Events

  • aqua_forensic © Robertina Šebjanič, Gjino Šutić
  • FANGO © Martin Nadal
  • The Hidden Life of an Amazon User © Joana Moll
  • The Eye of the Other © Tizian Derme, Daniela Mitterberger
  • Beyond Human Perception © María Castellanos & Alberto Valverde

Is there any reality beyond the digital world? Is there any digital world out there and beyond us? Do we need the machines, or do they live, grow and reproduce themselves out there and beyond us? Which is the chain reaction being triggered by our every single online reaction? What are the limits of human existence in the digital world? The Onassis Stegi virtual exhibition, Creatures in a Series of Tubes, will try to answer these questions through a series of artworks that were created as part of the European Media Art Platform (EMAP).

Participating Artists:
Beyond Human Perception by María Castellanos (ES) & Alberto Valverde (ES)
FANGO by Martin Nadal (ES)
The Eye of the Other by Tizian Derme (AT), Daniela Mitterberger (AT)
The Hidden Life of an Amazon User by Joana Moll (ES)
aqua_forensic by Robertina Šebjanič (SI), Gjino Šutić (HR)

107-109 Syngrou Avenue
11745 Athens
Greece
MONDE-S MULTIPLE-S @ Antre Peaux 13/11/2020 to 06/12/2020

It is at the end of 2020, a strange year to say the least, calling for a reconfiguration of everything, that the Rencontres Mondes Multiples (Multiple Worlds Encounters) come to succeed the Rencontres Bandits-Mages, a video creation festival born in 1991. Reconfiguring, rethinking, resetting are not means of erasing, but as ways of taking a new look at the past in order to imagine and shape a future. To work on archives, pieces being around, disparate fragments, buried or camouflaged knowledges, to imagine one's future. Thinking also with illness, wounds, traumas, considering them not as broken pieces to be filled in, but as a passage, a transformation with which one must know how to build. To see and hear a Multiple World or Multiple Worlds is to enter a vortex made of complexities that we want to dissect and play with irresistibly, as apprentice sorcerers or apprentice scientists, as artists modelling a dream world, an extension of a rich heritage and various discoveries that have crossed a thousand and one times, without necessarily meeting each other well.

Participating EMAP artists:

Maria Castellanos & Alberto Velverde
Silvio Vujičic
Daniela Mitterberger & Tiziano Derme
Kat Austen
Marco Barotti
Margherita Pevere

Antre Peaux
24-26 Route de la chapelle
FR18000 Bourges
France
  • Touch Me Festival 2020

KONTEJNER presents within the framework of the 6th edition of the Touch Me festival an exhibition of seven selected artworks produced within EMAP – European Media Art Platform.

Opening: 17.09.2020 at 7 p.m.
Duration: 18.09. – 03.10.2020.

Free admission.

In the midst of crisis and forbidden touches, KONTEJNER is grasping new futures! Since 2005 and through its five past editions, Touch Me has so far explored dark matter, time, pleasure, intelligence and energy ab/use. Developing continuously at the intersection of art and science, this year Touch Me festival is bigger than ever!

The exhibition programme, sound performances, lectures, artist talks, workshops and film programme gather works in the field of exploratory and interdisciplinary arts and experimental sound. Along with the thematic outline which focuses on new forms of coexistence between living beings, nature and technology, the festival also brings KONTEJNER’s curatorial exhibition “OPEN – Living Beings and Their Dangerous Liaisons” as part of EMAP – European Media Art Platform, curated by Olga Majcen Linn and Tereza Teklić (KONTEJNER).

Participating artists: Anna Dumitriu & Alex May (UK): Archaeabot: A Post Singularity and Post Climate Chnage Life-form, Daniela Mitterberger & Tiziano Derme (MAEID Büro für Architektur und transmediale Kunst) (AT): The Eye of the Other III “On Flowers”, Kat Austen (UK/DE): Stranger to the Trees, Quimera Rosa (ES/AR/FR): Trans*Plant: an OncoMouse™ journey, Robertina Šebjanič (SI) & Gjino Šutić (HR): aqua_forensic, Taavi Suisalu (EE): Waiting for the light, uh513 [María Castellanos & Alberto Valverde] (ES): Beyond Human Perception.

