Going to the Country - St. Florian
9:30 Busses depart for St. Florian in front of the Brucknerhaus.
An outing to the hinterland in search of simplicity, a one-day excursion designed to get the Festival's activities off the beaten
track and onto a path less-surfed as a way of seeing things in a productive new light.
On Saturday, Ars Electronica goes on a country outing. The baroque splendor of the St. Florian Monastery of the Canons Regular of
St. Augustine, a center of religiosity and spirituality since the 4th century, will serve as both venue and resource conducive
to fruitful experience. It is into this centuries-old setting that we are implanting the media of our age-semantic network
visualizations, generative computer graphics and digital worlds of sound.
A jam-packed and sensorially intense program will plumb the depths of the festival's theme. Activities will be running parallel
so you'll have to make choices: from among linkups, cross-positionings, diametrical oppositions, concrete and associative
references; from among musical presentations and performances in which the collegiate church's spectacular organ encounters
contemporary electronic sounds; from among speeches and chats in the monastery's garden, exercises and meditation sessions,
lecture-performances, installations, excursions through the monastery's historical strata and spiritual realms, open-hardware
workshops, tours of an organ builder's atelier and even an introduction to the art of origami.
Transfer and Reservation:
A fleet of busses will provide transfer directly to the monastery. Departure from the Brucknerhaus:
between 9:30 - 10:00 AM
. From 12:00
onward, there will be hourly shuttle bus service between Linz
and St. Florian. The fleet of busses will return to Linz at 21:00
Due to seating capacity and space limitations, reservations are necessary for certain speeches,
workshops and guided tours. Interpreters will not be provided, so please bear in mind that some program segments are
in English only or in German only. The program is designed to make it simple to switch back and forth between
activities running simultaneously.
Sounds and Music - Concerts
Sounds and Music - Installations
Talks, Discussions, Lecture Performances