Tools of Subversion wins at community event by das.nettz

Tools of Subversion was chosen for an award at the community event by "Das Nettz", a platform and network against Hate Speech. Thanks to the community for voting for us and your support!

20.02.2018 VR-Open-Studio

VIRTUAL REALITY IN OUR OPEN STUDIO In this open studio current Virtual Reality developments in general and  gold extra's current experiments in the field "Documentary VR" will be discussed . One of our speakers will be Georgi Kostov, expert for VR and AR from University of applied Sciences Upper Austria/ Hagenberg.  

01.02.2018 Citizen Science in the context of critical art and cultural transmission with young adults

Round Table –  Citizen Science in the context of critical art and cultural transmission with young adults

30.01.2018 Flight and Game

Flight and Games Lecture by Sonja Prlic and Tobias Hammerle at January, 30th, Afro-asiatisches Institut, Graz.

18.12.2017 The Secret Journey

A december's morning. A bus. Unknown people, unknown places and the question:" Where do we end up next.. and where are we now?" This is a good time to cite Douglas Adams: Don't Panic. The Secret Journey - a leap in the dark - participation only with advance reservation:

16.12.2017 From Darkness at Art Game Demos Lyon

From Darkness is presented at Art Game Demos in Lyon, a soirée dedicated to artistic games on borders and migration as part of the Nuage Numérique Festival. Art Game Demos

15.12.2017 All The World's a Multi User Dungeon

In the last years performance has taken a great influence from digital forms of story telling such as video games. Ancient dramaturgical techniques have been merged with new ways of interactivity, creating meaningful real world experiences.

01.12.2017 From Darkness at This Human World Festival

From Darkness is presented at the festival This Human World. We give a lecture on the making of the game and social impact in the gaming scene on December 1.

01.12.2017 Projekt-Pitch at Das Nettz Community Event in Berlin

On December 1 2017 Sonja Prlic pitched our projcet "Tools of Subversion" at the community event by "Das Nettz", a plaform and network against Hate Speech. COMMUNITY-EVENT, 30.11. & 01.12. (9:30 - 18:00) IN BERLIN MITTE  

24.11.2017 Tobias @Talks in Chile - Games & VR as interprators for social experience?

Can applications, games and VR act as interpretors of real life experience and create awareness for social problems and their solutions? Following an invitation of the Goethe-Institut Chile, Tobias will be holding several Talks, for example at the University Santa Maria in Santiago de Chile. 

21.11.2017 Tobias Hammerle @Talk in Lima, Peru: Games & Social Problems

Thanks for the invitation to talk at the Goethe Institutes Lima, Peru. Tobias Hammerle will talk about

16.11.2017 Open Studio - Feed the troll and let it explode!

gold extra's open studio this time focuses on hate speech in the internet and poses the question how media art can reflect this topic. Subversiv, funny, feminist?

14.11.2017 Exhibition - "The Why Cycle"

„The Why Cycle“ - Visualized Thoughts on Animation in Austria  

23.10.2017 Sonja Prlic at More than Bytes by KulturKontakt Austria

More than Bytes. A discussion panel about cultural and digital education in schools.

20.10.2017 Lecture at Altazor Institut in Tijuana

Tobias talks Institut Altazor (Tijuana, Mexico) about media art and current gold extra productions. 

16.10.2017 Open Studio: Talk with Brian Main - Approaches to Illustration

OPEN STUDIO, Oct., 16th, 19:00h gold extra Studio, Künstlerhaus

06.10.2017 The Fallen at Poznan Game Arena

We present our game The Fallen at the Poznan Game Arena (Poland). 06.-08.10. 2017

Lecture and Film in Bucharest: Anim´est

From Oct 3rd til 8th Reinhold will be present at the International Animation Film Festival Anim´est in Bucharest, his animated Film "Ex Terrat" will be shown there in the International Short Film Competition. Furthermore he will give a lecture about his animated Experiments on the one hand, but also about gold extra´s Games-Projects on the other.