Tratinska 2
HALA V of the Nikola Tesla Technical Museum
10000 Zagreb
Croatia
  • Quarantine EMAP group show + workshops

KONTEJNER presents in collaboration with UR Institut and Art workshop Lazareti an exhibtion of selected art works produced within EMAP – European Media Art Platform.

Opening: 09.09.2020 at 7 p.m.
Duration: 10.09. – 13.09.2020.

Free admission.

The works within the Quarantine exhibition are based on natural sciences and cybernetics. Profusely detailed and vastly imaginative, these works conceptualize the frail balance of cohabitation of living beings on Earth. Inspired, on the one hand, by latest scientific research, and the imaginings of posthuman subjectivity, as well as political and ethical assessments about the future, on the other, these works frequently venture into exciting and experimental theories.

By addressing issues such as pollution, interspecies communication, climate change, the posthuman body and the Anthropocene, the works underscore the need for new values and ethical principles. The selected artists are far from being indifferent to life, rather, they create their own visions and narratives, thus integrating the long-disconnected notions of nature and the human.

Curated by Olga Majcen Linn and Tereza Teklić (KONTEJNER).

Participating artists: Anna Dumitriu & Alex May (UK): Archaeabot: A Post Singularity and Post Climate Chnage Life-form, Daniela Mitterberger & Tiziano Derme (MAEID Büro für Architektur und transmediale Kunst) (AT): The Eye of the Other III “On Flowers”, Kat Austen (UK/DE): Stranger to the Trees, Quimera Rosa (ES/AR/FR): Trans*Plant: an OncoMouse™ journey, Robertina Šebjanič (SI) & Gjino Šutić (HR): aqua_forensic, Taavi Suisalu (EE): Waiting for the light

supported by: Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia, City of Zagreb – Municipal Office for Culture, Kultura Nova Foundation, National Foundation for Civil Society Development.

Frana Supila 8
Art workshop Lazareti
20000 Dubrovnik
Croatia
  • © Marìa Castellanos, Alberto Valverde
  • © Daniel Hengst
  • © Stefan Laxness
  • © Kasia Molga
EMAP @ Ars Electronica Festival 2020 09/09/2020 to 13/09/2020

Hardly any other phrase has been used so often in recent months as that the world will be a different place after this crisis – prophetically, often as a glimmer of hope, more often as a threat. Is this true, and if so, what will be the changes? This question is the focus of this year’s Ars Electronica.

As is the case for many cultural organisations, Ars Electronica had to rethink its festival and adapt to the challenges we have all been facing this year.  One of our main aims is to ensure that the festival still functions as a platform for our community, and so we’ve teamed up with a large number of partner institutions in Europe and across the globe to host a decentralised festival across many locations, and bringing all those programmes together through a shared online platform.

Fitting in with this concept, we are also introducing a new, artist-led guided tour format. Because we could not invite the community to Linz this year, we instead invited artists, researchers and creative producers to introduce us to their practice of art thinking through taking us on a video journey.

The following artists are part of our EMAP Residency Journeys, the name of the online EMAP Group Show this year:

Kasia Molga (UK/PL) - How to make an Ocean?
Stefan Laxness (UK) - Learning from The Commons: a keystone towards a rewildered Future (co-produced by LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial)
Daniel Hengst (DE) - skip-the-line entrance. a collaborative guide to a speculative berlin.
María Castellanos & Alberto Valverde (ES) - Beyond Human Perception (co-produced by KONTEJNER)
Forms of Ownership (INT) - Viral Fiction

