATION) Bee Composed: An Entomological Fantasy will provide a creative synthesis of what can be learnt from honeybees in terms of social cognition, collective living and ecological balance via a talk and presentation on a series of immersive interactive play-tests and installations.
Speakers: Eliza Anyangwe (CM/UK) Storyteller and editor. Founder of The Nzinga Effect, Felipe Castelblanco (CO/US) Multidisciplinary artist, researcher and initiator of The Para-site School, Pia Mancini (IT) co-founder & CEO at Open Collective, Host: Andres Colmenares, Co-director, IAM & The Billion Seconds Institute (CO/ES)
In dieser Podiumsdiskussion wird erörtert, wie uns Worte dabei helfen können, bessere Welten zu gestalten. Wie werden sie zu Denkwerkzeugen, um die anhaltende Krise der Vorstellungskraft zu bewältigen? Vielleicht, indem wir ein gemeinsames Gefühl der Identität und Zugehörigkeit zum Planeten Erde kultivieren. Wir werden diese Idee anhand einer Reihe hypothetischer Fragen rund um das Konzept der „Intercitizenships“ erkunden – ein Begriff, der von den GründerInnen des Billion Seconds Institute geprägt wurde, einer Initiative für lebenslanges Lernen des kreativen Forschungslabors IAM.
Ellen Pearlman (US), Julie Phelps (US), Shamsher Virk (US)
As cultural producers who hold space for artist residencies, incubators, and exchanges, we are confronted with constraints of all kinds. Responding to the ever-changing conditions of the contemporary world, we must adapt to the limitations encountered and decipher the possible.
Panel guests: Federica Fragapane (IT), Michela Milano (IT), Iolanda Pensa (IT), Valentina Tanni (IT), Moderated by: Federico Bomba (IT)
How can data help us in better understanding environmental and social challenges? Data are not good or bad, they simply are. Their aim is, or it should be, empowering our knowledge about the complex ecosystem we live in. But they do not speak for themselves: someone – or something – must present them in a shape so that they can produce new awareness.
Manuela Hillmann, Pablo Bes Alonso
Manuela Hillmann (Producer of Online Gardens) and Pablo Bes Alonso (Project Manager) cordially invite to a journey to a life space created out of the combination of Creativity, Humanism and Ecology that Garden Seoul, London and Vilnius bring to the Ars Electronica Festival 2021. The three gardens lead us onto a path about how to deal with our lives during and after the pandemic and about how narratives on casual life processes, repetitive habits, and social practices are part of the human relationship with everything in the human’s environment.
Kat Austen (GB/DE), Marco Barotti (IT), Florent Di Bartolo (FR), Gil Delindro (PT), Anna Dumitriu (GB) & Alex May (GB), Daniel Hengst (DE), Darsha Hewitt (DE), Konrad Korabiewski (DK/IS), Carolin Liebl (DE) and Nikolas Schmid-Pfähler (DE), MAEID (AT), Joana Moll (ES), Robertina Šebjanič (SI) & Gjino Šutić (HR), Taavi Suisalu (EE), Stefan Laxness (GB/IS)
The contributions of the ecosphere shed light on the consequences of the digitalization of our ecosystem, knowledge generated by a shift in perspective away from humans and towards other life forms, and the opportunities for “peaceful co-existence” and cooperation between species.
