Artists, curators and exhibition organizers take you by the hand and guide you with their perspective through a subject area with which they have worked intensively until the end and where their enthusiasm lives.
Alchemists of the Future: Online Video Journey
Ars Electronica Futurelab (AT)
With this Online Video Journey, Hideaki Ogawa, Director at the Ars Electronica Futurelab invites you to become part of a shared mission. Find out what you can expect on your way through the ideas and visions from 25 years of the past, present and future of the Alchemists of the Future in this video tour that takes you through the exhibits in the Ars Electronica Center.
Garden Aotearoa Artist Talks and Demonstrations
Garden Aotearoa (NZ)
The Ars Electronica Garden Aotearoa assembles selected projects from New Zealand’s technologists, artists and University researchers. The artist talks will be a chance to get to know more about the projects on display.
Art in Flux: Reclaimed
Curators: Aphra Shemza (GB), Maria Almena (ES) & Olive Gingrich (GB/AT) Artists: Aminder Virdee (GB), Aphra Shemza (GB), Stuart Batchelor (GB), Camille Baker (GB), Danielle Brathwaite-shirley (GB), Enrique Agudo (GB), Kimatica (ES) Natasha Trotman (GB), Olive Gingrich (GB/AT) Shama Rahman (GB), Ro Greengrass (GB) & Maddy James (GB)
Curated by the three Art in Flux co-founders Olive Gingrich, Maria Almena and Aphra Shemza and featuring twelve artists from the Art in Flux community, this curator’s tour takes the audience through Art in Flux: Reclaimed virtual exhibition, exploring its key concepts and themes.
Art & Science in Times of Complexity and Crisis
It may seem unfathomable that we could ever grasp the sheer complexity of the interdependencies of Ecosystem Earth. Each and every one of our quantum computers would crash when faced with the task of mapping all interactions from our microbiomes to the zonobiomes. One human mind cannot comprehend it all, but multitudes of minds have tirelessly worked towards contributing to a shared scientific knowledge that together unravels these interdependencies.
Program Overview – art+science 2021
Dobrivoje Lale Erić (RS), Petar Laušević (RS) and Elisa Cuesta (ES)
This guided tour introduces the Festival audience the sixth edition of the art+science program of the Center for the Promotion of Science, which focuses on the creative and critical reading and analysis of the AI-based systems, their values and possibilities. This year’s exibition, AI Realities, presents 13 works and tries to act as a stage for the insightful and inspirational discussion and partnering between local and international peers in all related fields.
Maaya Makino (JP), Hortense Boulais-Ifrène (FR)
Maaya Makino and Hortense Boulais-Ifrène, garden project coordinators are very happy to present a journey of theater around the world from Tehran to Austria with a stopover in Abuja. Performances, dances and a dive into the virtual will be proposed to celebrate community and able interaction.
Theme Exhibition Live Guided Tour I: Dataspheres Observed
Martin Honzik, Christl Baur
The digital world includes everything around us, even that which we do not see. As technology evolves, we are led to question what is real and the line between biological and virtual, emotional and logical, right and wrong becomes more blurred.
Ecology + Humanism
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.
Education for Future Generation in Art, Technology, and Society
Maaya Makino, Andrew Newman
In the world of ‘A New Digital Deal,’ we need interdisciplinary ability to think about art, technology, and society from multiple perspectives. How can we teach this invisible skill to the future generation? In this Guided Tour, we would like to introduce various Gardens focusing on Education for young people.
Women in Media Arts – Female Directors
Manuela Hillmann (DE), Maaya Makino (JP)
Manuela Hillmann and Maaya Makino invite you to a tour about women in Media Arts in particular female directors in the framework of Garden Tokyo – The Power of the Unseen and Garden Barcelona Hybrid times.
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.
Where are we standing? A guided tour from Atacama to Araucanía
Christl Baur (DE), Manuela Hillmann (DE)
You are invited to wander through the Polygonal Forest, a protected area in the Andean Araucanía, dedicated to preserving ecosystems. In the Atacama Desert we shift our eyes towards distant galaxies, while talking about landscapes of the 21st century and hearing from devices, that are witnesses of Chile’s social movements.
Theme Exhibition Live Guided Tour II: Enabling Digital Empowerment
Martin Honzik, Karla Spiluttini
Phones and computers are no longer mere devices but extensions of ourselves, used in everyday life. Who gets to decide how these tools are used? Technology can expose truths, enlightening and empowering us towards a more sustainable digital future.
