Sonja Prlic and Karl Zechenter give an input on the topic how games can be used as tools for inclusion. As part of "Dialouge 2019", an initiative of the county of Salzburg. This day's theme is: Thinking integration further.
Once again, Georg Hobmeier curated a special gaming exhibition at the Sziget Festival Budapest: Empathy Games - Playing with Others is this year's edition, a carefully selected bouquet of games, that want to shed light on the social and political dimension of playing with each ot
Reinhold won two Awards at the "Under the Radar" Vienna International Animation Festival for his experimental Animation "In Trance it":
1) the "Hubert Sielecki Award" and
2) the "Under the Radar Austria Award".
KILLING FIELDS at the prototype showing of Austrian games
Beta-Testing of the latest games and prototypes made in Austria
Part of the “MuseumsQuartier Sommereröffnung”
Reinhold will represent gold extra at the Animafest Zagreb. As part of this international Animation Film Festival, the Scanner Symposium for Contemporary Animation Studies will take place for the sixth time.
Based on an invitation by Ars Electronica Linz and in collaboration with Anifilm Trebon and Austrian Cultural Forum Prague, the following works by gold extra or gold extra-members will
Our Installation against Hate Speech will be presented at Open Media Award in ARS Electronica Center in Linz, Austria. "Tools of Subversion" will be screened 5.30 pm on January 18th and 11.30 am on January 19th.
In the past year, Reinhold researched the subject of styles and techniques in the field of animation, in particular the tension between "digital" and "analog": what lacks the digital to
As part of the conference "In Wirklichkeit Animation - 4. Konferenz zur deutschsprachigen Animationsforschung" at St. Pölten University of applied Sciences, on November 27th 2018 there will be a VR panel with gold extra participation:
On Monday, November 26th at 7 pm, a discussion panel with gold extra participation takes place in "Raum D" at Museumsquartier Vienna, topic of the panel: "Realities of Animation Production".
The Augmented Reality Game Projekt "Vienna - All Tomorrows" (Concept and Artistic Direction: Georg Hobmeier, & with Videos and visual Elements by Reinhold Bidner) can be watched and played one more time from November 16th to 18th at Volx Margareten (Volkstheater Wien).
The think tank "Let's get lost", consistent of musicians, architects, artists, city planners and other free thinkers will gather in the frame of the Jazzfestival "Jazz in the City".
Games about Migration: Georg Hobmeier presents his talk "Pressed Escape" during the Central & Eastern European Game Studies Conference in Prague and references work by gold extra, Causa Creations and other developers, who have addressed this topic in the recent years.
Where is the foreign in the familiar? Can your hometown transform into a foreign planet? Is the foreign surprisingly very close to the familiar? STRANGER HOME is an interactive city experience game:
Reinhold Bidner's "Litfass-Eule", which was selected as part of the "Art Advertising Pillar" competition, can be viewed and read in Salzburg at Franz-Josef-Kai 39 until the end of August.
Georg Hobmeier and Abdullah Karam curate an exhibition of games at the Sziget festival! The exhibition "Games without Borders" follows after its successful predecessor "Tents without Borders".
The results of our workshop "Civil Courage" (in collaboration with Museum Fronfeste and Studio West) at HLW Neumarkt were presented on June 8th 2018 in the context of the event "Nicht von gestern!
This week Georg Hobmeier und Reinhold Bidner finalise their work on the Augmented Reality Projekt "Vienna - All Tomorrows", Premiere is on May 25th at Volx Margareten (Volkstheater Wien). "Vienna - All Tomorrows" is game, installation and simulation.
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!
Reinhold Bidner will have a talk on March 21st 2018 for the Mobility Builders Vienna (at Museumsquartier - Raum D, 7.30 pm), Topics of this evening: Progressive Web Apps, Block Chain and Mixed Reality.
Reinhold Bidner´s animated films can be seen this week at the following Film- and Animation-Festivals:
"Until we coleidescape" at Diagonale Graz and International Short Film Festival Landshut
"Ex Terrat" at: Monstra - Lisbon Animated Film Festival
Totem´s Sound, which was created for Ethnologic Museum Berlin in 2014, will be part of the event "Humboldt Forum at ITB Berlin (International Tourism Trade Fair)" from March 7th to 11th 2018 at Messe Berlin.
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: email@example.com
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
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.
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
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.
Thanks for the invitation to talk at the Goethe Institutes Lima, Peru. Tobias Hammerle will talk about
"Games, creating awareness for social problems. The example FROM DARKNESS"
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?
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.
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 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
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 !
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!
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.
Models of Artistic Research
Participants: Lilia Mestre, Mariella Greil, Arno Böhler, Sonja Prlic, Anita Kaya, Elfi Eberhard, Lisa Hinterreithner
Idealism and Cultural Precariat
Discussion panel with Günther Friesinger, Tristan Marquardt, Johanna Wieser and Karl Zechenter
Curated by Marco Dinic (Interlab) and Josef Kirchner (mosaik)
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 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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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:
The experimental Animation "Ex Terrat" by Reinhold Bidner wins at Budapest Short Film Festival 2016: "Best Experimental".
"Ex Terrat" - Festival List:
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.
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" .
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.
Sonja Prlić gives a talk concerning artistic experiences in documentary computer games based upon experiences from own works such as From Darnes and Frontiers.
"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...
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
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.