The RIXC festival's featured event is the ECODATA Exhibition, taking place from October 9 – November 18, 2020, in the Exhibition Hall of The National Library of Latvia and RIXC Gallery in Riga, Latvia. The ECODATA exhibition is a celebration and the closing phase of SNSF-research project Ecodata–Ecomedia–Ecoaesthetics, taking place in Riga and organized by the project partner – RIXC Art Science Center, who dedicates its annual festival to Ecodata.
The RIXC festival and ECODATA exhibition Opening Program begins with a keynote address by Yvonne Volkart and presentations by artist-researchers Marcus Maeder and Rasa Smite. It is continued by an in-depth discussion on art and science collaboration involving the project partners and scientists from the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research, WSL. This cooperation and discussion aims to reveal a web of connections that interweaves biological, social and techno-scientific systems, living and digital data, artistic and scientific approaches.
The Ecodata exhibition features the project’s output as well as 14 works of art by international artists, who are engaged with exploring the 'ecosystematic' perspective and use techno-scientific tools, methods and data, to create new aesthetics.
The ECODATA exhibition is created as a web of connections that interweaves biological, social and techno-scientific systems, living and digital data, artistic and scientific approaches that raises awareness that living organisms are highly interdependent on each other and their environments.The purpose of this exhibition is to bridge the gap between technological and ecological as well as to incorporate technological issues into ecological art.
Yvonne VOLKART, Rasa SMITE, Raitis SMITS
Ursula BIEMANN, Sarah BURGER, Marcus MAEDER, Francois KNOETZE, Diana SCHERER, Maayke SCHURER, SEMICONDUCTOR, Susana SOARES, Tamiko THIEL and /P, Leena and Oula A. VALKEAPÄÄ, VARVARA & MAR, Elaine WHITTAKER.
Ecodata-Ecomedia-Ecoaesthetics SNSF-reserch project team:
Yvonne VOLKART (lead), Marcus MAEDER, Rasa SMITE and Aline VEILLAT, The Institute of Aesthetic Practice and Theory IAeP, HGK FHNW, Basel, Switzerland
Produced by RIXC Art Science Center, Riga, Latvia
Exhibition producer: Agnese Baranova
Assistant: Līva Siliņa
Design: Mārtiņš Ratniks
Exhibition design: Rudolf Bekic
Further information: http://ecodata.rixc.org
Support and partners:
The festival partner is the Ecdata-Ecomedia-Ecoaesthetics research project, funded by FNSNF and coordinated by IAeP in the Academy of Art and Design in Basel, FHNW in collaboration with WSL.
Festival is a part of “Green Revisited. Encountering Emerging Naturecultures” project, co-financed by Creative Europe. Festival is supported by State Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia, Goethe Institut in Latvia, Pro Helvetia, The Embassy of Switzerland in Latvia, The National Library of Latvia, Mondriaan fund, Canon, LG, REVERIE|TG™, the European platform project “EMAP”, JCDecaux, Arterritory, Echo Gone Wrong.
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