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Speculum Artium Festival 2023: Is art a human privilege?

20.09.2023 08:00

Animatronic robot band. The birth of synthetic organisms. Robotic arm that controls marionettes. Sculptures designed by artificial intelligence. Machine for reciting poetry and aurora from emotions.

The fifteenth festival of new media art Speculum Artium 2023 questions our fundamental ideas about art, relativizes the relationship between man and machine and encourages careful listening. Answers to questions about the nature of humanity, the definition of art, the limitations of technology and the replaceability of man were sought in the works exhibited at this year's edition of the festival by Srečo Dragan, Primož Novak and Nika Oblak, Maša Jazbec, Nina Koželj, Narvika Bovcon, Nina Mršnik and Nuša Jelenec, Saša Nemec, Tiago Martins, Cristina Bodnărescu, George Urse and many other artists.

Between September 20th and 23, Delavski dom Trbovlje will host a concert by the robot band Compressorhead, expert panels, performances, educational workshops, talks with artists and scientists, and the DigitalBigScreen 360° video art festival. Admission will be free again this year.

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