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KIBLIX 2020—2021

Virtual Worlds Now
International Festival of Arts, Technology and Science
2020–2021

In line with Kibla’s long-term research focus on Extended Reality (XR) technologies, and considering that 2020 was the most “virtual year” to date, the curatorial team consisting of Živa Kleindienst, Tadej Vindiš, Peter Tomaž Dobrila, and Aleksandra Kostič, is for this year’s KIBLIX asking, what are the virtual worlds now?

This is not the question of technology as magic, but the critical evaluation of the intersections and disconnections between the virtual and the physical. On one side, we are faced with a persistent ambition of industry towards persuasive technologies, designing the virtual to fully assume, control, and subsume the physical, while on the other, we are constantly needing to mitigate technological incompatibility with the physical as such. KIBLIX 2020–2021 will therefore place the experience of the human at the centre – with their material limitations and socio-political conditions of the body – while understanding the virtual environments as spaces for speculative realities, variable identities, and ever more acute social transformations.

The KIBLIX 2020—2021 takes on a new COVID-19 hybrid form with pre-events from 24 November onwards, and with special program emphasis on December 2020 and and through 2021. The program encompasses artistic research projects, fully presented on the KIBLIX website, and by following the "lock-unlock" options as well in KIBLA PORTAL, as a physical exhibition. Alongside these artistic projects, the program includes, seminars, thematic panels, audio-visual performances, Slovenia Global Game Jam, and other virtual activities.

PRESS PACK FOR MEDIA, december 2020

PRESS PACK FOR MEDIA, januar 2021

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WEB PAGE and PROGRAM KIBLIX 2020—2021


Festival KIBLIX turns to research and critique of contemporary technological media, as well as their soft applications in contemporary arts, culture and education and is part of the project RUK (2019—2022). RUK is a network of art and culture research centers on the crossroads of art, science, and technology. In this interdisciplinary triangle, the partners Delavski dom Trbovlje, PiNA and KIBLA on the Trbovlje-Koper-Maribor axis are developing innovative products and services for a humane technology of the future. The project is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and the European Union under the European Regional Development Fund.

International group exhibition

Ultramono LABS x KIBLIX / MetaGarden Sphere4: Guided Tours and DJ sets (10. 7. 2021)
KIBLIX 2020–2021: Virtual Worlds Now (7. 7.–30. 11. 2021)

Talks

Artist Talk: Vojtěch Rada (25. 8. 2021)
Artist talk: Weronika M. Lewandowska (24. 6. 2021)
Artist talk: Varvara & Mar (24. 3. 2021)
Reality Business. The Prediction Imperative, webinar with BridA (9. 2. 2021)
Art, Technology, and Humanism, webinar with Tereza Teklić (KONTEJNER/CONTAINER) (2. 2. 2021)
Snow Crash, webinar with Tea Stražičić (26. 1. 2021)
The Digital Media Environment, webinar with Sara Bezovšek (19. 01. 2021)
Webinar with Maja Hodošček (21. 12. 2020)
"Is the internet dead?" (Hito Steyerl), Guest: Dina Karadžić (7. 12. 2020)
Virginia Wolf's "Own Room" and Selma Selman's "A Pink Room of Her Own."(30. 11. 2020)
The Bag as a Theory of Fiction (Ursula le Guin) and Tentacular Thinking (Donna Haraway) (26. 11. 2020)
From Quarantine with Love (Jelena Vesić) (19. 11. 2020)

Online workshops

Žiga Pavlovič: ZOOM operator (15. and 16. 4. 2021)
Saša Spačal and Kaitlin Bryson: MycoMythologies: Storytelling Circle - Workshop 3
(6. 4. 2021)
Saša Spačal and Kaitlin Bryson: MycoMythologies: Storytelling Circle - Workshop 2
(30. 3. 2021)
Saša Spačal and Kaitlin Bryson: MycoMythologies: Storytelling Circle - Workshop 1 (23. 3. 2021)
Igor Štromajer: 3ixFń-Qé3=Miá+ (16. 3. 2021)
Igor Štromajer: 3ixFń-Qé3=Miá+ (9. 3. 2021)
Gl1t̷c̛ḩ ̸ ͢Aŕt 101 - Workshop 3: Video error techniques (2. 3. 2021)
Gl1t̷c̛ḩ ̸ ͢Aŕt 101 - Workshop 2: Basics of an image as sound (23. 2. 2021)
Gl1t̷c̛ḩ ̸ ͢Aŕt 101 - Workshop 1: Practical introduction to databending (16. 2. 2021)
Workshop 3: ANIMATED PHOTOGRAPHY 2
(17. 12. 2020)
Workshop 3: ANIMATED PHOTOGRAPHY 1
(14. 12. 2020)
Workshop 2: MOTION GRAPHIC 2
(11. 12. 2020)
Workshop 2: MOTION GRAPHIC 1
(9. 12. 2020)
Workshop 1: ROTOSCOPY 2
(27. 11. 2020)
Workshop 1: ROTOSCOPY 1
(24. 11. 2020)

AV performance

Samantha E. Harvey: Mybody, Cyborg Afterlife, Horiz_}n, Insequential (21. 4. 2021)
Nocturne in Black and Gold (The Tenders iteration #5) (9. 4. 2021)
TERRANIGMA X VJ 5237 Live (25. 3. 2021)
Luka Prinčič: trans.fail (12. 3. 2021)
Mark Farid: Seeing I: The Other (4. 2. 2021)
Vlado Repnik: THE LAST TEMPTATION (17. 12. 2020)
Extended Circulation 2: A Machine to Improve the World (Part 2 of the series) (16. 12. 2020)
Igor Štromajer in conversation with Igor Štromajer, 2020 (15. 12. 2020)

Discussion

Neuroscience & Art: Exploring Mind Control (16. 6. 2021)
Digital Art Market: Past, Present and Future (13. 5. 2021)
Sustainable Technologies (6. 5. 2021)
The (Heavy) Carbon Footprint Of Our Virtual Life (22. 4. 2021)
XR technologies in museums and heritage II (18. 3. 2021)
XR technologies in museums and heritage (11. 3. 2021)
FESTIVALS IN THE TIME OF THE PANDEMIC (25. 2. 2021)
CAN TECHNOLOGY BRING BACK LONG-LOST NATURE? (11. 2. 2021)
HOW TO OVERCOME TIME OF PHYSICAL DISTANCE WITH XR TECHNOLOGIES (10. 12. 2020)
DIGITAL INTIMACY IN VIRTUAL WORLDS NOW (8. 12. 2020)
UNTOLD GARDEN (Max Čelar, Jakob Skote) and Sebastian Dahlqvist (3. 12. 2020)

From the Archives of the DIVA Station

From the Archives of the DIVA Station: Body and Identity (20. 5. 2021)
From the Archives of the DIVA Station: Online and Common (29. 4. 2021)
From the Archives of the DIVA Station: Digital Performances (15. 4. 2021)
From the Archives of the DIVA Station: Digital Surfaces (1. 4. 2021)

Slovenia Global Game Jam

Slovenia Global Game Jam (27.—31. 1. 2021)

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