In less than two weeks Arse Elektronika 2023 is going to happen! The preparations are going full steam to offer all our visitors an exhilarating and inspiring event!
First, we want to share the final program.
We are offering a 3-day festival pass, of which we have a cheaper early bird pass until September 3rd.
We will also have day tickets for the conference program on Friday and Saturday and evening tickets for all three days.
Tickets will be offered at the entrance and at https://kupfticket.com/events/arse-elektronika-festival.
Registrations for the workshops will happen through the online ticketing system.
Please note: Arse Elektronika and ars electronica are two different events, taking place at two different venues in Linz. The substancial similarity of the names is purely historical. Arse was held in the USA almost for decades now, ars is big in Europe... Now both take place at the same time in the same city, which might be confusing. Although we have an agreement for mutual advertising, our tickets will not entitle you to enter any venues besides DH5. In return we will not accept ars electronica tickets for DH5.
All of Arse Elektronika will happen at
DH5, Herrenstraße 5, 4020 Linz.
We will have the conference program in the Salon where talks and workshops will happen as well as workshops in the Kitchen and the Terrace. In the Courtyard we will have our concert stage. All the other parts of DH5 will house the Arse Elektronika exhibition.
For those who travel to Linz by train, we recommend getting a seat reservation. The trains might get very crowded due to the Ars Electronica festival.
Once you arrive in Linz you can either take a 20-minute walk to DH5 or take a tram 1, 2, 3, or 4 from Linz Hauptbahnhof towards Universität or Landgutstraße and hop off at Taubenmarkt. Tram tickets can be purchased at the tram stop or through the online app Wegfinder.
Arse Elektronika is back! And it is our 10th iteration!
September 7-9, 2023 at DH5 in Linz, Austria
Technology and sexuality have always been closely connected, from ancient cave drawings of genitalia to modern virtual-reality pornography. While it is impossible to predict the future, the history of technology suggests that sex will continue to be a driving force in technological development and that technology will shape human sexuality. Despite the common belief that technology isolates us and destroys genuine human connection, it is essential to remember that humans are both sexual beings and tool users. Technology can be used to challenge and change the oppressive and male-dominated power structures within expressions of sexuality, e.g. mainstream pornography. It can also provide new opportunities for self-expression and fulfillment of underrepresented desires.
From an evolutionary perspective, sexuality is a complex and central aspect of the human experience that is not always rational or practical. Some behaviors and characteristics that result from sexual selection in animals may have negative consequences or be detrimental to an individual’s survival or the survival of a population. However, homo sapiens has created a cultural environment that allows for exploring sexuality beyond the narrow purpose of reproduction. While evolution has already shaped humans to be highly sexual beings, society has imposed additional limitations and constraints on sexuality, often in the form of social barriers.
Sex technology offers a range of possibilities for communication and resistance, including teledildonics, sex machines, biohacking, and the creation of bodies with enhanced sexual capabilities. These ideas have long been explored in science fiction and literature, and it is time to consider them both intellectually and sensually. Technology, artificial intelligence, and artificial intimacy can help us to think and understand sexuality within the context of social evolution and potentially break free from these limitations.
Come and enjoy talks, performances, games, workshops, several machines, a system!
As part of the festival, „edition mono“ will publish the Arse Elektronika Anthology #5. We encourage literary submissions to accompany your festival entry.
The exhibition "Sex in Vienna", shown 2017 at Wien Museum, mentioned the Fortuna Kino. It is - besides Kino Breitensee, also in Vienna, one of the oldest still active cinemas worldwide. It managed to survive the times by turning into a sex cinema. After extending the U1 and building the new subway station U1 Troststraße it ran through changes. The cinema was completely restored in its initial form (and got officially certified according to the prostitution act). Every third saturday per month it switches back to be the cinema that it was before - and shows classic movies in a cinema worth visiting, as it is a museum itself. Porn Film Festival Vienna 2019 will feature our philosophical sock puppets Kiki and Bubu in the full feature movie Rated R Us.
Saturday, April 6, 2019, 5 pm., Fortuna Kino, Favoritenstraße 147, 1100 Wien. Buy your tickets at the door.
NEKROPNEUM FUCKENBRUST NECKHAMMER 40k / A sex machine by monochrom feat.Thomas Kranabetter and Christian Schüler. Use and abuse this poly-sexual source of compressed lust and horror! Never before were carnal enjoyment and bodily horror so close! A torso you will haveHAWT nightmares about. To quote Salman Rushdie: "Shame is like everythingelse; live with it for long enough and it becomes part of the furniture.
PROSTATE HERO by Thomas Kranabetter. This playful interface makes it possible for you to experience the trueessence of being human: disgust, horniness, gamification and drunkenness, rightat your fingertips! Treat dat ass rite -- and you will receive booze!
The machines can be viewed (and tested!) at the Porn to be wild Playparty at Schwelle Wien, Tellgasse 25, 1150 Wien. 25 EUR admission.
Porn dresscode applies. You don´t dress up - you don´t get in! more: https://www.pffv.at/program/porn-to-be-wild-playparty
Sex is one of the most intimate and at the same time most political themes of human existence. We are sexual, technological, narrative and political beings. We have our preferences and kinks, and we do everything we can to make them either come true - or be passively consumed. How and when and in what way we do this is strongly influenced by the social context. Pornography, the most wondrous of all forms of commercial art, reminds us that we are stuck in a power structure. This doesn't necessarily have anything to do with pornography itself, but it shows that imbalances have digged deep into the foundations of our civilization and dominate our view of sexuality. But our approach to sex and its portrayal in the media can help to change and break up these social codifications. Marx's categorical imperative is to overturn all conditions in which man is a humiliated, a subjugated, an abandoned, a contemptible being. And of course this also applies (and is unfortunately forgotten again and again) to our sexual relationships. Johannes Grenzfurthner wants to address the question of how we can help pornography save itself - and society.
This Lecture is part of Porn Film Festival Vienna. Johannes Grenzfurthner will talk at Raum D, Museumsquartier Wien on April 5, 2019, starting at 6:30 pm.
No admission fees. No registration needed.
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