Journey to Pristina
Anibar (XK), Lapsi360 (XK), University of Prishtina (XK) Bournemouth University (UK)

This program explores the power of the 360 video in representation of the past as tools in educating the new generations and giving a wider perspective on different narratives to wider audiences.

Those Who Drown Cling to Foam
Urtina Hoxha (XK)

Through stark, intricate animation, Those Who Drown Cling to Foam illustrates the devastating personal account of a family forced to flee their home during the 1999 NATO bombings of Kosovo.

Flaka Kokolli (XK)

Beti, a woman in her late forties, together with her family, is deported by Serbian security forces from her home in the capital of Kosovo to the border village of Bllacë. With war breaking out in 1999, her story of survival is stitched together as the world she knew disintegrates. The seemingly endless cycle of cruelty Beti endures on her journey to a safe haven becomes a collective story of survival.

Animating Public Spaces
Anibar (XK), Flaka Kokolli (XK), Urtina Hoxha (XK)

This program will explore the power of animation and 360 video in representation of the past as tools in educating the new generations and giving a wider perspective on different narratives to wider audiences.

ALMA Observatory and Fundación Mustakis (CL)

By considering the extreme weather conditions in the Atacama Desert alongside ALMA Observatory, located at more than 5000 metres above sea level, the garden uses the notion of ‘landscape’ in the context of the digital world to rethink how we understand the concept under the influence of the digital revolution.

Artistic Journalism Tour led by Karen Palmer
Karen Palmer (UK)

The information and surveillance society, climate change, human rights issues... Artists are addressing social questions in an artistic way and asking us questions in the form of their artworks. It can be called artistic journalism. In this tour, we will take a look at some of the prize-winning works from the Prix Ars Electronica 2021 that address journalism from an artistic perspective and method, and talk to the artists about their work.

Elise Guillaume (BE/GB) and Samuel Domínguez (CL/GB)

Through the use of footage, courtesy of ALMA and ESO, filmmaker Elise Guillaume (BE) and artist Samuel Domínguez (CL) collaborated on a new video about the Chajnantor Plateau, where ALMA Observatory is located, in the Atacama Desert. The video uses the music created by Olaff Peña Pastene (CL/ES), using sounds recorded at the observatory and digital data.

Talking About Landscape in the 21st Century
Samuel Domínguez (CL), Leonor Merín (ES), Alicia Pedroso (CL), Valeria Foncea (CL), Diego Lara Koenig (CL), Sergio Martín (ES)

We are presenting a web-learning platform that gathers more than 50 references about our contemporary understanding of landscape. At the behest of Fundación Mustakis, this project was co-curated by Diego Lara Koenig (CL), with Sergio Martín (ES), invited by ALMA Observatory. The live video, with digital modelling and animation by Ming Rang Bai, will be broadcast during the festival.

Prix Forum: The Re-enchantment of Humanism
Guangli Liu (CN), Veneta Androva (BG), Erick Oh (KR/US), Helen Starr (TT)

Das Prix Forum – Computeranimation ist eine offene Diskussion zwischen den drei GewinnerInnen des Prix Ars Electronica 2021 und der Jury.

CyberArts 2021: Computer Animation

Alle animierten Bilder, wie handgefertigt sie auch sein mögen, werden heutzutage im Produktions- oder Vertriebsprozess digital und damit zur „Computeranimation“. Es geht in dieser Kategorie daher darum zu hinterfragen, inwiefern sie als Kommunikationstool funktionieren und welche Erfahrungen sie den Betrachter:innen ermöglichen, wobei die Bandbreite von abstrakten Werken, Musikvideos, Essayfilmen, Charakteranimationen über Datenvisualisierungen und Rauminstallationen bis zu Virtuellen Realitäten (VR, AR und MR) reicht.