Press Releases: Ars Electronica Festival
Festival for Art, Technology and Society. The Ars Electronica Festival takes place in Linz every September and brings together artists, creatives, representatives of science, research, technology and business from all over the world to present their work and their visions of the future. Since 1979, it has provided a stage for eclectic, fascinating and surprising creative works and a unique environment for intensive discussions and inspiring encounters.Ars Electronica Festival
Ars Electronica Linz: Healthy Bottom Line in 2013; Adjustments in 2014-15
(Linz, October 24, 2013) Museum and Festival achieve attendance growth; Prix entries set a new record; for-profit divisions yield €850,000; the final renovation loan payment will leave Ars Electronica debt-free; 2014-15 agenda: adjustments and simultaneous strengthening of core competencies.
HR Giger Showcase on September 26th
(Linz, September 23, 2013) On Thursday evening, September 26, 2013, the spotlight will be on HR Giger, featured artist at the 2013 Ars Electronica Festival and legendary designer of the Oscar-winning title character in the film “Alien.”
75,048 visits at Ars Electronica 2013
(Linz, 9.9.2013)More than 75.048 people have visitied Ars Electronica 2013. The highlights of the festival included Salvatore Vanasco's opening WIR SIND HIER, the exhibition and Deep Space - Presentation of Featured Artist HR GIGER and Wolfgang Dorninger's The Aural Memory Machine at the Mariendom in Linz.
u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD
(Linz, September 4, 2013) Launched in 2011, u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD has established itself as a festival fixture. The Ars Electronica Center’s Maindeck is the high-energy playground of the Future Festival of the Next Generation.
Ars Electronica Festival 2013: The Highlights
(Vienna / Linz, August 28, 2013) This year’s Ars Electronica will bring together neuroscientists and computer engineers, artists and philosophers for an in-depth consideration of TOTAL RECALL and an endeavor to elaborate on how we human beings deal with storing our memories, preserving them, and also, at times, trying to forget. In going about this, the focus will be on three key aspects: (neuro) scientific findings and insights about what memory actually is and what meaning it possesses for our consciousness and our identity; the various cultures of remembrance and the diverse storage media used in the past and the present; and future forms and methods of conserving memory.
The 2013 Ars Electronica Festival: Big Concert Night
(Linz, August 22, 2013) Orchestral music and digital sounds, live electronics and visualizations are the key elements that go into the Big Concert Night that Ars Electronica, the Brucknerhaus Linz and the Bruckner Orchester have been staging annually since 2002.
Ars Electronica Festival 2013: CyberArts Exhibition
(Linz, August 19, 2013) The Prix and its ancillary events constitute a centerpiece of the Ars Electronica Festival.
International partners of the 2013 Ars Electronica Festival: Schizophrenia Taiwan 2.0, Japan Media Arts Festival, Project Beehive
(Linz, August 16, 2013) Hundreds of artists and scientists are visiting Linz once again this year to attend the Ars Electronica Festival. Among them are notable contingents from Taiwan, Japan and Australia.
Ars Electronica Festival 2013: *IL(L) Machine* – Ars Campus Israel
Linz, August 12, 2013) A Campus exhibition highlights the Ars Electronica Festival program once again this year. The innovative tweak for 2013: the spotlight won’t be on a single college but rather on the art school network of a whole country. “IL(L) Machine – Ars Campus Israel” presents works by undergrads at Israel’s 10 leading academic institutions
Ars Electronica Festival 2013: TOTAL RECALL Symposium
(Linz, August 6, 2013) The centerpiece of this year’s Ars Electronica conference program is the TOTAL RECALL theme symposium. The three sessions will be held on Friday, September 6th and Sunday, September 8th in the Brucknerhaus. On Friday, the focus will first be on human recollection and on nature’s capacity to remember. Attendees will then consider the future of memory. Atop Sunday’s agenda is cultural & technological history.
Project Genesis: Synthetic Biology – Life from the Lab
(Linz, August 1, 2013) This is one of the most explosive recent developments in the natural sciences. One that’s overwhelmingly experimental and even conceptual to some degree. Its initial breakthroughs seem nearly as fantastic as the bright future prospects it could open up. Virtually apocalyptic, on the other hand, are the potential negative scenarios. Our topic: synthetic biology. Now, Linz’s Ars Electronica Center is devoting a new exhibition to what can rightfully be called Project Genesis
Ars Electronica Festival 2013: Featured Artist - HR Giger
(Linz, July 31, 2013) HR Giger is the featured artist at Ars Electronica 2013. The Swiss native gained worldwide renown with his “Alien” creature that played a major role in Ridley Scott’s 1979 science fiction film attaining cult status.
Ars Electronica Festival 2013: WIR SIND HIER (We Are Here)
(Linz, July 23, 2013) The opening event of this year’s festival is entitled WIR SIND HIER (We Are Here). This live performance in the courtyard of the former tobacco processing plant that’s one of Linz’s architectural landmarks takes the 80th anniversary of the first book burnings in Nazi Germany as an occasion to increase awareness about the latest developments in surveillance and censorship.
Prix Ars Electronica: The Winners 2013
(Linz, May 16, 2013) A total of 4,071 entries from 73 countries were submitted for prize consideration to the 2013 Prix Ars Electronica.