KIBLIX 2021 / Panel Discussion
FESTIVALS IN THE TIME OF THE PANDEMIC
Thursday, 25 February 2021, at 6 p.m. CET
We kindly invite you to join us on Thursday, 25 February, at 6 p.m. CET, for the third in the series of moderated panel discussions of the KIBLIX festival. The discussion will focus on the (re)conceptualization and (re)organization of international art festivals during the pandemic and will be moderated by Peter Tomaž Dobrila, co-curator of the KIBLIX festival.
Ena Hodžić, program coordinator and curator, KONTEJNER and Device_art
David Riff, curator, steirischer herbst
Gerfried Stocker, founder and art director, Ars Electronica
The panel discussion will focus on the forms, concepts, issues, possibilities, dimensions, environments, and circumstances of art productions, presentations, and festivals in “these” times. Collaborate, connect, transmit, use the Internet, share information and programs, upgrade, create, and operate in a 'real,' analog world and a 'virtual' environment. 'Virtual' as 'real' can be antagonism and at the same time a form of realization, performance, and placement of a work of art, project, a festival in the intertwining of media - physical, at events at venues, manifestations of live broadcasts, modeled in environments of various realities. The presentation and communication industry knows what it is doing. It uses all means to place itself on the market. We use them the same way. And we buy. What? Space? Time? Possibility? Work? Ideas? Contents? Shapes? Solely possibility, space, and time. Communications and presentations. Basic. No upgrade. This is what we offer: forms, ideas, content, and work. The virtual is the illusion of enabling new forms and contents, opening additional communication channels, and preparing technological environments for communication in various forms to accept them. The substitution or parallelism of worlds, human and digital, unites in a mix of effects. Therefore, live or online is not an option. Both and always.
The panel will be live streamed here. For questions and comments, you will be able to use the chat window on the right side of the screen.