Prolog LINZ FMR 19: Talk + Concert + Screenings

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, 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