In Linz, Austria: The Ars Electronica Festival presents the CyberArts Exhibition at OK in the OÖ Kulturquartier in Linz as one of its main shows. It showcases a selection of winning projects of this year’s Prix Ars Electronica. A selection from this year’s “Digital Musics & Sound Art” will reverberate at the SoundPark, a stage in the forest at Kepler’s Gardens, the festival’s main venue. Some of the prize-winning works can also be found in the Kepler’s Gardens Theme Exhibition.
Hybrid (Linz & Online): The Prix Forum is a platform for sharing cutting-edge art forms and their role in society through talks and discussions by this year’s Prix Ars Electronica winning artists and the jury. Formatted specially for the Festival, the award-winning works from the category “Computer Animation” are shown at the Ars Electronica Animation Festival within the Electronic Theatre – physically in Linz and virtually as well as Expanded Animation symposium. This year’s Award Ceremony is held in Linz on the Kepler’s Garden stage – of course it will also be streamed on the Ars Electronica channels, on the evening of Friday, September 10.
Online: Visit Ars Electronica online as well: Online workshops with award-winning artists give you a direct insight into their work and working methods. Live streaming of the artists’ works will also be available in collaboration with Garden Tokyo. Expert Tour by Juror will focus on “Intersectional Feminism” and “Artistic Journalism” will explore the perspectives of various artists from the three categories of Prix Ars Electronica. Don’t miss the interview sessions with the Prix Ars Electronica winners and the screening of their award-winning works streaming on the Ars Electronica Channel.
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.
The Museum of Edible Earth
The Museum of Edible Earth is a cross-disciplinary project with a core collection of earth samples which are eaten for various reasons by different people across the globe.
Baitul Ma’mur: House of Angels
Joe Davis (US), Sarah Khan (PK)
The project is about to keep 2.417 quintillion angels on the head of a pin.
Prix Ars Electronica „u19–create your world“ Exhibition
Young Professionals, Young Creatives (AT)
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.
The Prix Forum is an open discussion between the top three winners of Prix Ars Electronica 2021 and the jury.
PRIX Awards Ceremony
The award ceremony is a chance to see all of this year’s award-winning works and winners together.
Apotome: Repressed Possibilities
Khyam Allami (UK)
In this workshop Khyam Allami (UK) will explore the subjects of tuning and the inherited biases of music technology through his collaborative project “Apotome” with creative studio Counterpoint.
Forensic Architecture Workshop: Open-source investigations for Human Rights
Omar Ferwati (EG), Forensic Architecture (INT)
Forensic Architecture is a research agency that uses architectural and media analysis to investigate human rights violations. This workshop is an introduction to investigatory techniques and principles used by Forensic Architecture including open-source research, spatial analysis, geolocation, verification, and media analysis through a series of short tutorials and tasks.
Preparing to Become Transxxeno: Deeper Time
Adriana Knouf, PhD (US)
We live in the transitioning times. In this workshop, through an attention to the deeper times that are intertwined with our daily lives, we will take some small steps that attempt a perturbation of our lives, that will ultimately help prepare us to become tranxxeno.
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.
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.
Chosho Hakkei in Rittor Base – Live Performance ver
evala (See by Your Ears) (JP)
“Chosho Hakkei in Rittor Base – HPL ver,” which won Prix Ars Electronica 2021 Digital Musics & Sound Art Honorary Mentions, originated from three works presented in the sound exhibition ”Chosho Hakkei”’ held in 2019 at Nakazu Bashoen Garden and Marugame Museum of Art in Kagawa Prefecture.
Sound Park – auditory scenes
In einer von visuellen Reizen dominierten Welt kann die auditive Wahrnehmung eine Oase der Ruhe sein. Der Klangpark – im Keplergarten der Johannes Kepler Universität Linz – bietet die Möglichkeit, sich zu entspannen und sich auf einen aktiven Hörprozess einzulassen. Die BesucherInnen sind eingeladen, die Augen zu schließen und ein klangliches Bewusstsein für einen ihnen unbekannten Raum entstehen zu lassen.