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EARLY BIRD registration for the RIXC Art Science Festival 2019 - NOW OPEN!

To buy a ticket (as a participant, visitor or press) go to https://en.xing-events.com/BLBYCVU.html"

CONFERENCE EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION FEES

Early Bird  Standard – 48 EUR

Early Bird Student – 24 EUR

Early Bird  Attendee - 48 EUR

Early Bird Press - 24 EUR

! Participants: Please buy a ticket and present it at the Open Fields conference registration desk in July.

! Attendees: Please buy a ticket and present it when coming to the conference. Please keep the ticket by the end of the last conference day. The ticket is for all conference days (including keynotes).

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Open Fields 2019: UN/GREEN: NATURALLY ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCES

The 4th Open Fields conference on Artistic Research, Science and Technologies and RIXC Art Science Festival 2019

July 4–6, 2019, Riga

Venue: the Latvian National Museum of Art

 

The 2019 RIXC Festival 2019 aims at complicating the pervasively employed notion of “green” by providing a cross-disciplinary platform for the discussions and artistic interventions exploring one of the most paradoxical and broadest topics of our times. The festival will feature the “Un/Green” exhibition opening that takes place in the Latvian National Museum of Art, and the 4th Open Fields conference which aims to ‘un-green' greenness, eco-systemically reconnect post-human postures, and discover and unpack ‘Naturally Artificial Intelligences.’

Alongside 'green', the central topic of this conference, the Open Fields 2019 organizers also welcome visionary and critically un-green, spectral-prismatic, post-anthropocentric, and socio-algorithmic proposals by artists, scientists, researchers and experts from different academic disciplines and professional fields.

This year, we expect more than 100 participants, from 60 universities and cultural institutions, as well as numerous independent artists and researchers from more than 30 countries.

Conference Keynote Speakers:

Luc STEELS / scientis, artist,  director of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel / BE
Jens HAUSER / art curator and media studies scholar, Un/Green exhibition concept author and curator / DK / FR
Lev MANOVICH / The Graduate Centre, CUNY, Cultural Analytics Lab / US – tbc.

Conference themes:

* green/ungreen – 'symbolic green, ontological greenness and performative greening'
* biopolitics and ecotopia – beyond the anthropocene, towards multispecies relation

* ‘green’ intelligence – environment and naturally AI within algorithmic societies
* post-anthropocentric visions – 'nature culture' and eco-critique
* sensible ‘green’ – beyond the  visual: acoustic, olfactive, chemical, etc.
* biosphere and technosphere - techno-ecological perspective of our planet and in Space
* prismatic – color theories, light and perception

The Open Fields conference is the annual gathering in Riga, Latvia, for international scholars and artists working at the intersection of arts, humanities and science. The Open Fields conference was launched in 2016 by Renewable Futures network. Every year the Open Fields conference gathers together more than 100 participants, representing 60 universities and institutions, as well as independent artists and researchers from more than 30 countries worldwide.

The Open Fields Conference is organized by RIXC in collaboration with Liepaja University's Art Research Lab.

This year’s conference with the title Un/green: Naturally Artificial Intelligences will take place in the Conference Hall of the Latvian National Museum of Art.

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EXHIBITION
UN/GREEN

July 5 – September 22, 2019, The Latvian National Museum of Art

'Green’, symbolically associated with the ‘natural’ and employed to hyper-compensate for what humans have lost, will be addressed as the indeed most anthropocentric of all colours, in its inherent ambiguity between alleged naturalness and artificiality. Are we in control of ‘green’? Despite its broadly positive connotations ‘green’ incrementally serves the uncritical desire of fetishistic and techno-romantic naturalization in order to metaphorically hyper-compensate for material systemic biopolitics consisting of the increasing technical manipulation and exploitation of living systems, ecologies, and the biosphere at large.***

Exhibition Curators: Jens Hauser*** (Un/Green concept author), Rasa Smite, Raitis Smits

Produced by RIXC the Centre for New Media Culture

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OPEN FIELDS Conference International Scientific Board:

Prof. Lev MANOVICH / Cultural Analytics Lab / The Graduate Center, City University of New York, US

Dr. Ellen PEARLMAN / Parsons / New School / Art-A-Hack / ThoughtWorks / New York, USA

Prof. Kristin BERGAUST / OsloMet-Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway

Ph.D. Jussi PARIKKA / Winchester School of Art / University of Southampton / UK

Ph.D. Geoff COX / Plymouth University, UK

Assoc. Prof. Laura BELOFF / IT University, Copenhagen / Finnish Bioart Society, Helsinki, Finland

Prof. Lily DIAZ-KOMMONEN / Head of Research Department of Media, Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Helsinki, Finland

