Glowing Globe, Ethics and Aesthetics in Postdigital Art, Rijeka 2022

The Catalogue



12.-28. 10. 2022

The exhibition is held in the Gallery KORTIL-HKD from 12 – 29 October,

Symposium  at the VIP Salon of the University of Rijeka UNIRI  and Full dome screenings at the Astronomy Center Rijeka at 13 October. 

Round table at the Academy of Applied Arts 14th October..

With the emergence of the pandemic caused by the virus, many processes related to the development and use of digital technology have become visible and widely applicable in practice. In these circumstances, the question arises about the importance of ethics in digital technology, and the relationship between ethics and aesthetics in postdigital art. Is it something that is aesthetically and visually pleasingly made to respect certain ethical norms as well. Therefore, International exhibition and screenings with variety of media art installations,  symposium and discussions with present artists and theoreticians will seek to explore what it means to ethically approach the work of art, and how this is reflected in relation to aesthetics in postdigital art as significant changes in the wider social context.

Glowing Globe is an event that will be held the fourth time. The program is innovative and educational dealing with research and understanding of the terms and phenomena of postdigital culture, which is especially relevant in contemporary art and society.

Curated by Ingeborg Fülepp and Dijana Protić

Participants:  Filip Borelli (Croatia), Gloria Aino Grzywatz (Germany),  Markus Hanakam & Roswitha Schuller (Austria),  Asja Makarević (BH), Anastasia Marčelja (Hrvatska), Katarina Podobnik (Croatia), Dijana Protić (Croatia), Nika Oblak & Primož Novak (Slovenia), Mario MU (Croatia), Rivka Rinn (Israel)

Supported by the Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia and City of Rijeka

In cooperation with the Academy of Applied Arts University of Rijeka , Gallery Kortil-HKD, Austrian Cultural Forum in Zagreb, the French Institute of Croatia in Zagreb, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic Slovenia, co-produced by Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana, Astronomy Center Rijeka, WHW Zagreb

Glowing Globe, Artificial Art Alienated, Rijeka 2021

22.9.-7.10. 2021


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Rijeka 22. September – 7. October // Zagreb 2. November – 15.  December

Keywords: artificial intelligence, transdisciplinary digital art, 2D and 3D printing, 3D animation, 360 ° video, algorithmic music, live coding, net art, AR and VR, light art, server art, information, ethics, ecology, technology, science


Media art long time has been understood as video and interactive art. Over the last 20 years, media art has expanded by various digital technologies. Digital coding as a process has taken over important segments of contemporary art. In recent years, even more: artificial intelligence programs, machine learning, computer games, virtual and augmented reality have become an expressive tool of many artists and art collectives. At a time when the whole world is ‘shining’ from extreme problems such as viruses, environmental disasters, wars and earthquakes of dystopian anxiety and various forms of alienation are also visible in art.

For the third year in a row, the Glowing Globe event is entitled Artificial Art Alienated, and aims to present to the public different perspectives on media and digital art. The state of alienation in the digital world as a topic has been approached by various domestic and international artists, art collectives and theorists. With an exhibition at the Kortil Gallery, symposium at the University of Rijeka and performance and screenings at the Astronomy Centre, participants will transdisciplinary present topics at the intersection of digital technologies and the humanities, artificial intelligence, ethics and ecology.

Organizer: Center for Innovative Media, Academy of Applied Arts, University of Rijeka in collaboration with KORTIL Gallery HKD, Rijeka, Institut français de Kroatie in Zagreb, Goethe-Institut Kroatien in Zagreb

Curators: Curators and conference moderators Ingeborg Fülepp and Dijana Protić; guest curator Bettina Wackernagel; production assistant Lucija Polonijo; VR consultant Marko Mrvoš; video streaming David Dubrović; mapping Damjan Špočić, prepress Ivan Vranjić; visual identity and graphic design Korina Kunjak

Participants: Maurice Benayoun MOBEN, Tomislav Brajnović, Alexandra Cárdenas, Nayarí Castillo, Ingeborg Fülepp, Vedran Gligo, Hrvoje Hiršl,  Erkki Huhtamo, Dina Karadžić, Tobias Klein, Nicolas Mendoza, Anamarija Ami Podrebarac, Dijana Protić, Peter Purg, Gaia Radić, Hanns Holger Rutz, Sanja Sekelj, Tea Stražičić, Ivana Tkalčić, Bettina Wackernagel

SUPPORT: University of RijekaAcademy of Applied Arts, City of Rijeka – Department of Culture, Republic of Croatia – Ministry of Culture and Media,  KORTIL Gallery-HKDÖsterreichisches Kulturforum Zagreb, Institut français de Croatie, Goethe-Institut Kroatien,  Astronomy Center RijekaFormat ©, Centre for Applied Computing and Interactive  Media – City University Hong Kong, Emergency Exit, project of the competition for the award of grants to art projects at the University of Rijeka, Heroines of Sound Festival Berlin funded by  Capital City  Culture Fund and Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe.

