Festival of digital arts and culture, 19. 8.—7. 9. '20, Nomadic Hybrid Edition Festival
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SENSORIUM
19. 8.—7. 9. 2020
Nomadic Hybrid Edition

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Sensorium

 

Discussions, performances, installations and experiments to immerse yourself into new ideas about a conscious future. Join our community of curious minds!

 

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sensibility

Discussions, performances, installations and experiments to immerse yourself into new ideas about a conscious future. Join our community of curious minds!

Can we redefine our relationships with one-another and with nature? How can we develop awareness and confidence about the digital mysteries and the black boxes we use every day?

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19. 8.—7. 9. '20

Sensorium invites exceptional designers, artists, innovation leaders and scientists interested in humane technologies.

Experience interactive artworks and performances by artists from around the world with your family and friends at site-specific locations in the city.

 
 

Workshops

Design Ethics Workshop by Tactical Tech

20. august 2020

Design Ethics Workshop by Tactical Tech

"Design ethics" is a term which often feels quite nebulous and intangible - after all, how can you apply it to your everyday work?

We will explore design ethics with Safa Ghnaim, the lead on Data Detox Kit at Tactical Tech, in 4-hour workshop. The Data Detox Kit’s clear suggestions and concrete st...

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Programme

Events

  • Pecha Kucha Night Bratislava Vol.46 Sensorium Festival 2020 Special Edition
    Nová Cvernovka

    19. August
    19:00 - 22:00
    Račianska 1575/78
    Bratislava

    19. August
    19:00 - 22:00
    Račianska 1575/78
    Bratislava

    Pecha Kucha Night Bratislava Vol.46 Sensorium Festival 2020 Special Edition
    Nová Cvernovka

    46th edition of PechaKucha Night Bratislava in collaboration with festival of digital arts Sensorium 2020 will address the theme of New Sensibility - new sense of post-digital era. It will focus on questions related to redefinition of our relationship with technology, environment but also our personal relationships. Our interest will also lie in the possibilities of how to perceive our digital future, how to build awareness and trust in it. While exploring different aspects of our lives connected through technology, we will look through the creative lens of our guests - artists, designers, architects, experts as well as thinkers of slovak and czech scene.

    PKN will be in slovak/czech language.

  • Sensorium × Lovely Experience
    Nádvorie

    24. August
    18:00 – 20:00
    Štefánikova 4
    Trnava

    24. August
    18:00 – 20:00
    Štefánikova 4
    Trnava

    Sensorium × Lovely Experience
    Nádvorie

    Mini conference on art, design, science and technology in partnership with Lovely Experience festival in Trnava opens up the theme of New Sensibility – new sense of the post-digital age. Technology changed our life in a way which we are not familiar with. Society is experiencing many symptoms of the digital revolution directly, without warning. Effects of digitalisation and possible technocracy are different than our (missing) visions about them.

    We have invited Irini Papadimitriou, curator and cultural manager whose practice draws on interdisciplinary and critical discourse to explore the impact of technology in society and culture, and the role of art in helping us engage with contemporary issues. Her curatorial research areas include technology and ethics, surveillance society, digital citizenship and public (physical-digital) realm. Irini will guide us through the topics of systems of control and in particular architecture of algorithmic systems and aesthetics of automation (exploring hidden labour, reinforcement of racial and gendered structures). Even though she currently acts as a Creative Director at FutureEverything, an innovation lab and arts organisation in Manchester, she previously worked as a Digital Programmes Manager and Head of New Media Arts Development at Watermans, curating their exhibitions programme.

    Another guest, astrobiologist Michaela Musilová, will open topics such as possibilities of extraterrestrial living and the importance of empathy during crisis situations. Michaela is a Director of the HI-SEAS research station for the International MoonBase Alliance, where simulated missions to the Moon and Mars are performed. Michaela will introduce us to the possibilities for living and working beyond Earth, and the important role of empathy in crisis situations.

