Visit at MGG-recycling

While this research lab focuses on the 22-hard-drives bought at the e-waste dump at Agbobloshi in Accra, Ghana. We were also curious how e-waste is manage here in central-Europe. Just 60km from Linz there is a recycling facility focusing on e-waste. We were welcomed to make a tour at the Müller-Guttenbrunn Group grounds to understand how electronics in Austria are treated. The contrast to Agbobloshi was big. Here huge machines processed big amounts of scrap rather than individuals with with rater primitive tools. Part of our tour was made by Chris Slijkhuis (E-Waste & Public Affairs), who also visited Agbobloshi in connection to the UN managed E-waste Academy.

Here is a company video from the Group:

And here some images from our visit:

Invited artists for the “Behind the smart world” ArtLab

The invited local and international artists work with various mediums such as: soundart, interactive installations, videoart, performance and data visualizations. Therefore we expect diverse approaches to the provided material. First prototypes will be presented for the public during the last day of the ArtLab. A selection of artworks will be exhibited during the ‘Art Meets Radical Openness’ – festival 2016.

Invited artists:
Emöke Bada (Hungary)
Lilian Beidler (Switzerland)
Joakim Blattmann (Norway)
Simon Krenn (Austria)
Fabian Kühfuss (Germany)
Marit Roland (Norway)
Matthias Urban (Austria)
Michael Wirthig (Austria)
Pim Zwier (Netherlands)

Artist Simon Krenn (Austria)

Simon Christoph Krenn was born in Feldkirch (AT) in 1986. He studied Biology and 
Architecture at the University of Innsbruck and is currently enrolled in the 
Bachelor's degree programme 'Timebased and Interactive Media' at the University 
of Arts and Industrial Design in Linz. Working at the intersection of 
experimental sound, video and hybrid media, he explores the barriers between 
digital representation and natural phenomena in conceptual installations. His 
work focuses on the metabolic-entropic consumption of information that occurs in 
the process of disappearance and dissociation. He works with microorganisms, 
mechanical typewriters, electromagnetic actuators, human cell cultures and 16 mm 
film projectors. /