When I Look Through My Browser Window I Can Feel the Fresh Air
'Social Distancing – Virtual Bonding' at CIVA Festival 2021
Location: CIVA Festival 2021
From wildlife live streams, the iconic Windows XP Bliss wallpaper, to the afterlife of animals on the internet, nature is just a click away. Overly saturated and in full HD, or pixelated and lagging live streams, what kind of new meanings are formed in these nature representations and simulations? Networked image culture brings us closer to faraway landscapes, yet creating new distances to be bridged. More than found footage of pristine wilderness, the nature image is socially and technologically constructed. Bringing together artistic and discursive perspectives, you’re invited to experience nature safely behind the glass of your computer screens.
‘When I Look Through My Browser Window I Can Feel the Fresh Air’ is an online discourse programme on February 25th, curated by Marijn Bril as part of Vienna’s New Media Arts Festival, CIVA Festival. Through video essays, a workshop, a guided walk, and a panel discussion the programme asks how nature is mediated by the computer screen.
Artists involved in the programme: Jean Baptiste Castel, Astrid Feringa, Salvador Miranda, Benjamin Earl, Deborah Mora, Sylke van der Heiden, and Anna Fink.
𝗗𝗮𝘁𝗲/𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲: Thursday, February 25th, 14.00–18.00 CET
14.00–15.15 CET Opening and video essays
15.15–16.00 CET Online Wildlife Watching Workshop
16.00–16.30 CET Break and Guided Walk
16.30–18.00 CET Panel: The Nature Image, On Production, Representation, and Networks
More info about the schedule via www.civa.at/timetable
With the theme ‘Social Distancing – Virtual Bonding’ CIVA Festival 2021 examines whether and how current technologies enable us to virtually stay connected in times of social distancing. The festival takes place online from the 19th to the 25th of February. For the full programme visit www.civa.at.
When I Look Through My Browser Window I Can Feel the Fresh Air is supported by Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie International collaboration.
Marijn Bril― Curator
Marijn Bril is a Rotterdam-based media designer, researcher, and curator. With an interest in digital culture in all its complexity and foolishness, she explores topics ranging from networked images, technological mediation, to digital metaphors. She reflects upon these predominantly through writing, video, and curation. Marijn graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven in the department Media & Culture and studied Media Studies at Maastricht University. Her work has been presented at Dutch Design Week, the Wrong Biennale, 60 Seconds Festival, PloktaTV, and her writing published at Institute of Network Cultures. For CIVA Festival she recently curated the online programme ‘When I Look Through My Browser Window I Can Feel the Fresh Air’, reflecting on increasingly digitally mediated nature. http://marijnbril.work/