Bartaku - edible panel

MacGhillie, just a void; knowbotiq
Foto: Christoph Oeschger


The XIV International Festival for New Media Art
October 4 – November 4, 2012
Riga and Liepaja

"Art+Communication" is the leading festival in the Baltic and Nordic region which promotes innovative topics and introduces the future tendencies in the field of new media art. This year's festival with the title Art of Resilience explores sustainable future development from the position of resilience tactics, addresses relationships of nature and technology and discusses the role of art in developing a "techno-ecological" perspective.

Festival Programme:

Wednesday, October 3 – RIXC Media Space (11. Novembra krastmala 35)
PRESS CONFERENCE and artist-guided tour around the exhibition.

Thursday, October 4 – RIXC Media Space (11. Novembra krastmala 35)
19.00 EXHIBITION OPENING, featuring “DANCING WITH'WITHOUT DARWIN” installation and performance by Yvonne Wilhelm & Christian Hübler / knowbotiq (Switzerland/Germany) and “BACTERIA BATTERY No 5” installation by Rasa Smite, Raitis Smits, Martins Ratniks / RIXC un Voldemars Johansons (Latvia).

Friday, October 5: Spikeri Concert Hall (Street Maskavas 4/1)
19.00 CONCERT: David Rothenberg (ASV), Mark Fell and Matt Steel (UK), Jekabs Nimanis and Maksims Sentelevs together with Ieva Orbidane, Martins Rokis (LV)
Entrance: 5Ls. Tickets available at Biļešu Paradīze box offices and online as well as at the door.

Ocober 5 and 6: kim? Contemporary Art Center (Street Maskavas 12/1)
10.00-16.00 International conference with keynot talks by Michel Bauwens (Belgium/Thailand) and David Rothenberg (USA), and lectures by other renowned visionaries, scientists, artists, art curtors and media theorists.
12.00-17.00 Workshops: No 1 “Aronia session No 10”: how to produce solar cell from aronia juice; No 2 “Bacteria Battery No 4”: how to make electricity from (waste) water, and No 3 “Resilient dialogue / citizens and the city” for school youth.

Exhibition open from October 5 – November 4
RIXC Media Space (11. Novembra krastmala 35, entrance from Minsterejas street)
Working Hours:
Monday: closed
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 14.00 – 19.00
Saturday, Sunday: 12.00 – 19.00
Exhibition tour guides provided. For group tours please contact: rixc (at), phone: +371 67228478.
Entrance free

October 26 - November 4, Liepaja: LiepU MPLab (Kūrmājas prospect 13)
The 3rd international new media art workshop week "iWeek".

Festival is organized by RIXC Center for New Media Art
Partners: LiepU MPLab, kim?, LLMC. The Conference is organized in the framework of "Survival Kit", European cooperation project.

Address and contacts:
The Center for New Media Culture RIXC, 11. novembra krastmala 35-201, Riga, LV 1050, Latvia

Phone: +371-67228478 (office), +371-26546776 (Rasa Smite, mob.)
E-mail: rixc ( at )

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