    Format: online talks

    Language: Irini Papadimitriou and the discussion – english, Michaela Musilová – slovak

  • Sensorium × Stredoslovenská galéria
    Stredoslovenská galéria v Banskej Bystrici

    25. August
    20:00 – 22:00
    Horná 55
    Banská Bystrica

    25. August
    20:00 – 22:00
    Horná 55
    Banská Bystrica

    Sensorium × Stredoslovenská galéria
    Stredoslovenská galéria v Banskej Bystrici

    Mini conference on art, design, science and technology in partnership with Stredoslovenská galéria in Banská Bystrica opens up the theme of New Sensibility - new sense of the post-digital age. Technology changed our life in a way which we are not familiar with. Society is experiencing many symptoms of the digital revolution directly, without warning. effects of digitalisation and possible technocracy are different than our (missing) visions about them.

    Our special guest will be Rachel Uwa, founder of the School of Machines, Making & Make Believe. This non-formal education organisation combines technology, art and design as well as other disciplines and is a fresh holder of Pris Ars Electronica for Digital Communities. Rachel will in her online talk tune us into rethinking technology, society, and self and expand on what does one have to do with the other anyway...

    Local scene will be represented by Mária Júdová, international visual artist who has been investigating the creative potential of technology for over a decade. She is particularly interested in exploring the meeting point of digital and performance arts. Her work spans from (interactive) installations and Virtual Reality experiences to audio-visual performances.

    Language: Rachel Uwa and the discussion - english, Mária Júdová - slovak

  • Sensorium × Art & Tech Days
    Tabačka Kulturfabrik

    26. August
    18:00 – 20:00
    Gorkého 2
    Košice

    26. August
    18:00 – 20:00
    Gorkého 2
    Košice

    Sensorium × Art & Tech Days
    Tabačka Kulturfabrik

    Mini conference on art, design, science and technology in partnership with Art & Tech Days in Košice opens up the theme of New Sensibility - new sense of the post-digital age. Technology changed our life in a way which we are not familiar with. Society is experiencing many symptoms of the digital revolution directly, without warning. Effects of digitalisation and possible technocracy are different than our (missing) visions about them.

    Hyphen Labs (UK) is a London based design studio and an international collective exploring absurdities that emerge at the intersection of technology, art, science, and the future. It uses design to challenge conventions and stimulate conversations, placing planetary needs and collective experiences at the centre of their current evolving narratives. Their creative director Carmen Aguilar y Wedge (USA/MX) and design researcher Romy Gad el Rab (EG/UK) are the main actors of this multicultural female collective. Through their projects, they will take you on a journey through the wildest imaginations about the future in their online talk.

    Local scene will be represented by an artist, essayist and cultural manager Samuel Velebný. In his project Road to Quatar, Samuel thematizes global socio-economic contexts of the so-called “Media sport”, network of relationships on the background of the soccer industry. The involvement of media technology into the world of soccer is not only an augmentation of soccer into the world but also meaning of the world soccer itself - originally a physical game with certain meaning for communities has become a global media commodity and a tool for geopolitical fight. The dessert world championships in Quatar in 2022 are a cruel outfall of this turnover.

    We are happy that MATSUKO, the creator of the holographic communication, will be part of our special event. MATSUKO will present the future of the world’s communication. You will have a unique chance to take part in the development of the technology by capturing your mimics and head movement. As a bonus, you can try special glasses and get lost in the mixed reality, too. Matsuko is the creator of the holographic communication that fills in the missing element in video conferences - our presence. Using just a single camera, it enables you to be anywhere, real-time, real space, no travel needed. This technology brings people closer, improves relationships, thus collaboration while zeroing down the environmental impact.