15.09.2017 gold extra Games at Play Austria

gold extra presents the games From Darkness and The Fallen at the game fair Play Austria. Let's play, Austria!

13.09.2017 From Darkness at A MAZE. / Johannesburg

Our gamel From Darkness about refugees in Eastern Africa will be exhibited at  A MAZE. / Johannesburg and is nominated for an A MAZE Award. Games and Playful Media exhibition

Current Screenings of Animated Films

Current Screenings of Reinhold´s Animated Films: September 9th and 11th 2017: "Until we coleidescape" beim Ars Electronica Animation Festival September 12th 2017: "Ex Terrat" bei "Rooms of our Time", Salzburger Kunstverein August 31st  September 17th 2017: "Ex Terrat" beim Portobello Filmfestival London

06.07.2017 The Fallen at ReVersed Festival Vienna

Our game "The Fallen" is exhibited at ReVersed Festival Vienna.

"Until we coleidescape" at Festival d´Annecy (FR)

The abstract Animation Film "Until we coleidescape" by Reinhold Bidner is going to be shown at the Festival International du Film d'Animation d'Annecy´s Closing-Ceremony. Thanks to Austrian Cultural Forum Paris for Support!

09.06.2017 SUBOTRON arcademy: Exit, Exodus, Out: Migration in Games

A talk with Sonja Prlic, Georg Hobmeier, Abdullah Karam & Eugen Pfister  Series on the Theory of Digital Games 2017

07.06.2017 Andrea Hofer. Lectureperformance

Is the time right for the whole truth about Andreas Hofer? Martina Brandmayr and Karl Zechenter - caught between smoked bacon, schnapps and red and white chequered table-cloths - reveal one of the best kept secrets of the Alps in this stunning lecture performance: Who was Andrea Hofer?

05.06.2017 Presentation: "Sh-Room 17" at Animafest Zagreb

Sh-Room 17 is an architectural adaption of Shadows on Lightsexclusively for MSU Zagreb. In the MSU-windows, black slightly becomes invaded by greyish/bluish planar structures: and these planar structures suddenly become invaded by black again/by shadows that fill the original planar windows with space and life.

03.06.2017 Presentation "Until we coleidescape" at the ViennaShortsFestival

Reinhold Bidner presents his experimental short animation film „Until we coleidoscape“ at the  ViennaShortsFestival. „Until we coleidescape“ is an abstract animation with visual references to harmonic oscillations.

27.05.2017 Sonja Prlic at: Models of Artistic Research Panel/Workshop

Models of Artistic Research Participants: Lilia Mestre, Mariella Greil, Arno Böhler, Sonja Prlic, Anita Kaya, Elfi Eberhard, Lisa Hinterreithner

26.05.2017 Karl Zechenter @ "Idealism and Cultural Precariat" Discussion

Idealism and Cultural PrecariatDiscussion panel with Günther Friesinger, Tristan Marquardt, Johanna Wieser and Karl Zechenter Curated by Marco Dinic (Interlab) and Josef Kirchner (mosaik)

24.05.2017 "borderline art(ists)" A talk at gold extra Studio & Live gig with Minuit de Lacroix

How far can we go as artists? Unfortunately, this question isn't meant to be understood philosophically. It rather insinuates the universe of oddities, barriers and difficulties that artists are exposed to, when they want to work outside of their home country.

The Fallen is nominated for A MAZE award

Nominated in the main category as Most Amazin Game!

26.04.2017 Exhibition: The Fallen @ A MAZE!

The Fallen is presented at the A Maze Festival, one of the premier german festivals for new games. The Fallen deals with the conclict in the Eastern Ukraine and sends a strong message reminding everyone of a war still going on in Europe. Urban Spree, Revaler Straße 99, 10245 Berlin

25.04.2017 Georg Hobmeier: Terra Incognita I. Chances for Game Developers in "New" Markets

Georg Hobmeier on Art Games at the Quo Vadis Conference

From Darkness is coming to London (EGX Rezzed)

gold extra´s "From Darkness" is coming to London, and will be part of EGX Rezzed´s Leftfield Collection from March 30th to April 1st 2017 Two of the producers (Tobias Hammerle & Reinhold Bidner) will be present and try their best to elaborate on any open questions about development, research and production. 

