TABOO - TRANSGRESSION - TRANSCENDENCE in Art & Science
26 November 2020 to 28 November 2020
TTT2020 Organizing Committee
University of Applied Arts, Vienna AT and Interactive Arts Lab, Corfu GR
TABOO - TRANSGRESSION - TRANSCENDENCE in Art & Science 2020
Τhe fourth international conference "Taboo - Transgression - Transcendence in Art & Science" took place November 26–28, 2020, exclusively online as TTT2020 Vienna/Online, an umbilical cord between what would be and what it is. The event was an overall reconstruction of its original organization as a face to face experience at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria. TTT conference series including theoretical and art practice presentations, focusing: (a) on questions about the nature of the forbidden and aesthetics of liminality as expressed in art that uses or is inspired by technology and science; (b) on the opening of spaces for creative transformation in the merging of science and art.
TTT2020 Vienna/Online had one unique streaming channel with a 12 hours program/day followed by a recorded re-stream for audiences in other time zones. This means 24h a day for three days non-stop! These presentations are available in video-on-demand format until December 31, 2020. With 200 participants, the program of TTT2020 was divided in four categories in a total of twenty-three Sessions, six Roundtables, five ArtBox events and three Open Mic Q&A sessions opened to all attendees. Discussions covered ArtSci topics including: the use of bodily materials through art practice, the collaboration with artists in scientific labs, radical performance art, ecstatic body expressions and the future of art curating after the pandemic. The program was complemented by art events taking place during the pandemic.
The conference organizers prefered to remove from the program any clear identifications of affiliations or countries and instead of the usual numbering all sessions were identified with the 29 proteins encoded by the COVID-19 virus genome. This way, the objective was to make a reference to the particular hstorical time where all humanity is equaly fragile in face of the same disease, as well as exposed to different forms of tension and violence. This same intention was expressed in the warm welcome by the organizing committee including Dalila Honorato (Ionian University, Corfu), María Antonia González Valerio (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City), Zahra Mirza (University of Applied Arts Vienna), and Ingeborg Reichle (University of Applied Arts Vienna): “Thank you for being here. We have named ‘here’ Vienna / Online because we inhabit a place beyond borders and Vienna today and for the next couple of days is the space we envision to represent togetherness”. The conference had 780 subscribers and, during the conference, 750 unique visitors with 9600 page views and 820 comments. In total, the active users watching 24 hours a day for three days, were 400 unique visitors each day from 45 different countries, with top 10 countries by most visitors 1) USA, 2) Austria, 3) Germany, 4) Greece, 5) UK, 6) Australia, 7) Canada, 8) Spain, 9) Netherlands, and 10) Mexico.
A brainchild of Dalila Honorato, tenured faculty at the Ionian University, the TTT conference series is supported by its Steering Committee whose members also include Andreas Floros (GR), Rector of the Ionian University and influential personalities in contemporary art: Roy Ascott (UK), Gunalan Nadarajan (US), Melentie Pandilovski (AU), Stelarc (AU), Polona Tratnik (SI) and Adam Zaretsky (US). The digital venue for TTT2020 Vienna/Online is coordinated by the InArts Lab, directed by Andreas Giannakoulopoulos (Ionian University, Corfu). The conference was kindly supported by: Ionian University, InArts Lab, Intellect Books, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Arte+Ciencia. The proceedings of TTT2020 will be released in two parts: as a special issue in the Technoetic Arts journal, by Intellect, and as a digital publication, with ISBN number by the Ionian University.
