September 2, 2021

Milieux at Ars Electronica

Cloud Bodies by Allison Moore

The Milieux Institute is proud to announce the participation of several of its members in Hexagram’s curated EMERGENCE/Y pavilion at this year’s Ars Electronica festival. Located online, this “garden” (as the pavilions are defined by Ars) will be internationally accessible 24 hours a day during the duration of the festival and beyond, widening the audience scope for Milieux members’ research-creation, presentations, workshops and more.

Chris Salter and Angelique Willkie will be delivering the keynote speech, in conversation with seminal new media artist David Rokeby. Orit Halpern and Marius Senneville will be featured in the panel Reclaiming the Planet, and Jill Didur and Tony Higuchi in Emerging Landscapes and Possible Futures: Global Urban Wilds and Environmental Storytelling. Alice Jarry and Philippe Vandal will be in discussion in Outer Space and the City: Interdisciplinary Reflections on the Urban Materialities of Outer Space Technology, and Ricardo Dal Farra will be participating in a discussion panel on climate/behaviour change. Allison Moore will present her work CLOUD BODIES. 

Susanne Kite, Ceyda Yolgormez, and Jason Lewis will be presenting the workshop Indigenous Protocols and Artificial Intelligence, and Vanessa Mardirossian will give one on Biological Textile Dyes.

A digital rendering of SENSEFACTORY by Chris Salter & co.

In a series of video capsules, Alice Jarry and her cohort will present Fossilation; Chris Salter and co. will show SENSEFACTORY; Marc-André Cossette, Émilie Morin, and Olivia McGilchrist will feature their individual projects; TAG will present a curated group of student-produced games. Speaking of, Gina Hara and Rilla Khaled will present the inclusive game jam GAMERella. Joe Zeph Thibodeau will be presenting Chronogenica: portrait of human-machine co-operating system, and Marc-André Cossette and Alexandre Saunier Poetics of Otherness: aestheticization of dynamic autonomous processes. Finally, Ceyda Yolgormez and Evan Hile will present Harvesting Signs in Post-Semiocapitalism. 

The annual Ars Electronica Festival is a world-renowned gathering of artists, scientists and technologists, intended as “a setting for experimentation, evaluation and reinvention”.