On its 17th edition, previosly known as the “Art+Communication”, the RIXC’s annual festival manifests the “post-media” situation by changing its title and focus. From the festival’s initial focus on implications of information & communication technologies, it now makes a shift to broader and more contemporary discourse on art and science, culture and sustainability, with particular interest on exploring and building “techno-ecological” perspective. This year’s festival exhibition will also contribute in building post-media perspective. Festival is curated by Rasa Smite and Raitis Smits and the DATA DRIFT exhibition is co-curated by Lev Manovich (US).
A broad festival programme festival will feature the 1st edition of RENEWABLE FUTURES – the new conference series on art, science and cultural innovation, which will focus on “transformative potential of media art in the age of post-media”. The conference will be complemented by the “post-media” art exhibition, workshops and performance programme.
This year’s festival exhibition will respond to the RENEWABLE FUTURES conference theme and will contribute to building post-media perspective. We invited artists to propose their artworks, workshops and performances that are developing visions for more sustainable and imaginative ways of life by blurring the boundaries between different disciplines.
We welcomed proposals by artists, curators, theorists, academic researchers and other lateral thinkers to share their ideas and research with regards to the following themes:
- post-media art, avantgarde practices and theories,
- ‘slow’ media art – preservation challenges for the museums,
- art and science – for building techno-ecological perspective,
- technopolitical investigations into the informational paradigm,
- Big Data and data visualizations
- post-media architecture, sustainable design and open businesses,
- culture for sustainable development in the Baltic Sea and North European region.
In the above picture: The Fields Exhibition and Art+Communication Festival 2014 Opening. Photo by Kaspars Garda, Riga 2014