Nico Angiuli (IT), Andrius Arutiunian (NL), Kat Austen (GB/DE), Marco Barotti (IT) / WRO Art Center (PL), Florent Di Bartolo (FR), Andrej Boleslavský (CZ), Clusterduck (FR/DE/IT), Gil Delindro (PT), DISNOVATION.ORG (FR), Anna Dumitriu (GB) & Alex May (GB), Adam Donovan (AU) & Katrin Hochschuh (DE), Mark Farid (GB), Doug Fishbone (GB), FLOW Architecture (IT), Forms of Ownership (HK/MK/IE/US), Moritz Simon Geist (DE), Daniel Hengst (DE), Darsha Hewitt (DE), Sophie Hoyle (GB), Konrad Korabiewski (DK/IS), Kentaro Kumanomido (DE) & Teaque Owen (DE), Chloé Galibert-Laîné (FR) & Kevin B. Lee (DE/US), Stefan Laxness (GB/IS), Carolin Liebl (DE) & Nikolas Schmid-Pfähler (DE), Karen Lancel (NL) & Hermen Maat (NL), Aay Liparoto (BE), MAEID (AT), Kasia Molga (PL/UK), Joana Moll (ES), Wouter Moraal (NL), Martin Nadal (ES), Robertas Narkus (LT), Aleksandra Niemczyk (PL), Margherita Pevere (IT), Liliana Zeic (PL), Anna Ridler (GB), Quimera Rosa (FR), Silvia Rosani (GB), Rybn.org (FR), Birk Schmithüsen (DE), Robertina Šebjanič (SI) & Gjino Šutić (HR), Taavi Suisalu (EE), Total Refusal (AT), uh513 (María Castellanos & Alberto Valverde) (ES)
The Werkleitz Festival 2021 move to… sociosphere ecosphere bodydatasphere is a correspondence location of the 2021 Ars Electronica. During the past 4 years, the artists and collectives at 11 institutions of the European Media Art Platform have been researching the most urgent challenges of our age. The virtual closing exhibition will feature 44 works produced with the support of Creative Europe.
Firas Safieddine (LB/ AT/ ES), Eveline Wandl-Vogt (AT)
Emergent topographies is a video installation, created by using artificial intelligence in the form of generative adversarial networks for creative production. Given the complexity of intelligence, be it synthetic or biological, the artwork operates in the friction space between citizen data science, urban dynamics, artificial intelligence and neuroscience; exploring the interaction through generating mutant topographies of brain data and citizen urban data using creative algorithms.
Su-Ch Hsu (TW), Chen-Hua Lu (TW), FBI Lab (TW), Chiao-Chi Chou (TW), You-Yang Hu (TW), Jiahe Zhao (CN), Xuezhi Liu (CN), Shih-Hung Ku (TW), IoA/NTHU (TW), Yuan-Fu Yang (TW) & Iuan-Kai Fang (TW)
With the rapid development of science and technology, many changes have occurred in society, politics and life. There are many different “entrances” in science, in society, in emotion, and in ecology. Some of these entrances allow us to explore the roots of life, some make our society a paradigm shift, some make subtle changes in emotions between people, and some even bring a huge change in the world.
CENEx Collective (Lucía Egaña, Isabel Torres, Juana Guerrero), TRIMEX Collective (Andrés Terrisse, Juan José Aldunce, Bernardita Pérez), Regina de Miguel, Ignacio Acosta, Felipe Rivas San Martin, Claudio Celis, María Jesús Schultz, Celeste Rojas, Paula Baeza Pailamilla, Cristian Ochoa, Felipe González, Claudia Pool, Martin Arboleda
Extractivisms: Operations and Practices is a curatorial proposal introducing the idea of an „expanded extractivism“. To do so, it connects works by creators such as Ignacio Acosta, Jota Aldunate, Paula Baeza Pailamilla, Claudio Celis and María Jesús Schultz, Regina de Miguel, Lucía Egaña, Juana Guerrero, Bernardita Pérez, Celeste Rojas, Felipe Rivas San Martín, Andrés Terisse and Isabel Torres, to reflect on and discuss how to foment the questioning and exploration of these transversal practices and operations.
Aleksandr Kapitonov (RU), Maria Sviridova (RU), Andrey Lazukin (RU), Grigorii Kirgizov (RU)
Technology mediates our relations to the biosphere, codifies and shapes them. They can constitute a means of both care and control. Today, they codify primarily the second element: exhaustive control and accelerating exploitation. In this conference we’ll try to look at the first element—care—and hear from scientists and engineers who try to make technologies more careful towards nature and point us to technosymbiotic possibilities.
Anastasya Kizilova (RU)
A turning point in human history was the discovery of Louis Pasteur’s microbiology and the victory over infectious diseases in the mid-19th century. In an instant, the science of hygiene became a set of superstitions. In today’s world, concepts of hygiene are controversial.
Hiraku Ogura (JP)
Miso, soy sauce, sake, and koji are fermented foods that are indispensable to the Japanese diet. Hiraku Ogura is a fermentation designer who aims to make the microorganisms visible through design. In collaboration with brewers and researchers across Japan, he has developed a few projects on the theme of fermentation and microorganisms, including product development, production of picture books and animated films and workshops.
