Creative Days X Civa Festival

Keynote, Talks, Screening

Thu, 06.06.2024
15.00 - 18.00
Belvedere 21, Arsenalstraße 1, 1030 Wien


2.30 pm

3 pm

3.30 pm

3.45 pm

4.30 pm

4.45 pm

5.15 pm

5.45 pm

6 pm


Eva Fischer
Eva Fischer
Director / Artistic lead Civa
Eva Fischer is a curator, cultural manager and lecturer in the fields of media art, immersive media and art & technology. She studied art history and cultural management in Graz, Utrecht and Vienna. She has been the director of the media art festival Civa since 2021. In 2007, she initiated soundframe, which became known as the Vienna Festival for Audiovisual Art and has been operating as a platform for immersive art and media since 2016. Since 2011, she has taught at various universities and universities of applied sciences in the field of experimental media and immersive art. She has curated and co-produced interdisciplinary exhibitions and performance series in institutions such as: Belvedere21, MAK Vienna, AIL - Angewandte Innovation Lab
Klimentina Milenova
Klimentina Milenova
Outreach Civa Festival / Künstlerin & Kuratorin
Milenova's primary focus is interaction. As a new media artist, curator, and educator, her work ranges from research-driven game novels to audiovisual compositions and workshops. Her artistic practice explores the contradictory relationships between humans and technologies. Throughout her narratives, she observes alternative approaches to immersive experiences while questioning the already known. Her background in media art and pedagogy inspires her to find ways to communicate digital concepts in a playful manner. Her work carries the ability to open conversations. She was part of the core team of major European media art festivals. Such as CIVA Festival Vienna 2022-2023, Digitale Welten 2022 Frankfurt, and Ars Electronica Linz 2017-2019.
Paul Feigelfeld
Paul Feigelfeld
Cultural, media and design theorist and curator
Dr. Paul Feigelfeld is a cultural, media and design theorist and curator. He currently holds the professorship for Cultures of Knowledge in the Digital Age at the Institute for Design Research at the Braunschweig University of Art. His work explores transcultural approaches to the history of media and knowledge (with a focus on China), critical perspectives on technologies such as Machine Learning, surveillance infrastructures and cryptology, and their intersections with art and design. He has advised and worked for art institutions such as Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, HKW Berlin, Vitra Design Museum, or the MAK Museum of Applied Arts Vienna, were he was guest curator of the 2019 Vienna Biennial.
Djamila Grandits
Djamila Grandits
Co-curator Civa
Djamila Grandits is a Vienna-based curator and film programmer. Part of CineCollective and D/Arts. Currently working on the pre-selection committees of Berlinale Panorama and Diagonale, programming for frameout - digital summer screenings, and member of the non-fiction commission of Zürcher Filmstiftung. Lecturer at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Previously programmed with DOK Leipzig, Kasseler Dokfest, sixpackfilm, and tricky women - tricky realities. Former artistic director of this human world - International Human Rights Film Festival. Moderating and hosting various panels, events, and interviews. Djamila cares about entanglements and the exploration of collective spaces.
lizvlk - Kollektiv UBERMORGEN
lizvlx Künstlerkollektiv UBERMORGEN
lizvlx / Collective UBERMORGEN
UBERMORGEN is an artist duo founded in 1995 in Vienna, Austria, working and residing between Vienna and St. Moritz, Austria, by lizvlx and Hans Bernhard. lizvlx, born in 1973, is an Austrian net artist engaged in digital imagery, media actionism, and programming. Known for their unique and controversial presence within the European techno-fine-art avant-garde, their work spans conceptual art, software art, pixel painting, computer installations,, sculpture, and digital activism, including media hacking. Their multifaceted approach transforms their brand into a hybrid Gesamtkunstwerk, utilizing computers and networks to blend various art forms.
Portrait of a female artist with a black background
Lydia Nsiah
Artist, filmmaker and writer
Lydia Nsiah is an artist, filmmaker and writer, working with the in-betweens, abysses and gaps in audiovisual knowledge production by transforming and incorporating found and recorded analogue and digital memory images, often in collaboration with sound artists. She publishes and exhibits internationally on science fiction and decolonial practice, body and virtuality, forgetting and remembering, failure and error, film art and use. Her works were shown, among others, at the Berlinale Forum Expanded, Prismatic Ground, Maysles Documentary Center, NYC (US), Bangkok Art & Cultural Center (TH), IDFA (NL), Festival Ecrã (BR), Belvedere 21, Kunsthalle Krems (AT), Slovenska kinoteka (SL), Kunstforeningen GL Strand (DK).