Title: Energy. Art+Communication 2009
Authors: Idea – Rasa Smite, Raitis Smits / RIXC, graphic design – Martins Ratniks
Description: The 11th edition of “Art+Communication” festival with the theme Energy investigated the notion of “sustainable development” from various perspectives – artistic, scientific, cultural, technological, social, architectural, and environmental.
The festival was prefaced by a series of satellite events – Terike Haapoja's “Entropia” installation, a film programme Wonderful World (Riga, May 11, 2009), Art and Renewable Technologies symposium (Aizpute, August 13–16, 2009), and Erik Hobijn's “Chemo-bar” performance (Riga, September 12, 2009).
The festival's main programme took place in Riga, October 8–10, 2009, featuring an exhibition (in the RIXC gallery at Spikeri), art and science conference (co-organized with Art Research Lab of Liepaja University), as well as experimental film screenings, live performances, workshops and artists’ presentations (in RIXC Media Space).
Energy festival intended to gather an interdisciplinary group of participants who have taken interest in the issues of sustainable development, open source approach, as well as ecological and alternative uses of cyber-, nano- and bio- technologies, – to share their scientific and artistic, utopian and critical visions of future terrestrial energy.
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