ONB-Labs is the digital platform of the ONB (Österreichische Nationalbibliothek / Austrian National Library) for scientific and creative use of digital collections. Within the framework of the EU-co-funded project Open Digital Libraries, the ONB Labs invited students of the University of Arts Linz and University of Applied Arts Vienna to participate in a Web Residency in 2022 and an Art Program in 2023. The project was initiated by Sophie Hammer and Martin Krickl from ONB Labs and is supervised by Irene Posch and Manuela Naveau, both professors at University of Arts Linz. The observations resulted in a collaborative paper with the topic “Archiving the In-Between“.
Katharina Birkmann (DE/AT)
Virtual archives are created by simultaneously „being in space“, re-animating hybrid impressions of space, time, memory and knowledge. The Würstelprater and its historical development since 1895, between real places and fictional architectures, introduces concepts of representation, authenticity, visibility and stories of simulation, renaming and virtuality.
Valentina Rodríguez (CO/AT)
This project presents a digital open letter using Travelogues- and AKON-archives from the library’s digital collection. This work arises primarily from a sentimental relationship with the archive and personal experiences as a migrant.
Lisa Puchner (AT)
As the horizon stands for distant desires, postcards are similarly projections of a place, staging horizons and views accordingly. Using the AKON archive, I experimented with abstraction and sonic translation of these views and horizons to have a new “look” at the aesthetics of historical postcards and how these shape our ideas of places.
Miguel Rangil (ES/AT)
Can artificial intelligence be a tool that speaks to us about the essence of things? Can we extract „something“ that unifies a heterogeneous dataset?
Manuela Naveau, Laurent Mignonneau, Fabricio Lamoncha, Michaela Ortner, Gertrude Hörlesberger