IN COLLABORATION WITH: KORTIL Gallery-HKDUniversity of RijekaAcademy of Applied Arts, Österreichisches Kulturforum Zagreb, Institut français de Croatie,  Goethe-Institut Kroatien,  Astronomy Center RijekaFormat ©, Heroines of Sound Festival Berlin 

Contact:Ingeborg Fülepp,  Cell:  +385 99 3974718 //



22nd September – 7. Octoer KORTIL Gallery HKD, Ul. Strossmayerova 1, Rijeka

19:00 Exhibition opening

Artists:  Maurice Benayoun,Tobias Klein, Nicolas Mendoza (VOV Twoodees 2D / 3D prints // Value of Values, Transactional Art on the Blockchain video),  Tomislav Brajnović (Fragment Quince, digital print),  Alexandra Cárdenas, (Open Cyberspace, VR installation),  Format C – Dina KaradžićVedran Gligo,  (2020 | 5050 // Triptych on tectonic transgressions, server installation),  Hrvoje Hiršl (Kolaps, light installation),  pETER PurgChandos AI, video performance), Tea Stražičić (WFS_02 , digital sculpture for video game Whale Fall), Gaia Radić , mapping Damjan Špočić (light installation – AR 360° and 3D animation Simulacrum), Hanns Holger Rutz/Nayarí Castillo  (Aleatorium -sound object) ,Hanns Holger Rutz ( Kontakt, simultan-stereoscopic vision 2021),  Ivana Tkalčić  (Steady movement (one of forests, three of birds) multimedia installation)

20:00 Performance,  pETER Purg (Quo Vadis? 2 .0)


23rd September

UNIRI SC Akvarij, Radmile Matejčić, Rijeka and ONLINE

10:00 – 13:00. Symposium. Chair Ingeborg Fülepp. Speakers: Maurice Benayoun MOBEN (Value of Values, Transactional Art on the Blockchain), Tomislav Brajnović, (Fragment Quince),  Hrvoje Hiršl (Limit of Representation), Erkki Huhtamo (The Automated Eye – Reflections on Posthuman Vision in Art and Culture),  Dina Karadžić / Vedran Gligo (Format C), Anamarija Ami Podrebarac (The Sensuality of Data; Performative Practices of Embodiment as the Lived Experience of Code)

14:00 – 16:00. Symposium. Chair  Dijana Protić. Speakers: pETER Purg (MAST), Hanns Holger Rutz /Nayarí Castillo (Aleatorium),  Sanja Sekelj (Network analysis and art history: using “bigger data”), Ivana Tkalčić (Steady Movement),  Bettina Wackernagel (Heroines of Sound Berlin) / Alexandra Cárdenas

Astronomy Centre, Sv. Križ, Rijeka

20:00 Audio-Visual Performance Alexandra Cárdenas, (Choose Uncertainty, audiovisual live coding performance)

21:30 Full dome screenings


24th September

Academy of Applied Arts, Slavka Krautzeka 83, Rijeka

10:00 – 13:00 Round Table, Round table



04. November  – 4. December

Institut français de Croatie, exhibition Maurice Benayoun / Nicolas Mendoza/ Tobias Klein (VOV Twoodees) and (Value of Values, Transactional Art on the Blockchain video)

Glowing Globe, Sound of Science 2020

Rijeka – Zagreb 19. – 30. November

19 th November

SYMPOSIUM, UNIRI SC Akvarij, Radmile Matejčić 5, Rijeka, 10 am – 4 pm

EXHIBITION, KORTIL Gallery – HKD, Ul. Strossmayerova 1, Rijeka

Exhibition opening 6 pm, Exhibition duration 20.-30. November

AUDIO-VISUAL PERFORMANCES, and  DIGITAL PLANETARIUM – VR space tour – Astronomy Centre, sv. Križ, Rijeka,  8 pm

20th November 

WORKSHOPS, Academy of Applied Arts, Slavka Krautzeka 83, Rijeka

10 am – 12 noon

EXHIBITION, Institut français de Zagreb, Preradovićeva ul. 5, Zagreb

Opening 7 pm

 Organizer Center for Innovative Media, Academy of Applied Arts, University of Rijeka

In collaboration with KORTIL Gallery HKD Rijeka and Institut français de Zagreb

Curators Ingeborg Fülepp and Dijana Protić; guest curator Martina Kramer; production manager Lucija Polonijo; production consultant Marko Mrvoš; technical support Ivan Vranjić; video streaming David Dubrović,

