Exclusive screening only for students from the Academy of Applied Arts at University of Rijeka.
Program 90min: Infinitely Yours Creation, animation, and performance: Miwa Matreyek (US) All Music: Morgan Sorne (US) Prix Ars Electronica 2020 / Golden Nica 09:03 Recursive Truth, Rachel Rossin (US) Prix Ars Electronica 2020 / Honorary Mention 02:55 The Entropy Gardens (VR screen capture), DEPART (AT) Prix Ars Electronica 2020 / Honorary Mention 08:55 Serial Parallels, Max Hattler (DE/HK) Prix Ars Electronica 2020 / Honorary Mention 09:00 Underground Circuit, Yuge Zhou 周雨歌 (CN) Prix Ars Electronica 2020 / Honorary Mention 04:14 This Means More, Nicolas Gourault (FR) Prix Ars Electronica 2020 / Honorary Mention 23:55 In Her Boots, Kathrin Steinbacher (AT) 06:03 Bodyless (excerpt of VR screen capture), Hsin-Chien Huang (TW) Sponsored by Taiwan Creative Content Agency Prix Ars Electronica 2020 / Honorary Mention 05:00 Coming Home, Benjamin Swiczinsky (AT) 04:00 Thicc Seams, iheartblob (AT) 05:41 Time o´ the Signs, Reinhold Bidner (AT) 08:36
Since the Prix Ars Electronica began in 1987, computer animations have been among the essential elements of our annual worldwide media art competition. The awarded works selected by a jury of experts from among thousands of submissions do not only fascinate the visitors of the renowned Ars Electronica Festival every year. With the “Ars Electronica Animation Festival on Tour”, we’re presenting a selection of outstanding animations for educational institutions, film festivals and cultural organisations together with the participating artists and in cooperation with the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe-an and International Affairs. Like so many other art and culture events, the 2020 Ars Electronica Animation Festival is faced with a great challenge due to the COVID19 pandemic. As every year, the entries in the Computer Animation category of the Prix Ars Electronica serve as the foundation for the screening program. This year’s 930 submissions once again provide an excellent basis for a survey of current digital filmmaking from the fields of art, science, research, and animation film schools. This year featured an impressive constellation of themes that raise questions about the far-reaching effects of human behaviour on the environment as well as about technological developments like social media, deep fakes, and AI. Particularly striking were sensitive, humorous works on these topics that show alter-natives to dystopian universes. In its statement, the jury especially stressed the idea of the “female gaze,” which was reflected on the one hand in the way female artists regard current issues, and on the other in the manner in which they utilise their technical tools to challenge a system of dominant values