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Re:Trace 2017 – International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology (Vienna and Krems, Austria)

The 7th International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology titled RE:TRACE focuses on an evaluation of the status of the meta-discipline MediaArtHistories today.

More than a decade after the first conference founded the field now recognized worldwide as a significant historical inquiry at the intersection of art, science, and technology, Media Art Histories is now firmly established as a dynamic area of study guided by changing media and research priorities, drawing a growing community of scholars, artists and artist-researchers.

Immersed in both contemporary and historiographical aspects of the digital world, we explore the most immediate socio-cultural questions of our time: from body futures, information society, and media (r)evolutions, to environmental interference, financial virtualization, and surveillance. And we do so through a fractal lens of inter- and trans-disciplinarity, bridging art history, media studies, neuroscience, psychology, sociology, and beyond. MediaArtHistories is a field whose theory, methods, and objects of study interweave with and overlay other disciplines.

Roboexotica 2016 (Vienna, Austria)

Festival for Cocktailrobotics since 1999

Until what seems almost recently, no attempts had been made to publicly discuss the role of Cocktail Robotics as an index for the integration of technological innovations into the human Lebenswelt, or to document the increasing occurrence of radical hedonism in man-machine communication. Roboexotica is an attempt to fill this vacuum. It is the first and, inevitably, the leading festival concerned with cocktail robotics world-wide. A micro mechanical change of paradigm in the age of borderless capital. Alan Turing would doubtless test this out.

Elevate Festival 2016 (Graz, Austria)

From 20 October through 23 October 2016, the annual Elevate festival will take place in Graz, Austria. Elevate is an interdisciplinary festival for electronic music, art and political discourse and this installment’s main focus lies on the We Are Europe initiative.

Ars Electronica Festival 2016 (Linz, Austria)

RADICAL ATOMS
and the alchemists of our time
… and what comes after self-driving cars and the internet of things?

While the world still has its hands full dealing with the Digital Revolution and the cultural and social transformations and challenges that it’s brought about, a young generation of scientists and creative engineers has set a course for new frontiers and is already at work amalgamating the disembodied world of digital data with the physical world of our bodies.

They’re interconnecting bits and atoms in elementary form, fabricating new high-tech materials from natural substances. They’re teaming up with artists and designers, employing the neurosciences and biotechnology, digital hardware & software, and bringing together old handicrafts traditions with 3-D printers and laser cutters.

With their unorthodox approaches and highly inspiring projects, they’re not only blazing trails for new developments; they’re also opening up completely new ways of looking at the role of science in our society and the interplay of technology and nature.

In close cooperation with Prof. Hiroshi Ishii of MIT Media Lab, the 2016 Ars Electronica Festival will be focusing on this field, one that’s fascinating and challenging for art, technology and society in equal measure.

With his Tangible Media Group at the MIT Media Lab, Ishii has done pioneering work on the human-machine interface and thereby made a name for himself worldwide. His first high-profile appearance at Ars Electronica was in 1997. In the meantime, he and the staff of his lab have launched Radical Atoms, the next step in interlinking the digital and physical domains, and thus broaching a realm that goes far beyond the idea of an internet of things. The spectacular prototypes that have emerged from his lab are already milestones along the course of this new development.

SOUND:FRAME 2016 LIVE – Festival for audiovisual expressions (Vienna, Austria)

In 2016 sound:frame is celebrating its tenth anniversary together with numerous partners, international artists and its community.

sound:frame is one of the most important European festivals and the largest Austrian agency specializing in contemporary international audiovisual and interdisciplinary art and culture. Its work ranges from content-based curating to the organizational implementation of exhibitions, events, and discussion programs.

MELT – minus20degree (m20d16) Art and Architecture Winter Biennial (Flachau, Austria)

To be held from 28th – 30th of January 2016, m20d16 is the third edition of minus20degree art and architecture biennale. Titled Melt, m20d16 will present Installation, Video, Land Art, Performance and Sound Art from an international selection of Artists.

