- Project CooperationNoise AquariumSep 14, 2018The Patching ZonePostbus 29088, RotterdamAbout the event...
The ecological crisis is a human crisis. Oceans must not be considered as flat blue surfaces which serve as dropping holes where we can let vanish all our anthropogenic remains. There are vast amounts of organisms that live down there and some suffer pain from our waste and noise. Many are aware of mammals such as whales and dolphins and there have been discussions about the chemical and waste pollution. But – often ignored is the invisible and the inaudible environment to us that is deeply secluded. Therefore, in the Installation, the artists and scientis6ts created 3D enlarged plankton to be like whales. In addition, they amplify the noise as participants move closer to the animations to simulate how these organisms might experience and perceive this anthropogenic noise. This is a highly interdisciplinary artist led effort with biologists, chemists, nano-toxicologists and an animator all working together towards a common goal – to raise consciousness.
Noise Aquarium is a cooperation between Victoria Vesna, UCLA Art Sci Center; Alfred Vendl as well as Martina Fröschl, Science Visualization Lab Angewandte at the department Digital Art at the University of Applied Art with Ruth Schnell as Sponsor; Stephan Handschuh, VetCore-Facility for Research, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna and Thomas Schwaha, Department of Integrative Zoology, University of Vienna.
Noise Aquarium has been presented as a featured project at the WEB3D Art Gallery ON / OFF: 100101010 in Brisbane, Australia for the 22nd International Conference of 3D Web Technology on July 5-7th July 2017, on July 6, 2017 at the symposium on Fluid Visualisation and Sound Matters at the Angewandte Innovation Lab (AIL), as well at ANYTHING’S POSSIBLE in Manhattan Beach November 4, 2017 at the Mira Costa High School.
Noise Aquarium was also part of the two day mini-symposium I love life: Celebrating Biodiversity through Art and Science, 13-14th April 2018. Currently, Noise Aquarium will be screend as part of a programme on MAN (Media Art Nexus) at Nanyang Technological University Singapur throughout the year 2018, referring to the Symposium 2017. Further stations in 2018: The PASEO 2018, 14th September 2018; Balance/Unbalance, New Value Systems. Sustainability and social impact as drivers for value creation, annual converence by The Patching Zone, Rotterdam, 20-21th September 2018.
Photo: Victoria Vesna
- TalkArtist Talk with Victoria Vesna − Digitale KunstOct 15, 2015 14:00-15:30University of Applied Arts Vienna / Expositur Digital ArtsSterngasse 13, ViennaAbout the event...
Victoria Vesna (Artist, Professor at UCLA): BEING IN BETWEEN: Path of an art(scient)ist
In this retrospective talk, Victoria Vesna will outline a non-linear path in her life and work. She is a passionate advocate of art and science not being separated and is currently obsessed with octopuses, birds and consciousness in relation to our networked animal selves.
Vesna is an artist and professor at the UCLA Department of Design Media Arts and is Director of the UCLA Art | Sci Center. With her performative / interactive installations she investigates how technologies affect collective behavior and communication perceptions of identity shift in relation to scientific innovation (PhD, University of Wales, 2000).Her work involves long-term collaborations with composers, nano-scientists, neuroscientists, evolutionary biologists and she brings this experience to students. Victoria has exhibited her work in solo exhibitions 20+, 70+ group shows, has been published in 20+ papers and gave 100+ invited talks in the last decade.
Photo: University of Applied Arts Vienna/Digital ArtsTalkZhou Bin talks with Daniel AschwandenNov 11, 2016 11:00-13:00University of Applied Arts Vienna / AktsaalOskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2, ViennaAbout the event...
Zhou Bin (resident artist) and Daniel Aschwanden (performance artist) discuss the current status of Performing Arts in China and Zhou Bins artistic practice.PerformanceZhou Bin performs at Exhibition Opening “Roter Faden – Textile Force”Dec 16, 2016 19:00-22:00Galerie FreihausgasseFreihausgasse, 9500 VillachAbout the event...
The Exhibition “Roter Faden – Textileforce”, curated by Barbara Putz-Plecko (head of Department Textiles – Free, Applied and Experimental Artistic Design), gives insight into manifold, multilayered, surprising and also complex practices of artistic textile production.
In cooperation with the University of Applied Arts Vienna the Galerie Freihausgasse in Villach shows how versatile young artist´s modes of production can be and from which different perspectives they behold, think and shape.
The textile functions as artistic medium, cultural skin creation and space building element in design and architecture, as experimental and intelligent medium as well as model for structuring formation, conjunction and networking. Like the moving body and operating within and on the body or object, the textile and the performative interlink object and space.
The opening is accompanied by an exclusive performance by artist Zhou Bin (Chengdu, China) as well as exclusive performances by Markus Edelmann and Lissie Rettenwander.
