Utlysinger : RENEWABLE FUTURES konferanse og RIXC årlige festival i Riga

The Deadlines to Apply for RENEWABLE FUTURES Conference and RIXC annual Festival in Riga, October 8-10, 2015, are extended now:

I Deadline for Conference Abstracts - April 20, 2015
Notification of acceptance will be announced after May 15, 2015.
Proposals should consist of a 250-word abstract with title, and a 200-word biography
Apply now: http://openconf.rixc.lv

II Deadline for Festival Proposals - May 15, 2015
We welcome proposals for exhibition, performances, workshops and showcase presentations, consisting of a 250-word description with title, a 200-word biography, and complementary material (photos, video, etc.)
Please send your submissions by email to: rixc (at) rixc.lv

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RENEWABLE FUTURES 2015:

Transformative Potential of Art in the Age of Post-Media
The 1st edition of new academic art and science conference series,
complemented by the RIXC annual festival programme
October 8-10, 2015, Riga, Latvia
http://renewablefutures.net

The Renewable Futures is a new conference series in the Baltic Sea and North European region that aims to invent new avenues for more sustainable and imaginative future developments. It will shape new contact zones between traditionally separated domains - art and science, academic research and independent creative practices, sustainable businesses and social engagement in the 21st century.

The 1st conference edition will take place in Riga, from October 8-10, 2015, and it will primarily focus on exploring the transformative potential of art in the post-media conditions. Today, according to several voices - Rosalind Krauss, Lev Manovich, Peter Weibel and Domenico Quaranta - we have entered the post-media age; there is no any single medium anymore that dominates in contemporary media art practices that are rather engaged with contemporaneity and critical thinking. The huge diversity of "post-media art" was profoundly explored also in the Fields exhibition (Riga 2014, fields.rixc.org), curated by Raitis Smits, Armin Medosch and Rasa Smite. The Fields showed that art in post-media conditions contains highly transformative and visionary potential. However, symbolic and aesthetic qualities, as well as critical, investigative and confrontational aspects also proved to be just as important for "post-media art" to maintain a line between physical and mental, realities and utopias.

THEMES:
  * post-media art, avantgarde practices and theories

  * 'slow' media art - preservation challenges for the museums

  * art and science - for building techno-ecological perspective

  * technopolitical investigations into the informational paradigm

  * Big Data and media visualizations

  * post-media architecture, sustainable design and open business

  * culture for sustainable development in the EU Baltic Sea Region and North

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CALL FOR CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS:

We welcome proposals by artists, curators, theorists, academic researchers and other lateral thinkers to share their research with regards to the above mentioned themes.

CONFERENCE DEADLINE EXTENDED: April 20, 2015
Please submit your conference proposal (abstract 250 words, biography 200 words)
at http://openconf.rixc.lv

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CALL FOR FESTIVAL PROPOSALS - ART WORKS, WORKSHOPS, PERFORMANCES AND SHOWCASE PRESENTATIONS:

The conference will be complemented by a broad programme of the RIXC's annual "Art+Communication" festival, which in its 17th edition will manifest the "post-media situation" by changing its title and a shift - it will take a turn from the festival's initial focus on information & communication technologies paradigm to the broader and more contemporary discourse on art and science, culture and sustainability, with particular interest to explore and build techno-ecological perspective.

This year's festival will feature a "post-media art" exhibition, workshops, performances and showcase presentations by artists, who in their work are blurring the boundaries between different disciplines.

DEADLINE FOR FESTIVAL PROPOSALS EXTENDED: May 15, 2015

We encourage artists to submit their proposals for artworks / performances / showcase-presentations / workshops by sending a short description (250 words), a biography (200 words), as well as other complementing material (images, links, video, etc.).
Please send your submissions via e-mail: rixc (at) rixc.lv

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* Conference Public Keynote Speakers:

John THACKARA / Founding director of Doors of Perception

Prof. Lev MANOVICH / The City University of New York

* Plenary Session Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Dieter DANIELS / Academy of Visual Arts (HGB) in Leipzig; Prof. Domenico QUARANTA / Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera; Prof. Katja KWASTEK / Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam; Prof. Martha BUSKIRK / Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Massachusetts; PhD Armin MEDOSCH / University of Arts in Belgrade; Dr Geoff COX / Aarhus University

* Conference chair: Dr Rasa SMITE / Art Research Lab of Liepaja University / Co-founder of RIXC

* Exhibition curator: Dr Raitis SMITS / Latvian Academy of Arts / Co-founder of RIXC

* Conference International Advisory board:

Dieter DANIELS, Douglas KAHN, Katja KWASTEK, Armin MEDOSCH, Regine DEBATTY, Gediminas URBONAS, Misko SUVAKOVIC, Jussi PARIKKA, Rob VAN KRANENBURG

* Conference Regional (BSR/North Europe) Organizational Board:

Chris HALES, Hege TAPIO, Vytautas MICHELKEVICIUS, Kristin BERGAUST, Lily DIAZ-KOMMONEN, Laura BELOFF, Raivo KELOMEES, Ilva SKULTE

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* Conference Proceedings

Submitted papers from the conference will be published in Acoustic Space Journal. Founded in 1998 by E-Lab as artistic journal for sound art, networked audio experiments and new media culture, since 2007 Acoustic Space comes out as peer-reviewed journal for transdisciplinary research on art, science, technology and society, published by RIXC & Art Research Lab of Liepaja University.

http://acousticspacejournal.com

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* Contact: rixc (at) rixc.lv

* More information:
http://renewablefutures.net

You can also follow the RF conference news by subscribing to Renewable Network mailing list (administrated by RIXC for Baltic Sea and North European: http://db.x-i.net/mailman/listinfo/renewable

Organizers: RIXC in collaboration with Art Research Lab of Liepaja University
Partners: Renewable Network, NORTH Creative Network Project, Culturability BSR Project
Support: State Cultural Capital Foundation, Riga City Council, Latvian Ministry of Culture, Creative Europa, EEA/Norway grants
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