NKB x Ars Electronica
(curated by Never Knows Better)

EVENT DESCRIPTION

Every discarded future that we have been promised has been accompanied by a technological shift that is billed to us as "essential." Successive generations of advertising experts and genius-designers have explained to us why the obsolete must be left on the side of the road. Faster processing, sharper graphics and artificial intelligence, we are told, will make our society safer, happier and more efficient. We are never asked why it was decided that we ought to be happier and more efficient, or by whom. By investigating the relationship between video and sound brought together by technology that until recently could only be dreamed of, our selection of talented NYC-area audio/visual artists will peel back through the litany of lost futures and promised utopias that haunt our imaginations until the ideological perversity buried within these promises is extracted and understood. Likewise, by providing emerging electronic artists with a platform to showcase their art and music, we demonstrate that ultimately in the hands of the artist, any piece of technology is simply a means with which they can communicate their ideas and share the joy of art with others.

SCHEDULE

ON-SITE & HYBRID @CULTURE LAB

PERFORMANCES

DAY 1: Wednesday, September 8th 2021 

ÉMU & INSOMNIAC HOTEL: 9-9:30pm EST

JAY TOBIN: 9:30-10pm EST

TESTU COLLECTIVE: 10-10:30pm EST

NIGHT SHINING: 10:30-11pm EST


DAY 2: Thursday, September 9th 2021

PARTITIONS 0.02 EXTREMA (Glad Scientist): 9-9:30pm EST

TEMPORARY ATMOSPHERES: 9:30-10pm EST

ERIN WAJUFOS: 10-10:30pm EST

GLEIX: 10:30-11pm EST

DAY 3: Friday, September 10th 2021

WHITE LIGHTS: 9-9:30pm EST

Super_Dpressd: 9:30-10pm EST

MACHINE UNLEARNING// DIGITAL DETOX (Sadaway & Handhead): 10-10:30pm EST

GRANT BOUVIER: 10-10:30pm EST


DAY 4: Saturday, September 11th 2021
CO/FUNCTION Artists: Brian Thabault ,TJ McCau, YANDL and Rob Interface: 9-11pm EST

RSVP FOR ON-SITE INSTALLATIONS
DAY 1: Wednesday, September 8th 2021 9 - 11pm EST

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/xres-ars-electronica-festival-garden-nyc-wednesday-sept-8th-day-1-tickets-166608226691

DAY 2: Thursday, September 9th 2021 9 - 11pm EST
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/xres-ars-electronica-festival-garden-nyc-thursday-sept-9th-day-2-tickets-166608756275

DAY 3: Friday, September 10th 2021 9 - 11pm EST
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/xres-ars-electronica-festival-garden-nyc-friday-sept-10th-day-3-tickets-166609011037

DAY 4: Saturday, September 11th 2021 9 - 11pm EST
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/xres-ars-electronica-festival-garden-nyc-saturday-sept-11th-day-4-tickets-166609261787

YOUTUBE LIVE LINK
DAY 1: Wednesday, September 8th 2021 9 - 11pm EST

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLvLNmXxL40


DAY 2: Thursday, September 9th 2021 9 - 11pm EST
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZYe_ERRLhY

DAY 3: Friday, September 10th 2021 9 - 11pm EST
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baroRP7NA4Y

DAY 4: Saturday, September 11th 2021 9 - 11pm EST
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWGdqncIfCI