From 27th – 31st of May the festival CODED CULTURES, presented by the group 5uper.net, is taking place. The main focus is given to a new generation of media and knowledge cultures and their creative practices. Various artistic communities and projects, which develop new scopes of application by using electronic and digital media, will be connected and presented to a broad audience. Basically the festival is pointing out cultural developments and processes on the intersection of Art, Technology, Science and Entertainment.
As part of the official “Austria-Japan Year 2009”, CODED CULTURES functions as a creative intermediation platform in both countries. 140 years of diplomatic relations are the occasion for the presentation of interrelated emergences between “Creative Cities”, like Vienna and Yokohama demonstrate them. For this reason an outstanding number of Japanese Artists, Curators and Scientists will exchange their knowledge and practices with colleagues from Austria, Europe and around the world during the Symposium (28th – 31st of May) and the Exhibition (27th May – 7th June) of CODED CULTURES. To intensify the cultural relations between both countries, in the forefront of the festival two Artists in Residence and one Scientist in Residence from Japan will be attending in Vienna.
The four sub-topics of the festival (Designing Complexity, Assembling Things, Expanding Locality, Creating Proto-Culture) explain on different levels, contents, forms and functions of cultural practices and display developments from the creative vision to a precise virtuality.
- Press Conference: 27th May 2009, 10.30 a.m. Freiraum/quartier21 – MQ
- Opening Reception: 27th May 2009, 7.00 p.m. Freiraum/quartier21 – MQ
- Exhibition: 28th May – 07th June 2009, 10.00 a.m. – 8.00 p.m. Freiraum/quartier21 – MQ
- Symposium and Presentations: 28th – 31st May 2009, 2.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m. MUMOK – MQ
- Closing Event and Party: 31st May 2009, 8.00 p.m. Hofstallungen – MQ