Manuela Hillmann (DE), Hortense Boulais-Ifrène (FR)
Manuela Hillmann, producer of festival gardens and Hortense Boulais-Ifrène, garden project coordinator invite you to travel from Moscow to London following an engaging participatory path. Moscow opens 3d virtual environment portal to rethink online human conditions to London “Desktop Cinema” series of moving personal works about loose, hope and mystery.
Hortense Boulais-Ifrène (FR)
In psychology, “Limen” defines the threathold in perception, a margin that brings us back to explore hybrid objects, projections in the dreamspace and chimerical objects. To guide us through this journey RIXC Center for New Media Culture in collaboration with The Art, Culture and Technology Program at MIT will dive into this in-between space that emerges at the border of the virtual and the actual, to the “Uncanny Dreams” of Garden Moscow curated by Helena Nikonole and Oxana Chvyakina.
Intersectional Feminism / Feminism tour in Prix Ars Electronica 2021
Helen Starr (TT), Anna Bunting-Branch (GB)
The concept of intersectionality, which was first conceived by Black feminist legal scholar Kimberlé W. Crenshaw, has become a vital tool for navigating relational identities including race, class and gender in contemporary political discourse.
My Shoes, Your Walk
This video depicts a revisit of a soundwalk that provided me countless inspiration and solace during the past year. Recorded with contact microphones chiseled and wired in the soles of my shoes, the soundtrack brings us back to last autumn, whereas my camera dangles in the summer heat, and my mind wanders across time.
Networked Bodies: Body, embodiment and New Media
Body, embodiment and New Media gives insight into three Ars Electronica Festival projects that address the body in the digital sphere.
Garden NYC – Day 1 (Wednesday)
Dr. Howard Teich (US), Geoff Wilcox (US), Clay Boykin (US), Sarah Charley (US), Menka Sethi (US), Amelia Lichtenberg (US), David Lobser (US), Clara Francesca (IT/AU), Anne Wichmann (US/DE), Melissa Ulto (US), Austin Lee (US), David Lobser (US), Jani Rose (US), Robert Lane (US), Sheilah D. Smiley (US), Leticia Almeida AKA Tanky – Digital Artist (UY), Mathías Chumino AKA C03RA – Digital Artist (UY), Sky Rolnick (US), Carrie Able (US) and guests, Ulisespal (US/AR) & She’s Excited! (US/DE), Georgios Cherouvim & Labros Filippou (GR), Jay Tobin (US), Dan Tesene & Serena Stucke (US), Michael Romeo (US), Kamel Ghabte (FR/MA), Several NFT and AR artists from all over the globe
Panel Discussion: “What is technology’s responsibility to the consumer?”, NFT Gallery / The Portal / AR Sculpture Garden, Enhanced Poetry, Live in the Cube, NKB x Ars Electronica
Garden NYC – Day 2 (Thursday)
Anne Wichmann (US/DE), Melissa Ulto (US), Austin Lee (US), Several NFT and AR artists from all over the globe, Mx_mango (US), Anto Astudillo (US/CL), Ulisespal (US/AR) & She’s Excited! (US/DE), Daniel Sabio (PR), Daniel Cevallos Andrade & Aaron Cevallos Andrade (US), Erin Wajufos (US), George Gleixner (US), Kamel Ghabte (FR/MA)
NFT Gallery / The Portal / AR Sculpture Garden, Conscious Community, Live in the Cube, NKB x Ars Electronica
Garden NYC – Day 3 (Friday)
Anne Wichmann (US/DE), Melissa Ulto (US), Austin Lee (US), Several NFT and AR artists from all over the globe, Dr. Howard Teich (US), Geoff Wilcox (US), Clay Boykin (US), Sarah Charley (US), Menka Sethi (US), Amelia Lichtenberg (US), David Lobser (US), Clara Francesca (IT/AU), Flex Dance Program (US), Ulisespal (US/AR) & She’s Excited! (US/DE), White Lights (US), David Pressler (US), Sadaway & Handhead (US), Grant Bouvier (US), Kamel Ghabte – (FR/MA)
Workshop Flex Dance Program, The Portal / AR Sculpture Garden, Panel Discussion: “What new paradigms excite you in the age of accessible VR/AR/MR and art?”, NFT Gallery, Conscious Community, NKB x Ars Electronica
Garden NYC – Day 4 (Saturday)
Anne Wichmann (US/DE), Melissa Ulto (US), Austin Lee (US), Mx Oops (US), David Lobser (US), Milenaria (US), Sean Devare (US), Chloé Lee (US), Leticia Almeida AKA Tanky – (UY), Mathías Chumino AKA C03RA – (UY), Carrie Able (US), Sky Rolnick (US) And Guests, Ulisespal (US/AR), She’s Excited! (US/DE), Brian Thabault (US), TJ McCau (US), YANDL (US), Rob Interface (US), Kamel Ghabte – (FR/MA), Several NFT and AR artists from all over the globe