From Darkness-Presentation @ Deep Space / Ars Electronica

On March9th 2017 from 6pm on (with Talk/Discussion at 7pm) we present "From Darkness" in the frame of GameStage@aec "The Art of Gaming" at Ars Electronica´s Deep Space in Linz.

Open Studio - Feb 2017, Topic: Budapest-Residency

gold extra´s first Open Studio in 2017. It´s all about Palinka! Well, no, the truth is, it is mostly about Reinhold´s Experimenting and Research during his Art Residency in Budapest in September/October 2016.

09.02.2017 WeWrite #7 by André Leipold now online

Crossing Over - a text by André Leipold

26.01.2017 New narrative Approaches in documentary Games

Talk by Karl Zechenter at the Game Conference Ludicious, Zurich: "Interactive Experiences. Crossing Boundaries For Serious Reasons"

06.01.2017 We'll release and publicly present From Darkness at ZKM / Karlsruhe!

On thursday, we will publicly present From Darkness for the first time at ZKM in Karlsruhe.From 12th of january, the Interactive documentary will also become part of the exhibition "Gameplay".

From Darkness is ready to download!

From Darkness is one of Warp Door's favorite games!

The Indie Game Website Warp Door has added "From Darkness" to its list of favorite games of 2016! We're of course very happy and you can find the list, edited by Gnome, here. ... and you can still download and play From Darkness for free here!

11.12.2016 Ex Terrat at Animateka Ljubljana

Reinhold's experimental Animation “Ex Terrat“ is going to be shown today at the international Animation Festival Animateka in Ljubljana.

07.12.2016 Award of Excellence for Sonja Prlic

For her PhD on Frontiers Sonja Prlic is awarded with the Award of Excellence by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Science, Research and Economy.

29.11.2016 Andrea Hofer. Lectureperformance

"Andrea Hofer" is a lecture performance by Martina Brandmayr and Karl Zechenter: This "story hour of feminism in Tyrolial" turns home sweet home in a revolutionaries' kitchen including unforeseen side effects for all people involved and: smoked bacon, moonshine and liberation struggle.

25.11.2016 Presentation at the symposium "So far and (no) further"

Reinhold Bidner and Sonja Prlic will present gold extra's art works dealing with migration and escape and talk about the connection of political topics and digital media.

20.11.2016 Talk: "Docu Games - Moving Beyond Fiction"

Georg Hobmeier is holding a talk at AdventureX, London, a gaming conference focusing on narrative gaming.

05.11.2016 gold extra at Play Hamburg: Theatre and Games // Political Games

On November 15 2016 gold extra takes part in the Creative Gaming Festival "Play" in Hamburg and can be seen at two different program points:

20.09.2016 "Ex Terrat" wins at Budapest Short Film Festival

The experimental Animation "Ex Terrat" by Reinhold Bidner wins at Budapest Short Film Festival 2016: "Best Experimental". // "Ex Terrat" - Festival List:

18.09.2016 Video works for "Songs of Spring" / Beethovenfestival Bonn

Tobias Hammerle created the Videos for the debut performance "Voices of Spring" At the Beethovenfestival. Interviews of the arab spring and historical material was (re)mixed to create a memory as well as a review of the current situation.

09.09.2016 Ars Electronica - Expanded Animation Symposium

Reinhold was invited to Ars Electronica Festival´s Expanded Animation Symposium. He talked about artistic Diversity in the field of Animation. Amongst other Projects he also presented "From Darkness" .

03.08.2016 Art Advertising Pillar, by Reinhold Bidner

In August, on the streetcorner Rainerstraße - Franz Josef Straße in Salzburg, Reinhold´s Work that was chosen in the context of the "Art Advertising Pillar"-Call can be watched and read.

23.07.2016 "From Darkness" and "Sole City" at Radius Festival Vienna

The current Version of "From Darkness" and also our Game "Sole City" were presented at Radius Festival Vienna on July 23rd.

