At the beginning of the 20th century HELLERAU was founded as a joint project of industry, research and art and as a response to industrialisation and changes in working and living conditions. With “Hybrid” HELLERAU establishes a new international platform, a laboratory, experimental and discourse space for the arts in the digital age. In cooperation with ARS ELECTRONICA (Linz), ZKM (Karlsruhe), ONASSIS STEGI (Athens), IRCAM (Paris) and others, the focus will be on international and local artists* and collectives that explore, visualize, discuss and further develop the interfaces of technology, science, philosophy and society.
In collaboration with the international festival and network MUTEK , Canadian electronic sound and new media artists will be presented and celebrated in HELLERAU and objekt klein a at the start of “Hybrid”. Cadie Desbiens, Line Katcho, Chloe Alexandra Thompson, Alexis Langevin-Tétrault, Lucas Paris, Matt Thibideau & Markus Heckmann, Ourielle Auvé, Gene Tellem, Sabrina Ratté and – and as an outlook on “Hybrid – Cutting Edge Japan 2021” – a current project by Ryoichi Kurokawa. Also on the program: workshops curated by The Constitute with Cleo Dölling, Moritz Simon Geist, WISP Kollektiv and MASS (curated by PYLON).
Friday, 27 March 2020 from 19:00: Opening Sky Screen Bar and reception by the Canadian Embassy and MUTEK
AV3RY – AI SOCIAL BOT | Alexander Schubert >>> Av3ry.Net
Is they the longed-for future? Free of all contexts? The wildly chatting with his audience, composing music and writing poems, the avatar Av3ry was developed for HELLERAU in 2019 by the composer Alexander Schubert and the graphic artist Pedro González Fernández and put in 24/7 readiness.
Digital Timetable – Here you will find our list of all – not only Alliance-financed – productions from this thematic focus until May 2020 (as of January 2020).
The project Hybrid – Cutting Edge Canada is part of the cultural programme of Canada’s Guest of Honour appearance at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2020, in collaboration with MUTEK, with support from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Government of Canada.
Hybrid is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the Alliance of International Production Companies.