Museum exhibition

Festival for art in digital contexts and public spaces

Monica Studer / Christoph van den Berg
FMR 23, Linz, Austria
6 June - 11 June 2023

LINZ FMR is a biennial festival and format for artistic processes and positions, that reflects the ephemeral nature of our digital and connected present. The ever-advancing digitalization of everyday life implies an intense overlapping and layering of familiar physical, but also finely interwoven digital spaces. LINZ FMR focuses on the shifts, distortions and rifts that arise in this process and presents current artistic positions in this context.

The festival, whose title alludes to ephemerality and short-livedness, presents works whose initial ideas can be found in virtual and/or digital space or have a strong reference to it, but are shown (sometimes in a transformed way) in the physical surroundings of the City of Linz. The focus is primarily on the interstices that arise during these transformations into public space – outside of museums, galleries or art spaces.

From June 6 to 11, 2023, LINZ FMR, the biennial festival for art in digital contexts and public spaces, will take place for the third time. After FMR 19 alongside the Danube river and FMR 21 around the train station Mühlkreisbahnhof, this time FMR 23 will transform the southern harbour area into a freely accessible art space.

FMR 23 brings to Linz a large exhibition centered around venues such as the allotment garden association Linz-Ost, hello yellow Velodrom by Schachermayer, Linz-Lustenau climate oasis, Linzer Stadtalm, LINZ AG leisure and sports facility, Motoryachthafen and vacancy of former Woolworth Center and NORMA discounter in Industriezeile. On display will be works by numerous artists from the fields of media art, digital art and Internet art. The program also includes lectures, talks, concerts, performances and tours.

!Mediengruppe Bitnik (DE/CH/CR)
Anne Fehres & Luke Conroy (NL/AU)
Clemens Stöttinger (AT)
Clusterduck (IT/FR/DE)
Constant Dullaart (NL)
Dennis de Bel & Anton Linus Jehle (NL/DE)
Julian Oliver & Gordan Savičić (NZ/AT/CH)
Julian Stadon (AU)
Justin Tyler Tate (CA)
Marie-Luce Nadal (FR)
Marisa Olson (US)
Mitra Azar (IT)
raumarbeiterinnen (DE/AT)
S.Myselle (AT)
S()fia Braga (IT)
Studer / van den Berg (CH)
Students from the Department of Media Design (Teacher Training) at University of Arts Linz (AT)
Swaeny Nina Kersaan (NL)
TinTin Patrone (DE)
ViaOral (NL)

For more information please visit FMR 23.

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