Exhibitions, Projects

The finest in media art. The most important exhibition at every festival is the CyberArts show at the OK Center for Contemporary Art featuring works submitted from all over the world for Prix Ars Electronica prize consideration and singled out for recognition by this year’s juries. This is a showcase of excellence and indicator of the latest trends in the digital arts. In the spacious premises of the former post & packet distribution center at the main train station, the theme exhibition will bring together a wide selection of artistic approaches to and takes on the city as the quintessential habitat of the 21st century. Another highlight is the annual exhibition hosted by Linz Art University on their premises on Linz’s Main Square—the Campus show is an opportunity for undergrads at a guest institution to get some big-time exposure.

CyberArts 2015

Here’s a close-up look at the technical and aesthetic state of the art. The CyberArts 2015 exhibition is one of the highlights of the Ars Electronica Festival.

Post City Kit Exhibition

The Post City Kit Exhibition shows with numerous prototypes and project presentations possible development directions towards the urban habitats for the upcoming human generations.

Habitat 21

The Habitat 21 exhibition considers the process of urbanization going on worldwide.

Campus Exhibition: Université Paris 8

The Campus Exhibition by Paris 8 University presents thirty years of digital research and creative work from pioneering artists and researchers in the early years as well as from young contemporary artists today.

Spaceship Earth

Spaceship Earth focuses on satellite images and the incredible depth of information inherent in these astonishing pictures, as well as artistic interpretations of their themes.

F 015 Luxury in Motion

The F 015 not only represents the technical realization of autonomous driving. It also shows how self-driving cars are going to change our society as the automobile moves beyond its role as a means of transportation to become a mobile living space.

Shared Space Spaxels

Shared Space Spaxels lets people experience robotic mobility with the help of three quadcopters.

Shared Space Bots

In Shared Space Bots, specially developed robots are the protagonists of experiments in human-automobile interaction.

Interface Cultures: Post-Post

This year’s Interface Cultures student project exhibition constitutes a provocative answer to the new post-media trends. The projects presented are futuristic, retro, post-, pre-, post-post or just art.

Soya C(o)u(l)ture

(Deutsch) Mit dem künstlerischen Forschungsprojekt Soya C(o)u(l)ture hat XXlab (ID) ein Verfahren entwickelt, Nützliches aus dem bei der Sojaherstellung anfallenden Flüssigabfall zu gewinnen.

Connecting Cities: False Positive

False Positive deploys text messaging, stealth infrastructure, street intervention, and data visualization to enact a surveillance conspiracy engaging the public in an intimate, techno-political conversation with the mobile technologies on which they depend

Renaming the City

In conjunction with the 2015 Ars Electronica Festival, South African artists Marcus Neustetter and Stephen Hobbs are focusing on Volksgarten. Their “Renaming the City” project invites folks living in Linz to name a route on which lots of us love to stroll—the main promenade through Volksgarten.

Connecting Cities

The projects by Connecting Cities Network aim to establish urban media façades as open platforms for citizens to engage in participatory city-making processes.

So similar, so different, so European

Produced under the auspices of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations, “So similar, so different, so European” is a campaign that addresses the enlargement of the European Union.


Mythogenesis embodies the observations of a new media researcher. Its purpose is a visual analysis of propaganda videos that have become a source of the mythogenesis process of the new Ukrainian hero.

Deep Space 8K: Making of

As much sophisticated knowhow on the part of Ars Electronica Futurelab engineers went into the conception of Deep Space 8K as high-performance technology went into that concept’s execution.

Deep Space 8K: The Soul of the Cube

The Soul of the Cube (SOTC) is a virtual being, an abstract creature that is visible in between applications, it is both a “host” and the inner self of its complex infrastructure.

Deep Space 8K: White Point

*White Point* is based on the premise that the observer is situated in the vanishing point. Visitors thus seem to move into the center of the light inside this single pixel

Deep Space 8K: TIME OUT

All three works are takes on “cooperative aesthetics” in which visitors to Deep Space 8K explore the changes their own movements bring about in the displayed projections and, in some instances, on the acoustic level too.

