The 5th International OPEN FIELDS Conference
October 8-10, 2020
The 5th International OPEN FIELDS ConferenceThe ECODATA festival aims to become a space for artistic interventions and critical discussions, gathering together the scholars and artists who are engaged with ecosystematic approach, use techno-scientific tools and create new aesthetics to deal with the challenges of our time and envision the future for ‘terrestrial coexistence’
More than just rising awareness that living organisms are highly interdependent on each other and their environments, this year’s festival edition aims to reveal a web of connections that interweaves biological, social and techno-scientific systems, living and digital data, artistic and scientific approaches.
This year’s festival is a collaboration with “Ecodata–Ecomedia–Ecoaesthetics” research group of The Institute of Aesthetic Practice and Theory at HGK FHNW in Basel, Switzerland. “Ecodata–Ecomedia–Ecoaesthetics” is the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) funded project that explores the role and significance of new media, technologies and technoscientific methods in the arts for the perception and awareness of the ecological.
Open Fields conference is the RIXC’s festival based annual gathering bringing together international scholars and artists to discuss topics related to artistic research, the changing role of art in societies, and art and science collaboration.This year’s Open Fields: ECODATA conference for the first time will take place virtually. Yet it will be (thematically) connected with the exhibition and onsite program of the RIXC festival, thus extending a space for discussions on contemporary challenges and the role of art in dealing with them.
Jacopo RASMI (FR), Marko PELJHAN (SI/US), Yvonne VOLKART (CH), Marcus MAEDER (CH)
Rasa SMITE (LV), Kaisa RISSANEN (FI/CA), Jens HAUSER (FR/DE), Kristin BERGAUST (NO)
Ursula BIEMANN (CH), Sarah BURGER (CH), Susana SOARES (PT), Leena and Oula A. VALKEAPÄÄ (FI).
Adesola AKINLEYE, Sandra ALVARO, Laura BELOFF, Karla BRUNET, Felipe CASTELBLANCO, Fernando CAVALCANTE, Oksana CHEPELYK, Maija DEMITERE, Tiziano DERME, Juan Carlos DUARTE REGINO, Desiree FOERSTER, Stelios GIANNOULAKIS, José GARCIA, Kyriaki GONI, Adnan HADZISELIMOVIC, John KAZIOR, Raivo KELOMEES, Michal KINDERNAY, Diana KNĚŽÍNKOVÁ, Martin KRUPA, Carlos LENTINI, Amanda LEWIS, Eva-Maria LOPEZ, Mia MAKELA, Sally MCINTYRE, Margarida MENDES, Lina MICHELKEVICE, Vytautas MICHELKEVIČIUS, Michal MITRO, Toni OLIVEIRA, Jakub ‘Preppikoma’ PALM, Ji Yun PARK, Matteo PIZZOLANTE, Gonzalo PRECIADO-AZANZA, Anna PRIEDOLA, Daina PUPKEVIČIŪTĖ, Tivon RICE, Byron RICH, Paul ROSERO CONTRERAS, Ellen RØED, Vincenzo SANSONE, André SIER, Eva SJUVE, Karolina SOBECKA, Christina STADLBAUER.
OPEN FIELDS 2020 Conference Chairs:
Rasa SMITE, Raitis SMITS, Yvonne VOLKART
OPEN FIELDS 2020 Conference Organizational Board:
Dr. Jens HAUSER, media studies scholar and art curator, Paris, France
Prof. Helena SEDERHOLM, Biofilia, Aalto University, Helsinki Finland
Prof. Kristin BERGAUST, OsloMET – Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway
Prof. Marko PELJHAN, University of California Santa Barbara Media Arts and Technology Program
Dr. Ellen PEARLMAN, Parsons / New School / Art-A-Hack / ThoughtWorks / New York, USA / Docent, RISEBA University for Business, Art and Technologies, Riga, Latvia
Assoc. Prof., Dr.philol. Ilva SKULTE, Riga Stradins University, Latvia
Dr. Piibe PIIRMA, Tallinn University, Estonia
Dr. Raivo KELOMEES, Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia
Assoc. Prof, Dr. Vytautas MICHELKEVICIUS, Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania
Mg. Art Maija DEMITERE, Lecturer and Assistant of Program Director of New Media and Audiovisual Art MA Program at RISEBA and Liepaja University, Latvia
Mg. Art Anna PRIEDOLA, Head of Art Research Lab, Program Director of New Media Art BA program, Liepaja University, Latvia
Dr. Oksana CHEPELYK, leading researcher of The New Technologies Department at The Modern Art Research Institute of Ukraine
Assoc. Prof., Dr.art. Solvita ZARINA, the Faculty of Computing, University of Latvia, lead researcher at the Laboratory of Innovative Information Technologies FC UL
The Conference takes place in the framework of RIXC Art Science Festival, and it is a part of “Green Revisited. Encountering Emerging Naturecultures” project, co-financed by Creative Europe.