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Eröffnung: 7. Sept. 2021; Ausstellung: 8. bis 12. September 2021 Kunstuniversität Linz, Hauptplatz 8, 4020 Linz

Kunstuni Campus at Ars Electronica Festival 2021

With LOOPS OF WISDOM, students and teachers at the University of Art and Design offer a possible guide to action for a topic more relevant than ever: the future of our planet. A well thought-out set of inspiring exhibition contributions, presentations, performances, interventions, workshops and lab settings as well as a discursive platform. Exhibition venues include the two university buildings at Hauptplatz 6 and 8, the "Strafsachengalerie" and the "splace am Hauptplatz".

The department of Interface Cultures has hugely developed and shaped the Campus format as we know it today, and will present the “Interface Cult”, the newest in the long list of students exhibitions by Interface Cultures students, at Hauptplatz 8, ground floor.

>> INTERFACE CULT exhibition
Creative thinkers and artists want to unveil what is hidden beneath the layers of AI, machine learning, automation and surveillance technologies. Like detectives or inspectors, they question the “black box” to discover how and why these intelligent systems make certain decisions, what these decisions mean and for whom they are fundamentally being made.

Students of the Master course Interface Cultures have developed works which combine current technologies with ancient, humanistic and esoteric practices, delving into topics such as divination, twirlings, the subconscious/unconscious, secrets, rituals, leisures, energies, contemplation, as well as  cults, both old and new.

With projects by: Anais Lossouarn, Balint Budai,Barbara Jazbec, Daphne Xanthopoulou, Funda Zeynep Ayguler, Hess Jeon, Iosune Sarasate, Jo Caimo, Kevin Blackistone, Kristina Tica, Lea Schnell, Mahnaz Rastgoumoghaddam, Noor Stenfert Kroese, Parisa Ayati, Qian Xu, Sara Koniarek, Seo Son, Smirna Kulenovic, Tiio Suorsa, Vahid Qaderi

As part of the Akademie der Gedanken (Academy of Thoughts), Linz will join the Leonardo Art & Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER) network with an international program hosted by Interface Cultures. Artists, scientists, scholars and the general public are invited to join conversations about sustainable ways of living, environmental protection, and artistic and scientific developments for a “climate-modern” future. In a modernized “Gartenlaube”, Climate-Care, Climate-Digital and Climate-Social - proposed by Christoph Thun-Hohenstein - will be debated and discussed through the focus on Interspecies Collaboration, The Mind of Plants, Herbal Pedagogy, Biodynamic Farming, also supported by the exploration and celebration of artistic and folk wisdom, to bring everyone together for a "Gartenlaube Waltz"  in the courtyard of Hauptplatz 8.

Partners & collaborators: Christiana Kazakou, Dr. Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, Dr. Monica Gagliano, Dr. Martin Pfosser, Leisenhof Gärtnerei Linz, Mag. Gabriele Winkler, Dr. Christa Sommerer, Fabricio Lamoncha

Interface Cultures is pleased to launch two creative workshops in the framework of "Critical Data" and the "Academy of Thoughts" during the Ars Electronica Festival 2021.

„LOOPS OF WISDOM”: Kunstuniversität Linz bei der Ars Electronica 2021

Digital Catalog Interface Cultures at Ars Electronica Festival 2021.pdf

Iosune Sarasate Azcona "PHC (Painfully Human Chatbot)"

Parisa Ayati & Mahnaz Rastgoumoghaddam "Tara’s Diary"

Daphne Xanthopoulou "Sonic Utopias"