Synaesthetic Syntax

  • Hagler, J. (Organisator*in)
  • Birgitta Hosea (Organisator*in)

Aktivität: Teilnahme an oder Organisation einer VeranstaltungOrganisation einer Konferenz, einem Workshop


Symposium details: Sunday 12th September 2021, Live Broadcasting Event during the Ars Electronica Festival

In the age of pandemic, our previously normal experiences of human touch and intimate proximity have become mediated by the screen rather than felt directly. We can no longer hear live music and feel the sonic vibrations; see a painting’s texture in close proximity; become immersed in the events of live theatre, or engage in debate: these events are now bounded by the flat rectangular screen and limited by the extent of the pixels in our screen’s resolution.

Under these conditions, how can animation, in combination with music or audio art, re-engage us with bodily sensations received through the senses?
Coming together as a series of online events, this year’s Expanded Animation symposium at Ars Electronica continues a dialogue about relationships between the senses, in particular the auditory and the visual. What are the rules, principles, and processes that govern correlations between sound and animation? How might these embodied sensations be explored, unpacked and reassembled in our age of virtual communication intensified by COVID-19?
Keynote Speaker

Our Keynote Speaker is the media artist, director, and pioneer in data and machine intelligence aesthetics, Refik Anadol. His body of work locates creativity at the intersection of humans and machines. In taking the data that flows around us as the primary material and the neural network of a computerized mind as a collaborator, Anadol paints with a thinking brush, offering us radical visualizations of our digitized memories and expanding the possibilities of architecture, narrative, and the body in motion. Anadol’s site-specific AI datasculptures, live audio/visual performances, and immersive installations take many forms while encouraging us to rethink our engagement with the physical world, its temporal and spatial dimensions, and the creative potential of machines.
Zeitraum12 Sep. 2021
OrtHagenberg, ÖsterreichAuf Karte anzeigen


  • Expanded Animation
  • Animation Studies
  • Media Art
  • Sound Art