NFT Gallery / The Portal / AR Sculpture Garden, Enhanced Poetry, Live in the Cube, NKB x Ars Electronica
Garden NYC – Day 5 (Sunday)
Anne Wichmann (US/DE), Melissa Ulto (US), Austin Lee (US), Jani Rose (US), The Museum of Craft and Design (US), Ulisespal (US/AR), She’s Excited! (US/DE), Brittany Kurtinecz (US/JP), Sky Rolnick (US), Kamel Ghabte (FR/MA), Several NFT and AR artists from all over the globe
International Portals, Enhanced Poetry Intergenerational Workshop, Kids in the Cube, The Portal / AR Sculpture Garden
Online tour of the exhibition
Hugo Solís García (MX)
Hugo Solís, director of the Department of Arts and Humanities of the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Unidad Lerma, will give an online live tour of the garden. He will be showing the works and explaining the concepts behind each one.
Kristina Maurer, Karla Spiluttini
The STARTS Tour showcases best practice examples at the intersection of science, technology and art. From scenarios for local, circular economies based on food-waste craft, to large-scale data driven explorations of the condition of our oceans and visionary new scenarios for sustainable data storage, the artistic perspectives at the heart of this tour tackle the big challenges that lie ahead of us through both a microscopic and a macroscopic lens.
Tour de Force
How can a museum transfer its authentic on-site experience into the digital world? The New Digital Deal allows visitors from all over the world to enjoy a virtual live tour through the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum’s (DHMD) permanent exhibition “The Human Adventure.”
Artificial Star Gazers & Extraterrestrial Beings: Touring the AI Lab
Artificial intelligence and the relationship between human and machine are the focus of the exhibitions at the Ars Electronica center. As part of this AI Lab Highlight Tour, you will have the opportunity to see selected works focusing on AI at the Ars Electronica Festival exhibition location Kepler’s Gardens at the Johannes-Kepler-University, directly from the comfort of your home.
Tumor Evolution in Extended Reality (XR)
Network! (NZ), arc/sec Lab (NZ), Centre for eResearch (NZ)
The exhibition is a digital, social and spatial environment that immerses users from a range of backgrounds (clinical, biological, and technical) deeply in the data.
UCA Artistic Presentation
Camille Baker (CDN/GB) – Artist/Artistic Director, Maf’j Alverez (GB/SP) – Interaction Designer /Unity3d Developer, Sarah Büttner (DE) – Tilt Brush and 3D environment artist, Bushra Burge (GB) – Haptic corset interaction/fashion designer, Kat Austen (GB/DE) – Sound Designer, Paul Hayes (GB) – Haptics Electronic Engineer/ Programmer, Andy Baker (GB) – Unity Technical Consultant, Annelies Lovell & Alexandra Butterworth(GB) – voice-over actors, Anonymous Stories – various contributing women
INTER/her is an intimate VR immersive exploration of the inner world of middle-aged women’s bodies and the post-reproductive diseases they suffer, such as endometriosis, fibroids, polyps, Ovarian and other cysts, cervical, ovarian, uterine and endometrial cancers – with a focus on female health as personal exploration, conversation starter, and community building.
Un suono in estinzione Guided Tour
Pablo Bes Alonso
In this guided tour, we are going to present one of the projects curated by Filippo Rosati from Garden Bologna as a premier. The project that we are going to present is Un suono in estinzione, art & science project aimed at monitoring climate change implications on alpine glaciers through an artistic exploration.
Uncanny Dream: Online Curatorial Tour
Helena Nikonole (RU), Oxana Chvyakina (RU)
Curators of the “Uncanny Dream” exhibition will present the project, introducing young Russian new media artists and sharing their curatorial perspectives on digital art in times of the pandemic.
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.