LINZ FMR – Art in Digital Contexts and Public Spaces is a biennial festival and format for artistic processes and positions, that reflects the ephemeral nature of our digital and connected present. The ever-advancing digitalization of everyday life implies an intense overlapping and layering of familiar physical, but also finely interwoven digital spaces. LINZ FMR focuses on the shifts, distortions and rifts that arise in this process and presents current artistic positions in this context.
The festival, whose title alludes to ephemerality and short-livedness, presents works whose initial ideas can be found in virtual and/or digital space or have a strong reference to it, but are shown (sometimes in a transformed way) in the physical surroundings of the city of Linz. The focus is primarily on the interstices that arise during these transformations into public space – outside of museums, galleries or art spaces. At the same time, LINZ FMR attempts to subject the concept of sculpture to a contemporary update and to reflect on questions of transience, ephemerality and obviousness.
LINZ FMR 21 is curated and organized by the independent artist collective qujOchÖ, the net culture initiative servus.at, the Atelierhaus Salzamt, the University of Art and Design Linz and the Sturm und Drang Galerie.
FMR 21 will take place in the surroundings of the Mühlkreisbahnhof railway station in Linz Urfahr. A more detailed map will follow soon.
Staying in Linz
Linz is located in the geographical heart of Europe and is quick and easy to reach by water, land and air thanks to a good network of autobahns and the Linz Airport. Find out here how to get to Linz.
Several hotels are located within walking distance from the festival area, as well as the city centre of Linz. Hotel offers can be found on the website of the city of Linz, where you can also inform yourself about the Linz card, that gives you free admission to Linz museums and the public transport. For any personal inquiries, questions or information about Linz, the Tourist Information Linz is happy to help.