Besides the EMAP Group Show, several EMAP Partners are part of the Ars Electronica Festival this year with their own programme:
Antre-Peaux in Bourges https://ars.electronica.art/keplersgardens/en/drums-radio/
FACT in Liverpool https://ars.electronica.art/keplersgardens/en/living-planet/
IMPAKT in Utrecht https://ars.electronica.art/keplersgardens/en/darkness-light/
KONTEJNER in Dubrovnik/Zagreb https://ars.electronica.art/keplersgardens/quarantine/
LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial in Gijón https://ars.electronica.art/keplersgardens/en/future-life/
Onassis Stegi in Athens https://ars.electronica.art/keplersgardens/en/stories-of-athens/
RIXC in Riga https://ars.electronica.art/keplersgardens/en/plantform/
WRO Center in Wroclaw https://ars.electronica.art/keplersgardens/en/point-nemo/

The Festival is online from 09-13.September 2020.
 

Future Life @ LaBoral 03/09/2020 to 12/12/2020

Imagining future life at the present time seems to be a very difficult exercise. Especially now, when reality has surpassed all fiction, it is hard to envision a future that is not dystopian. The alteration of bodies, identities, and all kinds of social, economic, and environmental systems characterizes a present in which everything is interconnected. This network of increasingly sensitive and vulnerable relationships and interdependencies forces us to live in a time of constant change and uncertainty.

In recent years, many of the projects produced by the European Media Art Platform (EMAP/EMARE) have lent visibility to these systemic disturbances of the status quo.  These works address the marginal areas of a social and cultural fabric that is increasingly damaged, torn, and immersed in a fragile balance. These proposals enable us to sense, and even understand, that the current pandemic must be a consequence, not a cause, of what is occurring.

Based on systems theory applied to biological, social, technological, and cultural spheres, the six interconnected projects in the Vida Futura (Future Life) exhibition propose a variety of connections on different scales and contexts. The first group of artists focuses on the microscopic realities of existence.

The Quimera Rosa collective works with blood and chlorophyll to investigate the connections between human and plant life. Marco Barotti uses microbial cultures, robotic clams, and sensors to make ocean pollution audible. And Robertina Šebjanič and Gjino Šutić use scientific images to show how chemical waste affects fresh water and groundwater.

The second group works on a macro scale. Stefan Laxness uses different digital devices to explore the model of neighboring mountains, analyzing the viability of environmental restoration of the land to promote more sustainable development.

Anna Ridler applies artificial intelligence algorithms so that something apparently as natural as a tulip is altered in shape, texture, and color, depending on the fluctuations of financial markets at the global level.

Disnovation.org, a collective, shows us the new icons, practices and virtual devices that characterize the increasingly polarized and radical scenarios of on-line social and cultural networks.

The works in this exhibition are the result of the EMARE (European Media Art Residence) call issued by the European Media Art Platform (EMAP), aimed at European artists working with new technologies. The program aims to foster collaboration among artists and institutions that use these media.

Curated by: Karin Ohlenschläger

  • © m-cult
Network Effects 17/11/2019 to 01/12/2019

Network Effects is an international exhibition confronting the political, ecological and psychological effects of today's online world. The projects investigate the online landscape of propaganda, profiling and cyberwars, making visible the algorithmic manipulation of our experience and environment. The concept of 'network effect' is used in economics to describe how the value of a service increases with each new user, enabling more connections within the network. It also explains the success of online services, when a critical mass of users adopt the service, making its value greater than its costs.

In today's web platforms, the surplus value is based on the labour and behaviour of the users, monetized through algorithmic profiling and manipulated by memes, trolls and fake news. Have we already reached a critical point, where the material, mental and political costs of the platforms have become greater than their value for us? Combining tools of research, activism and technology, the artists of Network Effects expose and disrupt the dystopic logics of the online world. While doing so, they also encourage us to confront its mechanisms by opening up new pathways for agency and citizenship.

