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2018, 2019

LINZ FMR is a biennial format for art in digital contexts and public spaces. The first edition will take place at the end of March 2019 in Linz, Austria.

The heart of the format is an exhibition in public and open space with works by international and local artists who deal with art in digital contexts. A supporting program with walks, lectures, films, concerts and discussions will accompany the exhibition, to reflect on new approaches, working methods and developments related to art in digital contexts.

2022

AMRO22 Debug Sujet

AMRO22 DEBUG

Event: Wed. 15.06.- Sat. 18.06.2022

Art Meets Radical Openness
Festival dedicated to Art, Hacktivism and Open Culture

AMRO is a biennial community festival in Linz that explores and discusses new challenges between digital culture, art, everyday life, education, politics and activism. As a gathering of communities with interests across arts and cultures, networked technologies and political action, AMRO offers space for sharing knowledge and practices, focusing on the potential of debugging both inside and outside of the purely technical realm. The four-day event include a discursive program with keynotes, panels and lectures, workshops and showcases, and a nightline.

locations: afo – architekturforum oberösterreich, STWST, DH5, dev.lol, Raumschiff, bb15, & the Internet.

Next Cloud Atelierhaus

With the last UPDATE of our next cloud instance we transformed the Next Cloud Residency folder into something wider: an ENTIRE ATELIERHAUS.

2021

Servus D*sign Week / Banner

The Servus D*sign Week is a series of conversations about design and its critical implications. From the point of view of an initiative dealing with open source tools and internet technologies, we see how “design” can dangerously fall close to a corner smelling like capitalism, while is still part of our daily work and decision making. This week we invite designers and practitioners in the field to share their ideas on alternative practices and approaches to design, through radio conversations and hands-on workshops.

Servus D*sign Week is broadcasted on Radio FRO https://fro.at


Participants: Christoph Haag, Libre Graphics Club, Mara Karagianni, Ruben Pater, Potato Publishing, Varia, in conversation with Davide Bevilacqua and Gabriela Gordillo.

You can hear the conversations on the Cultural Broadcasting Archive

Toxic Stories Header Glass Factory in Graz, Foto by Andreas Zingerle

Hyperaccumulators are plants that grow on soils with a high heavy metal content and are able to store minerals such as copper, nickel, zinc or cadmium in their biomass. They have found an evolutionary niche in volcanic soil, industrial heaps or former mining and open-cast mining areas, in which they do not simply ignore or bypass the problematic substances, but instead absorb a large proportion of them. The stored heavy metals can be extracted and reused, which turns the plants into biological ore mines and soils can be rehabilitated over the years.

Dasha Ilina Center for Networked Intimacy

In july and August the Russian digital artist Dasha Ilina was in residency in the Stadtwerkstatt, during which she worked on her new project "Center for Networked Intimacy". In her stay Dasha developed and offered a Workshop in FLUT and a final presentation in the servus clubraum.

servus.at and its community are part of the organization and curatorial board of FMR 21, second edition of the festival for art in digital contexts and public spaces.

FMR 21 will take place in the surroundings of the Mühlkreisbahnhof railway station in Linz Urfahr between 1st-6th June 2021.

For Research Labor 2021, servus.at is working with artist Matthias Pitscher on collaborative projects about voice computers, their technologies and social impacts. Within a work session, critical devices and artworks are created that openly address contemporary 'smart' assistants.

The Next Cloud Residency is a monthly online folder residency curated by Yang Mu & Sai Bao and hosted by the network culture initiative servus.at in Linz.
Each month a selected artist or collective is invited to fill a folder with material they want to share with the world. It can range from conceptual .txt files to a collection of deep fried .jpegs, or unplayable .exe files.

2020

Sujet exhibition "Recalculating"

In January 2020 Servus.at was cooperation partner of the third edition of the project "Mind the Gap", entitled "Recalculating. Computing territories and their analog actuators“, and curated by servus.at program developer Davide Bevilacqua. In the project three artists from the servus community were featured: Sofia Braga, Emilio Vavarella and KairUs, a collective of the artists Linda Kronman and Andreas Zingerle.

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