Classix in Focus :: Ars Electronica
Together with the Austrian Cultural Forum, we have prepared an animation marathon: a selection of award-winning works from the 2022 edition of the Ars Electronica Animation Festival.
After each block of films, there will be a 15-minute break.
Invitations for the marathon can be downloaded for free, and reservations for large groups can be made at 0748 417 445, after obtaining online invitations.
Ars Electronica is a platform working at the intersection of art, technology, and society through the organization of exhibitions, educational programs, and research projects focused on the future of our societies. Founded in 1979 in Linz as a festival, it has since expanded to include a laboratory, an award, and a museum dedicated to the study and promotion of media arts and digital culture.
Electronic Theatre (50’) is an annual “best of” program, a compilation of animations chosen by the jury from the works submitted in the Computer Animation category. The selection showcases current productions in terms of artistic content and technological innovation.
Welcome to Planet B (79’) Change is an inevitable condition of reality for both living and inanimate things. Circulation, development, evolution, and dissolution are part of the scheme. But is change anthropocentric? What can we exactly expect from it in the future? Change can mean resolution, embrace, or reconnection; it can be ironic, dreamy, climate-related, abstract, or destructive. In one way or another, there is potential, possibility, and variety. We understand the need for change as individuals, society, and humanity, as well as minimal parts of the larger existence of reality.
Austrian Panorama (60’) What does it mean to commit suicide in a digital world? Can we exist as fragmented digital identities? What happens when we don’t play by the rules of game environments? Why do unicorns like water games? Does the earth revolve around me? This program includes a selection of Austrian filmmakers. The spectrum ranges from dystopian visions of the future to humorous introspections.
Young Animations (30’) Every year, young and talented filmmakers from Austria present their peculiar, subtle, spiritual, utopian, critical, and dystopian works for the u19 category of the Prix Ars Electronica — create your world. They show us their powerful imagination, deep understanding of certain subjects, all expressed through their skills in a single medium. This program is a selection of animations from young creatives and young professionals in different age groups (17-19) and different skills.
Organizers: Asociatia Industrii Creative, Showberry
Main partner: Kaufland Romania
Cultural partner: Austrian Cultural Forum
Institutional partner: Iasi City Hall
Hospitality partner: Acaju