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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.

2021

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.

AMRO is a biennial community festival in Linz that explores and discusses new challenges between digital culture, art, everyday life, education, politics and activism. The 2020 edition of the AMRO festival aims at discussing topics such as climate and other emergencies, sustainability of the infrastructure and in general the “centripetal” and “centrifugal” dynamics of acceleration visible in contemporary society and in the networks in which production of technologies happens.

Event: Wed. 20.05.- Sat. 23.05.2020
Where? online! see: www.radical-openness.org/2020

2020, 2021

How do thoughts and knowledge spread through a network? At which speed do ideas flourish at their best? And which routes will they take to reach individuals and groups of a distributed and undefined community of intents?

A Nourishing Network is an online-offline publication project that aims at documenting and distributing current research done by the network of artists, activists and programmers that collaborate with the Austrian net culture initiative servus.at.

2019

Unpacking my Ecosystem - Christina Gruber

Within the framework of this year's research laboratory we are dealing with the following topic:
Shifting Ecosystems

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