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ARS and the City
Ars Electronica Festival 2019 | Ausstellung im LENTOS

5. bis 9. September

Every year, the LENTOS Kunstmuseum is the venue of the Ars Electronica’s Featured Artist exhibition. This year it is neither an artist nor an artist collective that takes centre stage but the Ars Electronica itself. ARS and the CITY celebrate the 40th birthday of that institution by putting the focus above all on its relationship with the City of Linz. 
For the last 40 years, Ars Electronica has been successfully promoting its three fundamental pillars, art, technology, society. With a multitude of formats and initiatives it continues to explore current interactions, developments and new departures in these fields and has made them accessible to the public. The common denominator always linking these fields is the combination of humanism and technological progress.

Presence in public space is therefore one of the key aspects: projects that are routinely conceived as interdisciplinary are so many standing invitations to regional and international audiences to become involved in current topics, visions and possibilities. Since its inception,  Ars Electronica has created meeting places of the kind that keep on redefining the City of Linz as a place for cultural and social encounters. It is therefore only logical that the anniversary will be used as an opportunity to present at the LENTOS Kunstmuseum a selection of Ars Electronica’s most significant projects in public space. These projects have helped to define not only the festival itself but the city as a whole. 

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LightWing II
Ars Electronica Festival | LENTOS Auditorium

The interactive installation  LightWing II by Uwe Rieger & Yinan Liu (arc/sec Lab) will be placed on display in addition to the exhibition ARS and the City at the LENTOS auditorium from 5 to 9 September during the Ars Electronica festival. 

LightWing II generates a magical lifeworld from tactile data. In this interactive installation, a kinetic construction has stereoscopic 3D projections and 3D sound superimposed on it. Flexible carbon rods maintain tension in a generously dimensioned, transparent membrane. A slight touch is enough to cause the delicate wing structure to oscillate, which allows visitors to navigate through holographic spaces and virtual events. LightWing II is one of a series of installations developed at the arc/sec lab to test new approaches to design in the fusion of material and digital information. 

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Opening

Wednesday, 4 September, 5 pm
Free admission

Ars Electronica Festival 2019

5 to 9 September
In keeping with its title, “Out of the Box – the Midlife Crisis of the Digital Revolution”, the Ars Electronica Festival 2019 sets off on an expedition designed to survey techno-economic aspects of the modern world with tools provided by art and science and to explore its future perspectives and our ow options for taking action. 

Every year, the LENTOS Kunstmuseum is the venue of the Ars Electronica’s Featured Artist exhibition. This year it is neither an artist nor an artist collective that takes centre stage but the Ars Electronica itself. ARS and the CITY celebrates the 40th birthday of that institution by putting the focus above all on its relationship with the City of Linz. In addition, the interactive installation  LightWing II by Uwe Rieger & Yinan Liu (arc/sec Lab) will be placed on display. 

Free admission to the LENTOS between 5 and 9 September with the Ars Electronica Festival pass
 

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