Deadlines for RENEWABLE FUTURES conference and festival call are extended


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The Deadline for RENEWABLE FUTURES conference abstracts is extended till April 20, 2015, while for RIXC festival we welcome proposals from artists to be submitted until May 15, 2015.

Conference – call for conference abstracts, deadline – April 20, 2015.

RENEWABLE FUTURES 2015: Transformative Potential of Art in the Age of Post-Media

October 8–10, 2015, Riga

The Renewable Futures is a new conference series in the Baltic Sea region that aims to invent new avenues for more sustainable and imaginative future developments. It 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.

The 1st conference edition will take place in Riga, from October 8–10, 2015, and it will primarily focus on exploring the transformative potential of art in the post-media conditions. Today, according to several voices – Rosalind Krauss, Lev Manovich, Peter Weibel and Domenico Quaranta – we have entered the post-media age; there is no any single medium anymore that dominates in contemporary media art practices that are rather engaged with contemporaneity and critical thinking. The huge diversity of “post-media art” was profoundly explored also in the Fields exhibition (Riga 2014,, curated by Raitis Smits, Armin Medosch and Rasa Smite. The Fields showed that art in post-media conditions contains highly transformative and visionary potential. However, symbolic and aesthetic qualities, as well as critical, investigative and confrontational aspects also proved to be just as important for “post-media art” to maintain a line between physical and mental, realities and utopias.

Read more about Renewable Futures conference here.

Festival – call for exhibition works, performances, workshops and showcase presentations, deadline – May 15, 2015.

The festival in 2015 manifests the “post-media” conditions in art

On its 17th edition, previosly known as the “Art+Communication”, the RIXC’s annual festival manifests the “post-media” situation by changing its title and focus. From the festival’s initial focus on implications of information & communication technologies, it now makes a shift to broader and more contemporary discourse on art and science, culture and sustainability, with particular interest on exploring and building “techno-ecological” perspective.

A broad festival programme festival will feature the 1st edition of RENEWABLE FUTURES — the new conference series on art, science and cultural innovation, which will focus on “transformative potential of media art in the age of post-media”. The conference will be complemented by the “post-media” art exhibition, workshops and performance programme.

Read more about Renewable Futures festival.
Photo: Anrijs Požarskis