    Language: Hyphen Labs, discussion - english, Samuel Velebný - slovak

  • Sensorium × Fest Anča
    Nová Synagóga

    27. August
    18:30 - 20:30
    J. M. Hurbana 220/11
    Žilina

    27. August
    18:30 - 20:30
    J. M. Hurbana 220/11
    Žilina

    Sensorium × Fest Anča
    Nová Synagóga

    Mini conference on art, design, science and technology in partnership with The International Festival of Animated Film Fest Anča in Žilina opens up the theme of New Sensibility - new sense of the post-digital age. Technology changed our life in a way which we are not familiar with. Society is experiencing many symptoms of the digital revolution directly, without warning. effects of digitalisation and possible technocracy are different than our (missing) visions about them.

    When it comes to creativity, technology can be an integrated part of an artwork or on the other hand it can be used simply as a tool for creation. Main guests of the mini conference will be Ferdi Alici and Eylul Duranagac from OUCHHH - an award winning independent creative new media studio with cross-discipline expertise in Art - Science - Technology. Ouchhh is considered to be a multidisciplinary creative hub focused on interactive new media platforms, artificial intelligence, data-driven sculptures & paintings, kinetic public arts and immersive experiences. This will be an online talk.

    From the local scene the event will present successful illustrator and author of numerous brand identities, Ivana Palečková. Besides the identity for Fest Anča 2018 she is an author of multiple successful designs for new businesses and projects. Ivana is also an author of multiple photo-publications.

    Talk of Ivana Palečková will be in slovak language. Online talk of OUCHHH and discussion will be in english language.

  • Sensorium × SNG
    Berlinka

    28. August
    18:00 – 21:00
    Námestie Ľudovíta Štúra
    Bratislava

    28. August
    18:00 – 21:00
    Námestie Ľudovíta Štúra
    Bratislava

    Sensorium × SNG
    Berlinka

    Hybrid mini conference on art, design, science and technology in partnership with the Slovak National Gallery opens up the theme of New Sensibility - new sense of the post-digital age. Technology changed our life in a way which we are not familiar with. Society is experiencing many symptoms of the digital revolution directly, without warning. effects of digitalisation and possible technocracy are different than our (missing) visions about them.

    The evening will be opened by introducing New Sensibility in the context of visual arts by Lucia Gregorová Stach, Head Curator of Modern And Contemporary Art at SNG. Freya Murray, Creative Lead at Google Arts & Culture will in her online talk walk us through ideas and visions on mediation of artistic content to future audiences. Digital designer, strategist, and journalist Lukáš Pilka will demonstrate how interaction and communication design, contemporary technologies and new media overlap with the world of fine art. As part of the mini conference we will open up a VR installation of Evelyn Benčičová Artificial Tears in the atrium of SNG. Evelyn as our special guest will also introduce a wider context of her current practice in the field of new media.

    Language: Lucia Stach Gregorová, Evelyn Benčičová - slovak, Lukáš Pilka - czech, Freya Murray and discussion - english

  • Sensorium: Beyond the Sound

    29. August
    18:00 – 22:00
    Bratislava

    29. August
    18:00 – 22:00

    Bratislava

    Sensorium: Beyond the Sound

    Sensorium Festival presents Sensorium – Beyond The Sound, its audiovisual augmentation. Come to the very city center of Bratislava and list to the concert of live crickets interacting with electronic compositions of Saša Spačal.

    They will be accompanied by the virtuoso solo drums of Black Pulse and the vocal meditations of the Line Gate project. Walls of the courtyard will come to life thanks to a special audiovisual projections by Ján Šicko and Pjoni. And all this under the artificial clouds of Lukas Truniger's Ethereal Fleeting installation. On August 29, its guaranteed to be cloudy at Nádvorie Sv. Jána Nepomuckého!

  • Aerocene Museo Aerosolar

    30. August
    temporarily cancelled
    Bratislava

    30. August
    temporarily cancelled

    Bratislava

    Aerocene Museo Aerosolar

    This event is temporarily cancelled due to organisational reasons :(


    Museo Aero Solar is a participative flying structure constructed out of hundreds of plastic bags collected from local inhabitants. Realised thanks to the activist community of artist Tomás Saraceno called Aerocene devising new modes of sensitivity, reactivating a common imaginary towards an ethical collaboration with the environment and the atmosphere, free from carbon emissions. Bratislava will join 21 locations that will fly a Tetro in order to add our voices to the Aerocene manifesto.

