Opening of the “Techno-ecologies” exhibition

Tonight, November 3, we welcome exhibition artists, festival guests and local public to the opening of the international media art and innovative design exhibition TECHNO-ECOLOGIES and XIII International Festival for New Media Culture “Art+Communication 2011” at Contemporary Art Center kim? Spikeri Quartier (address: Maskavas Street 12/1) in Riga, Latvia at 19.00!

"The Toaster Project" by Thomas Thwaites (UK). Photo credit: Daniel Alexander

Artists in the Techno-Ecologies exhibition will introduce with their diverse and creative approaches in building technological ecologies perspective and dealing with environmental and social sustainability issues. The exhibition is curated by Raitis Smits and Rasa Smite (LV) in collaboration with Eric Kluitenberg (NL). The exhibition will be open until December 11, 2011 in the Contemporary Art Center kim? at Spikeri Quartier in Riga, Latvia, featuring 14 media artworks and innovative design objects by various artists.

Festival programme:

Thursday, November 3

Press conference and curator’s guided tour through the exhibition (kim?)
Opening of the festival and TECHNO-ECOLOGIES exhibition (kim?)

Friday, November 4

10.00 – 17.00
Conference “Techno-ecologies”, Day 1. Panels: 1. Technology and Nature, 2. Technology and Society, 3. Technology and the Environment (RIXC Media Space)
12.00 – 18.00
Workshop “SonicDrift” by memelab / CA (kim?)
Video programme: eteam (US/DE) “Prim Limit”, Pilvi Takala (FI/NL) “Players”, Sebastian Diaz-Morales “Oracle” (AR/NL), Ne?l Beloufa (FR) “Kempinski”, Yin-Ju Chen & James T. Hong (NL) “End Transmission” (RIXC Media Space)
Entrance 2.50 Ls, students – 1.50 Ls.

Saturday, November 5

10.00 – 17.00
Conference “Techno-ecologies”, Day 2. Panels: 4. Technology and People, 5. Technology, Art and Ecology, 6. Technologies and Open Systems (RIXC Media Space)
12.00 – 18.00
Workshops: “Talking to the Plants” by Popkalab and “Symptoms Riga” by Martin Howse / UK (kim?)
Closing of the festival: “Imaginary Media”, audio-visual lecture-performance by Eric Kluitenberg and presentation of the Latvian edition of “The Book of Imaginary Media” (RIXC Media Space)

November 4 and 5, 10.00 – 17.00 (in parallel to conference ) blablabLAB (ES) will hold the 3D printing project “Be Your Own Souvenir!” (RIXC Media Space)

November 7 – 13 –  iWeek 2011 programme – international new media art week: workshops, “show and talk” sessions, lectures, performances, exhibitions in Liepaja (MPLab, Liepaja).

November 4 – December 11 – exhibition “Techno-ecologies” open to visitors (kim? in Riga).
Opening hours: Mon.: closed, Tue., Wed.:  14.00 – 19.00, Thu.: 14.00 – 20.00, Fri.: 14.00 – 19.00, Sat., Sun.:12.00 – 18.00. Free entrance.

Venues and addresses:

RIXC Media Space, 11. novembra krastmala 35, entrance from Minsterejas street, Riga. (
kim? Contemporary Art Center in Spikeri Quartier for Creative Industries, Maskavas street 12/1, Riga. (
MPLab, Art Research Laboratory of Liepaja University, Kurmajas prospect 13, Liepaja. (

For attending the festival and conference, please register beforehand by sending an e-mail to: rixc @
If you are interested to participate in workshops, please contact: Agnese Baranova <>, ph. +371-67228478