"Biotricity" workshop 2012
FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

Thursday, October 4

RIXC Media Space (11. Novembra krastmala 35)

19.00 OPENING AND EXHIBITION
Opening of the Festival Exhibition: “DANCING WITH'WITHOUT DARWIN” installation and performance by Ivonne Wilhelm & Christian Hübler / knowbotiq (Switzerland/Germany) and– “BACTERIA BATTERY No 5” installation by Rasa Smite, Raitis Smits, Martins Ratniks / RIXC un Voldemars Johansons (Latvia).

21.00 Festival Club in Chomsky

Friday, October 5

10.00-16.30 CONFERENCE (Day 1)
kim? Contemporary Art Center in Spikeri (Maskavas iela 12/1)

10.30-12.30 Panel I: RESILIENT TACTICS
Kristian Lukic. TECHNOLOGICAL SINGULARITY – ESCHATOLOGY OF MACHINIC CAPITALISM;
Nathalie Aubret CACTUS PRACTICE: ACHING SPINES AND ANISOTROPIC PIXELS
Rasa Smite, Raitis Smits. EMERGING “TECHNO-ECOLOGICAL” ART PRACTICES – TOWARDS RENEWABLE FUTURES;

14.00 Keynote lecture: Michel Bauwens. FOUR SCENARIOS FOR A GLOBA-LOCAL P2P FUTURE

14.10-15.20 Panel II: RESILIENT ECONOMIES
Eric Kluitenberg. ECONOMIES OF THE COMMONS;
Vincent Guimas. MACRO-PARAMETERS FOR MICRO-INDUSTRIES

15.30-16.30 Artist Talk: Christian Huebler / knowbotiq. MACGHILLIE – JUST A VOID.

12.00-16.30 WORKSHOP (No 1)
kim? in Spikeri (Maskavas iela 12/1)

“Temporary photoElectric Digestopians Worklabs # 11 > The Aronia M. PPB Session!”. Edible-sun-electric experiments with aronia power plant juice – conducted by artist Bartaku (Belgium).

19.00 CONCERT
Spikeri Concert Hall (Maskavas iela 4/1)

David Rothenberg (US), Mark Fell and Matt Steel (UK), Jekabs Nimanis and Maksims Sentelevs (LV), Martins Rokis (LV).
Tickets: 5 Ls, available online: http://www.bilesuparadize.lv

22.00 Festival Club in Chomsky

Saturday, October 6

11.00 – 16.00 CONFERENCE (Day 2)

11.00-13.30 Panel III: RESILIENT ART PRACTICES
Sabine Himmelsbach. NETWORKING NATURE – ECOLOGICAL ASPECTS IN CONTEMPORARY MEDIA ART;
Armin Medosch. TECHNOPOLITICS: RESILIENT THEORY CONSTRUCTION KIT;
Léonore Bonaccini and Xavier Fourt / Bureau d'etudes. EVOLVING THEATRE – BUILDING URBAN MICRO-ECOSYSTEM FOR HUMAN AND NON-HUMAN INHABITANTS;
Anna Trapenciere.
Vitautas Michelkevicius.
Erich Berger.

14.00-15.00 Keynote lecture: David Rothenberg. SURVIVAL OF THE BEAUTIFUL

15.00-15.30 Workshop presentation–performance by Bartaku and “The Aronia M. PPB Session” participants

15.30-16.00 Acoustic Space No 11: “TECHNO-ECOLOGIES”, presentation of the new edition.


11.00-14.00 WORKSHOPS (No 2, No 3)
kim? centrā Spīķeros (Maskavas street 12/1)

Workshop No 2: "Bacteria Battery No 4" – how to produce electricity by using (waste) water, lead by biologists Arturs Gruduls and Zante Rutkovska from Faculty of Biology, University of Latvia and RIXC artists.

Workshop No 3: “Resilient Dialogs / Citizens and the City” – for teenagers, conducted by Lina Kusaite (Lithuania/Belgium) together with Michel Bauwens and Signe Pucena.

20.00 Festival Closing – Club Event in Chomsky.


October 5 to November 4
Exhibition “Art of Resilience”: “Dancing with'without Darvin” by knowbotiq (Switzerland/Germany) and “Bacteria Battery No 5” by RIXC and Voldemars Johansons.
RIXC Media Space, 11. Novembra krastmala 35.
Opening hours: 12.00-19.00
Exhibition tour guides provided. For group tours please contact: rixc (at) rixc.lv, 26546676 (Rasa Šmite). Entrance free.

October 26 to November 4 – Liepaja, LiepU MPLab, Kūrmājas prospect 13
New media art workshop week iWeek.


Venues and addresses:

RIXC Media Space, 11. novembra krastmala 35, entrance from Minsterejas street, Riga. (http://rixc.lv)
Spīķeri Concert Hall, Maskavas street 4/1, Riga.
kim? Contemporary Art Center in Spikeri Quartier for Creative Industries, Maskavas street 12/1, Riga. (http://kim.lv)
MPLab, Art Research Laboratory of Liepaja University, Kurmajas prospect 13, Liepaja. (http://mplab.lv)

For attending the festival and conference, please register beforehand by sending an e-mail to: rixc (at) rixc.lv
If you are interested to participate in workshops, please contact: Agnese Baranova agnese (at) rixc.lv, ph.
+371-67228478