    Help us collect plastic bags by bringing yours to the container in Bratislava and join the build on Sunday 30th August at a special location by subscribing to production@sensorium.is.

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Workshops

  • Sensible Connections - Sensorium Pro Meet-Up
    Zoom

    20. August
    10:00 - 13:00

    20. August
    10:00 - 13:00

    Sensible Connections - Sensorium Pro Meet-Up
    Zoom

    A hands-on facilitated workshop gathering professionals from the European digital arts and culture sector, with the goal to generate new concepts and formats for culture mediation in a post-Covid19 world.

  • Design Ethics Workshop by Tactical Tech
    Goethe-Institut

    20. August
    16:00 – 20:00
    Panenská 682/33
    Bratislava

    20. August
    16:00 – 20:00
    Panenská 682/33
    Bratislava

    Design Ethics Workshop by Tactical Tech
    Goethe-Institut

    "Design ethics" is a term which often feels quite nebulous and intangible – after all, how can you apply it to your everyday work?

    In this 4-hour workshop, we will explore design ethics with Safa Ghnaim, data Detox Kit lead at Tactical Tech. The workshop will be beneficial especially for UX and UI designers, developers, or other parties working with technology including project managers. We will first evaluate a number of examples of weaponized design. Then, together we will concretely apply and test out tools and methods for critical design thinking on a number of real life app examples. After the workshop, you can take these tools and methods and apply them to your everyday work.

    All you need is a pen, piece of paper and smartphone. The workshop will be held in English. You can attend online as well, tickets are available here.

    The Tactical Technology Collective is an international non-governmental organization based in Berlin that has been working in the field of privacy and personal data since 2003, combining activism, awareness-raising and projects that make complex topics more accessible to the general public.

  • Digital Creativity Learning Meet-Up
    Slovak Technical University, Bratislava + Zoom

    07. September
    10:00 - 16:00

    07. September
    10:00 - 16:00

    Digital Creativity Learning Meet-Up
    Slovak Technical University, Bratislava + Zoom

    Jointly organised event of Sensorium and MAST to explore the common challenges and future topics in art, design, science and technology. The purpose is to identify relevant and seek new topics and sift through possible collaboration methods and models. After identifying important challenges, will jointly setup new consortia or at least project ideas, responding to the issues at hand -- and the emerging funding opportunities. Invitation only, if interested please contact hello@sensorium.is

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Installations

  • Kykeon
    Mária Júdová & Constantine Nisidis

    25. August
    to 25. august
    Banská Bystrica

    25. August
    to 25. august

    Banská Bystrica

    Kykeon
    Mária Júdová & Constantine Nisidis

    Kykeon is an immersive virtual reality experience and a collaborative project between visual artist Mária Júdová (SK/CZ) and Constantine Nisidis (GR) exploring shamanism as a way to reimagine our current society. Inspired by ancestral knowledge and wisdom, it invites the audience to take a part in a new ritual. You will have a chance to look into a hidden realm through the eyes of a shaman. Entering the virtual world inhabited by spirit beings, celestial mechanics and forgotten harmonics.

  • Artificial Tears
    Evelyn Benčičová

    28. August
    to 30. august
    Slovak National Gallery
    Bratislava

    28. August
    to 30. august
    Slovak National Gallery
    Bratislava

    Artificial Tears
    Evelyn Benčičová

    This immersive piece from a multi-award winning Slovak visual artist Evelyn Benčičová depicts the moment of uncertainty, an alienation in most ordinary state of performing a stereotypical task. Hosted in the atrium of Slovak National Gallery it is an opportunity to plunge into new realities of your senses.

