we guide you 2009

Festivalblog der FH St.Poelten

All the target-group-specific offerings that make up this year’s program designed to mediate visitors encounters with festival content having to do with the “Human Nature” theme focus on a concept invented by Paul Crutzen: the Anthropocene Age, a time in which we human beings exert ever-greater influence on our planet, assume what is tantamount to control over it, and thus have more and more influence on society and our natural environment. Achievements in genetic engineering and biotechnology emerge from the depths of the laboratory and are changing our everyday life as well as the entire spectrum of forms of artistic expression. Many questions remain open and some problems still haven’t been cleared up, but cloning and experimentation goes on, boldly and unabated. Plus, to mark the 30th anniversary of the Ars Electronica Festival, we’ll also be taking a few retrospective looks at comparable projects, ideas, exhibitions and personalities of the past. And doing so while we continue to peer far into the future. The key issue: What will this new human-engendered nature look like and what undreamt-of possibilities and niches exist for us human beings within it?

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Electronic Theatre


Sat 5.9.
8:00 PM and 10:30 PM

OK Offenes Kulturhaus Oberösterreich (Sommerkino)

A big-screen showing of the prizewinning works in the 2009 Prix Ars Electronica’s Computer Animation/ Film / VFX.

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OK Night


Sat 5.9.
10:00 PM – 4:00 AM

OK Offenes Kulturhaus Oberösterreich (Mediendeck)

dieb13.klingt.org / skylla.klingt.org / boris.kopeinig.net / www.dubsquare.net

dieb13 (Dieter Kovačič) (AT)
Producer, programmer and musician, does tonal research and plumbs the spectrum of sounds using his own self-developed electronic aids.

Skylla (Billy Roisz, Silvia Fässler) (AT)
Computer-generated sounds, mixed with E-Bass and turntable

Boris / Dubsquare Records (Boris Kopeinig) (AT)
A DJ set that dynamically straddles Techno and Dubstep. The Dubsquare Records label from Vienna stands for a “deep” and “dark” rhythm-focused sound strongly influenced by Detroit Techno.

Lenka Klimešová (CZ)
Prix Ars Electronica 2009, Interactive Art, Honorary Mention
The artist presents her work “Future Kiss.”


Cyberarts 2009

September 3rd – October 4th 2009

The OK Offenes Kulturhaus Oberösterreich presents a selection of the best projects in the Prix Ars Electronica’s Interactive Art and Hybrid Art category.

September 3rd 2009, 5.00 PM

Press conference:
September 3rd 2009, 11.30 AM

Opening hours:
During the Festival Ars Electronica 10.00 AM – 10.00 PM
September 10th – October 4th, 11.00 AM – 22.00 PM

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Prix Ars Electronica Animation Festival

Fri 4.9. – Tue 8.9.

OK Offenes Kulturhaus Oberösterreich (Mediendeck)

They populate abstruse, bizarre and often ominous realms of the imagination, live through the most fantastic plots, turn the law of gravity on its head, and draw upon unlimited energy reserves. More and more of the 21st century’s film stars aren’t flesh-and-blood creatures; the source of their vitality is bits and bytes. The content spectrum of Computer Animations —as reflected by the 500 works from all over the world submitted for prize consideration to Prix Ars Electronica 2009—is virtually unlimited. These efforts range from experimental-abstract productions, sound visualizations, short cuts and special effects all the way to classic narrative filmmaking.

The 15 programs that make up the 2009 Ars Electronica Animation Festival’s lineup once again showcase the outstanding work currently being done at artists’ ateliers, universities and film academies as well as in the production studios of the film and advertising industries.

Curated by Christine Schöpf (AT) / Jürgen Hagler (AT)
Screendesign, Trailer, Concept & Animation by Claus Helfenschneider & Alexander Piringer (AT)
Directed by Claus Helfenschneider
Project Management: Bianca Petscher

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