The Urban Dance Styles program at Anton Bruckner University and the Urban Artists dance collective cordially invite you to attend a performance at the Ars Electronica Center during the upcoming Long Night of the Stages on November 11, 2017. In this interview, Markus Eggensperger, Urban Dance Styles program coordinator, clues us in about Pop, Lock, Break and the world of urban dance cultures.
The next Long Night of the Stages is set for November 11, 2017 when, in addition to theaters and other stage-based performance venues, the Ars Electronica Center will host a diverse lineup of productions. The dramatis personae include Björn Lengers and Marcel Karnapke, who’ll be contributing two projects at the interface of performance and virtual reality: “Memories of Borderline” and “Pitoti Prometheus”.
Man meets artificial intelligence in a performance entitled “Corpus Nil.” Depending on the tension and posture of artist Marco Donnarumma’s body, an artificially intelligent algorithm modifies the light and sound on stage. Festivalgoers will be able to experience this spectacle live at the Big Concert Night on Sunday, September 10, 2017. In this interview, Marco Donnarumma goes into the background of his impressive performance.
Theater & Digital Media is debuting as a focal-point topic at Ars Electronica this year. September 7-11, 2017, this conclave is hosting encounters of, among others, traditional institutions such as Linz’s Landestheater and performative experiments like “Breaking the Wall” by Chris and Didi Bruckmayr. In this interview, we found out how digital media are changing both classical theater and experimental performances.
The Klangwolke [Cloud of Sound] is an autumn highlight of Linz’s annual calendar of events. Conceived as a blend of music, performance, art and spectacle with a different theme each year, it’s been a crowd-pleaser ever since its launch in 1979. The 2016 edition is entitled “River of Knowledge.” We recently had a chance to talk about the upcoming event with producer Uwe Buhrdorf and Rica Blunck and Tilo Nest of the cast and crew.
The Ars Electronica Futurelab starred in the opening night extravaganza of this year’s sound:frame festival at Vienna’s MAK–Museum of Applied Arts, delivering interactive highlights that rocked the venue’s stage, speakers and projection walls.
Since 2011, (St)Age of Participation has been performing research on audience participation in stage-based media art. This is now being taken to the next level at the Ars Electronica Festival; an interactive club offering drinks and dada that totally eliminates the boundaries between a sphere for actors and a separate one for the audience.
It took 21 years for him to be able to spell his name correctly. Even as a schoolboy, Indian-born artist Aakash Odedra struggled with dyslexia. He ultimately discovered dance as the mode of expression that’s right for him.
TOTAL RECALL – The Evolution of Memory will spotlight some of the pioneers of digital media art. Station Rose already caught the digital virus in 1988. They’ve been creating audiovisual sculptures, and mixing into their performances digitally produced sounds together with worlds of light, video and imagery. In light of this long career, they have quite a bit to say about the digital world. Elisa Rosa and Gary Danner granted us an interview as a lead-in to their work at the 2013 Ars Electronica Festival.
Aakash Odedra, a british dancer, has teamed up with the Ars Electronica Futurelab to create a dancing performance including all sorts of technological adds such as tracking, visualizations, projections and more. During his visit in April, when he came to Linz together with his choreographer Lewis Major, there was some time to talk about the project which is centered on dyslexia.