Symphony No.3: Of Sexual Songs (2014)

Videoinstallation of Michael Nymans “Symphony No.3: Of Sexual Songs (2014)” Continue reading


The grand finale of the elaborate Opening Parcours is the official opening event of the 2014 Ars Electronica Festival, a not so ceremonious and rather more playful-sensorial form of entertainment in St. Mary’s Cathedral and on the plaza in front of it. Continue reading

Domplatz Nightline

When it gets dark in the evening, the large square in front of the Mariendom turns into a stage for luminous interactive media art projects. Continue reading

Dom Exhibit

The Mariendom will be transformed to an unique exhibition scene throughout the festival. A number of artistic installations can be experienced in the nave, the crypt and Rudiger hall. Continue reading


In comparison to Archifon III, the major installation he produced with his artistic partner Tomáš Dvořák, Dan Gregor’s second spatial-optical encounter with the Mariendom comes across like a whimsical art historical footnote. Continue reading

Archifon III

As different as the Ars Electronica Center and Linz’s St. Mary’s Cathedral may be in every imaginable respect, they’ll have something in common during Ars Electronica 2014: festivalgoers will be able to employ the façades of both buildings as projection surfaces. Continue reading

Saccade Based Display

Saccade is a technical term used by opticians and ophthalmologists to describe a certain type of eye movement: so-called visual target movements that include both spontaneous and deliberate eye movements. They’re among the fastest motions the human body makes, and are the basis of a display developed by Junji Watanabe (whereby the term display is somewhat misleading here, since this array doesn’t contain a monitor in a conventional sense). Continue reading

tour en l’air

In “tour en l’air,” Berlin-based artist Ursula Neugebauer evokes an unforgettable childhood experience: the thrill she felt when she got her first long skirt and the wonderful new feeling of twirling while wearing it. This was her introduction to a new form of stability amidst rotation. Continue reading

Flying Records

This is the third time that Japanese musician and artist Ei Wada is exhibiting one of his fascinating mobile installations at Ars Electronica. Once again, it’s a work at the interface of music and the visual arts and, once again, Ei Wada has recourse to the technology that is his passion: the classical recording & playback device of the analog era. Continue reading

Water Light Graffiti

A sponge, brush or water pistol and some water—that’s all it takes to conjure up Water Light Graffiti on a wall studded with thousands of water-sensitive LEDs. The principle is simple; the results are a feast for the eyes. Continue reading