Artists:
Disnovation.org: The Web Politics Trilogy
Chloé Galibert-Laîné & Kevin B. Lee: Bottled Songs
Joana Moll: The Hidden Life of an Amazon User
Anna Ridler: Mosaic Virus

https://m-cult.org/productions/network-effects
https://www.facebook.com/events/1621224304669507/

Oodi, Central library
Töölönlahdenkatu 4
00100 Helsinki
Finland

EMAP fellow Joana Moll will show The Hidden Life of an Amazon User, the work she created during her residency at IMPAKT, from 30 October until 22 December as part of the exhibition The Sound of One Computer Thinking at IMPAKT Centre for Media Culture.

IMPAKT Centre for Media Culture
Lange Nieuwstraat 4
1056JT Utrecht
Netherlands

EMAP Events

Datesort ascending Title Location
18/10/2019 to 18/01/2020 Ouvert
TRANSPALETTE CONTEMPORARY ART CENTRE
24, 26 route de la chapelle
18000 Bourges
France
11/10/2019 to 27/10/2019 Oceans 4.0 & no bodies welcome | all bodies welcome
88 Wood Street
Liverpool
L1 4DQ
United Kingdom
05/09/2019 to 09/09/2019 EMAP Group Exhibition@Ars Electronica Festival 2019
Ars Electronica Festival, POSTCITY
Bahnhofsplatz 12
4020 Linz
Austria
17/07/2019 CLAMS by Marco Barotti @Daliowa Island, Wrocław
ul. Wodna
50-266 Wrocław
Poland
04/07/2019 to 06/07/2019 Un/Green. Naturally Artificial Intelligences
Lenču iela 2
Rīga LV-1010
Latvia
29/06/2019 Joana Moll at Makers Meet & Eat in Utrecht
Berlijnplein 520
3541CN Utrecht
Netherlands
17/06/2019 to 27/06/2019 Speculative Interfaces Seminar at IMPAKT in Utrecht
Lange Nieuwstraat 4
3512PH Utrecht
Netherlands
31/05/2019 Friday at Five - guided tour by Marco Barotti
Four Domes Pavilion
Wystawowa 1
51-618 Wrocław
Poland
15/05/2019 to 28/07/2019 EMAP exhibition & events @WRO Biennale 2019 HUMAN ASPECT
WRO Art Center
50-052 Wrocław
Poland
01/03/2019 to 03/03/2019 EMAP 2019 Conference: AUGMENT AND DISRUPT
Het Huis Utrecht
Boorstraat 107
3512PH Utrecht
Netherlands
17/01/2019 to 19/01/2019 EMAP-fellow Anna Dumitriu curates Future Life Conference
IMPAKT Center for Media Culture
Lange Nieuwstraat 4
3512PH Utrecht
Netherlands
24/11/2018 A World Without Us, Artist Talks & Panel by EMAP Fellows at IMPAKT
Impakt Center for Media Culture
3512 PH Utrecht
Netherlands
23/11/2018 to 03/02/2019 EMAP fellows at IMPAKT Exhibition: A World Without Us
Impakt Center for Media Culture
Lange Nieuwstraat 4
1512 PH Utrecht
Netherlands
17/11/2018 to 03/03/2019 EMAP/EMARE artists at Ars Electronica exhibition in Berlin Mitte
12/11/2018 to 02/12/2018 EMAP/EMARE @ Rencontres Bandits-Mages
25/10/2018 to 12/11/2018 EMARE fellow Tabita Rezaire @ Impakt Festival in Utrecht
Casco/FOTODOK
Lange Nieuwstraat 7
1512 PH Utrecht
Netherlands
25/10/2018 to 12/11/2018 EMARE fellow Wesley Goatley @ Impakt Festival in Utrecht
Impakt Center for Media Culture
Lange Nieuwstraat 4
1512 PH Utrecht
Netherlands
25/10/2018 EMAP fellow Anna Ridler speaker at IMPAKT Festival 2018: Algorithmic Superstructures
Het Huis
Boorstraat 107
1513 SE Utrecht
Netherlands
24/10/2018 Luft Gesheft (Performance Lecture by Doug Fishbone)
Kleine Märkerstraße 7a
06108 Halle (Saale)
Germany
