AMRO24 Dancing at the Crossroads

8-11th May 2024

Festival dedicated to Art, Hacktivism and Open Culture

AMRO, Art Meets Radical Openness, is a biennial festival for art, hacktivism and open cultures, organized since 2008 by in cooperation with the Linz University of Art, Department of Time-Based Media. AMRO offers a context for discussing the challenges of digital cultures, software and network infrastructures, art and everyday life, education, politics and activism.

Dancing at the Crossroads – is in the Making

The 2024 edition of the festival is entitled “Dancing at the Crossroads” and has a four-day programme of talks, workshops, performances and showcases developed around the themes of AI and sustainable computing. At the crossroads of a complex multi-crisis, we observe how digital technologies are deeply intertwined with climate emergency, individual burnout, outbreaks of war, colonial oppression and violence, strengthening nationalism and rising fascism.

For its 10th edition "Dancing at the Crossroads", AMRO has invited its community of artists and technologists, activists and developers to contribute with works of protest and dissent against the normative, extractive and anti-social technological mainstream. We aim to explore forms of computational degrowth and the principles of permacomputing, and to address the consequences of a perhaps resistant rise of total AI.

In an increasingly extractive technological condition, with the approaching signals of climate catastrophe in mind, we dance at the crossroads, oscillating between all possible states and conditions, occupying both roads, creating space for imagining alternatives, and aiming to reseed forms of resistance.

Festival Program

We are currently developing our festival program, which we will publish online soon!


Cooperations & festival locations:

Kunstuniversität Linz, Department of Time-based Media, afo – architekturforum oberösterreich, STWST, bb15 – Space for Contemporary Art, MAERZ, dh5, /dev/lol – Developer Lab of Linz, and many more parners


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