20.07.2016 From Darkness & Frontiers exhibited for 7 months at NJP Art Center, South Korea

Gold extra goes South Korea! Our interactive documentary FROM DARKNESS and the Multiplayer Computer Game FRONTIERS will be exhibited for 7 months in the Nam June Paik Center ! 

17.06.2016 Open Studio: We write, right?

In this open studio dedicated to writing (visual) artists Doris Prlić and Sonja Prlić will present their web journal: We write, right? 

16.06.2016 "Sole City" at the Austrian Games Night 2016

Our Game "Sole City" was presented at the Austrian Games Night 2016 at Museumsquartier Vienna / Electric Avenue.

07.06.2016 Art as a borderLine experience. Lecture on Frontiers and From Darkness


26.05.2016 Sole City Opening in Zürich!

The documentery game SOLE CITY puts yourself in the position of the daily life of a steet trader, who tries to sell shoes in the streets of Tanzania's Capital Daressalaam. 

03.05.2016 Sole City at Game Dev Meetup Vienna

Georg Hobmeier and Christian Knapp presented the first preview of the documentary game SOLE CITY, which will be presented on May 26th in the ethnological museum of the University of Zürich.

12.04.2016 Ex Terrat - new experimental Animation by Reinhold Bidner

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06.04.2016 Open Studio 2016/Nr 1 - Paris

For gold extra´s first Open Studio in 2016 Reinhold Bidner will present some Experiments, that were created last year during his Residency at Cité Internationale des Arts Paris

Until 4th of May: random? - the apparant, the arbitrary and the impossible. An exhibition at W&K

Confidential documents by the EU Commission, burglaries in India, pplication letters by opera singers from Dubai - how did all of this material reach us? How is it connected? Is it at all connected?

29.03.2016 Frontiers at Lichter Filmfestival Frankfurt

Our computer game is presented at the exhibition "Grenzparcours // Walk the line!" at Mousonturm.

11.03.2016 Sonja Prlic at the W&K forum: „Art-Activism in Migration Contexts"

The forum "Art-Activism in Migration Contexts" discussed the relations of art and activism in art projects focusing on the topic of migration.

WeWrite #6 by Fucking Good Art, now online

Side by Side by Fucking Good Art

23.01.2016 Of Robots, Computer Games & Art

Sonja Prlic, Karl Zechenter und Tobias Hammerle present several projects by their group "gold extra" at the "Sonophilia Winter Retreat".

12.01.2016 "From Darkness" Presentation at Vienna-Game-Dev-Meetup

gold extra presents the Production-Process of "From Darkness" at Vienna-Game-Dev-Meetup on Jan 12th 2016 at "Das Stockwerk - Coworking Space"

10.12.2015 WeWrite #5 by Achim Lengerer now online

The fifth article in WeWrite - gold extra's web journal for texts by artists is now online: The Deadpan Projectionist by Achim Lengerer

18.11.2015 WeWrite#4 by Lilo Nein now online

Lilo Nein (Vienna/The Hague) is visual artist, she works with and on performance and its relation to texts and other media.  

15.10.2015 Exibition: "From Darkness" in Salzburg at W&K

  A game station and background footage from our research journey will be presented at Kunstraum enter, W&K (Art & Science), Salzburg

11.08.2015 Exhibition of Frontiers and From Darkness at ZKM Karlsruhe

From 11/08/2015 to 17/04/2016 our computer games Frontiers and From Darkness can be played at the exhibition GLOBALE: Global Games at Medienmuseum ZKM Karlsruhe.

31.07.2015 gold extra at CECUT, Northern Mexico

discussion about multi-disciplinary approaches that interconnect art, politics, society and technologies.

10.07.2015 Totem's Sound Presentation at Radiusfestival

Georg Hobmeier presents Totem's Sound at the Radius Festival, Museumsquartier Wien on July, 10th.

11.06.2015 Frontiers Video Documentation at the Vienna Biennale at MAK

The computer game Frontiers which has been awarded several times, will be presented in an exhibition at MAK Vienna wihin the festival Vienna Biennale beginning today.

