REPAIR – ready to pull the lifeline
There’s no time left for warnings. We’re in it up to our necks right now—in the climate crisis, Surveillance Society, the bankruptcy of the financial sector … We’ve passed the points of no return. The dramatic consequences are looming on the horizon today. And there’s no excuse for our lethargy since we already possess ideas, tools and techniques to initiate a change of course. We just have to take action! Roll up our sleeves and get to work on a job that can no longer be avoided. We have to mend our ways and get things moving in the right direction.
In search of ways out of this mess we’ve gotten into, the 2010 Festival for Art, Technology and Society turns to the pioneers of our age. Not the adventurers who’ve sailed forth because they wanted to find out what awaits them on the other side, but rather the visionaries who are bringing expertise as well as a great deal of creativity and idealism to bear in their work on an alternative future. repair is the title of a festival designed to pursue the paths opened up by these trailblazers and to show why it’s imperative for us to follow their lead …
“Where there is danger, the rescue grows as well” / Friedrich Hölderlin, Patmos (1804)
“It is too late to be a pessimist” / Yann Arthus Bertrand, Home (2009)
Details are available at ÖBB EVENTticket Page .
*In conjunction with Ars Electronica 2010, holders of a Festival Pass, a Daily Pass, a Light Ticket Tabakfabrik or an admission ticket to the Ars Electronica Center are entitled to a reduced price fare on their return trip.