OF 2019: Green, Post-Human and AI

The 4th Open Fields conference on Artistic Research, Science and Technologies and RIXC Art Science Festival 2019
July 4 – 7, 2019, Riga
Venue: the National Museum of Art of Latvia

This year’s RIXC Art Science Festival 2019 is centered on the theme of green, providing a cross-disciplinary platform for the discussions and artistic interventions exploring one of the most pervasive and broadest topics of our times. The festival will feature the “GREEN” exhibition opening, taking place in the National Museum of Art, and the 4th OPEN FIELDS conference on “Green, Post-Human, and AI”.

“Are we in control of ‘green’? … Green, symbolically associated with the ‘natural’ and employed to hyper-compensate for what humans have lost, needs to be addressed as the most anthropocentric of all colours, in its inherent ambiguity between alleged naturalness and artificiality. .. Despite its broadly positive connotations, ‘green’ incrementally serves the uncritical desire of fetishistic and techno-romantic naturalization in order to metaphorically hyper-compensate for indeed material systemic biopolitics consisting of the increasing technical manipulation and exploitation of living systems, ecologies, and the biosphere at large.” (Jens Hauser, “Green” concept, 2018)

“Swamp Radio. Wireless Intelligent EcoSystems”. Rasa Smite and Raitis Smits, 2018–2019.


Alongside “green”, the central topic of this conference, the Open Fields 2019 organizers also welcome visionary and critically ungreen, post-human, socio-algorithmic and spectral (prismatic) proposals by artists, scientists, doctoral researchers and experts from different academic disciplines and professional fields.

OF2019: Green, Post-Human, and AI
July 4–7, 2019
Riga, The Latvian National Museum of Art / Cesis, Rucka Artist Residency / Talsi, RIXC Fields Residency

DEADLINE for Conference Proposal submission(extended): March 1, 2019

Welcome to submit the proposals with regards to the following topics / sections:

* green/ungreen, nature and eco-critique
* biopolitics and ecotopia
* green intelligence and multispecies communication
* green future, post-human and AI
* sensible green – life, sound and silence
* biospheres and technospheres
* prismatic – color theories, light and perception

The proposal should consist of title, 6 keywords, abstract (200 words), and biography (120 words).

APPLY NOW! (using openconf system): http://openfields2019.rixc.lv

July 5 – September 22, 2019
Riga, The Latvian National Museum of Art

DEADLINE for for Artwork Proposals for the GREEN Exhibition: February 15, 2019

APPLY by using the openconf system – please submit under the section/topics (below):

* green exhibition – artworks

The proposal should consist of title, short description (200 words), biography (120 words, in the ‘Comments’) field, and a link to video (1–3 min):


OPEN FIELDS 2019 conference chairs and GREEN exhibition curators:
Raitis SMITS, Rasa SMITE and Jens HAUSER

The festival is organized by RIXC Center for New Media Culture. The conference is co-organized by Art Research Lab / Liepaja University, RISEBA, Art in Society / OsloMET, EU Programme Risk Change and other Green Project partners.

Contact: rixc@rixc.org, +371 67228478 (RIXC office), +371 26546776 (Rasa Smite)