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STWST48x3: 48 Hours MIND LESS

FRI Sept. 8 5:00 PM-SUN Sept. 10, 2017, 5 PM, Stadtwerkstatt, Ars Electronica Maindeck

Stadtwerkstatt (AT)

In Urfahr (north Linz) on the Danube and under the slogan Mind Less, STWST48x3, the third edition of STWST48, offers a non-stop 48-hour showcase art extravaganza of the expanding kind.

Mindless information, open states of mind, an infolab opposite new media, quasi-coordinates of extended contexts, funky fungi, digital physics and a Meltdown Totale: on the whole STWST48x3 Mind Less is addressing new art contexts that have been developed in and around the Stadtwerkstatt Linz in recent years: Infolab is an information concept fundamentally based in aspects of irrationality. The Mycelium Network Society shows communication projects around the basic potentials of fungi and mycelia—developed during the Stadtwerkstatt summer residencies on the survey vessel Eleonore. The art and context research Quasikunst stages a 48-hour meltdown of selected art, technology and robotic coordinates. At the Maindeck in front of Stadtwerkstatt the FACES network celebrates its 20th anniversary & #GetaHead #EatYourCake.

In a mix of migrating kitchens, traveling cinema and art agents, these projects also play the public place of the outdoor Maindeck: Cine Traktori, Kunstlabor and Location id: HoME. On the neighboring Danube the Meme project travels from Athens to Linz and offers drinks and hot facts directly from the borders of Europe. And as an extension, the Danube area opens up to the Salonschiff Florentine, and the whole area will be branded under 4040 Lower Eastside / Hafen der Sehnsucht in September for the first time. Watch out: Mind Less Stadtwerkstatt is also in 2017 under the directive of New Art Contexts and autonomous structures. And also mindless: Mind More nightlife in the STWST Club and the STWST homebase Cafe Strom.


STWST48x3 is a project of Stadtwerkstatt and includes the art projects:
Infolab: Franz Xaver, taro, Servando Barreiro.
Mycelium Network Society, projects by: Mary Maggic, Servando Barreiro, Azucena Sanchez, Callum Caplan.
Mycelium Network Society curated by Shu Lea Cheang, taro, Franz Xaver.
Mycelium Network Society in association with Kapelica Gallery in Ljubljana and CycleX in Andes, New York.
Mycelium Network Society support from Messschiff Eleonore, Verein
Quasikunst: Tanja Brandmayr.
Quasikunst projects: Oliver Schürer, Christoph Müller and Christoph Hubatschke (H.A.U.S.), Lisa Spalt, Tanja Brandmayr.
Location id HoME: Shu Lea Cheang.
Cine Traktori: Kollektiv Traktori.
Kunstlabor: Christine Pavlic, Christoph Ebner.
Meme : skywalker e.V. by Stefa Farkashazy, Robinson Stärk, Kiron Guidi, Nani Cooper.
Club STWST48x3 curated by Felix Vierlinger.
Club host: Patrik Huber.