create your world Festival 2021

Prix Ars Electronica „u19–create your world“ Exhibition

Young Professionals, Young Creatives (AT)

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Thu Sep 9, 2021, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri Sep 10, 2021, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat Sep 11, 2021, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sun Sep 12, 2021, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
All times are given in Central European Time (CET / UTC +1).
Linz, In Kepler's Gardens

This year’s exhibition of the 23 winning projects in the u19–create your world category once again shows a colorful mix of refreshing ideas, critical projects and research approaches by children and young people. The exhibition will be presented as an interactive platform at the festival by the young people themselves. The winners will get to know each other and can exchange new ideas. Festival visitors will be able to see the fascinating projects and have them explained directly by the young artists. This creates a research platform at the highest level, which not only serves as an inspiration for educators and students, but also offers regional and international artists a valuable insight into the topics and priorities of children and young people.

“Gaps and Solutions — Of Things that are Missing and How one can Deal with this

By this year’s submission deadline, the year-long state of emergency had become the new normal. But, especially for young people, a year feels like an entire phase of one’s life. Despite everything, however, it would be a complete misnomer to describe these young people as ´the lost generation´. During this extraordinary and trying period, they have gained new perspectives and were able to observe societal processes that will occupy historians for decades to come. It is a generation shaped but not stigmatized by these events. These young people will decide for themselves what they do with the lessons from this time. But for now, it is about immediately coming to terms with the situation, and the entries for this year’s Prix Ars Electronica in the category u19–create your world reflect a number of coping strategies. Obvious themes were homeschooling, quarantine, and being left to one’s own devices to get through the isolation, but also the resulting yearning for intimacy and social interaction. The ways of dealing with these emotions are as diverse as people are themselves: they range from humorous resignation to struggles related to mental health, from rational solutions to creative acts of self-empowerment. […]“

Excerpt from the jurystatemet of this the Jury of the category u19–create your world 2021: Sirikit Amann, Josef Dorninger, Conny Lee, Mira Lu Kovacs, Tori Reichel

Winners in the Exhibition