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OpenFields Conference 2019

OF 2019: Green, Post-Human and AI
The 4th Open Fields conference on Artistic Research, Science and Technologies and RIXC Art Science Festival 2019
July 4 – 7, 2019, Riga

Venue: the National Museum of Art of Latvia

DEADLINE for submissions: February 15, 2019

This year's RIXC Art Science Festival 2019 is centered on the theme of green, providing a cross-disciplinary platform for the discussions and artistic interventions exploring one of the most pervasive and broadest topics of our times. The festival will feature the “Green” exhibition opening, taking place in the National Museum of Art, and the 4th Open Fields conference on “Green, Post-Human, and AI”.

'Green’, symbolically associated with the ‘natural’ and employed to hyper-compensate for what humans have lost, needs to be addressed as the 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 indeed material systemic biopolitics consisting of the increasing technical manipulation and exploitation of living systems, ecologies, and the biosphere at large. (Jens Hauser, “Green” concept, 2018

“Swamp Radio. Wireless Intelligent EcoSystems”. Rasa Smite and Raitis Smits, 2018-2019.


Alongside “green”, the central topic of this conference, we also welcome visionary and critically ungreen, post-human, socio-algorithmic and spectral (prismatic) proposals by artists, scientists, doctoral researchers and experts from different academic disciplines and professional fields.

OF2019: Green, Post-Human, and AI
July 4-7, 2019
Riga, The National Museum of Art / Cesis, Rucka Artist Residency / Talsi, RIXC Fields Residency


DEADLINE for Conference Proposal submissions: February 15, 2019

Welcome to submit the proposals with regards to the following topics / sections:

* green/ungreen, nature and eco-critique
* biopolitics and ecotopia
* green intelligence and multispecies communication
* green future, post-human and AI
* sensible green – life, sound and silence
* biospheres and technospheres
* prismatic – color theories, light and perception


The proposal should consist of title, 6 keywords, abstract (200 words), and biography (120 words, to be filled in 'Comments' section).

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Riga, The National Museum of Art
July 5 – September 22, 2019

DEADLINE for for Artwork Proposals for the GREEN Exhibition: February 15, 2019
APPLY by using the openconf system – please submit under the section/topics (below):

* green exhibition – artworks

The proposal should consist of title, short description (200 words), biography (120 words, in 'Comments' field), and links to video (1–3 min)

OPEN FIELDS conference chairs / GREEN exhibition curators: Raitis SMITS, Rasa SMITE, Jens HAUSER.

OPEN FIELDS Conference International Scientific Board:

Prof. Lev MANOVICH / Cultural Analytics Lab / The Graduate Center, City University of New York, US
Dr. Ellen PEARLMAN / Parsons / New School / Art-A-Hack / ThoughtWorks / New York, USA
Prof. Kristin BERGAUST / OsloMet-Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway
Ph.D. Jussi PARIKKA / Winchester School of Art / University of Southampton / UK
Ph.D. Geoff COX / Plymouth University, UK
Assoc. Prof. Laura BELOFF / IT University, Copenhagen / Finnish Bioart Society, Helsinki, Finland
Prof. Lily DIAZ-KOMMONEN / Head of Research Department of Media, Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Helsinki, Finland
Prof. Ursula DAMM / Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany
Dr. Vytautas MICHELKEVICIUS / Nida Art Colony, Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania
Ph.D. Margrét Elísabet ÓLAFSDÓTTIR / Art Education at the University of Akureyri, Iceland
Dr. Misko SUVAKOVIC / Prof. Dean of Faculty for Media and Communication, University Singidunum, Belgrade, Serbia
Dr. Ilva SKULTE / Riga Stradins University, Latvia
Dr. Piibe PIIRMA / Tallinn University / Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia
Ph. D. Raivo KELOMEES / Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia

The festival is organized by RIXC Center for New Media Culture. The conference is co-organized by Art Research Lab / Liepaja University, RISEBA, Art in Society / OsloMET, and other Green Project partners.

Contact:, +371 67228478 (RIXC office), +371 26546776 (Rasa Smite) (festival and conference website)



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