Christiana Kazakou (UK), Dr. Christoph Thun-Hohenstein (AT), Dr. Monica Gagliano (IT), Dr. Martin Pfosser (AT), Leisenhof Gärtnerei Linz (AT), Mag. Gabriele Winkler (AT), Dr. Christa Sommerer (AT), Fabricio Lamoncha (ES)
In September 2021, Linz is joining the Leonardo Art & Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) network. This international program brings together artists, scientists, scholars and the general public for inspiring presentations and conversations. The LEONARDO LASER LINZ, hosted by the Interface Cultures department at the University of Art and Design Linz, will be held during the Ars Electronica 2021 Festival.
LASER Helsinki/Espoo (FI), LASER Mexico (MX), LASER Totnes (UK), LASER Zurich (CH)
We are not alone on this planet, but part of a vast, complex web of species, agents, and other beings. What are our ethical responsibilities to the environment and to the multiplicity of living systems that comprise it? How can practitioners of art, science, and technology sustain these dynamic networks and evolve interspecies communication?
Gallery Bel Art (RS)
The journey „Danube Dialogues“ gives an impression of the garden Novi Sad and its topics.
Hexagram (CA/QC), Université du Québec à Montréal (CA/QC), Concordia University (CA/QC)
Universidad Austral de Chile, Faculty of Architecture and Arts (CL), Institute of Visual Arts, Galería Réplica (CL)
The Journey „Extractivism: Operations and Practices“ gives an impression of the Valdivia Garden.
Brice Ammar-Khodja (FR), Vanessa Mardirossian (CA), Matthew Halpenny (CA)
Sensitive membranes, Textile Dyes Workshop, Workshop on Open-Source Microbial Fuel Cells
Ars Electronica & Linz Center Of Mechatronics Hackathon 2021 Edition
Agriculture requires innovations to increase both quantity and quality in production, but also to increase efficiency in resource management. This year Ars Electronica in collaboration with LCM organizes a foresight technology Hackathon training which addresses challenges of the Agri-food industry to be faced by the world, global trends in specific sectors of the Agro industry, prospects for their development.
The central element of the kinetic sound sculpture is a dome overgrown with moss, its movement driven by readings of nitrogen oxide concentrations at various locations on our planet. Moss is regarded as a bio-indicator of air pollution, and this forms Barotti’s first collaboration with a living organism.
Nicole L’Huillier (CL), Cristóbal Cea (CL), Valentina Montero (CL)
Upon entering this space, visitors will be faced with multiple formats, sounds, colors, and emotions representing the results of an open call for young artists under the age of 30 conducted in July, under the premise “To Question and Reflect on the Visual Representation of a Forest”.
Claudia Müller (CL), Elisa Balmaceda (CL), Etienne de France (FR), Gregorio Fontén (CL), Marcos Sánchez (CL)
The virtual journey this audiovisual exhibition sets us on – flowing down from the sky, onto the middle-layer forest, exploring the insides of trees, down to their roots and into the bodies of water, to finalize in an exploration of new forms of future natural elements – is a combination of visions.
Paul Merchant (GB), Catalina Valdés (CL), Green Art Lab Alliance – Cocina CoLaboratorio, Pollinaria, Fundación Mar Adentro, Undecided Productions, Polyco Contemporary Art Initiatives, Temporary Art Platform, Yasmine Ostendorf (various countries in South America, Asia and Europe)
Bringing together art and science practitioners and cultural actors to touch upon different forms of collaboration within the field of art & ecology, visitors will be able to tap into pre-recorded encounters and navigate through an interactive visual map created within a Miró board to hear the voices of practitioners across latitudes and longitudes.
