End and beginning
That’s why the Ars Electronica Festival 2021 is deliberately focusing once again on the artists, their thinking and, above all, their actions. It’s the day of the Prix Ars Electronica, on which the winners of the Golden Nicas will talk – and not only – about their prize-winning projects (the latter, by the way, can be seen in the CyberArts show).
- In the Prix Forum “Computer Animation” Helen Starr and Guangli Liu (Golden Nica/ When the Sea Sends Forth a Forest), Veneta Androva (Award of Distinction / AIVA) and Erick Oh (Award of Distinction / Opera) talk about “The Re-enchantment of Humanism”.
- In the Prix Forum “Digital Musics & Sound Art” Cedrik Fermont and Alexander Schubert (Golden Nica/ Convergence) will speak, Rashin Fahandej (Award of Distinction / A Father’s Lullaby) and Douglas McCausland (Award of Distinction / Convergence) on “A Pandemic Didn’t Stop the Sound“
- And in the Prix Forum “AI & LifeArt” Jens Hauser and Samaneh Moafi / Forensic Architecture (Golden Nica/ Cloud Studies) deal with, masharu (Award of Distinction / The Museum of Edible Earth) and tranxxeno lab / Adriana Knouf (Award of Distinction / TX-1) with “Im/Material Infrastructures“.
How can the thinking and methods of art contribute to innovation and change in very different areas of our society? This question is ultimately the starting point of the “Art Thinking Forum” that Ars Electronica and Hakuhodo are co-hosting as part of the festival.
Without exception, outstanding artists from the international media art scene will once again demonstrate on this Sunday of the festival the virtuoso way in which they can touch, seduce, provoke and shake us up. And who knows, maybe in the end it will be the artists who motivate the “sensible person” to do what rationality suggests to him or her anyway – to finally tackle the “New Digital Deal”.
The CyberArts exhibition will showcase award-winning media artworks from the 2021 Prix Ars Electronica and thus provide an insight into current developments and trends in the digital age.
Ars Electronica ANIMATION FESTIVAL 2021
Based on the computer animation category of the Prix Ars Electronica international competition, animated pictorial worlds have been a cornerstone of the Ars Electronica media art festival and have been discussed and presented in various forms ever since.
Prix Forum: The Re-enchantment of Humanism
Guangli Liu (CN), Veneta Androva (BG), Erick Oh (KR/US), Helen Starr (TT)
The Prix Forum – Computer Animation is an open discussion between the top three winners of Prix Ars Electronica 2021 and the jury.
Prix Forum: A Pandemic Didn’t Stop the Sound
Alexander Schubert (DE), Rashin Fahandej (US), Douglas McCausland (US), Cedrik Fermont (CD/BE/DE)
The Prix Forum – Digital Musics & Sound Art is an open discussion between the top three winners of Prix Ars Electronica 2021 and the jury.
Prix Forum: Im/Material Infrastructures
Samaneh Moafi / Forensic Architecture (FA), masharu (NL/RU), tranxxeno lab / Adriana Knouf, PhD (US), Jens Hauser (DE/FR/DK)
The Prix Forum – Artificial Intelligence & Life Art is an open discussion between the top three winners of Prix Ars Electronica 2021 and the jury.
Art Thinking Forum
Hakuhodo x Ars Electronica
The Art Thinking Forum is a platform created jointly by Ars Electronica and Hakuhodo to discuss and exchange ideas on how to utilize art for a better society. The forum will discuss the role of art in the future through cutting-edge examples of creative chemical reactions between various fields and art.