V2_Test_LAB „Best of CIVA“
CIVA x V2_Lab for the Unstable Media
22 Apr 2021
19:30 to 21:30
Test_Lab: Social Distancing – Virtual Bonding presents artistic research questioning whether and how current technologies enable us to remain virtually connected to each other in times of physical distancing, or whether it is possibly to build new international networks and communities with these technologies. The works presented will be focusing on contemporary ways of exhibiting and performing in the virtual.
Test_Lab: Social Distancing – Virtual Bonding is presented in collaboration with Vienna’s CIVA Festival. The event will be hosted by Florian Weigl together with the Viennese CIVA Festival curators Eva Fischer, Martina Menegon and Angie Shahira Pohl.
The Test_Lab is a follow up to CIVA‘s week long event-series Social Distancing – Virtual Bonding, that took place in February 2021. The programme at CIVA included a virtual exhibition, a three-day discourse program with international talks, workshops and performances, four live concert evenings, two film screenings, a digital wellness day, as well as a comprehensive mediation offer including theme-oriented CIVA Ambassador Groups, numerous tours, and workshops. The outcomes of the explorations undertaken during the event series in February are presented at the Test_Lab Social Distancing – Virtual Bonding.
Subscribe to join this online event here. You will receive the link on the day of the event.
Test_Lab is a public events series organized by V2_ that provides an informal setting for the presentation, demonstration, testing and discussion of artistic research and development.
V2_Lab for the Unstable Media
V2_, Lab for the Unstable Media is an interdisciplinary center for art and media technology in Rotterdam (the Netherlands). V2_ presents, produces, archives and publishes research at the interface of art, technology and society. Founded in 1981, V2_ offers a platform for artists, designers, scientists, researchers, theorists, and developers of software and hardware from various disciplines to discuss their work and share their findings. In V2_’s view, art and design play an essential role in the social embedding of technological developments. V2_ creates a context in which issues regarding the social impact of technology are explored through critical dialogue, artistic reflection and practice-oriented research.
CIVA, Vienna’s new media art festival (hosted by the platform sound:frame), aims to show the potential of artistic approaches in interaction with science, technology and sociopolitical issues. At the core of the festival is the desire to build a strong network, to be a well-functioning platform for a growing international community, and to create joyful, low-threshold access for visitors of all backgrounds.
Part of ViennaUP’21
Creative Days Vienna: 5 and 6 May, 2021
The Creative Days Vienna gather creative minds from around the world for two days of digital events on 5 and 6 May, 2021 in Vienna.
The participants at Creative Days Vienna are breaking new ground in architecture, design, film, gaming, fashion, music and visual arts. Their work focuses on questions about the impact of current technological and social developments on the creative industries and the city and the ensuing opportunities and challenges.
This year we are focusing on four main topics: Future Communities, Future Spaces, Future Experiences, Future Production.
In a variety of talks, experiences and networking sessions we offer space for knowledge transfer, cooperation and open discussion.
The Creative Days Vienna are part of Vienna Up’21.
Find more info about registration HERE
Production and co-curation
Creative Days Vienna 2021– first announcements:
Guests, among others are: Francesca Bria (innovation economist and digital policy expert), Dead Centre (directors-duo), Dorian Concept (musician), Paul Feigelfeld (media theorist), Eva Fischer (curator), Mavie Hörbiger (actor), Hannelore Jarvis Essandoh (social worker & fashion designer), Peter Kollreider (musician & artist), Aino Laberenz (costume designer), Greg Lynn (architect), Severin Matusek (podcast host), Martina Menegon (artist), Stefanie Schmitt (dramaturg), Cornelia Sollfrank (artist & author), Xiaowei Wang (artist & engineer), Marlies Wirth (curator)
The Creative Days Vienna will be hosted by Adia Trischler.
Networking Sessions & Experiences – first insights
Culture & Technology Podcast – LINK
How is technology changing culture? From exhibition design to the performing arts, we invite leading curators, researchers, artists and cultural experts to explore how technology is shaping the future of cultural experiences and sparking new opportunities in the process.
The Culture & Technology Podcast is a virtual salon — hosted by the Vienna Business Agency together with Severin Matusek. Each conversation pairs Viennese creatives with an international expert to discuss a topic, entertain a thought and share their knowledge through conversation.