Deep Space 8K: GameSpace

GameSpace turns the Ars Electronica Center’s Deep Space 8K into an interactive multiplayer gaming arena.

Deep Space 8K: Timelapse

Combining highly detailed, fast-forward motion pictures with the extraordinarily high degree of resolution in Deep Space 8K opens our eyes to everyday events that we’ve never seen in this form before.

Deep Space 8K: Post Refugee City

*Post Refugee City* records the realities of everyday life in a refugee camp—in this case, Al Zaatari in Jordan—and represents an effort to find new ways to deal with such modern-day mass migration.

100 Percent Mobility

In 2015 the Austrian Motorist and Touring Club ÖAMTC approached the University of Art and Design Linz, asking students and teaching staff members to reflect on how mobility will change in the future.


Volume is a sound installation that doesn’t just encourage visitors to consider these questions; it also sharpens their aural perception.

Re-Reading the City

Reassuming the role of the photographer as a kind of post-flaneur, Andreas J. Hirsch casts personal views on the city reflecting the post-urban condition as such.

Featured Landscapes

In the Brucknerhaus, Bildrecht and Ars Electronica present Michael Kos’ Mappings in which the artist takes conventional ways of viewing cartographic works and city maps and turns them on their head.


“Superscape” is a biennial Austrian architectural prize. Its mission is to spotlight innovative architectural concepts for the interplay of private and public spaces in an urban context.

Listening Post

Ars Electronica and the LENTOS Art Museum have been jointly presenting contemporary media art for years now. The 2015 show is Listening Post by musicians/sound artists Robert Lippok (DE) and Wolfgang Fuchs (AT).

Knowledge Capital

Knowledge Capital is a center for the creation of new intellectual values through interaction and collaboration, and a core facility at Grand Front Osaka established by private companies, the multi-purpose complex of commercial facilities, offices, hotel and service apartments.

iHome / personal home

iHome / personal home wants to be the continuation in the gesture-interaction of human beings with spaces, to a life with partner-like living spaces.


Hyungjoong Kim created Jangdna (Korean: rhythm), an interface that not only analyses and visualizes an audible piece of music, but also makes it modifiable in a very simple way.

What Does Peace Look Like?

The Alfred Fried Photography Award is more than just a photo contest; it’s the world’s only competition that asks entrants to visually answer the question of what peace looks like.

Deep Space 8K: What Does Peace Look Like?

The Alfred Fried Photography Award is more than just a photo contest; it’s the world’s only competition that asks entrants to visually answer the question of what peace looks like.


Artist Norbert Artner’s high-quality photographs taken between 2010 and 2014 recorded the process of reflection involving the two Hallstatts in Austria and in the southern Chinese Province of Guangdong.

Feed Me

With a self-ironical approach, the project is calling the subjects of the monstrous and perpetually insatiable Tra to her feeding ritual.

Summer Sessions

POST CITY will host a pop-up exhibition that’s the outcome of the Summer Sessions of V2.

exhy – a curation service

exhy curates exhibitions–automatically. The curation service offers to organize art events from finding a topic and a title to putting together a group show and arranging the works of art in the gallery space.

The Naked Veriti Project

The NAKED VERITI project uses memory, interaction and light, and composite and manufactured parts to express feelings and thoughts about technological art.

The Fading Piece

The Fading Piece, her work that was also singled out for recognition as the best local entry, is a two-part stop-motion animated film that traces—in the truest sense of the word—the disappearance and reconfiguration of Kwun Tong Town Centre.

1,001 Models

1,001 Models brings together a splendid array of works by Austrian architects and urban planners, regardless of whether their concepts were actually built or only proposed.

Harbour Master Plan and www.meinlinz.at

A total of 140 “brainstorms”, 480 comments from 776 Linz fans – that is the outcome of the Austria-wide unique online service www.meinlinz.at. Experts from the City of Linz and the LINZ AG examine the ideas for their feasibility.

Interactive Station

Two web-based interactive winning works of Prix Ars Electronica 2015 – Computer Animation / Film / VFX category are exhibited at an interative station at the entrance of Central.