FOReCAST -- Responsive Art in the Public Realm -- Graz mobility 2014


FOReCAST -- Responsive Art in the Public Realm -- Graz mobility 2014

ADRIART > Combined Module DIP/ TIP
TUG > Wahlfächer IZK Kunst und Öffentlichkeit / IAM Interdisziplinäre Medienprojekte

May 7-16, 2014





This year we will develop our module in cooperation with the Institute of Electronic Music (  They have started in 2012 the project "SysSon"(, which aims to systematically sonify climate data. Further partners are the Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change ( ) and the Systematic Musicology ( ) from the Karl-Franzens University in Graz.


The data space observed emerges out of a net that is stretched over the globe and is monitored during a long period of time. How can that complex data space – as it is produced in climate research – be translated into a microclimatic exhibition space?

So far, researchers have focused on artificially simulating the development and creating visual representations of this data. Yet, this project wants to represent that heap of information using another dimension of our senses: hearing. The data collected is translated into sounds, this means the data becomes audible.


The task of this workshop is to create a spatial ambience and a sensorial interface to display the sounds – which resulted from the process described above – and to interact with them. The final installation will be presented in an art exhibition in the Forum Stadtpark Graz (, aiming to make that particular research tangible for a broader audience.

Materials and techniques to be used are pneumatic structures, made from transparent pvc and/or textiles. Sensors will transform the impulses given by visitors into a modulation of the sound patterns. Those will be Arduino devices, controlled with Processing programming language.

Schedule - Duration

* 1 month online, preparations with research and exercises
* 10 days workshop in Graz, concept development and building prototypes
* 1 month online, documentation/ critical evaluation

The best work/s chosen for the exhibition "die weiteren Aussichten..." will be built during the summer in a timeframe to be agreed among participants later on.


* Reasearch on interactive artistic installations
* Exercises in Arduino and Processing

In Graz

7th          * welcome, intro, presentations
8-11th     * retreat/ concept development
12th        * final concept presentation
13-15th   * building the prototypes
16th        * final presentation of the prototypes for external guests/ critique


* Documentation/ evaluation
* The chosen project will be produced in a professional set up and installed in the exhibition foreseen to take place in Oct/Nov 2014.


* Fully working prototypes
* Documentation booklet of the process and all prototypes (printed and as PDF to download)
* Final installation in the exhibition "die weiteren Aussichten..." in novemeber 2014 - Forum Stadtpark


German and English


>>> admission master programme [in case selected TUG will need the following documents from you,immediately:]
1. application form (DOWNLOAD HERE,PDF)
2. bachelor diploma (translated by a registered translator if not in english)
3. transcript of records about bachelor programme with all examinations, hours and grades
4. copy of passport
5. curriculum vita
6. a current confirmation of admission to the same master programme from a recognized university in the country where the bachelor programme was issued in the academic year in which you wish to start your study at graz university of technology. [not necessary for EU members] = The Austrian Universities Act 2002 stipulates that applicants from NON-EU and NON-EEA countries and stateless persons fulfill certain country-specific admission requirements (applicable in the country in which the bachelor degree was issued) and that they are entitled enroll in a master programme at an accredited university in the country which the applicant`s bachelor degree was issued. This means that you must FULFILL ALL CRITERIA in the country in which your bachelor degree was issued (entrance exams, interviews, etc.) for admission to a master programme in the SAME field of study of the program you have chosen to attend at TU Graz. Your entitlement for direct access must be confirmed in writing by the accredited university (President/Dean/Registrar). The confirmation must state that you would be entitled to enroll in a master programme (i.e. without requiring and further entrance exams, interviews etc.) in the academic year in which you wish to start your master`s program at TU Graz.

Welcome to ADRIART

With Media Arts and Practices (MAP) study programme in Nova Gorica and Rijeka

The Media Arts and Practices (MAP) Master programme is runnning fully at the University of Nova Gorica School of Arts (since 2012) as well as at the Academy of Applied Arts at the University of Rijeka (since 2013). For the year 2015/16 Calls for applications are expected in June.

Within the ADRIART project the partners have developed an international master study programme in Media Arts and Practices, with several Carrier Modules: Intermedia, Photography, Scenographic Spaces at the Academy of Applied Arts at the University of Rijeka and Animation, Film, Photography, New Media, Scenographic Spaces, Contemporary Art Practices at the University of Nova Gorica School of Arts.

The complete two-year implementation cycle strongly focuses on short location-specific module runs and  promotes participation of best mentors and students from the region and around the world. Among four countries and in five languages the programme discusses site-specific (demographical, social, cultural, ecological, migratory etc.) topics in interdisciplinary ways, while stimulating multi-cultural academic exchange and graduates’ development towards self-sustainability. >> More about the Programme

Towards a MAP degree

At the beginning the student will either bring a project idea, or define concrete interest in one of the creative environments, either contemporary arts or intermediafilm or creative industries. This is where (s)he will alongside peers start the »Progress Track« under support of local and international mentors, and under review of expert committees. To build competences around the student's project idea or field of interest, s/he  can choose from several Carrier Modules (substantial theory-supported pratical projects) along the stages of Explore!Define!, and Focus!. Simultaneously, the student combines several competencies »… in Practice« by selecting diverse smaller courses from the realms of Techniques or Discourses on offer by the entire programme consortium. Courses are delivered on different locations in Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, or Austria and are all supported by an online learning environment. Possibly combining different creative enviroments in the beginning of the programme, the study experience gradually converges towards the final Master Thesis Project.

Photo: HiLoVv project final screening with discussion at University of Nova Gorica School of Arts