Pre-Opening Tour

For particularly interested visitors, selected festival locations along the Danube will already open their doors on September, 5th. The Lentos Art Museum, the Canadian Media Art Network Hexagram and the Ars Electronica Center are pleased to give initial insights into their exhibition program.

LENTOS Art Museum, 5 pm

Opening Featured Artist Elisabeth Schimana (AT) “Hidden Alliances” with live tape performance von Beatriz Ferreyra

Surprised by an alleged world without female artists in the field of electronic music/art, Elisabeth Schimana (AT) set out in the 1990s in search of a way. Projects such as portrait 01 – The Futurist, realized by Ö1 Kunstradio, led to a series of video portraits under the title IMAfiction after the founding of IMA Institute for Media Archaeology in 2005. 10 artists, pioneers of their time, tell a somewhat different story in the exhibition and together design an exciting network of relationships.

Address: Ernst-Koref-Promenade 1, 4020 Linz

Beatriz Ferreyra at the Opening of Featured Artist 2018: Hidden Alliances – Elisabeth Schimana and the IMAfiction series, Credit: tom mesic

University of Arts and Design Linz, 6:30 pm

Opening Featured Campus University 2018: Hexagram (CA) “Taking Care.”

The International Research Network Hexagram, an interdisciplinary research network for media arts, design, technology and digital culture based in Montreal (Quebec), Canada, has curated the Hexagram Exhibition at the University of Arts and Design Linz and will also present several performances at different location during the festival.

The exhibition was realized thanks to the support of the government of Québec.

Address: Hauptplatz 6, 4020 Linz

Impressions of the Opening of Hexagram, Campus Exhibition: Taking Care, Credit:

Deep Space 8K @ Ars Electronica Center, 8pm

The big finale of the pre-opening tour will take place at 8 PM at Ars Electronica Center’s Deep Space 8K. First, performance artist Suzanne Kite presents her performance “Listener”. Afterwards we will show a selected best-of of this year’s Deep Space Festival programme starting 8:30 PM.

Address: Ars-Electronica-Straße 1, 4040 Linz

Listener / Suzanne Kite (US), Credit:

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