24/10/2018 to 11/11/2018 Mosaic Virus by Anna Ridler in Impakt Festival 2018: Algorithmic Superstructures
Casco/FOTODOK
Lange Nieuwstraat 7
1512 PH Utrecht
Netherlands
20/10/2018 to 04/11/2018 Man Machine 2.0 @ Werkleitz Festival 2018 Holen und Bringen
Kleine Märkerstraße 7a
06108 Halle (Saale)
Germany
22/09/2018 to 18/11/2018 Work by EMAP fellow Anna Ridler on display at Centraal Museum Utrecht
Centraal Museum Utrecht
Agnietentraat 1
3512 XA Utrecht
Netherlands
20/09/2018 Future Life
LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial
33203 Gijón Asturias
Spain
07/09/2018 to 11/09/2018 The Fall of the House of Usher by Anna Ridler at Ars Electronica
Ars Electronica Linz
Ars-Electronica-Straße 1
4020 Linz
Austria
06/09/2018 to 10/09/2018 EMAP Exhibition and Events @ Ars Electronica Festival
POSTCITY, Bahnhofplatz 12
4020 Linz
Austria
03/08/2018 to 18/11/2018 EMAP fellow Tabita Rezaire @ Kunsthalle Mainz
Kunsthalle Mainz
Am Zollhafen 3–5
55118 Mainz
Germany
12/07/2018 AN IMAGINATIVE ENCOUNTER – open studio with Taavi Suisalu
WRO Center for Media Art Foundation
Widok 7
50-052 Wrocław
Poland
07/06/2018 Impakt Event: Open Studio by Anna Ridler in Utrecht
Impakt Center for Media Culture
Lange Nieuwstraat 4
1512 PH Utrecht
Netherlands
01/06/2018 EMAP fellow Anna Ridler @ HKU-event Impakt in Utrecht
Impakt Center for Media Culture
Lange Nieuwstraat 4
1512 PH Utrecht
Netherlands
25/05/2018 to 27/05/2018 EMAP fellow Anna Ridler @ META marathon in NRW-Forum Düsseldorf
NRW-Forum Düsseldorf
Ehrenhof 2 D
40479 Düsseldorf
Germany
27/04/2018 EMARE fellow Anna Ridler @ ZKM | Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe
ZKM | Center for Art and Media
Lorenzstraße 19
76135 Karlsruhe
Germany
21/04/2018 EMARE fellow Anna Ridler @ Impakt in Utrecht
Impakt Center for Media Culture
Lange Nieuwstraat 4
1512 PH Utrecht
Netherlands
20/04/2018 EMAP presentation by Arjon Dunnewind @ European Media Art Festival in Osnabrück
Kunsthalle Osnabrück
Hasemauer 1
49074 Osnabrück
Germany
20/04/2018 EMARE fellow Anna Ridler @ European Media Art Festival in Osnabrück
Kunsthalle Osnabrück
Hasemauer 1
49074 Osnabrück
Germany
24/03/2018 Media Art Worlds Conference in Helsinki
m-cult
Mäkelänkatu 37
00531 Helsinki
Finland
01/02/2018 EMAP Panel at transmediale/festival
Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW)
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
10557 Berlin
Germany
24/10/2017 EMARE fellow Wesley Goatley lecture for HKU in Utrecht
Lange Nieuwstraat 4
3512 PH Utrecht
Netherlands
05/06/2017 to 25/06/2017 The long now: upcoming exhibition
555 Camino De La Familia
Santa Fe, NM NM 87505
United States
20/04/2016 to 22/05/2016 EMARE fellow Verena Friedrich @ European Media Art Festival in Osnabrück
Kunsthalle Osnabrück
Hasemauer 1
49074 Osnabrück
Germany
02/02/2016 to 07/02/2016 .move ON goes transmediale
HKW – Haus der Kulturen der Welt
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
10557 Berlin
Germany
13/11/2015 .move ON presentation on the CYNETART Festival
TRANS-MEDIA-AKADEMIE HELLERAU
Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 56
01109 Dresden
Germany
