Talk with Britta Peters (GER), director of “Urban Künste Ruhr” (Urban Arts Ruhr) ///
Concert with Miri Kat (GBR) and Julia del Río (ESP) ///
Screenings of works by Karin Ferrari (ITA/AUT), Susanna Flock (AUT), Isabella Auer (AUT) and Bernhard Garnicnig & Jamie Allen (AUT/CAN) ///
Thu, November 22 2018, 6 p.m. ///
Salzamt Linz, Obere Donaulände 15, Linz ///
For some time now, we have been able to observe how our well-known physical spaces are increasingly superimposed by finely meshed virtual and digital dimensions. In addition to that, we experience spatial limitations and extensions that lead to a multitude of breaks, shifts and distortions in what we commonly understand as reality. Our world of today, shaped by global digitalization, radically redefines the experience of time, body and place, and thus also the experience of art outside of institutional and closed spaces. But what does this mean for society, for art and for spaces?
On Thursday, 22 November 2018, starting at 6 p.m. at the Salzamt Linz, the prologue offers an introduction to this and similar topics, which will be presented in a concentrated form at LINZ FMR 19 at the end of March 2019. The prologue consists of a lecture by Britta Peters (DE), a concert with Miri Kat (UK) and Julia del Río (ES) as well as screenings of the works “DECODING Katy Perry’s Dark Horse (THE WHOLE TRUTH)” by Karin Ferrari (IT/AT), “Fetish Finger” by Susanna Flock (AT), “Need Room” by Isabella Auer (AT) and “My Holy Nacho?” by Bernhard Garnicnig & Jamie Allen (AT/CA).
At the end of March 2019, LINZ FMR 19 will negotiate ephemeral art in digital contexts and public spaces for a few days in Linz, Austria. The format’s core is an exhibition in public and open space with works by international and local artists who deal with art in digital contexts. A supporting program of walks, lectures, films, concerts and discussions will be set up to address new approaches, working methods and developments in connection with art in digital contexts.
LINZ FMR is curated and organised by the two Linz based art and cultural initiatives qujOchÖ and servus.at, the Atelierhaus Salzamt, the Department of Cultural Studies at the University of Art Linz and the STURM UND DRANG GALERIE. LINZ FMR is supported by the City of Linz as UNESCO City of Media Arts, the State of Upper Austria and the Federal Chancellery for Art and Culture.
Photos: Clemens Mairhofer