AMRO24 - Get Ready

8-11th May 2024

Festival dedicated to Art, Hacktivism and Open Culture

AMRO, Art Meets Radical Openness, is a biennial festival for art, hacktivism and open cultures, organized since 2008 by in cooperation with the Linz University of Art, Department of Time-Based Media. AMRO offers a context for discussing the challenges of digital cultures, software and network infrastructures, art and everyday life, education, politics and activism.

Cooperations & festival locations:

Kunstuniversität Linz, Department of Time-based Media, afo – architekturforum oberösterreich, STWST, bb15 – Space for Contemporary Art, MAERZ, dh5, /dev/lol – Developer Lab of Linz, and more!

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Dancing at the Crossroads

At the crossroads leading to a complex multi-crisis, #AMRO24 aims to create spaces of resistance against the technological monoculture. It invites its community of artists and technologists, activists and developers to contribute with work envisioning forms of computational degrowth and permacomputational principles; developing with forms of protest and dissent to the normative, extractive and anti-social technological mainstream; and dealing with the consequences of a perhaps resistible rise of total AI.

Flirting with Burnouts / Looking at Points Tipping / Reseeding Resistance

While it is certainly true that in the present situation the need for action is ever increasing, the upcoming issue of AMRO refuses to conform to any simplification of reality. As a community located at the intersection of radical art practices and open source philosophies, this festival provides a space to envision alternative models of digitalization, as well as the liberatory social forms that flourish with them.

In an increasingly extractive technological condition, with the approaching signals of climate catastrophe in mind, we dance at the crossroads, oscillating between all possible states and conditions, occupying both roads, creating space for imagining alternatives, and aiming to reseed forms of resistance.

Open Call

The festival program will also be enriched by a call for participation open to artists, programmers, researchers, activists and free spirits. You are welcome to propose a program point through our form, and we will get in touch with you in the coming weeks.

We are looking for experimental, critical approaches to the uses of technology; combining performative and artistic research methods; and works open for feedback and further development.

Go To AMRO24 Call for Participation

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To know more about our quest to radical openness, visit the archive↗ of the past editions and the research labs↗.

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