UN/GREEN: NATURALLY ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCES

RIXC FESTIVAL 2019, THE 4TH OPEN FIELDS CONFERENCE ON ART-SCIENCE RESEARCH AND UN/GREEN EXHIBITION

When

July 4 – 7, 2019, Riga


Where

the National Museum of Art of Latvia

Registration for the Conference is open!

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ABOUT

The 2019 RIXC Festival 2019 aims at complicating the pervasively employed notion of “green” by providing a cross-disciplinary platform for the discussions and artistic interventions exploring one of the most paradoxical and broadest topics of our times. The festival will feature the “Un/Green” exhibition opening that takes place in the Latvian National Museum of Art, and the 4th Open Fields conference which aims to ‘un-green' greenness, eco-systemically reconnect post-human postures, and discover and unpack ‘Naturally Artificial Intelligences.’

'Green’, symbolically associated with the ‘natural’ and employed to hyper-compensate for what humans have lost, will be addressed as the indeed most anthropocentric of all colours, in its inherent ambiguity between alleged naturalness and artificiality. Are we in control of ‘green’? Despite its broadly positive connotations ‘green’ incrementally serves the uncritical desire of fetishistic and techno-romantic naturalization in order to metaphorically hyper-compensate for material systemic biopolitics consisting of the increasing technical manipulation and exploitation of living systems, ecologies, and the biosphere at large.***

EVENTS

OF 2019: UN/GREEN, COM/POST/
HUMAN, N/AI

UN/GREEN
Exhibition

Public
Keynotes

Performances and Concert

Opening Program

Press Conference

Fields Residencies

Summer School

PROGRAMME

7/4/19 2:00 pm

Registration and coffee


VENUE: THE LATVIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART

7/4/19 3:00 pm

Opening Keynotes

Thematic keynotes
VENUE: THE LATVIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART

7/4/19 5:00 pm

PUBLIC KEYNOTES

Luc STEELS
VENUE: THE LATVIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART

7/4/19 7:00 pm

RECEPTION AND OPENING PERFORMANCES


VENUE: THE ART ACADEMY OF LATVIA

7/5/19 9:00 am

Registration and coffee


7/5/19 10:00 am

PLENARY SESSION

Thematic keynotes and featured projects “Ecodata” / Yvonne Volkart
VENUE: THE ART ACADEMY OF LATVIA

7/5/19 1:00 pm

Lunch


VENUE: THE ART ACADEMY OF LATVIA

7/5/19 11:30 am

PARALLEL SESSIONS


VENUES: THE LATVIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART and THE ART ACADEMY OF LATVIA

7/5/19 2:00 pm

PARALLEL SESSIONS


VENUES: THE LATVIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART and THE ART ACADEMY OF LATVIA

7/5/19 4:00 pm

PUBLIC KEYNOTE AND ARTIST TALKS

Jens HAUSER
VENUE: THE LATVIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART

7/5/19 6:00 pm

UN/GREEN Exhibition opening


VENUE: THE LATVIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART

7/5/19 8:00 pm

Dinner with curators


7/6/19 9:00 am

Registration and coffee


7/6/19 11:30 am

PARALLEL SESSIONS


VENUES: THE LATVIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART and THE ART ACADEMY OF LATVIA

7/6/19 10:00 am

PLENARY SESSION – Thematic keynotes and featured projects


VENUE: THE ART ACADEMY OF LATVIA

7/6/19 1:00 pm

Lunch


VENUE: THE ART ACADEMY OF LATVIA

5/6/19 2:00 pm

PARALLEL SESSIONS


VENUES: THE LATVIAN NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART and THE ART ACADEMY OF LATVIA

7/6/19 3:30 pm

PLENARY SESSION – Book presentations and closing discussions


VENUE: THE ART ACADEMY OF LATVIA

7/6/19 4:00 pm

CLOSING PERFORMANCES AND SOUND WALK


Testimonials

I would like to thank all of you for the interesting and wonderful conference Global Control. Everything was perfect as the last years. The exhibition, the key note speakers, all the speakers, the swamp radio under the rain. Amazing! It’s a very pleasure to take part to your activities.

Vincenzo Sansone
19.09.2018

Thanks a lot! It was amazing and so interesting. Such a work, and a good work.

Colette Tron
18.09.2018

Thanks for the invite and hospitality 🙂 i had fund and learned a lot. I wish you all well and to continue the fight.

Artist from Slovenia
19.09.2018

Thank you for the intelligent and creative time we spent in Riga…

Jasmina Tesanovic and Bruce Sterling
18.09.2018

It was super dense three conference days, I have learned a lot! And the guided tour across the Latvian swamps was gorgeous.

Pablo De Soto
19.09.2018

SUPPORT

  • VKF
  • Rigas dome
  • Kulturas ministrija
  • creative europe prageamme
  • RISK change
  • EMAP – EMARE
  • Goethe institut
  • Liepajas Universitate
  • MPLab
  • esse

LOCATIONS

Venues

Latvian National Museum of Art

Jāņa Rozentāla laukums 1

The Art Academy of Latvia

Kalpaka bulvāris 13

RIXC Gallery and Center

Lenču iela 2

City Hotel TEATER

Bruņinieku iela 6

Clarion Collection Hotel Valdemars

Kr. Valdemāra iela 23

Guesthouse “Jakob Lenz”

Lenču iela 2