[NetBehaviour] CODED CULTURES -Exploring Creative Emergences

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CODED CULTURES -Exploring Creative Emergences

Binational Festival to explore new artistic creative Ability-Profiles
within media integrated Delineation Cultures

further details are available at:

Loctation: MuseumsQuartier Vienna

Opening: May 27th 2009 Freiraum/quartier21
Symposium: May 28th - May 31st 2009 - Museum of Modern Art Vienna
Exhibition: May 27th - June 07th 2009 - Freiraum/quartier21

ABOUT CODED CULTURES - Exploring Creative Emergences

The second edition of CODED CULTURES is a binational festival (Austria – 
Japan) in the year 2009 to explore new artistic practices and creative 
ability profiles within media integrated project-cultures and digital 
media related art, focusing on Japan and Europe. The festival is part of 
the official »Austria – Japan Year 2009«.
Through the establishment of new creative cultures, enabled by digital 
media and global communication networks, new practices and ability 
profiles of creative and artistic delineation and exploration are 
gaining new grounds. Furthermore, economic models are eager to create 
synergies with symbolic values of cultural and artistic programs to deal 
with the potentials of »creativity«. At the moment these profiles are 
roughly subsumed (e.g. as »creative class«), but at the present day it 
is difficult to predict which catalysts and draft programs can be put 
into effect for these creative innovation processes. On the other hand 
it has to be questioned if innovation like it is understood by policy 
makers of entrepreneurship is a desired state for artistic projects and 
networks. This phenomena which is set up via global nodes of creativity 
(e.g. networks, communities, organizations, projects, etc.) is more and 
more uprooting disciplinary guidelines and permitted structures of local 
traditions. Therefore, this vectors have changed the ways of cooperation 
and development in socio-cultural production paradigms. CODED CULTURES 
is asking how artistic and creative projects are dealing with this 
conditions and in which way they support or antagonize this developments.

In this context »new« things happen based on cultural conditions of 
transformation, which have departed from established mechanisms of 
delineation and creation. They activate an innovation-fabric which does 
not yet have any adequate surface for the assessment of observations and 
mediations in such transformation processes. »CODED CULTURES – Exploring 
Creative Emergences« enables and presents artistic-creative production 
coherences which are based on digitally linked media-cultural 
organizations and actively integrate these into the delineation process 
of their operating level. Thereby, new options of interaction emerge 
within the intersection of art / culture / economics / knowledge 
development / idea aggregation / intermediation a.s.o. This parameters 
are integrated in the conditions of digital communication and media 
technologies, as well as their conditions of participation.

Therefore, the festival creates a surrounding in which new ways of 
emerging arts, creativity, theories, projects and ideas can be explored 
in the field of digital media related forms of creative delineation and 
arts. The particular aim is to present, discuss and criticize topics, 
which are situated on the intersection of disciplines and activities in 
order to enforce new potentials of artistic practices and positions. By 
these means, persons who derive joy from discovering ways to circumvent 
limitations, are welcome to take part of the festival. Regarding this, 
CODED CULTURES is presenting projects, works, theories and networks 
which are shaping new vectors of creation and art situated between: e.g. 
Science & Art, Technology & Art, Design & Art, Fashion & Art, Economy & 
Art, a.s.o.

Responsible for the content:

MuseumsQuartier Wien / quartier 21
Museumsplatz 1/10/7, 1070 Vienna

mail: office at codedcultures.net

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