Participants in TTT2020 Vienna / Online were: Adam Lovasz - Adam Zaretsky - Adnan Hadzi - Adria Guardiola Rius - Adriana Knouf - Agnieszka Wolodzko - Aikaterini Papakyriakopoulou - Alain Lioret - Alan Tod - Alanna Lynch - Alejandro Chellet - Aleksandar Jevremovic - Aleksandar Vejnovic - Alex May - Alex Young - Amalia Foka - Amy Youngs - Andrea Gogova - Andreas Giannakoulopoulos - Andrew Carnie - Angel Lartigue - Anna Dumitriu - Anna Kedziora - Anna Walker - Annick Bureaud - Apostolos Loufopoulos - Arantzazu Saratxaga - Arthur Clay - Belen Cerezo - Beverley Hood - Bohdan Shumylovych - Boryana Rossa - Byron Rich - Carina Zabini - Cecilia Vilca - Charilaos Gounaropoulos - Charli Brissey - Charlotte Jarvis - Christian de Lutz - Christl Baur - Claudia Schwarz-Plaschg - Claus Schöning Lam Yong - Clea T. Waite - Dalila Honorato - Daniela Brill - Daniela Koch - Danielle Damico - Dann Disciglio - David Kovarik - David Roden - Dejan Grba - Demian Thirst - Diethard Mattanovich - Dimitrios Traperas - Dolores Steinman - Dominika Czakon - Eirini Sourgiadaki - Elisabeth von Samsonow - Elizabeth Littlejohn - Elpida Karaba - Emie // Eva-Marie Elg - Erik Vogt - Erik Zepka - Evaguelia Diamantopoulou - Evmorphia Leventi - Felipe Shibuya - Florentina Holzinger - Francesco Kiais - Francois-Joseph Lapointe - Giulia Casalini - Günther Seyfried - Hege Tapio - Heidi Barkun - Ian Haig - Ilke Turkmendag - Iluá Hauck da Silva - Ingeborg Reichle - Ioannis Melanitis - Irini Athanassakis - Isabel Burr Raty - Istem Özen - Jacco Borggreve - Jaden J. A. Hastings - Jasna Jernejsek - Jatun Risba - Jenifer Wightman - Jennifer Willet - Jennifer Zackin - Jill McDermid-Hokanson - Joe Cantrell - John Bardakos - John Santomieri - Jose Hopkins - Joshua Simon - Julia Jarrett - Julia Sprenger - Julian Stadon - Juppo Yokokawa - Jurij Krpan - Karolina Żyniewicz - Kat Austen - Kathy High - Kazuhiro Jo - Kerstin Borchhardt - Kim Doan Quoc - Kimberly Johnson - Klaus Spiess - Krystian Gradz - Ksenia Yurkova - Kt Zakravsky - Kwan Q Li - Laida Limniati - Laura Irmer - Laura Stoll - Lauren Ruiz - Lauryn Mannigel - Lorena Peña - Louise Mackenzie - Luc Messinezis - Lucie Strecker - Maayan Strauss - Marco Donnarumma - Margherita Pevere - María Antonia González Valerio - Maria Athanasekou - Maria Chalkou - Maria Manuela Lopes - Mariana Ziku - Marius Armonas - Mark Horvath - Marne Lucas - Marta de Menezes - Matej Vakula - Max Maxi - Mayra Rojo - Michael Dudeck - Michael Manfé - Michael Sappol - Michele Daneluzzo - Michelle Lai - Miguel Oliveros Mediavilla - Mihai Băcăran - Miriam Simun - Monica C. Locascio - Natacha Lamounier - Natalia Anna Michna - Nathalie Dubois Calero - Nicole Clouston - Nigel Helyer - Niki Sperou - Nikolaos Kanellopoulos - Nobuhiro Masuda - Özge Ata - Patricia MacCormack - Paula Burleigh - Paula Flores - Paula Kaori Nishijima - Pêdra Costa - Polona Tratnik - Polyxene Kasda - Regine Rapp - Remina Greenfield - Renee Carmichael - Robert Lisek - Roberta Buiani - Robertina Šebjanič - Roxani Giannou - Roy Tamaki - Rubén Vega Balbás - Rudolf Arnold - Salvador Miranda - Sergio Patricio Valenzuela Valdés - Shuyi Cao - Silvia Casini - Sonja Schachinger - Sophie Publig - Stavros Didakis - Stephanie Rothenberg - Takuya Ishikawa - Talia de Vries - Tarsh Bates - Terry Trickett - Theresa Schubert - Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen - Tomoya Matsuura - Triton Mobley - Ursula Ströbele - Valeria Di Sabato - Vasileios Bouzas - Verónica Mota Galindo - Vladimir Todorovic - WhiteFeather Hunter - Yanai Toister - Yosaku Matsutani - Zahra Mizra - Ziwei Yan - Zosia Hołubowska - Zsofia Jakab - .
The program of TTT2020 Vienna/Online is available at: https://avarts.ionio.gr/ttt/2020/en/program/