With this simultaneity and duality of local-physical and globally networked events, Ars Electronica will once again become an exciting experimental laboratory and prototype for a next-level networking that will focus primarily on new forms and possibilities of fusion and coexistence of analog and digital, real and virtual, physical and telematic proximity.
This year Ars Electronica is going on a journey, or rather the festival itself is becoming a journey – a journey through “Kepler’s Gardens”. Not only is it the name of the new festival venue in Linz on the well-equipped JKU campus and its beautiful and extensive parks, but it is also the metaphor for the organizational principle of the festival in a global lockdown: a festival that will not dive into the network and disappear there, but will emerge from the network and manifest itself in many places around the world, distributed and networked.
Starting in Linz and working with partners from Ars Electronica’s extraordinarily large international network that has grown over 40 years, “real” events will take place in many places, with “real” artists and scientists for “real” audiences, all of which will be networked into a festival from September 9 to 13.
Paweł Janicki’s show is a journey toward Point Nemo, a geographical construct denoting the spot in the Pacific Ocean which is farthest from land: the pole of inaccessibility.
Navigation is based on protocols of dealing with autonomous evolving systems and experiments with AI, the internet, patterns in huge data sets, code, and new materiality. Objects, installations, actions, and non-actions revolve around one center of gravity from which a new order of laws and intentionalities emerges or into which everything collapses.
Noumen Point at Szczytnicki Park
Sep 10, 2020 / Thu
Mini Concert for web applications
Sep 10, 2020 / Thu