As a concluding event of the UPDATE festival, a weeklong work-lab for new media, digital art and technologies, this Saturday, November 26, from 12:00 until 16:00 Zivju Street 10/12, Liepaja, we offer a special program for the public with virtual reality (VR) works, interactive installations, spatial sound artworks, new media, and contemporary art.

During the week, starting from November 21, the UPDATE festival took place at the Liepaja University Art Research Lab (MPLab) and online, where participants took part in technology and research-based creative workshops, participants learned artificial intelligence (AI) and interactive installation creation tools, experimental photography techniques, spatial sound composition approaches, etc. The participants also took part in 5 different master classes, discussions on ecology and the future vision of Europe.

Saturday, November 26 (Zivju iela 10/12). Plan of the day:

from 12:00:

  • talks about the inclusion of permaculture principles and ideas in any garden – the goal of the conversation is to create a context for the theme of the festival and the exhibition – the merging of ecology and technology,
  • talks on the use of technology in the garden, garden automation, creation and use of aquaponics and hydroponics,
  • presentations of all the creative workshops that took place during the UPDATE festival.

from 14:00 to 16:00:

  • special workshops for Families with children (no need to apply in advance, you can join at any moment),
  • you can see the exhibition and meet the artists.

Opening of the exhibition “Techno / eco / systems” on Saturday, November 26, at 18:00 (Zivju street 10/12)

The works in the exhibition explore the relationship of modern man with nature and technology. VR works, works created by artificial intelligence, interactive installations, etc. will be on display. The exhibition also includes the VR exhibition created as part of the UPDATE festival, the fully automated garden created in the prototyping workshop by Krisjanis Rijnieks, the works created as part of the “Collage and Decollage” workshop by Kristians Brektes, and interactive systems created in the workshop hosted by Martins Dabolins (created with cables.gl).

Exhibition artists: Bartaku (FI), Maria Verstappen&Erwin Driessens (NL), Jan Georg Glöckner (DE/LT), Maija Demitere (LV), Kristīne Martinova (LV), Paula Vītola (LV).

The exhibition will be open until December 18 (Zivju iela 10/12).

Opening hours:

Tuesday – Friday 15:00 – 20:00

Saturday – Sunday 12:00 – 18:00

More info: https://aste.gallery

More info about the UPDATE festival: update.mplab.lv/.

Access to all Saturday and past events online: https://ej.uz/update22.

Get in touch: Maija Demitere (maija.demitere@gmail.com, +371 29948430).

As the festival brings together international artists, the festival events are mainly held in English.

UPDATE is organized by ASTE (https://aste.gallery), a collective of media artists based in Liepaja and Liepaja University Art Research Lab (MPLab, https://mplab.lv). ASTE activities in 2022 are supported by Liepaja Municipality support for NGO’s and State Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia (VKKF) support for NGO’s. UPDATE is created with the support of Liepaja Municipality, Liepaja City Municipality institution “Culture Department”, Kurzeme Planning Region, State Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia (VKKF), Liepaja University and RIXC. UPDATE events are created as part of the EIT Community New European Bauhaus project “Growing Food in Liepaja” and is supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union.