Paraflows 2008

Right now I’m in Vienna for a digital art and culture festival called Paraflows. It’s been organized by several different art groups. I will be speaking on Thursday evening, as part of a week-long event called MetaSpace in DiscourseLab. I’ve met lots of interesting people here, already, and the art scene in Vienna is amazing. 

I happened through Vienna for a weekend when I was studying in Prague for my last semester in college. This was in the early 90s, and I remember stubming across a series of video installations in the U-Bahn stations. This was so incredible to me – that a city would do so much to provide very progressive public art. It seems that the tradition has continued and grown, as the Austrian government is very dedicated to supporting new and innovative areas of art, technology, and culture. 

I’ll write more about the conference, after it gets fully underway.

2 thoughts on “Paraflows 2008

  1. hi mrs. 23,

    thanks for re-walking us through our common history with your talk.. >:e)

    you might want to check out

    http://publicart.at / the public art funding of lower austria / i.e. the region surrounding vienna

    they have basically been pioneering progressive forms of funding public art about 10 yrs ago / at least here in austria but i reckon it s still a pretty progressive approach

    http://www.koer.or.at the Viennese public art funds. just got established recently (2 yrs ago) / unfortunately it s entangled within another institutionalized structure *kunsthallewien but nevertheless it s big step

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