04.06.2015 Local Crisis Machine at Junge Kunst International in Oberwart, A

Our "Local Crisis Machine" and computer games by gold extra will be presented in the exibition Young Art International: Art vs Design in the Open House Oberwart.

07.05.2015 Presentation From Darkness: Hafen 2, Offenbach, Germany

Georg Hobmeier presents the computergame / interactive documentary "FROM DARKNESS" at Hafen 2, Offenbach (GER) in within the Festival "Urban Africa"  

30.04.2015 Open Studio: Salzburg: Memories within images

Sonja Prlic und Reinhold Bidner research in this Open Studio for images of Salzburg, that trace the Forgotten, Magic, Repressed and Sentimental...

26.03.2015 Political Games in The Arts & Other Pleasantries

Karl and Sonja would like to welcome you for a salon talk in the gold extra Studio about games in the Arts including assorted drinkable examples

15.03.2015 We Write #3 by Brandon LaBelle now online

The latest text in our web journal "We Write, Right?" is now online: Confessions of an Overworked Artist by Brandon LaBelle

28.02.2015 We Write #2 by Esther Venrooy is now online.

The new text "On the Process of Becoming Silent and Listening" by Esther Venrooy is now online. Esther Venrooy is artist, composer and professor of contemporary music, sound art and performing arts at Ghent School of Fine Arts.

18.01.2015 We Write #1 by Brenda Tempelaar now online

Double Trouble - The Ambiguous Question

12.12.2014 gold extra visits: Nabila Irshaid

And: what do we do? About the responsibility of artists in situations of conflict and war

06.12.2014 Multiple Memories

gold extra at Multiple Memories - Erinnerungskulturen der Migration

03.12.2014 Presentation From Darkness/ARGE Kultur

Presentation of the current steps of gold extra's new computer game

30.11.2014 Let's Play Session at Berlin's Ethnological Museum

Georg Hobmeier talks about the development of the game Totem's Sound.

25.11.2014 gold extra visits Angela Glechner

Import/export in the lives of artists and cultural workers

19.11.2014 A visit by: Bureau du Grand Mot

Bureau du Grand Mot visit us at our studio at Künstlerhaus Salzburg.

05.11.2014 Mt. Plywood I, New Musicvideo for M185, by Reinhold Bidner


21.10.2014 Presentation of "From Darkness" / Schwerpunkt Wissenschaft und Kunst

We are presenting the current state of development of "From Darkness" at the University of Salzburg

21.09.2014 "Totem's Sound" - PC game and augmented reality installation

Opening of the 3-month exhibition and game presentation at the Ethnological Museum in Berlin. Photos by Sebastian Bolesch.

16.09.2014 Frontiers is part of the exhibition "Schwindel der Wirklichkeit"

Presentation of Frontiers at the exhibition "Schwinder der Wirklichkeit" at Akademie der Künste, Berlin.

14.09.2014 gold extra visits: Tinkerlab

14.9. 2014, 19.00 - Talk at Schmiede Hallein Human Beings, Animals and other Monsters - Talks, Work in Progress Presentation

13.05.2014 Musicvideo "Soon" by Reinhold Bidner for the Band M185

"Soon" is the story of a "personalized" version of the legendary fuzzBox BigMuff dealing with various obstacles on tour with the Viennese Band M185 in Berlin. "Soon" is a song (and a Video) about coming home soon...

21.03.2014 I Work As at Transposition.Change

DOK Niederösterreich/St.Pölten

18.03.2014 gold extra visits: Toihaus Theatre

an event within the frame of: "gold extra visits / zu Gast bei" Discussion of the project Revolting Bodies

11.03.2014 Frankenstein Sneak Preview at Basics Festival

Within the frame of Basics Festival gold extra presents „Frankenstein“ 

29.01.2014 gold extra visits: Subnet

gold extra works at the intersections of new technologies, media and socio-political topics.