Prof. Ursula DAMM / Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany

Dr. Vytautas MICHELKEVICIUS / Nida Art Colony, Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania

Ph.D. Margrét Elísabet ÓLAFSDÓTTIR / Art Education at the University of Akureyri, Iceland

Dr. Ilva SKULTE / Riga Stradins University, Latvia

Dr. Piibe PIIRMA / Tallinn University / Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia

Ph. D. Raivo KELOMEES / Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia

Regine DEBATTY / we-make-money-not-art.com / BE/UK/IT

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RIXC Festival curators: Rasa Smite and Raitis Smits


The festival is organized by RIXC Center for New Media Culture
RIXC Festival producers and contacts – Agnese Baranova (conference and exhibition, agnese@rixc.org) and Daina Silina (exhibition, daina@rixc.org), PR and information – rixc@rixc.org

Contact: rixc@rixc.org, +371 67228478 (RIXC office), +371 26546776 (Rasa Smite)

Support: The State Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia, Riga City Council, Creative Europe Programme in the framework of EMAP / EMARE project, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia, Creative Europe Programme in the framework of Risk Change project, The Latvian National Museum of Art, Art Research Lab (MPLab) of Liepajas University, RISEBA University.

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http://festival2019.rixc.org

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CfP: Deadline for GREEN Conference proposals – February 15, 2019 
Apply Now! http://openfields2019.rixc.lv 

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OF 2019: GREEN, POST-HUMAN AND AI 
The 4th Open Fields conference on Artistic Research, Science and Technologies and 

RIXC Art Science Festival 2019 
July 4 – 7, 2019, Riga
 
Venue: the National Museum of Art of Latvia 

http://festival2019.rixc.org 

This year's RIXC Art Science Festival 2019 is centered on the theme of green, providing a cross-disciplinary platform for the discussions and artistic interventions exploring one of the most pervasive and broadest topics of our times. The festival will feature the “GREEN” exhibition opening, taking place in the National Museum of Art, and the 4th OPEN FIELDS conference on “Green, Post-Human, and AI”. 

“Are we in control of ‘green’? .. Green, symbolically associated with the ‘natural’ and employed to hyper-compensate for what humans have lost, needs to be addressed as the most anthropocentric of all colours, in its inherent ambiguity between alleged naturalness and artificiality. .. Despite its broadly positive connotations, ‘green’ incrementally serves the uncritical desire of fetishistic and techno-romantic naturalization in order to metaphorically hyper-compensate for indeed material systemic biopolitics consisting of the increasing technical manipulation and exploitation of living systems, ecologies, and the biosphere at large.”  (Jens Hauser, “Green” concept, 2018) 

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OPEN CALL 


Alongside “green”, the central topic of this conference, the Open Fields 2019 organizers also welcome visionary and critically ungreen, post-human, socio-algorithmic and spectral (prismatic) proposals by artists, scientists, doctoral researchers and experts from different academic disciplines and professional fields. 


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CONFERENCE 
"OF2019: Green, Post-Human, and AI" 
July 4-7, 2019 
Riga, The National Museum of Art / Cesis, Rucka Artist Residency / Talsi, RIXC Fields Residency 

DEADLINE for Conference Proposal submissions: February 15, 2019 

Welcome to submit the proposals with regards to the following topics / sections: 

* green/ungreen, nature and eco-critique 
* biopolitics and ecotopia 
* green intelligence and multispecies communication 
* green future, post-human and AI 
* sensible green – life, sound and silence 
* biospheres and technospheres 
* prismatic – color theories, light and perception 

The proposal should consist of title, 6 keywords, abstract (200 words), and biography (120 words).
 


APPLY NOW! (using openconf system): 
http://openfields2019.rixc.lv 
 


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EXHIBITION 
“GREEN” 
Riga, The National Museum of Art 
July 5 – September 22, 2019 


DEADLINE for for Artwork Proposals for the GREEN Exhibition: February 15, 2019 

APPLY by using the openconf system - please submit under the section/topics (below): 

* green exhibition – artworks 

The proposal should consist of title, short description (200 words), biography (120 words, in comments fields), and links to video (1-3 min) 
http://openfields2019.rixc.lv 


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OPEN FIELDS 2019 conference chairs and GREEN exhibition curators: 
Raitis SMITS, Rasa SMITE and Jens HAUSER. 

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The festival is organized by RIXC Center for New Media Culture. The conference is co-organized by Art Research Lab / Liepaja University, RISEBA, Art in Society / OsloMET, and other Green Project partners. 

Contact: rixc@rixc.org, +371-67228478 (RIXC office), +371-26546776 (Rasa Smite) 

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http://festival2019.rixc.org (festival and conference website) 

KONTAKTI

rixc@rixc.org

+371 67228478 (birojs)

+371 26546776 (Rasa Šmite)