23 agosto, 2012

Highlights Ars Electronica Festival 2012


The BIG PICTURE – New Concepts for a New World
Thursday, August 30-Monday, September 3


Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,


There's only a bit more than a week to go. The 2012 Ars Electronica Festival begins on August 30. The theme is "The Big Picture", an encounter with viable images of a sustainable future, portrayals that do justice to our globalized, network-spanned world, depictions capturing how we're increasingly growing together and simultaneously drifting apart.


Through Monday, September 3, more than 300 events are lined up on a program that includes exhibitions, conferences, workshops, open labs, performances, concerts and nightlines. The spectacular highlight will be the voestalpine Klangwolke that the Brucknerhaus and Ars Electronica are producing collaboratively—an account of the networking of our world.


We're looking forward to an unforgettable experience. Hope you are too!


See you soon,

The Ars Electronica Festival Staff

The Big Picture Exhibition
The Big Picture & CyberArts Exhibition

Brucknerhaus/OK Center for Contemporary Art  /  from Thursday, August 30


The conference and exhibition complemented by films in the Brucknerhaus showcase humankind's big pictures of the world—old ones long ago cast onto the junk heap of history and their hopeful young successors. World-class digital art and the most interesting submissions for Prix Ars Electronica prize consideration are on display in the CyberArts show at the OK.


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voestalpine Klangwolke
voestalpine Klangwolke - The Cloud in the Web

Donaupark / Saturday, September 1, 8:30 PM


The cloud of sound will materialize on the evening of September 1 in Linz's riverside Donaupark. Not only is everyone cordially invited to attend this one-of-a-kind extravaganza. You can also be an integral part of the show. How? Get an illuminated letter. Build them yourself or buy one readymade.


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Festival Village adjacent to the Ars Electronica Center / Thursday, August 30-Monday, September 3


The u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD festival for young people is following up its successful debut in 2011. The colorful village going up around the AEC will once again be a high-energy playground for lateral thinking, offbeat solutions, innovative concepts and extraordinary experiments. Experience and explore, construct and dismantle, or just hang out with some very interesting folks.


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Mariendom / Saturday, September 1, 2 PM-12 Midnight (sound installation), 11 PM-12 Midnight (concert)


One of the musical highlights of this year's festival is a work by Viennese musician and composer Rupert Huber. "teardrops" is a 10-hour sound installation and a concert delivered by an ensemble consisting of a grand piano, devices connected to it to produce audio effects, the cathedral's organ as well as its architecture and acoustics.


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Picknick in der Wolke
Picnic in the Cloud


Donaupark / Sunday, September 2, 10 AM


A Sunday "Picnic in the Cloud" will wrap up the voestalpine Klangwolke weekend. The program kicks off at 10 with a family-style picnic. Then, crews from Upper Austrian music schools and radio station FM4 take over the mixing console. Throughout the day, the soundcloudminiatures submitted prior to the Klangwolke will be wafting through the park for your listening pleasure.


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Große Konzertnacht
Big Concertnight: Resonant Bridges

Lentos/Donaupark/Brucknerhaus / Sunday, September 2, 7:30 PM


The Big Concertnight is celebrating its 10th anniversary. In light of this year's festival theme, the program will be a musical encounter with our acoustically networked world. Audience members can look forward to a mix of amazing music and visualizations that make you sit up and take notice!


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Ars Electronica Music Day
Ars Electronica Music Day

Donaupark/Brucknerhaus / Monday, September 3, 10:30 AM-9 PM


This year's festival is dedicating an entire day exclusively to electronic music. On Ars Electronica Music Day, the Brucknerhaus' concert halls are being transformed into open sound spaces for listening sessions, performances, interventions and talks.


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Impressum: Ars Electronica Linz GmbH | Ars-Electronica-Straße 1 | A-4040 Linz
Tel. +43.732.7272.0 | E-Mail: festival@aec.at  | Web: www.aec.at/thebigpicture


pictures: rubra, Martin Hieslmair, Miraikan-Museum, Ars Electronica

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