The Evolution of Memory – ARS ELECTRONICA 2013
Interface Cultures – Use at your own risk
Use at your own risk, the title of this year’s show by undergrads in Linz Art University’s Interface Cultures program, alludes to the usual boilerplate wording of liability disclaimers. This is how manufacturers of hardware and software seek to avoid claims for damages by dissatisfied users. But regardless of what the disclaimer says, developers like these Interface Cultures students have to assess the risks their inventions and installations pose to exhibition visitors. Under certain circumstances, that could lead to a decision to dispense with completely taking advantage of all interaction options.
Nevertheless, issuing the perfunctory warning “Use at your own risk” doesn’t make this superfluous. Quite the contrary—it reminds us that experimental works of art as well do not constitute an exception to this condition of usage.
With works by Cesar Escudero Andaluz (XX), Davide Bevilacqua (IT), Alberto Boem (IT),Alessio Chierico (IT), Chiara Esposito (IT), Isidora Ficovic (SR), David Gann (US), Jaak Kaevats (EE), Mihaela Kavdanska (BG), Veronika Krenn (AT) & Vesela Mihaylova (BG),Oliver Kellow (AU), Nina Mengin (AT), Ivan Petkov (BG), Marie Polakova (CZ) & Veselina Dashinova (BG/UK) & Jan Spurny (CZ), whoun a.k.a. Juan Cedenilla (ES)
Interface Cultures Faculty: Marlene Hochrieser (AT), Martin Kaltenbrunner (AT), Laurent Mignonneau (FR/AT), Michaela Ortner (AT), Georg Russegger (AT), Christa Sommerer(AT)
Opening: Thu 5. 9. 13:00
Thu 5.9. 13:00 – 19:00
Fri 6.9. 10:00 – 17:30
Sat 7. 9. 10:00 – 17:00
Sun 8. – Mon 9. 9. 10:00 – 19:00