deadline: 15 February 2019
Call for entries

The 4th Open Fields conference on Artistic Research, Science and Technologies and RIXC Art Science Festival 2019

July 4 – 7, 2019, Riga, Latvia
Venue: the National Museum of Art of Latvia

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”.

“Are we in control of ‘green’? … 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. .. 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)

Alongside “green”, the central topic of this conference, the Open Fields 2019 organizers 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
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).

APPLY NOW! (using openconf system):

Riga, The National Museum of Art
July 5 – September 22, 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 fields), and links to video (1-3 min)