In the St. Mary’s Cathedral, Uwe Rieger and Yinan Liu invite us to a spectacular journey of holographic 3-D animations with “LightSense”. In cooperation with the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO), the LENTOS Kunstmuseum provides an insight into the young media art scene in Latin and South America. The Linz Art University and the Atelierhaus Salzamt are bringing together perspectives from more than 20 art universities from all over the world whose students are participating in this year’s Ars Electronica Campus. And at the Ars Electronica Center, it’s not just the new laser projectors in Deep Space 8K that will be warming up for the coming festival days this evening. With “un ctrl” by Daniel Kohlmeigner, Martin Retschitzegger and Cat Jimenez, the first performance of the festival begins.
|16:00||St. Mary’s Cathedral|
|17:00||LENTOS Art Museum|
|18:00||University of Art and Design Linz|
|20:00||Ars Electronica Center|
The intention of the Campus format is to invite outstanding international universities working in the academic fields of media arts and design. Projects highlighted here represent the nature of the mission and activities of invited guest universities from all around the world.
A parallel (r)evolution — Digital Art in Latin America
CIFO & Ars Electronica
CIFO, the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation based in Miami, has been promoting Latin American modern art for some 20 years and sees itself as a platform for artists, both emerging and established. Together with Ars Electronica, CIFO is preparing a prize to mark its 20th anniversary.
Deep Space Evolution
2022, here and now. For months, the teams from Ars Electronica Futurelab and Ars Electronica Solutions have been pushing ahead with the evolution of the Deep Space 8K.
Uwe Rieger (DE/NZ), Yinan Liu (NZ), Tharindu Kaluarachchi (LK), Amit Barde (IN)
LightSense combines kinetic construction with 3D holographic animations. An integrated neural network allows the structure to engage in an oral conversation with the visitor while immersing the audience in Pavilions of Love, Anger, Curiosity and Joy.
Christian Kosmas Mayer (AT/DE)
Using CT scans of a 2000-year-old Egyptian mummy, the artist created an exact replica of the mummy’s vocal tract, which he then fitted with a movable silicone tongue. Mayer played this artificial vocal organ as though it were an instrument and produced a range of vocal sounds from which he then composed this multi-channel sound piece. Falling somewhere between science and poetic speculation, the resulting sounds take us into the depths of time and combine the archaic with the hypermodern.
University of Art and Design Linz (AT)
For three days, Sound Campus will create a field of action in the courtyard at Hauptplatz 6 for experimental music, installative space-sound concerts, performances, soundscape and DJ sessions, as well as open encounters in workshops, discussions and presentations as part of Ars Electronica.
Daniel Kohlmeigner (AT), Martin Retschitzegger (AT), Cat Jimenez (AT)
un ctrl is an intertwining performance between a musician, a dancer and a visual artist.
Von schwarzen Schwänen …
Kunstuniversität Linz (AT)
… or pink doves? The Ars Electronica Festival’s Kunstunicampus attempts to think the seemingly impossible, to vision the unthinkable. Above all, the aim is to enable images and metaphors that carry a creative power within them and inspire us to create our own picture of our world.