RIXC Art Science Festival 2021

Renewable Futures

29 July 2021

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Renewable Futures is a conference series that originated in the Baltics and the North European region with an aim to invent new trajectories for more sustainable and imaginative future developments. This edition will be online, hosted by FeLT in collaboration with Creative Europe project GREEN. We welcome paper proposals from researchers and artists of interdisciplinary practices from fields such as contemporary art, artistic research, art theory, media art, design and architecture, applied artificial intelligence, artificial life, robotics, life sciences, art education and other relevant practices. We invite presentations of artistic and transdisciplinary research projects, as well as examples and discussions of applied projects and entries to a screening program curated for online presentation. 

The conference is online only and will take place from the 4th to the 6th of November 2021

Additional workshops will be offered on the 7th of November. Specially invited keynote speakers and presentations will be included in the program.

November 4-6, 2021

Oslo / Online

The Renewable Futures Network was established in 2008 and strives to facilitate new contact zones between traditionally separated domains – art and science, academic research and independent creative practices, sustainable businesses and social engagement.

The 4th Renewable Futures Conference questions how we experience and express life and the sense of aliveness today. Actualized by our current global pandemic, we invite artistic, academic or applied research perspectives on relations and intersections between human beings, living environments and machines. This might evoke a sense of the uncanny and a fear of domination and surveillance. It might also reveal a world of possibilities of becoming, creation of new forms and behaviors. Could we co-create a more balanced existence? Can we enhance our senses and communication to become beings that are more adapted to co-existence with our environments and other species?

The interdisciplinary artistic research project FeLT (Futures of Living Technologies) hosts the conference in conjunction with the Creative Europe project GREEN (Green Revisited: Encountering Emerging Naturecultures).

November 4-6, 2021

Oslo / Online

We will present a screening and remote performance program curated for Renewable Futures 4th conference-FeLT. The screening and performance program will feature screen-based artistic works at the intersection of ecology, art and technology.

Curators: Jens Hauser and Kristin Bergaust. See below for more information.

The open call for the conference and screening program is closed and the applicants have been notified about the results!

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