On-site exhibition

GARDEN HONG KONG at Osage Gallery is a one-week finissage art show of Ars Electronica 2021 Garden Hong Kong. Introducing Artificial Intentionalities, the Garden statement reads “Ars Electronica Garden Hong Kong’s curatorial inquiry explores various paths to better understand the entanglements that surface in the tectonic interplay of divergent worlds, where robots challenge social models, artworks try to understand each other, and the faraway meets the nearby."

Sound performance “Techno-soils. Vibrofabricat”
Boris Shershenkov (RU)

Sound performance “Techno-soils. Vibrofabricat "isdedicated to working with vibrationalfields of urban techno-soils. The streams of mechanicalenergy captured with the geophonesbecome audible when the equilibrium states of theauthor's electroacoustic system of thePhonotrone type are violated.

Sound performance “Insects Orchestra: Underground”
Andrey Bundin (RU), Roman Smirnov (RU), Ksenia Bahtina (RU), Evgenii Khlopotov (RU), Anton Shchegolev (RU), Natalia Grishina (RU), Anastasia Birulia (RU)

A performance of a laptop orchestra is based on the research and artistic reflection of the underground world's sonic nature. Acoustic material of the work consists of sounds recorded using contact microphones attached to the ground, trees, rocks. In addition, performers use musical expression interface and sound synthesis engine, specifically developed for this performance. Every performer plays a specific part, and then all parts are combined into a complex spatial sound field.

gREen :
 Sampling Color – Farbe Vermessen
An Art & Science Symposium

What is ‘green’? Are we ‘green’? And is it the vegetative world at all? Are algae ‘superfoods’, environmental pests – or both? Is biodiesel green? Beyond the rampant ‘greenwashing’ of our times, artists and scientists in this symposium get to the bottom of the increasingly uncritically accepted symbolism of ‘green’ – as a RE-mix and RE-evaluation of contradictions and paradoxes.

gREen - Opening events and performances
Agnes Meyer-Brandis (DE), Thomas Feuerstein (AT), Adam Brown (US), Jens Hauser (DE)

What is ‘green’? Are we ‘green’? And is it the vegetative world at all? With monumental biotechnical installations, olfactory portraits of trees and the chemical re-enactment of historical toxic pigments, this garden proposed by Muffathalle Munich, curated by Jens Hauser, fosters debates in climate politics in the field of tension between art, nature and science.

Oleaje (Swells)
Martha Luisa Hernandez Cadenas (MINIPUNTO) (CU)

In Oleaje we have tried to discover routes to make fragmented and symbolic cartography of Cuba from a performative practice that mixes editing, narrative, and representation.

Aotearoa Concert Night

An evening of experimental electronic live musical performance.

EASEAS: Experiments in Art, Science and Ethology of the Art-Subject
Maurice Benayoun (HK/FR), Refik Anadol (US), Nicolás Mendoza (CO), Tobias Klein (HK/DE)

The birth of the art-subject and its proliferation in the art world exemplifies a clear departure from the traditional status of artworks as objects. It enables artists to explore divergent paths as the behaviour of artworks goes beyond biomimicry and the mirroring of human attitudes, making disjuncture a powerful means through which to interrogate different levels of social concern and human belief.

Galactic Wine Sharing Party

Pop by Hong Kong for a virtual drink with the Galactic media art community? 50% of what Festivals are about, is meeting friends and discovering new people, and this is what has been lost in the circumstances of the pandemic. But the technologically mediated routes, which we are forced to stick to, funnel us toward a more extensive intermixing of people who are usually distanced geographically, and culturally.

Posthuman Art: Robots, Aliens, Chess, and
Prof. Maurice Benayoun (HK/FR); Dr. Martin E. Rosenberg (US); Prof. Beatrice de Gelder (NL); Dr. Tanya Ravn Ag (DK); Dr. RAY LC (HK/US); Lisa Park SoYoung (HK/KR); Prof. De Kai (US/HK)

Is post-human art far too human? Taking this question as a starting point, the five speakers of this panel expand this inquiry in five disparate trajectories. Media artist Maurice Benayoun (HK/FR) questions how artworks can open new perspectives by engaging the world as subjects rather than objects.