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Star Storm – Performance by Aoife van Linden Tol

Shuttle bus transfer: SUN Sept. 10, 2017, 7:15 PM, WE GUIDE YOU Meeting Point, POSTCITY
Performance: SUN Sept. 10, 2017, 8 PM-9 PM, Brandverhütungsstelle BVS Linz
Unfortunately, the event is already fully booked!

Credit: Aoife van Linden Tol

Aoife van Linden Tol (IE)

Star Storm is a spectacular, site-specific explosive performance inspired by the processes of the stars. Using research from the European Space Agency on the composition, life cycle, magnetic behavior and light production within stars, including our sun, Aoife van Linden Tol has designed a powerful and beautifully poetic experience.

Taken on an emotional and physical journey the audience witness a series of explosive and pyrotechnic events, each of which represents a specific phenomenon taking place every moment in stars all across the universe. Each section of the performance is varied and distinct—creating a wonderful contrast of energy and experience from exciting to meditative, from durational to instant, from order to chaos, reflecting the universe we live in and the discoveries we have made about it. The work incorporates cutting-edge technology allowing the audience to trigger the electrical charge needed to initiate the explosive chain reaction, highlighting the tipping point at which equilibrium is instantaneously and irreversibly transformed. Star Storm aims to create a unique and lasting experience which will give audiences insights into the very nature of our universe and their own place within it.

WARNING: There will be fire, smoke and loud noise. There may be materials used in the installation which could stain garments. For your own safety please keep your distance from the installation as instructed AT ALL TIMES. If the smoke becomes uncomfortable you will be allowed to leave. If you are asthmatic please inform the steward and follow their advice. Part of the performance will take place outside. It is advised to wear cotton or natural clothing and closed toe shoes.


Meeting Point: Shuttle bus transfer included, departure: SUN Sept. 10, 2017, 7:15 PM, WE GUIDE YOU Meeting Point, POSTCITY
Performance: SUN Sept. 10, 2o17, 8 PM-9 PM, Brandverhütungsstelle BVS Linz, Petzoldstrasse 45, 4020 Linz
Duration: 60 minutes
Language: Englisch
Minimum age: 18 years
Price: free of charge for festival pass or day pass owners (limited to max. 45 persons)

Unfortunately, the event is already fully booked!


This project is presented in the framework of the European Digital Art and Science Network and co-funded by the Creative Europe program of the European Union. It was realized in cooperation with ESA and Ars Electronica Futurelab.

This project is presented with the support of BVS–Brandverhütungsstelle für Oberösterreich reg. Genossenschaft m.b.H., Landesfeuerwehrkommando Oberösterreich and Pyrovision GmbH.