Addres of Welcome: Head of Galerie Freihausgasse Edith Eva Kapeller
Opening: Mayor Günther Albel
Introduction: Curator Barbara Putz-Plecko
Karin Altmann, Anja Ray Alturban, Manora Auersperg, Anna Lena Bankel, Anita Bauer, Jürgen Böheimer, Heidi Call, Claire Chatel, Julia Cristofolini, Agnes Czifra, Victoria Dirisamer, Christina Dörfler, Julia Dröpke, Susanne Frantal, Viktoria Gitzl, Barbara Graf, Nilbar Güreş, Teresa Holzer, Linnéa Jänen, Marie Kainz, Afra Kirchdorfer, Isabella Kohout, Klaudia Kozma, Junia Lahner, Martina Mahdavi, Larissa Mathis, Monika Haas, Katharina Heinrich, László Lukács, Walter Lunzer, Sophia Mairer, Aurélie Mazars, Monica Gross Meinhart, David Meran, Nicole Miltner, design:mikimartinek, Julia Neckel, Tina Ocsovay, Mona Quintus, Ramona Rieder, Edwina Sasse, Stefanie Salzburger, Amelie Schillhuber, Matthias Schoiswohl, Birgit Scholin, Anna Schwarz, Anastasia Soutormina, Sylvia Stegbauer, Kathrin Stumreich, Dana Sultana, Johanna Unger, Isis Várkonyi, Maria Walcher, Manuel Wandl, Nicole Weniger, Brigitte Zaussinger, Anita Zečić
Exhibition Duration: 17th of December 2016 – 30th of January 2017
Photo: Nicole WenigerSymposiumFluid Visualisation and Sound Matters: Bridging Art, Science, and VisualisationJul 6, 2017 14:00-21:00Angewandte Innovation LabFanz-Josef-Kai 3, 1010 ViennaAbout the event...
On July 6, 2017 the symposium on Fluid Visualisation and Sound Matters will bring at the Angewandte Innovation Lab (AIL) together artists, scientists, and experts working in the field of scientific visualisation and visual effects to develop a cross-disciplinary understanding of how art and science contribute to raising awareness of the current massive ecological crisis of marine ecologies and identify a suitable epistemological framing for this global challenge. The symposium is organised by department Media Theory.
Victoria Vesna, Angewandte Resident Artist 2015, will hold a keynote speech about Minding the Macro-Micro BioMe.
Photo: University of Applied Arts ViennaFestivalAngewandte Students at the 5th UP-ON International Live Art Festival ChengduOct 13, 2017 - Oct 23, 2017Luxe Lakes A4 Art MuseumTianfu New Area, ChengduAbout the event...
From 13.-23. October 2017, four Angewandte students joined Zhou Bins invitation for participating at the 5th Up-On International Live Art Festival in Chengdu/China. Nicoleta Auersperg, Michael Pöllinger (both TransArts), Lala Nomada (Art & Science) and Tomasz Vollmann (Transmedia Art) showed their performances among 30 further artists from China and abroad. The performance artists, modern dancers, sound artists and image artists presented their works at the Art Museum of Sichuan University, School of Architecture and Design College of Southwest Jiaotong University, Luxe Lakes A4 Art Museum and JZFZ Art Space.
Lala Nomadas performance with coal was based on research about the local social situation in Chengdu as well as on her thoughts about the Lushan Art Museum`s collection.
Nicoleta Auersperg is experimenting and reflecting of materials, processes and mechanism which constitute our everyday life. Of interest are materials with the potential to change her status and form when they come in contact with other materials. The artist transfers this potential in sculptural/performative forms. In Chengdu, she showed the performance „Reifen, Stäbe, Gips und Wasser“. Her work treats of tyres which point at an abstract, closed form as well as at acrobat`s requisites. The tyres come upon materials which bear unprogressive relations to each other.
Performer Michael Pöllinger made a thought experiment: Supposed he woke up and suddenly realized that he got superpower and transformed to METALIC LIGHT SHINIG.
His mission would be: to be the first fully individually natural human being, using the power of its organism and the natural phenomenon art to show up a new, different movement of transhumanity. Within the experiment, a crazy scientist named ”hans the motherfucking scientist” gave him a concept to get access to the hidden source of human being called “unconscious” which is located in the body and the brainstem.
He gave him all the knowledge he needs to provide a new term for ART. Such as epistemology, natural science, neuroscience, psychoanalysis as well as art history and art theory. He got sent to China to test the superpower of natural existing human being in a crazy performance.
Photo: Lala Nomada while performing in Chengdu.Project CooperationSep 14, 2018FestivalOct 13, 2017 - Oct 23, 2017SymposiumJul 6, 2017 14:00-21:00PerformanceDec 16, 2016 19:00-22:00TalkNov 11, 2016 11:00-13:00TalkOct 15, 2015 14:00-15:30