Risk Change – RIXC, Riga, Latvia

Global Control conference and Global Control and Censorship exhibition
Riga, Latvia
Risk Change project
The registration for the conference is still opened till August 25.

The largest this year event in the framework of the Risk Change project Global Control Conference and Global Control and Censorship exhibition is approaching.

The festival and conference dates: 13–15 September 2018

Exhibition will end on 21 October 2018.

RIXC Art Science Festival 2018
September 13–15, 2018, Riga

“Knowledge is power. And power is possessed especially by whoever controls the flow of information.”

The festival's special event is the Global Control and Censorship exhibition, which particularly aims to expand the public debate about ever-present surveillance and censorship methods.

On the closing day of the festival, participants will be invited to join a bus tour to Kemeri Bog for artistic interventions and outdoor audiovisual installations.


Thursday, September 13, 2018
17.00 – Opening Keynote Lectures: Bruce STERLING, Bernhard SEREXHE
19.00 – Festival and “Global Control and Censorship” Exhibition Opening

Friday, September 14, 2018
10.00 – Global Control Conference: Plenary and Panel Sessions
17.00 – Public Keynote Lectures: Jasmina TESANOVIC
20.00 – Satellite Program: Performances and Installations / Tallinas Street Quarter

Saturday, September 15, 2018
10.00 – Global Control Conference: Plenary and Panel Sessions
16.00 – Swamp Radio Program: Artistic Interventions in Kemeri Bog

Open Fields 2018: Global Control
September 13 – 15, 2018, The National Library of Latvia, Conference Center

Keynote speakers:

Bruce STERLING / science fiction author, journalist, critic and futurist / US
Bernhard SEREXHE / art historian, expert for electronic and digital art, author, curator / DE
Jasmina TESANOVIC / author, feminist, political activist, and filmmaker / US-RS
Mauro MARTINO / artist, designer, inventor, and educator / US-IT and others – tbc.


  * hybrid war, fake news and post-truth
  * the next big privacy, data politics and social visibility
  * surveillance, immersion and VR/AR environments
  * brainwaves science and neural networks
  * AI, network visualisation and data tracing
  * global information space and local media ecosystems
  * acoustics and espionage, from radio to social media

Global Control and Censorship
September 14 – October 21, 2018
The National Library of Latvia, Exhibition Hall

The exhibition is based on the collaboration with a network of scientists, journalists, activists, and artists in some twenty countries around the world, and in cooperation with expert organizations such as
the German PEN Center, the Chaos Computer Club, Reporters Without Borders, and such platforms as,, WikiLeaks, and others. The exhibition’s aim is to expand public debate
about the ever-present surveillance and censorship methods, which is an urgent priority not only due to constant new reports in the media, but especially because of the extensive obstruction of the investigation of these practices.

The exhibition will feature 33 both internationally recognized and emerging artists works from more than 13 countries world-wide, including Latvia. The exhibition is produced by Goethe-Institut Riga and RIXC, in cooperation with the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe.

Artist collective "3/8" (LV), aaajiao (CN), Hamra Abbas (KW / US), Selma Alaçam (DE), Halil Altındere (TR), Daniel G. Andújar (ES), Zach Blas (US / GB), Osman Bozkurt (TR), James Bridle (GB / GR), Alice Cavoudjian dite Galli (FR / DE), Hasan Elahi (BD / US), Finger Pointing Worker + Kota Takeuchi (JP), Kaspars Groševs (LV), Michael Grudziecki (PL / DE), KIT-KASTEL (DE), Frédéric Krauke (DE), Marc Lee (CH), Virginia Mastrogiannaki (GR), Erik Mátrai (HU), Ruben Pater (NL), Dan Perjovschi (RO), Ma Qiusha (CN), Pēters Riekstiņš (LV), Oliver Ressler (AT), Bernhard Serexhe (DE), Christian Sievers (DE), Alex Wenger (CH / DE) & Max-Gerd Retzlaff (DE)

Exhibition curators: Bernhard Serexhe and Lívia Nolasco-Rózsás



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