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October 10 – November 22, 2015
Opening: October 9, 2015 at 19:00
Venue: kim? Contemporary Art Centre in Riga


DATA DRIFT exhibition showcases works by some of the most influential data designers of our time, as well as by artists who use data as their artistic medium. How can we use the data medium to represent our complex societies, going beyond "most popular," and "most liked"? How can we organize the data drifts that structure our lives to reveal meaning and beauty? How to use big data to "make strange," so we can see past and present as unfamiliar and new?

If painting was the art of the classical era, and photograph that of the modern era, data visualization is the medium of our own time. Rather than looking at the outside worldwide and picturing it in interesting ways like modernist artists (Instagram filters already do this well), data designers and artists are capturing and reflecting on the new data realities of our societies.

Curated by Lev MANOVICH, Rasa SMITE and Raitis SMITS, the DATA DRIFT exhibition is featured event in this year's RIXC Art Science Festival programme, taking place in Riga from October 8 to 10, 2015. The DATA DRIFT exhibition is produced by RIXC Center for New Media Culture, which in its 15th anniversary is changing the title and the course of its annual festival: from the 90s network culture and “art+communication” ideas the festival now is making a shift towards broader art and science fields. On this occasion, we also have launched new conference series – Renewable Futures, and published new volume of Acoustic Space series – DATA DRIFT. Archiving Media and Data Art in the 21st century (http://acousticspacejournal.com).

DATA DRIFT exhibition includes artworks and data visualizations by SPIN Unit (EU), Moritz STEFANER (DE), Frederic BRODBECK (DE), Kim ALBRECHT (DE), Boris MÜLLER (DE), Marian DÖRK (DE), Benjamin GROSSER (US), Maximilian SCHICH (DE/US), Mauro MARTINO (IT/US), Periscopic (US), Pitch Interactive (US), Smart Citizen Team (ES), Lev MANOVICH / Software Studies Initiative (US), Daniel GODDEMEYER (DE/US), Dominikus BAUR (DE), Mehrdad YAZDANI (US), Alise TIFENTALE (LV/US), Jay CHOW (US), Semiconductor (UK), Rasa SMITE, Raitis SMITS/RIXC (LV), Martins RATNIKS (LV), Kristaps EPNERS (LV).

The Exhibition Opening programme includes public talk in the Renewable Futures conference by the exhibition curator Lev MANOVICH, that takes place on October 9th at 17:00 at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. The talk is followed by the official opening of the exhibition at 19:00 in the kim? Contemporary Art Center.

The DATA DRIFT exhibition will be open from October 10 to November 22, 2015 in Riga.

Opening: October 9, 2015 at 19:00

Venue: kim? Contemporary Art Center gallery, Maskavas street 12, Spikeri Creative Quartier, Riga, Latvia. Opening hours: Mo – closed, Tue 12:00-20:00 (free entrance), Wed–Sun 12:00-18:00.

More info:

http://rixc.org/en/festival/ - RIXC Art Science Festival website
http://renewablefutures.net - Renewable Futures conference

Contact: rixc (at) rixc.org, +371-67228478 (RIXC office),
rasa (at) rixc.org, +371-26546776 (Rasa Smite, RIXC festival and DATA DRIFT exhibition co-curator) 



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