The Sound of Europe
Salzburg, 27.-28. Jan 2006

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Europe in Sight

Mediatizing the Conference's Main Hall

Interactive media installations

bullet European Soundscape
bullet Europe is Real
bullet Europe: A Landscape of Ideas
bullet Leading Opinions

Media Art Interventions

bullet Threshold to the Kingdom
bullet 27. Januar 1945
bullet This is your Victory
bullet Faces of Europe
bullet Strength and Opportunities
bullet Europe all Weather
bullet Ars Electronica Futurelab


Soundtrack of the Conference


Mediatizing the Conference’s Main Hall

- A large-scale media display in the Europasaal of Salzburg’s Congress Center
- A multimedial arena designed for keynote addresses, panels and intensive discussions

"The Sound of Europe" (avi, 63MB)

For its contribution to “The Sound of Europe,” Ars Electronica Futurelab staffers have deployed a custom-made interactive media display (nine screens with a total projection surface of about 160 m²), which will provide images of both the complexity of the topics and debates as well as the multifarious viewpoints of the participants.
The media installations and infrastructure react to the conference proceedings but do not intervene in or comment upon the discussions; rather, these features support the discussions by providing recapitulations and analytical visualizations.

Several media art interventions provide a fascinating contrast to the panel discussions and complement the discourse in an inspiring way. The entire conference is thus endowed with a visual as well as a musical identity that is derived directly from the topics and content under discussion rather than merely providing a decorative embellishment of them.

bullet „Threshold to the Kingdom“, Video by Mark Wallinger
bullet “27. Januar 1945 – in commemoration to the victims of the Holocaust“, digital Animation by Zachary Lieberman
bullet “This is your Victory”, Remix from “Words that won the War” by Martin Landquist and Stryngford Syntagma
bullet “Faces of Europe”, Photo portraits  by Oliviero Toscani
bullet “Strength and Chances of Europe”, a semantic network visualisation by Dietmar Offenhuber
bullet “Europe all Weather”, a TV-Jam by Thomas Schneider