RIXC: FESTIVAL OPENING

In its 15th anniversary, RIXC is changing the title and the course of its annual festival: from the 90s network culture and “art+communication” ideas the festival now is making a shift towards broader art and science fields.

The annual RIXC festival performance program will take place at October 8, 9pm in Spīķeri concert hall, this year focusing on searching connections between electronic and acoustic music, academical traditions and multi-medial practice. The performance programme will feature well-known icelandic cello player Hildur Guðnadóttir and Latvian musician Ēriks Kiršfelds. Program will also include Bjørnar Habbestad (NO), Elen Røed (NO), Le Révélateur (CA), Bas van Koolwijk (NL), Platons Buravickis (LV). You can buy tickets at http://www.bilesuparadize.lv/events/perf/10124

From October 9 to November 22, at kim? Contemporary art center will take place exhibition DATA DRIFT.DATA DRIFT exhibition showcases works by some of the most influential data designers of our time, as well as by artists who use data as their artistic medium. How can we use the data medium to represent our complex societies, going beyond “most popular,” and “most liked”? How can we organize the data drifts that structure our lives to reveal meaning and beauty? How to use big data to “make strange,” so we can see past and present as unfamiliar and new? Curated by Lev Manovich, Rasa Smite and Raitis Smits.

The RENEWABLE FUTURES conference will take place at Stockholm School of Economics in Riga and National Library of Latvia, October 8 to 10. It is a new conference in the Baltic Sea and North European region that aims to invent new avenues for more sustainable and imaginative future developments. RENEWABLE FUTURES will shape new contact zones between traditionally separated domains – art and science, academic research and independent creative practices, sustainable businesses and social engagement in the 21st century. Conference key-lectors – Lev Manovich and John Thackara.

Exhibition NORTH. TRANSFORMATIVE ECOLOGIES will take place at RIXC Gallery, October 8 – November 22. It was exhibited in Mons, Culture capital 2015, at the end of August. Exhibition artists – Dani Ploeger (NL/UK), Gints Gabrans (LV), Rasa Smite, Raitis Smits / RIXC (LV),
Rihards Vitols (LV), Gisle Froysland (NO), Maite Cajaraville (ES), Hege Tapio (NO).

Event places:
Spīķeri concert hall – Maskavas street 4/1

kim? Contemporary art center – Maskavas street 12/1

RIXC Gallery – 11. novembra krastmala 35 (entrance from Minsterejas street)

Stockholm School of Economics in Riga – Strēlnieku street 4A
National Library of Latvia – Mūkusalas street 3

Support: LG Electronics Latvia , European Economic Area Financial mechanism Programme LV04″Conservation and revitalization of cultural and natural heritage”, LR Ministry of Culture, Mondreaan fund, VKKF, Riga City Council, EU program “Creative Europe”, Epson, Reverie TG, Goethe institute, Embassy of US in Latvia, TVNET.

Contacts: 67228478 (RIXC office), 26546776 (mob. Rasa Šmite).

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