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The European Digital Art and Science Network supports new CREATION processes for artists

As art and science are getting more and more closer within current fields of research and creation in digital arts, new structures and networks are appearing and trying to support this recent innovative connection. Managed by Ars Electronica, the European Digital Art and Science Network is one of the pioneering models of this rising way to stressing out new perspectives for artists, as explains us Tina Reinthaler, its project manager....

Call for Artists: Artistic Visions in Health and Medicine

We are currently calling for artists to work with scientists and futurologists at the Ars Electronica Futurelab on the topic of Future Technologies in Health, Medicine and Wellbeing Deadline for Submission is 23 September 2015 For more information and submission details see www.aec.at/sparks ...

Ars Electronica gives its third price to Ryoji Ikeda

Ryoji Ikeda wins third Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN Award. ...

Ars Electronica’s media facade transformed into a giant Rubik’s cube

On october 2013, the Ars Electronica media facade became a giant Rubik’s cube. The player interacts with the specially designed interface-cube. A real easy and playful way to interact with the city. ...

Ars Electronica Price 2013 : and the winners are...

One of the most reknown digital art price has annouced its results this morning. The seven winners of the Ars Electronica Price 2013, selected out of more than 4,000 submissions, have been awarded. Here are the artworks which make them bring back home their awards. ...

Call for Entries: Prix Ars Electronica 2013

The prestigious yearly Prix Ars Electronica 2013 will be open for applications from December 17th to March 8th. The Prix Ars Electronica 2013 awards presentation will take place during the Ars Electronica Festival 2013 in Linz....

Interview: CHRISTINE SCHOPF co-artistic director of the Ars Electronica festival

© Rubra You were one of the co-founders of Ars Electronica in 1979. What were your thoughts as you were conceiving this first festival dedicated to electronic arts?...

Digitalarti Mag #11

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Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN

  Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN is the new international competition for digital artists to win a residency at CERN the world’s largest particle physics laboratory in Geneva. It is the first prize to be announced as part of the new Collide@CERN artists residency programme initiated by the laboratory....

Arabesque

Director: Peter William Holden.

mechanical kaleidoscope
Composite Plastic, Steel, Industrial Computer, Compressed Air Components

4.5m x 4.5m x 1.5m

 

In my recent work I have concerned myself not only with the sculpting of three dimensions but also with a fourth: the dimension of time. I have attempted to create work that falls somewhere between conventional notions of pictorial art and performance. “Arabesque” is the natural continuation of this exploration – a real time animation.

With its roots in Mary Shelly’s “Frankenstein” and the alchemist’s laboratory, the installation presents itself as a mechanical flower: a simulacrum of nature. Life sized human body parts, impaled upon steel, move and sway and dance. The limbs, translucent and livid, bare their internal robotic mechanisms to the gaze of the viewer. The wiring itself is an aesthetic expression deliberately integrated into the installation to bring chaotic lines of abstract form to contrast with the organized symmetry of the body parts.

 The lifeblood of this organism is air and when activated this air flows invisibly, bestowing movement to these mechanisms and its presence is only betrayed when exhaled loudly from the valves attached to the serpentine air hose. This combined with the rattle of relays and the tandem clattering of pistons to produce a hyper-modern accompaniment to the music of Strauss.

Part cinema, part theatre, “Arabesque” can be viewed form a multitude of angles, revealing a kaleidoscope of beautiful shapes and patterns created from the human form.

 


 

Ars Electronica conferences – Open Source Life IV: Repair Society (and yourself)

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Ars Electronica organized an Open Source Symposium during the festival ending by this conference:  Repair Society (and yourself).   Moderated by Andreas Hirsch, the conference included Saskia Sassen on the digital training of the powerless ( with interesting parallels between2 opposite worlds: the finance industry and the powerless), Derrick de Kekhove on open source life and Jiochi Ito on the new meaning of life and the necessary changes among the world elites.   ...

Cloud of Sound event (Klangwolke): BABY JET, the Evening Show along the Danube during Ars Electronica

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As every year, a large public event is organized during the Ars Electronica festival along the Danube. This year's theme was BABY JET, the railroad of the future. The fantasized project, from artist Lawine Torren, is to create an underground, more than 1.000 km per hour, bullet train.    ...
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