STWST 48×2

FRI 9 September 2016, 2PM-12AM, Ars Electronica Maindeck and Stadtwerkstatt
SAT 10 September 2016, all day
SUN 11 September 2016, 12AM-2PM

Stadtwerkstatt
stwst48x2Credit: Eleonore

Following STWST48 in 2015, Stadtwerkstatt, the nerve center of Linz’s free/open culture, hosts STWST48x2, 48 hours of non-stop happenings along the Danube. The programs for STWST48x2 aim to showcase many of Stadtwerkstatt’s cultural initiatives, including the information lab, the Eleonore artist residency, radio FRO, Café Strom and STWST club.
The information lab takes up “the nature of information” as a matter of inquiry, investigating the interplay between reality and information, with installations by Taro the mushroom project, KARKATAG rehearsal, Franz Xaver Inform the Water, Tanja Brandmayr f.o.g. Ballett and Pamela Neuwirth Purple Haze. The Vienna-based Technopolitics is invited to present its Tracing Information Society—a Timeline.
Since 2009, the Station Messschiff Eleonore has gathered local and international temporary residents for meetings, debates, research and lab works. This summer, the Eleonore residency RADIO ACTIVE – SINK and SWIM pays homage to radioart pioneer Tetsuo Kogawa and brings together nine  radio broadcast projects—Xavier Faltot La Chambre à Air, Elaine W.Ho & Ming Lin Widow Radio Ching, Eva Ursprung courtship sound of piranha, Sarah Grant & Danja Vasiliev QFM, Rasa Smite & Raitis Smits Pond Radio, Nicolas Montgermont Axis Mvndi, Magmadam Prototipa, Enrique Tomas SDR Music, Ryan Jordan Currents Below The System.

Other programs include freq:club with oscillating frequencies that suspend the night till daybreak; Radio FRO’s 105.0 MHz broadcast and Café Strom holding court. With a special radio jam session in collaboration with the MS Stubnitz in Hamburg, STWST48x2 launches Eleonore’s Beacon radio project, 7067 khz—it’s not a test, calling for a daily radio signal broadcast on 7067 khz from the earth-bound inhabitants.

Credits:

STWST48x2 is a Stadtwerkstatt initiative presenting art projects including Taro the mushroom project, KARKATAG rehearsal, Franz Xaver Inform the Water, Tanja Brandmayr f.o.g. Ballett, Pamela Neuwirth Purple Haze, Technopolitics Tracing Information Society—a Timeline, Xavier Faltot La Chambre à Air, Elaine W.Ho & Ming Lin Widow Radio Ching, Eva Ursprung courtship sound of piranha, Sarah Grant & Danja Vasiliev QFM, Rasa Smite & Raitis Smits Pond Radio, Nicolas Montgermont Axis Mvndi, Magmadam Prototipa, Enrique Tomas SDR Music, Ryan Jordan Currents Below The System

STWST48x2 crew members: Michael Aschauer, Shu Lea Cheang, Jörg Parnreiter, Christine Pavlic, Felix Vierlinger, Franz Xaver