12.12.2013 Open Studio: Hospital, Robots, Frankenstein

Karl Zechenter and Sonja Prlic present their work on a new robot-frankenstein-hospital thriller

17.11.2013 Revolting Bodies / Workshop in Athens

Researching the possibilities of public physical action in civil unrest and the traditional forms of protest in a 3 day workshop. By Georg Hobmeier with Ioanna Kampylafka and Synes Elischka

02.11.2013 Presentation Frontiers/Göttingen

2.11. 2013, 5 pm: Presentation of Frontiers at the Deutsches Theater Göttingen (German Theatre Göttingen) within the frame of the festival "Neue "Heimat". Deutsches Theater Göttingen, DT-Keller

31.10.2013 Open Studio. Mirror in the Mirror.

Reinhold Bidner presents his latest videos.

23.10.2013 Exhibition of Frontiers at "Die Waffen nieder!"

23.10.-4.11. 2013: Exhibition of the game Frontiers within the frame of "Die Waffen nieder!" at Mozarteum Salzburg.

27.09.2013 Schmiede Hallein / From Darkness

Fresh from the production process gold extra makes the first presentation of the prototype level of the new computer game "From Darkness".

28.07.2013 Vernissage Schloss Goldegg

July 28, 2013, 7 pm - Vernissage Local Crisis Machine at Schloss Goldegg, Duration of the exhibition: July 28 - August 31, 2013.

27.06.2013 Open Studio with Doris Prlic

 Doris Prlic plays the sound performance "I work as" and presents her artistic research project "Artist and...".

04.06.2013 Local Crisis Machine in Hallein

Local Crisis Machine will be presented at the Creativity Rules Festival, organized by FH Salzburg.

29.05.2013 Jury Award Vienna Independent Shorts

Jury Award for their work "Impulse" Reinhold Bidner and Georg Hobmeier (& Sound: Juan A. Romero) at the Night of the Light of the Vienna Independent Shorts Film Festival.

23.05.2013 Open Studio. Local Crisis Machine

Presentation of Local Crisis Machine within the frame of Open Studio

21.05.2013 Local Crisis Machine @ Aktionsradius Vienna

Presentation of Local Crisis Machine at Aktionsradius Vienna

16.05.2013 Artful Technology & Open Culture

 Lecture by Sonja Prlic at the institute for Contemporary Arts & Cultural Production

02.05.2013 Enthüllung Local Crisis Machine

The Local Crisis Machine will be presented to the public on the occasion of the opening of the congress "Art of Participation".


Georg Hobmeier presents Frontiers at IMéRa in Marseille within the frame of "L´Économie De La Frontière / The Border Economy"

19.04.2013 Open Studio. A Scottish Evening

with Georg Hobmeier and Reinhold Bidner // Bidner and Hobmeier dedicate this evening completely uncritically to their fascination for Scottish gourmet food,,,,

17.04.2013 From Darkness - Research in east africa

Auf Einladung von Days of Dialogue von AMREF. 

11.04.2013 Screenings Reinhold Bidner April & May

Upcoming video screenings by gold extra artist Reinhold Bidner

28.03.2013 Open Studio March 2013

Topic: Debuts in the Arts

28.02.2013 Open Studio with Reinhold Bidner

Reinhold Bidner talks about his artistic (and research) experiences.

31.01.2013 Soundperformance / Amsterdam

On Thursday, January 31, Doris Prlic plays her sound performance "I work as" at W139/Amsterdam. Start: 8pm

24.01.2013 Open Studio with Sonja Prlic

presentation about Artistic Research

11.12.2012 Research Presentation From Darkness

gold extra starts with the first work in progress presentation of the new computer game "From Darkness".

07.07.2011 BELEF letnji festival, Beograd

Black Box at BELEF Festival 2011

08.05.2008 Black Box at Kosmos: Austria in Nordrhein-Westfalia

Theatre for 8 remote controlled Robots.  


new  real english

"Totem's Sound" - PC Spiel und Augmented Reality Installation

Totems Sound is nominated for the Content Award 2014

Please vote for us til 1st of Octobre!