Signified by the transience of snow, melt can be viewed as synthesis or amalgamation, bringing forth new forms vis-à-vis a process of alchemy. Flachau, as a former mining town with two blast furnaces, and the broader view of Austria as a tourism and steel-producing nation bring additional local context. Melt may also be observed through a global lens, where age-old forces of melting are constantly brought to bare via recurring streams of migration and a long standing history of shifting and merging cultures; a process that on occasion also cultivates the enemies of any such melting. Melt provides further reference in connection to ever-warming alpine winters and the parallel threat of snow as a potentially diminishing resource. Drawing from these perceptions and perspectives, melt forms the base from which m20d intends to program the available space.

Roboexotica 2015 (Vienna, Austria)

Until what seems almost recently, no attempts had been made to publicly discuss the role of Cocktail Robotics as an index for the integration of technological innovations into the human Lebenswelt, or to document the increasing occurrence of radical hedonism in man-machine communication. Roboexotica is an attempt to fill this vacuum. It is the first and, inevitably, the leading festival concerned with cocktail robotics world-wide. A micro mechanical change of paradigm in the age of borderless capital. Alan Turing would doubtless test this out.

Olafur Eliasson: BAROQUE BAROQUE (Vienna, Austria)

BAROQUE BAROQUE brings together a significant selection of artworks by Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson from the private collections of Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21) and Juan and Patricia Vergez presenting them within the grand baroque setting of the Belvedere’s Winter Palace. The former city residence of Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663–1736), was an important site of artistic and scientific patronage in baroque Vienna. BAROQUE BAROQUE is an encounter between artworks, aesthetics, and worldviews from two vastly different epochs. The exhibition challenges viewers’ habits of perception and proposes that reality can be understood as unstable and evolving, as a process of constant negotiation. Surprising affinities between Eliasson’s works and their temporary settings become evident as the juxtapositions explore the relationships between object and viewer, representation and experience, actual and virtual, giving rise to a concept of the baroque superimposed on itself — the BAROQUE BAROQUE

Elevate Festival 2015 – Music, Art and Political Discourse (Graz, Austria)

Elevate is an annual festival held in various central venues around the Schlossberg in Graz, Austria. With its unique combination of critical poltical discourse and contemporary music and art, the Elevate Festival stands out of the “usual” festival circus. The organizational body is a not-for-profit association. Therefore all the discourse and film programme of the festival is free of charge.

Political Discourse & Activism

With an extensive programme of discussions, workshops, lectures, and film screenings, the Elevate Festival wishes to foster a better understanding of the most important issues of our time. This includes is a conscious focus on groundbreaking alternatives, innovative projects, and various intiatives in the realm of civil society, social movements and dedicated activism.

Democracy, civil society, crises and the apocalypse – with topics such as these the Elevate Festival has always strived to analyze current social, economic and ecological developments. But more importantly, its aim is to present alternatives,which can contribute to a better future for everyone.

The emphasis on collective self-empowerment and the firm belief that the creation of a sustainable society depends on every individual as well as on their collaboration, forms the central leitmotif of Elevate.

INSIDEOUT by Leigh Sachwitz (flora&faunavisions) and Andi Toma (Mouse on Mars) (Vienna, Austria)

Will be on display as part of Vienna Design Week 2015.

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INSIDEOUT | Leigh Sachwitz (flora&faunavisions) and Andi Toma (Mouse on Mars), Sound Design

Leigh Sachwitz (flora&faunavisions) shows her newest 360° multimedia installation INSIDEOUT: The house as our sanctuary, a safe haven to hide from nature’s forces. Leigh Sachwitz invites you to experience the rain drumming hard on the roof, watching through the window seeing dark clouds stacking up in the night sky. As the protecting walls disappear into the moonlight and the thunderstorm reaches its climax we feel naked – but purified by the light.

The sound design was created by the award-winning composer, musician and producer Andi Toma, who is one of the founding members of the breakthrough electronic music collaboration Mouse on Mars.

http://florafaunavisions.de/

http://www.mouseonmars.com