11/11/2015 to 14/11/2015 Two EMARE works on Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival
Documentary Film and Video Festival
34117 Kassel
Germany
03/11/2015 EMARE selection in the House of Electronic Arts Basel
HeK House of Electronic Arts Basel
CH–4142 Münchenstein / Basel
Germany
09/10/2015 to 25/10/2015 Werkleitz Festival 2015 .move ON – new media art from Australia, Canada and Europe
Leipziger Str. 61–62
06108 Halle
Germany
09/10/2015 to 11/10/2015 .move ON International Conference
LISA building
Riebeckplatz 9
06110 Halle
Germany
26/08/2015 to 25/09/2015 Korinsky and Anaisa Franco @ Experimenta Recharge National Tour 2015-16
Queensland University of Technology, Creative Industries Precinct
Brisbane QLD 4000
Australia
19/08/2015 Visible Evidence, Toronto, Canada
University of Toronto Media Commons Theatre, 3rd Floor Robarts Library
Toronto, ON M5S 1A5
Canada
17/08/2015 to 19/08/2015 Verena Friedrich presents The Long Now in Frankfurt am Main
1822-Forum
60311 Frankfurt am Main
Germany
13/08/2015 to 18/08/2015 ISEA 2015 – 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art
Vancouver
Vancouver, BC V5K
Canada
04/06/2015 Matthew Gingold – artist talk at Werkleitz Gesellschaft
Werkleitz Gesellscheft
Schleifweg 6
06114 Halle
Germany
26/05/2015 Impakt Event with Daniel Cockburn | All the Mistakes I've Made pt 2
Impakt HQ, Lauwerecht 10
3512 PH Utrecht
Netherlands
09/04/2015 Workshop "Build your own network" with Wachter & Jud in Brisbane
Queensland University of Technology
Brisbane QLD 3000
Australia
01/04/2015 to 10/04/2015 Christoph Wachter & Mathias Jud residency exhibition "Landung in Australien" in Brisbane
Queensland University of Technology, Creative Industries Precinct
Brisbane QLD 4000
Australia
06/03/2015 to 12/04/2015 Experimenta RECHARGE opens the Mildura Wentworth Arts Festival
Palimpsest ADFA Gallery
Mildura VIC 3500
Australia
28/01/2015 to 01/02/2015 Robyn Moodys "Nostalgia for a myth" on transmediale – international festival for art and digital cultur
Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW)
10557 Berlin
Germany
27/01/2015 World Premiere of “Perspection” by Matthew Biederman and Pierce Warnecke on CTM Berlin - Festival for Adventurous Music and Art
HAU2
10963 Berlin
Germany
11/12/2014 Pedro Ferreira: “Fragments 2014”
Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA)
Toronto, ON 06108
Canada
19/11/2014 Pedro Ferreira @ CineCycle
CineCycle
Toronto, ON 06108
Canada
14/11/2014 Gail Priest's "Sounding the Future" at Bandits-Mages Rencontres 2014
La Soupe aux Choux
18000 Bourges
France
07/11/2014 Culture talks @ Goethe: Pedro Ferreira
Goethe-Institut Toronto
Toronto, ON 06108
Canada
30/08/2014 Impakt Panorama Open Air | with Steve Reinke
Stadhuis Utrecht
3512 PH Utrecht
Netherlands
01/03/2014 Xcommunicate EMARE Symposium, QUT, Brisbane
Queensland University of Technology
Brisbane QLD 06108
Australia
05/10/2012 to 21/10/2012 .move forward — European Media Artists in Residence Exchange 2012
Steintor
06108 Halle
Germany
09/10/2009 to 25/10/2009 .move – new european media art
Intecta
Große Ulrichstraße 22-23
06108 Halle
Germany