VIRTUALITIES AND REALITIES

2-DAY "OPEN FIELDS" CONFERENCE, 6 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS, 80 PRESENTATIONS, 3 EXHIBITIONS, PERFORMANCES, AND JUST 140 AVAILABLE SEATS

When

October 19-21, 2017

Where

Arts Academy of Latvia, National Arts Museum, kim? and RIXC Gallery in Riga

RIXC ART SCIENCE FESTIVAL

VIRTUALITIES AND REALITIES aims to establish a space for artistic interventions and conversations about the complex implications of augmented and virtual reality. Immersive technologies coupled with virtual environments, artificial intelligence algorithms, faster processors, and biometrics are launching a new era in virtual experiences.

RIXC Art Science Festival is internationally renown gathering for artists and scholars working at the intersection of arts, digital humanities and science. The festival programme features the 2nd edition of Open Fields conference on artistic research, exhibitions, performances and VR artwork showcases.

Reconsidering:

• augmented and virtual reality
• 360-degree video and interactive story-telling
• techno-ecological practices

Investigating:

• neomateriality and post-digital aesthetics
• digital art archives and curating practices
• data visualization and immersive environments

Mapping:

• artistic and scientific research practices
• tracing and charting the migrating cultures
• techno-ecological perspective

EVENTS & PROGRAMME

Open Fields
Conference

The Art Academy of Latvia

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Public Keynote
Lectures

The National Museum of Art

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Festival
Exhibition

kim? Contemporary Art Center

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Performances

RISEBA H2O6 Media and Architecture Center

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Fluctuations of Microworlds
Exhibition

RIXC Gallery and Center, Lencu iela 2

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data.logs
Exhibition

RIXC Gallery "2" , Old Town

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Book-Overview
by Authors

PechaKucha Open Session

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Satellite
Events

Riga and Liepaja

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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Conference Registration


3:00 pm

Plenary Session


4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Public Keynote

The Latvian National Museum of Art, 1 Janis Rozentāls Square

7:00 pm

RIXC Festival Reception

kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Sporta iela 2

8:00 pm

The Opening of the VR Exhibition + Performance

kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Sporta iela 2

9:00 am

Coffee / Registration

The Art Academy of Latvia, 13 Kalpaka boulevard

9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Conference Day 1: AUGMENTED AND VIRTUAL REALITY / 360 VIDEO / BIOMETRICS ARTISTIC RESEARCH / ART AND SCIENCE

The Art Academy of Latvia & The Latvian National Museum of Art

Thematic Keynotes and Parallel Sessions

5:00 pm

PUBLIC KEYNOTE LECTURE

The Latvian National Museum of Art, 1 Janis Rozentāls Square

9:30 am

Coffee

The Art Academy of Latvia & The Latvian National Museum of Art

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Conference Day 2: MIGRATING CULTURES / DIGITAL ART ARCHIVES DATA AESTHETICS

The Art Academy of Latvia & The Latvian National Museum of Art

Thematic Keynotes and Parallel Sessions

5:00 pm

Open Fields Book Review by Authors

The Latvian National Museum of Art, 1 Janis Rozentāls Square

Featured session / Pecha Kucha presentation:
Open Fields Book Review 2 (20”x20 / Pecha Kucha format) presentations: by authors – Open Fields participants // Festival Closing: Art-Science Cocktails

8:00 pm

Performances, and student exhibition

RISEBA H2O

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Open Exhibition Day: Visiting the exhibitions, guided tours


Testimonials

I very much enjoyed my time in Riga and thank you for your hospitality and for accepting my paper.

 

D.L.D.
December 2016

I would like to thank and congratulate you all for organizing such a wonderful and inspiring conference and exhibitions. It was a great pleasure to be a part of this event. Your hospitality, furthermore, was very nice and memorable.

M. B.
October 2016

Just wanted to say many thanks for inviting me to exhibit and talk at the Open Fields. It’s been great meeting new people and opening new conversations, and I sincerely hope we work together again in the near future.

 

R. K.
October 2016

REGISTRATION & ACCOMMODATION

Registration fees:

Early Bird 48 EUR – till September 15, 2017 / Full Price: 64 EUR

Student fee – Early Bird 24 EUR / Full Price: 32 EUR


Early Bird registration will be open from July 1, 2017

Due to unexpected difficulties with funding this year the participants are asked to cover their own travel and accommodation costs. We will provide you with an official letter of invitation upon request, encouraging to apply for the travel support at your home university.

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More detailed info about registration and accommodation find here >

SUPPORT

Interested in becoming a sponsor? CONTACT US

  • LMA
  • Risk Change
  • NORDPLUS
  • MPLab
  • LNMM
  • Liepajas Universitate
  • Rigas dome
  • VKF
  • Kulturas ministrija
  • Liepajas Universitate

LOCATIONS

Venue

Art Academy of Latvia

Kalpaka boulevard 13

Latvian National Museum of Art

Janis Rozentāls Square 1

Contemporary Art Centre kim?

Sporta street 2

RIXC Gallery and Center

Lenču street 2

RIXC Gallery “2” and Media Space

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