(Co)Owning More-than-Truth, Linz, Austria, 2023
06. 9. 2023—10. 9. 2023
Oh, what a honour was participating in Ars Electronica this year. It felt like I was living in a dream. The anticipation, the nerves, the sheer scale of the festival – and, of course, the triumphant return to POSTCITY after three years. Returning to Buncker for Ars Electronica was a nostalgic journey. The buzzing atmosphere, filled with 1,542 artists from around the globe, was electric. This year the festival theme was “Who Owns the Truth?”.
But let’s talk about my “Fluvial Dialects”. Imagining and creating it was a journey 6 years in the making. The project consists of three installations – Palingenesis, Con·d/s·ense, and D•still. Using water as the primary medium machines gather fresh drinkable water while also producing generative sound composition, I aimed to craft a space where one could pause, listen, and reflect. If you closed your eyes, you’d hear the gentle whispers of water droplets as they purified, condensed, and distilled. But why water? Because, sadly, there are numerous problems surrounding water, from water scarcity to water pollution. Through Fluvial Dialects, I wanted to bring attention about global water scarcity.
Ars Electronica wasn’t just another exhibition; it was an experience. Being a part of it, sharing my vision, and soaking in the creativity around was transformative. As I left POSTCITY, I carried with me an invigorated spirit, a sense of purpose, and memories that will last a lifetime. I’d be remiss if I didn’t extend my heartfelt gratitude to everyone who assisted with the production, provided equipment, and to the Ars Electronica team for their unwavering support in bringing “Fluvial Dialects” to life. Your contributions were invaluable, and this journey wouldn’t have been the same without you all.