CODED CULTURES Pre-event: Workshop by Hiroshi Yoshioka and seminar on Open Source: Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna - Conceptual art department, 25.5.-27.5.2009 - May 25th, 2009

The workshop by Hiroshi Yoshioka will focus on contemporary art and media art from Japan and other Asian countries in order to discuss economic, political and technological issues.

The works presented will be those by Asian artists from the Ogaki Biennale in 2006 in Japan, along with experimental animation works, which are completely different from what is accepted as “Japanimation” or “Japan Cool,” and with modern computer music projects by Masahiro Miwa and his students.
The students involved in the seminar on Open Source formulate their positions in the following way: » In the context of educational institutions, it is important to pose the question towards the access of free software / media in order to give an alternative to the dominant proprietary software / media. The proprietary media mainly used on the labor market, has shaped the knowledge and skills of students, creating a dependency on these tools. There is a need to understand and not allow ourselves to be blindly subjected towards the structures imposed on us during our educational process.« – Annalisa Cannito, Chui Yong Jian, Philip Leitner, Ivette Mrova.

University of Fine Arts
Workshop: Prof. Hiroshi Yoshioka
Akbild, Semperdepot, Lehargasse 8, M1
25.5.: 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
26.5.: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
27.5.: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.