Ars Electronica Opening

As every year, the Ars Electronica Opening will bring compelling and thought-provoking acts to the stages of POSTCITY. The night begins with the contorting and undulating πTon installation by Cod.Act. With his project Silent Italian artist Gabriele Marangoni will send visitors on a journey to the limits of perception. Chris Ziegler’s presentation Corpus focuses on the limits of visual perception. Interférences by Alexis Langevin- Tétrault, however, explores how gestural interaction can be converted into music with a unique device on the main stage. In the next performance – Field by Martin Messier – residual electric signals, imperceptible to eyes and ears, are picked up by electromagnetic transducer microphones and become the material of the work. Right after this, Marco Donnarumma and Margherita Pevere will show Azathot, a performance with an artificially intelligent prosthesis. Continuing the night are Chicks on Speed’s Alexandra Murray-Leslie, Anna Lebovic, Melissa E. Logan and Sam Ferguson feat. visualizations by Tina Frank, live composing on self-made electroacoustic objects. Kutin/Kohlberger’s audiovisual interplay of the ancient, resonating sound of a prepared hurdy-gurdy with sonified results of 21st-century machine learning algorithms together with Dino Spiluttini’s drones and ambient soundscapes send the visitors off to another musical dimension. The program will be rounded off by Welia who will play one of her fantastic DJ-sets in the courtyard.

8 PM – 8:20 PM Silent, Gabriele Marangoni (IT)

Silent / Gabriele Marangoni (IT) at Ars Electronica Opening 2018, Credit: tom mesic

8:30 PM – 9 PM Corpus, Chris Ziegler (DE)

CORPUS (2011/2017) / Chris Ziegler (DE), Credit: tom mesic

9:10 PM – 9:30 PM Interferences, Alexis Langevin-Tétrault (CA)

Interférences (String Network) / Alexis Langevin-Tétrault (CA) at Ars Electronica Opening 2018, Credit:

9:45 PM – 10:15 PM Field, Martin Messier (CA)

FIELD / Martin Messier (CA) at Ars Electronica Opening 2018, Credit:

10:20 PM – 10:40 PM Azathot, Marco Donnarumma & Margherita Pevere (DE)

Azathot (from the 7 Configurations) / Marco Donnarumma (DE/IT), Margherita Pevere (DE) at Ars Electronica Opening 2018, Credit:

10:50 PM – 11:20 PM Chicks On Speed (AU/ES/DE/US) + Tina Frank (AT)

Chicks on Speed / Alexandra Murray-Leslie (AU/ES), Melissa E. Logan (DE/US) and Tina Frank at Ars Electronica Opening 2018, Credit:

11:30 PM – 00:15 midnight K&K Kutin / Kohlberger (AT)

Kutin/Kohlberger (AT) at Ars Electronica Opening 2018, Credit:

00:20 midnight – 1 AM Dino Spiluttini (AT)

Dino Spiluttini (AT) at Ars Electronica Opening 2018, Credit: