servus.at and its community are part of the organization and curatorial board of FMR 21, second edition of the festival for digital contexts in the public space.
LINZ FMR – Art in Digital Contexts and Public Spaces is a biennial festival and format for artistic processes and positions, that reflects the ephemeral nature of our digital and connected present. The ever-advancing digitalization of everyday life implies an intense overlapping and layering of familiar physical, but also finely interwoven digital spaces. LINZ FMR focuses on the shifts, distortions and rifts that arise in this process and presents current artistic positions in this context.
The festival, whose title alludes to ephemerality and short-livedness, presents works whose initial ideas can be found in virtual and/or digital space or have a strong reference to it, but are shown (sometimes in a transformed way) in the physical surroundings of the city of Linz. The focus is primarily on the interstices that arise during these transformations into public space – outside of museums, galleries or art spaces. At the same time, LINZ FMR attempts to subject the concept of sculpture to a contemporary update and to reflect on questions of transience, ephemerality and obviousness.
Participating artists of second edition:Thomas Albdorf (AT), thomasalbdorf.com, Filipe Vilas-Boas (PT), filipevilasboas.com, Clara Boesl (AT), instagram.com/karlbrosl, DARV (AT/BG), darv.org, Dries Depoorter (BE), driesdepoorter.be, Unnur Andrea Einarsdóttir (IS) with Boris Kourtoukov (RU), unnurandrea.net, Tom Galle (BE), tomgalle.online, Kyriaki Goni (GR), kyriakigoni.com, Edurne Herrán (ES), pinkblood-globulosrosas.blogspot.com, Yarli Allison Lam (CA), yarliallison.com, Lucas LaRochelle (CA), lucaslarochelle.com, Dominik Morishita-Leitner (AT), dominikleitner.tumblr.com, Aimilia Liontou (GR), aimilialiontou.com, Stephanie Lüning (DE), stephanieluening.com, Jaakko Myyri (FI), jmyyri.com, Hannah Neckel (DE), hannahneckel.com, Elisa Giardina Papa (IT), elisagiardinapapa.org, Carlos Sáez (ES), instagram.com/carlossaez1, Matthias Pitscher (DE), pitscher.net, Simon Weckert (DE) with Armandeus Meniak (DE) and Lucas Novy (DE), simonweckert.com, Zara Worth (GB), zaraworth.com
LINZ FMR 21 is curated and organized by the independent artist collective qujOchÖ, the net culture initiative servus.at, the Atelierhaus Salzamt, the University of Art and Design Linz and the Sturm und Drang Galerie.
FMR 21 will take place in the surroundings of the Mühlkreisbahnhof railway station in Linz Urfahr.