Use at your own risk

Interface Culture at Ars Electronica 2013

Th. 05. September – Mo. 09.September

Opening the 5th of September at 13.00 at Brucknerhaus Linz, Austria

“Use at your own risk” is an allusion to a commonly used disclaimer text, warning the potential user of a certain software or hardware circuit that its makers cannot made responsible for any possible use or misuse of their inventions. When developing prototypes, the authors usually have to evaluate the potential risk or threat that their device or installation poses to the visitors within a public exhibition, which may lead to limitations of its overall use which eventually constrain the full potential of all interaction possibilities. Nevertheless the risk factor is an entire part of the making and design of novel interfaces and devices that are in direct contact with the visitors, which cannot just be ignored. This warning title reminds the spectators that experimental artworks are no exception to that rule. 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)


Exhibited projects

Memories of the future - David GannNon Player Objects - Play with it!Street-scape - Jaak KaevatsAcidable - Veronika Krenn & Vesela MihaylovaZuerst kommt das Fressen, dann kommt die Moral - Davide Bevilacqua240313:BIT-POEMS - whounArnulf Rainer for digital performers, concert version - Alessio ChiericoDigital Hourglass - Oliver KellowSuppenbrunzer - Nina MenginRandom readings - César Escudero AndaluzA day in a life - Ivan PetkovThink Pink - Isidora FicovicMicro Pets - Marie Polakova & Veselina DashinovaSculpTon - Alberto BoemThe dream of Flying - Chiara Esposito4th skin - Mihaela Kavdanska


Use at your own risk – Bucharest