Transformation to Radical Consciousness
The Prix Ars Electronica is the world’s most time-honored media arts competition since 1987, and from its inception, it has kept working as a trend barometer that continues to change with the times. Along with the CyberArts exhibition, the Prix Forum is always one of highlights of the Ars Electronica Festival and a great opportunity to get to know the Prix Ars Electronica winning artists. Audiences can expect to learn more about what piques the artists’ curiosity, what issues or technologies they explore, and what creative processes shape their projects.
The Prix Forum will feature artist talks by this year’s top three Prix Ars Electronica winners as well as open discussions chaired by the category jury. The Visionary Pioneer of Media Art category will feature talks by Charles Armikhanian and by award winner Laurie Anderson. Panels featuring the categories Computer Animation, Interactive Art + and Digital Communities will be chaired by Isabelle Arvers, José-Carlos Mariátegui and Thomas Gegenhuber respectively.
10:00 am – 11:00 am
|A Plantless Planet: Art and Science as a Tool for Plant Resistance EN|
11:20 am – 12:20 pm
|Prix Forum: Computer Animation EN|
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
|Prix Forum: Interactive Art + EN|
2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
|Prix Forum: Digital Communities EN|
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
|Prix Forum Wrap-Up EN|
A Plantless Planet: Art and Science as a Tool for Plant Resistance
Claudia Schnugg (AT), Ekaterina Nikitina (RU), Gabino Carballo (ES), Tatiana Kourotchkina (RU), Zackery Denfeld (US)
As the biodiversity crisis and the climate emergency are threatening to make life on Earth unbearable, art and science practices, approaches, and aesthetics have the potential to create a new framework to develop tools and strategies against biodiversity crisis.
Prix Forum: Computer Animation
Isabelle Avers (FR), Marc Héricher (FR), Rashaad Newsome (US), Yoriko Mizushiri (JP)
The Prix Forum – Computer Animation is an open discussion between the top three winners of Prix Ars Electronica 2022 and a jury member. Rashaad Newsome (Golden Nica / Being), Marc Hericher (Award of Distinction / Absence), and Yoriko Mizushiri (Awards of Distincion/ Anxious Body) will be on the panel, while juror Isabelle Arvers will chair the session.
Prix Forum: Digital Communities
Thomas Gegenhuber (AT), Amina Khoulani (SY), Kiya Tadele Atnafu (KE), Ory Yoshifuji (JP)
The Prix Forum – Digital Communities is an open discussion between the top three winners of Prix Ars Electronica 2022 and a jury member. Ory Yoshifuji (Golden Nica/ Avatar Robot Café DAWN ver.ß),Amina Khoulani (Award of Distinction / Families for Freedom), and Yatreda (Award of Distinction / STRONG HAIR) will be on the panel, while juror Thomas Gegenhuber will chair the session.
Prix Forum Wrap-Up
Sarah Kriesche (AT), Isabelle Arvers (FR), José-Carlos Mariátegui (PE), Thomas Gegenhuber (AT)
Together, chairs from the three different Prix Forum panels will reflect on this year’s project selection. Special attention will be payed to what keywords (re-)emerged during the panel discussions themselves and how the themes of each artists work pertain to the looming question of “But How?”.