Participants Davorka Begović (HR), Zdravko Blažeković (HR/USA) / Daniela Castaldo (I), Marko Ciciliani (A) / Barbara Lüneburg  (A), Heiko Daxl (D), Vitar Drinković (HR), Erhard Karkoschka’s collection (D) / Nikša Gligo (HR), Martin Kramer (F/HR), Ksenija Ladić (D/HR)/ Franjo Maltar (HR), Marko Mrvoš (HR), Ingo Petzke (D), Mechthild Schmidt Feist (SAD / D), Irena Pivka (SI) / Brane Zorman (SI), Dijana Protić (HR), Don Ritter (CND), Jan Peter E.R. Sonntag (D), Isabelle Sordage (F), Aleksandar Vejnović (D/HR)

Support by Croatian Ministry of Culture, City of Rijeka, University Rijeka, Academy of Applied Arts Rijeka, KORTIL Gallery HKD Rijeka, Astronomy Centre Rijeka, Goethe Institut Zagreb, Institut français de Zagreb, Österreichische Kulturforum Zagreb, Student Film Festival, Rijeka


Glowing Globe, Science-Fiction-Art, Rijeka 2019

Inventions of technology inspire many artists to generate their visions that reflects anxiety, pointing to critical thinking and concern of the dangers of global changes. Through the various collaborations with scientists and scientific institutions, art works that have been created are gaining ever greater public interest. It is therefore necessary to redefine the positions of the latest media art and to critically discuss the issues and impacts of new technologies for the future and the development of the society in general.

The program is devoted to new-media art with an emphasis on virtual and augmentative reality.

Idea and Title: Ingeborg Fülepp

Curators: Ingeborg Fülepp, Dijana Protić

Design: Korina Hunjak

Guest curators: Penesta Dika, Ryszard  W. Kluszczyński

Organizers: Center for Innovative Media, Academy of Applied Arts, University of Rijeka (CIM APURI) ; Croatian Cultural Haus on Sušak – Gallery Kortil, Rijeka, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Digitale Kunst Vienna

Financial support: University of Rijeka, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, City of Rijeka, Adam Mickiewicz Institute Warsaw, Austrian Cultural Forum Zagreb, Goethe Institute Zagreb, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Digitale Kunst Vienna

Supported by: Astronomic Centre Rijeka, American Corner-Gradska knjižnica Rijeka, Museum of Contemporary Art (MSU) Zagreb, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMSU) Rijeka, Peek & Poke Rijeka, Prodesign Rijeka

Artists at the exhibition: Giulia Bowinkel & Friedemann Banz (D), Roderick Coover (FR/US) & Krzysztof Wołek (PL), Ivana Franke (HR ), Vladislav Knežević (HR),  Daniela Weiss aka. Litto  / Anton Iakhontov aka. Patrick K.-H.  (A), Michael Saup (D) / Matevž Kolenc (SI),  Marta Stražičić (HR), Moon Martina Zelenika (HR)

Speakers at the symposium: Penesta Dika (A), Oliver Grau (A), Ryszard W. Kluszczyński (PL), Martin Kusch (A), Wolf Lieser (D),  Dijana Protić (HR), Lea Vene (HR)



Exhibition. KORTIL Gallery, Strossmayerova 1, 51000 Rijeka

13. November 19.00 Opening ; 14. – 23. November, exhibition duration, Exhibition is open on working days 11:00 – 13:00 and 17:00 – 20:00; Saturday 11:00 – 13:00

Artists: Giulia Bowinkel & Friedemann Banz (D), Ivana Franke (HR / D), Echo Ho (D/CN) & Piotr Wyrzykowski (PL) Vladislav Knežević (HR), Litto aka Daniela Weiss (A), Michael Saup (D) & Matevž Kolenc (SI), Marta Stražičić (HR),Moon  Martina Zelenika (HR)


14. November

Symposium, University of Rijeka – Campus, Ul. Radmile Matejčić 1, 51000 Rijeka

11:00-13.30, Chair: Ingeborg Fülepp, Speakers: Penesta Dika (A), Dijana Protić (HR), Ryszard W. Kluszczykski (PL), Martin Kutch (A)

14:30 – 19:00

Chair: Dijana Protić, Speakers: Wolf Lieser (D), Lea Vene (HR), Martin Kusch (A), Olver Grau (A)


14. November Astronomy Cener Rijeka, Sv. Križ, 51000, Rijeka

21:00 Screenings, Martin Kutch presents Fulldome film program at the Digital planetarium


15. November, Academy of Applied Arts of the University of Rijeka, Slavka Krautzeka 83, 51000 Rijeka

10:30-12:00 Artists and Curators Talk

13:30 Farewell Party

18. November, Museum of Contemporary Art MSU Zagreb, Avenija Dubrovnik 17, 10000, Zagreb, Theater room GORGONA

18:00 Lecture and presentation by Wolf Lieser