Interface Cult // Interface Cultures at Ars Electronica Festival 2021

Interface Cult is part of Loops of Wisdom, Kunstuniversität Linz Campus at Ars Electronica 2021. 8th-12th of September 2021, at Kunstuniversität Linz, Hauptplatz 8, Linz

Contemporary artists, designers and inventors are creating new connections and systems, exploring how Silicon, Organic and even speculatively Alien forms of life are entangling, mutating, evolving. What can these new entities and relationships look like? Are they friendships and collaboration or competitions and conflict? For these new exchanges we need new languages: programmable, aesthetic, interspecies, non-human and post-scientific.

Students of Interface Cultures, University of Art and Design Linz, have developed works which combine current technologies with ancient, humanistic and esoteric practices, delving into topics such as, divination, twirlings, the subconscious/unconscious, secrets, rituals, leisures, energies, contemplation, along with cults, both old and new.

Check the exhibited works at project website:

With: Noor Stenfert Kroese (NL), Kristina Tica (RS), Qian Xu (CN), Nomi Sasaki Otani (PE/JP), Hess Jeon (KR), Seo Son (KR), Anaïs Lossouarn (FR), Lea Schnell (AT), Iosune Sarasate Azcona (ES), Kevin Blackistone (US), Sara Koniarek (AT), Bálint Budai (HU), Alejandro Quiñones Roa (CO), Błażej Kotowski (PL), Polina Khatsenka (BY), Rozi Mákó (HU), Razieh Kooshki (IR), Vahid Qaderi (IR), Barbara Jazbec (SI), Parisa Ayati (IR), Mahnaz Rastgoumoghaddam (IR), Daphne Xanthopoulou (GR), Funda Zeynep Ayguler (TR), Jo Caimo (BE), Sebastian Sprenger (DE), Smirna Kulenovićc (BA), Tiio Suorsa (FI), Indiara Di Benedetto (IT), TAZ 22

interface cultures faculty
Christa Sommerer, Laurent Mignonneau, Manuela Naveau, Fabricio Lamoncha, Davide Bevilacqua, Gertrude Hörlesberger

production / design team
Kevin Blackistone, Sara Koniarek, Iosune Sarasate Azcona, Indiara Di Benedetto, Juan Pablo Linares, Kevan Croton