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News

Experience Kykeon, immersive virtual reality

1 mo ago

Experience Kykeon, immersive virtual reality

We invite you to a special site-specific event with virtual reality experience Kykeon. Mária Júdová and Constantine Nisidis designed an unusual event with VR trilogy, ancient drink Kykeon and ambient electronic music at the stunning location of Bats cave near Banská Bystrica.

Kykeon is an imme...

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Donate 2% of your income

5 mos ago

Donate 2% of your income

Applies to slovak tax payers only.

Data needed to complete the tax return form:

Business name: Imaginárium
Address: Staničná 9, 911 05 Trenčín
Legal form: Civic Association
CN: 50578952

Important dates:

By the end of the calendar month following the end of the pandemic period.

Fil...

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Internships at Sensorium are OPEN

6 mos ago

Internships at Sensorium are OPEN

DEADLINE: 31.05.2020

In-office positions are only available to local candidates. If you would like to be part of the team write to hello@sensorium.is how would you like to participate.

Hľadáme štyroch šikovníkov s nadšením pre interaktívne umenie, dizajn a technológie, ktorí pomôžu hlavnému tímu...

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Open call: Educational Space

7 mos ago

Open call: Educational Space

For this 5th edition, we have a special focus on creating a space that brings innovation, arts, creative industries and experimental technology to all types of audiences from the hands of research groups, startups, artists, makers and entrepreneurs.

The Educational Space aims to become a place of...

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News archive

 

Stockpiling Food For Thought

Weekly newsletter by Sensorium Festival with interviews of forefront artists and thinkers about isolation, connection, creativity and the wider context of the Covid-19 pandemic. You can sign up on: bit.ly/nlsens.

#8 Stockpiling Food For Thought with Iris Long

3 mos ago

#8 Stockpiling Food For Thought with Iris Long

This is edition #8 of Stockpiling Food For Thought - the Sensorium Quarantine Weekly Special, with Iris Long.

The end of lockdown seems to be approaching in Europe and we are wondering what will happen next, especially for the arts and culture world. We looked for inspiration in a conversation w...

#7 Stockpiling Food For Thought with Saša Spačal

4 mos ago

#7 Stockpiling Food For Thought with Saša Spačal

This is edition #7 of Stockpiling Food For Thought - the Sensorium Quarantine Weekly Special, with Saša Spačal.

From underground mycelium systems to socio-political systems and personal dimensions, Saša Spačal invites us to dive deep into the inconspicuous relationships between “the organic, the...

#6 Stockpiling Food For Thought with Hyphen Labs

4 mos ago

#6 Stockpiling Food For Thought with Hyphen Labs

This is edition #6 of Stockpiling Food For Thought - the Sensorium Quarantine Weekly Special, with Hyphen Labs.

After nearly two months of quarantine, we may feel our life is evolving towards a strange “new normal”. But what happens after that? Do we keep these new habits, do we go back t...

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Festival Advisors

Carmen Salas

Creative Director, Curator & Producer, Founder of Connecting The Dots

Claire Tymon

Executive Director of Future Everything

Filip Visnjic

Founder of Creative Applications Network and Resonate Festival

Mária Rišková

Director of Slovak Design Center

 

Sensorium

Sensorium is a festival joining a conference, workshops, exhibitions and performances bridging the fields of art, technology and science. Founded in 2016 it has brought to Bratislava the most cutting edge artists, designers and innovators from all around the world. Today we grew into a curious interdisciplinary community, looking forward to reuniting in the gardens of Pistori Palace in Bratislava.

The festival collaborates on its programme with many international organisations such as Future Everything in the UK, School of Machines in Germany, Instrument Inventors Initiative in the Netherlands, Choreographic Coding Labs, HOLO magazine and many more.

Sensorium festival is produced by an independent civic organisation Imaginárium. Want to support us? Email to hello@sensorium.is.

 

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Festival is realised under official support of the mayor of the Old-Town Bratislava Zuzana Aufrichtová and mayor of the City of Bratislava Matúš Vallo.