We are pleased to announce that since May 12 the most recent net.art project RENEW-ABILITY produced by RIXC artists Raitis Smits, Rasa Smite, Martins Ratniks and Janis Garancs has been exhibited at KUMU Art Museum (Tallinn, Estonia) in the large scale international media art exhibition “gateways. Art and Networked Culture” which is a part of the program for Tallinn, European Capital of Culture 2011. The exhibition will remain open until September 25 this autumn – welcome!

Twenty-seven artists from across Europe were invited to present their interpretation of the significance of network technologies and its social and cultural impacts on society. Notable number – 14 art works (including RIXC’s project RENEW-ABILITY) – are specially produced for this exhibition.

RENEW-ABILITY project consists of two parts: an online installation “Talk to Me”, which invites everyone talk to “long bean” plants, thus presumably helping the plant to grow better, faster and longer and The Renewable Network Map and Online Interface. Renewable Network Map is a research tool and interactive visualization of recently founded Renewable Network dynamics. It maps projects, people and fields, their interrelations, connections and overlapping as well as explores the intersection between information networks and alternative energy systems from the perspective of sustainability.

We would like to thank Goethe Institute in Tallinn and KUMU Art Museum as well as State Cultural Capital Foundation in Latvia for their kind support!

Talk to the beans here (English only): http://rixc.lv/talktome

Renewable Network Map and Online Interface: https://renewable.rixc.lv/network

GATEWAYS exhibition web page: http://www.gateways.ee
The  GATEWAYS exhibition is located on the 5th floor in the Gallery of Contemporary Art in KUMU Art Museum (address of the Museum: Weizenbergi 34 / Valge 1), web page: http://www.ekm.ee/eng/kumu.php).