Gisèle Trudel (CA), Maya Lamothe-Katrapani (CA), Alessia Zarzani (IT), Orit Halpern (CA), Jean-Denis Milette (CA), Gabriel Payant (CA), Marius Senneville (CA), Alessandra Ponte (CA), Kim Laneuville (CA), Adriana Menghi (CA), Delphine Ducharme (CA), Meryem Sekhri (CA), Alexandre Asselin (CA), Anna Paola Bossi (IT/CA), Baptiste Kauffmann (FR/CA), Millie-Ann Grenon (CA), Rachel Ducharme (CA), Charles Antoine Poulin (CA), Fannie Hébert (CA), Ikram Haffaf (CA), Liliane Hamelin (CA), Marie-Ève Fortier (CA), Jill Didur (CA), Tony Higuchi (ES), AELab (CA), Fossilation (CA), Andrée Martin (CA), Estelle Schorpp (FR/CA), Marc-André Cossette (CA), Sandra Volny (CA), Ahreum Lee (KR/CA), Émilie Morin (CA), Erin Gee (CA), Guillaume Pascal (CA), Juliette Lusven (FR/CA), Maxime Boutin (FR/CA), Olivia Mc Gilchrist (JM/FR), Rilla Khaled (CA), Enric Llagostera (BR), Jess Rowan Marcotte (CA), Steven Sych (CA), Jean Dubois (CA), Ghyslain Gagnon (CA), Ké Medley (CA), Louis-Philippe Rondeau (CA), Yan Breuleux (CA), Nicolas Bernier (CA), Nicolas Reeves (CA), David St-Onge (CA), Chris Salter (US/CA), Dietmar Lupfer (DE), Sofian Audry (CA), TeZ (IT)
Documentation of the first art installation of the Canada Research Chair MÉDIANE, presented outdoors in July 2021 at Jardin botanique Montréal. The installation experiments artistically with the ecophysiological data of three species of trees collected by the research programme SmartForests.
Lucio Montecchio (IT)
During the last years, the discourses around the loss of biodiversity and more sustainable production and consumption models have advanced widely in the fields of natural sciences, social sciences and new technologies. How can we change this and co-create a more sustainable future?
Veronika Krenn (AT), masharu (NL/RU), Raphael Perret (CH), Tiziana Centofanti (IT), Andreas Zingerle (AT), Markus Puschenreiter (AT), Franz Stürmer (AT)
The Campus Cartographies are an exploration of plant diversity in and around the Kepler Gardens taking place during this year’s Ars Electronica Festival in the framework of Roots & Seeds XXI. Together with host Veronika Krenn, the participants dive into one aspect that has a critical impact on our plant life: the soil that is its basis for growth.
Claudia Schnugg (AT)
During the Roots & Seeds XXI workshops, participants from different fields (artists, scientists, philosophers, researchers, curators, cultural agents, and others), whose practices are linked to the plant world in different ways, will analyze the crisis of biodiversity with the intention of proposing sustainable ways of relating to nature. Through these workshops, Roots & Seeds XXI seeks to safeguard and promote botanical heritage, weaving scientific knowledge with storytelling and humanities.
Studio M.A.R.S. (Music Art Research Science), (DE/ AT/ UK/ ES/ CN/ KE)
Speculum Maius (The Great Mirror) is a ground-breaking new opera that merges pioneering live VR technology together with live performance, created by Studio M.A.R.S.
Aleyda Rocha (MX/ AT), Eveline Wandl-Vogt (AT), Mojdeh Siyadat (IR/ AT)
In a group of ten-fifteen people maximum (adjusting to covid rules), we will go on a walk at the surroundings of Ars Electronica; guided by a leader that will give instructions on the data collections to make; take careful notes about what happens and produce a series of experimental inventories or archives and a final cosmogram.
Katya Pravda (RU), Anna Novikova (RU), Yulia Yousma (RU), Alexey Ryumin (RU)
Katya Pravda’s art is viewer-oriented, it’s democratic. The parts this art is made of are a pleasure in themselves — flower petals, branches, stones, vegetables, mushrooms. But then vigorous intraframe editing jumps in the form of fake eyelash glue. The familiar is fading, giving way to the unknown.
Jill Scott (AU/CH), Katja Cankar (NL), Marille Hahne (CH), Ingrid van der Meer (NL), Joanna Hoffman (PL/DE), Suvi Hakkinen (FI)
This LASER ZURICH event constitutes an immersive presentation by six researchers in four parts. They focus on how and why the production of our food will change in the future to incorporate the concepts of wild plants, cultivated plants and in-vitro plants.
Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), Interaction Design Department IAD (CH)
Infinite Nows is showcasing student projects of the Interaction Design department (IAD) at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). Probing alternative presents through investigative, speculative and experimental practices, Infinite Nows’ projects reflect the values and approaches of IAD that have been shaped over its 20-year existence. Interaction design is, above, all about the relationality and entanglement of human and non-human actions.