Experimental Game Cultures

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Releases

Next Generation – Group exhibition Piran

The exhibition NEXT GENERATION is aimed at young artists and students from eight art academies and university programs for visual arts. Experimental Game Cultures Students Aliya Daveltova, Marlene Mautner & Daniela Weiss/Litto/The System Collective exhibited their pieces.

10/2022

Parallel Vienna – HYBRID LUDIC ASSEMBLAGES

Art games by: Aliya Davletova, Adrian Jonas Haim, Wassily Bartuska, Bernhard Staudinger, Barbi Markovic, Marlene Mautner, Daniela Weiß/ Litto, Maxim Shchapov, Sebastian Joseph Scholz, Sarah Steininger, Klimentina Hristova.

09/2022

Angewandte Festival

If/then – or? The white cube phase of prototyping Experimental Game Cultures.

In the exhibition of the first hybrid game-culture assemblages from the new master’s program Experimental Game Cultures, we focus on the conscious change of established dynamics of the game, reflecting both the dark side and the intensity of the games — in ludic arrangements between human and non-human actors.

06/2022

CIVA – Contemporary Immersive Arts Festival

Participation with the EXPERIMENTAL GAME CULTURES department – AVATAR SEANCE @ Museum Belvedere, 26th Feb. 2022

02/2022

ELIA Future Arts: Playgrounds in Education session

In ‘play’ lies great power – the power to motivate, to irritate, to generate laughter and to transfer knowledge.

02/2022

Ludic Soirees

Ludic Method Soirée: Open Science Hardware and Business

by Urs Gaudenz

Studio EXPERIMENTAL GAME CULTURES – Prof. Margarete Jahrmann with Georg Tremmel

In the context of Ludic lecture series – Entanglements with experimental game mechanics to overgrow art, game, play, politics and the world in relational times of non-human and human challenges.

01/2023

BIOLUDIC LAB LAUNCH

Microgalactic Space Invasion – Hackteria Workshop with Gaudi & Dusjagr

Studio EXPERIMENTAL GAME CULTURES – Prof. Margarete Jahrmann with Georg Tremml

We are pleased to announce a forthcoming workshop on the exciting and interdisciplinary topics of microgalactic space invasion, waterflea (Daphnia magna), LED geeking, and bioart.

01/2023

Ludic Method Soir̩e РSimon Huber

A Playbook of Knowledge Visualization
The Orbis sensualium pictus, written by Jan Amos Comenius and printed 1658 in Nürnberg, is a curious object. In this ludic lecture, we’re talking about a tiny, illustrated encyclopedia that shares a whole world vision in 150 short chapters each referring to a simple woodcut.

12/2022

LUDIC PINBALL TEA

Robert Glashüttner (game culture journalist FM4) – Pinball Wizard: a game hybrid, a physical performance play machinessery?

@ Studio Experimental Game Cultures with Prof. Margarete Jahrmann – 09/11/22, 15:00

11/2022

Ludic Phygital Lunch – Flavia Mazzanti & Manuel Bonell (Immerea)

Flavia Mazzanti and Manuel Bonell (Immerea) – Entanglements with experimental game mechanics to overgrow art, game, play, politics and the world in relational times of non-human and human challenges.

11/2022

Artistic Core Subject

Game Design Club

As a part of the core artistic subject, we had our first editions of the Game Design Club. In these sessions, the students create playable prototypes after an introductory talk about game design methodology, a discussion of different design mindsets and analysis of existing games.
This is a hands-on collaboration, we playtest each others projects and iterate on our ideas.

12/2022

2nd semester FINALS – Hybrid Ludic Assemblage

HYBRID LUDIC ASSEMBLAGES EX GAME – FOLLOW THE WHITE RABBIT THROUGH THE LABYRINTH!

Artistic play is the experimental testing and subjective experiencing of alternative possibilities. Play as a participative process can show us paths to positive change, and new forms of future society, politics and empathetic togetherness.

10/2022

1st semester FINALS – ONLINE EXHIBITION

First FINALS – Semester 01: Online or AFK?

An open WEB GL exhibition in the Virtual Kassenhalle PSK – GameObjects are speaking to you! 

01/2022

Atelier TETRIS mod / SEATING GAME

GAME RULEZ by Luif/Jahrmann (as part of the artistic core subject) & a GPT2, trained for the artistic research project Neuromatic Game Art

11/2021

Game films

Drones & Rabbits – Stream and Experiment

Jahrmann/ Moswitzer/Wagensommerer/Linsenbolz/Luif/ Merlic

12/2021

Experimental Game Cultures Spiel-Film

Jahrmann/ Wagensommerer, 2021

08/2021

Neuromatic Game Art – Critical Play with Neurointerfaces

The genres of game art, game design, art and games are gaining in importance in the context of artistic research because they allow empirical methods and direct experience.

07/2021

Features

Eikon – Zeitschrift für Photographie u. Medienkunst

HYBRID LUDIC ASSEMBLAGES, Prototypes of Experimental Game Cultures

10/2022

Keynote: Ludic Performances in Hybrid Assemblages

with Margarete Jahrmann @ International Online Symposium: Live Performance and Video games. Appropriations, Inspirations and Mutual Transfers 5, 6 and 7th of October 2022 – with speakers in the field of games, arts and game studies as Mary Flanagan, Britta Neitzel, Miguel Sicart, a.o.

10/2022

Schaufenster @ Die Presse

“We need political game design” – interview with Margarete Jahrmann, September 2021.

09/2021

Gameskultur an der Angewandten –  FM4 feature

Interview with department lead Margarete Jahrmann by Paul Pant:

https://fm4.orf.at/stories/3016657/

07/2021

Research & Performances

DRONES & RABBITS IN SHANNONS LABYRINTH

In a performative game with anti-game mechanics, we demonstrate appropriation, appropriation as one inherent in subversive play with technologies. Form of art. The former Postsparkasse ticket hall becomes Shannon’s labyrinth.

06/2022

Biological Interfaces, Ludic Cultures and Non-human Agencies. Games of/in/with/beyond Life.

Margarete Jahrmann and Georg Tremmel/JP @ Angewandte Programm für inter- und transdisziplinäre Projekte in Kunst und Forschung (INTRA)

02/2022

DRONES & RABBITS – Playtest

Idea & drone play: Max Moswitzer.

Drone Counter/Game Interface: Georg Luif.

Live Play in the Jugendstil Kassenhalle, reclaiming the site through play/appropriated performance with the EXPERIMENTAL GAME CULTURES head, team, drones & rabbits

12/2021

Welcome Experimental Game Cultures

COLLECTIVE DRONE Play … Don´t Touch the ceiling!

With our move into the premises of the Postsparkasse, we welcome you to the historic halls of the Gesamtkunstwerk PSK, our launching pad for situational experiment with space and social play.

09/2021