‘Under the Radar’ Gathers International New Media Producers, Scholars in Vienna

| April 7, 2015
Under-the-Radar 2015

Covering an interdisciplinary intersection between media-production, artistic practice and academic research, “Under-the-Radar” has occupied a niche in public dialogue in Austria that links to the rich history of experimental film, media and animation.

Webster Vienna was once again an international hub for new media art and film as the Media Communications department held its fifth annual international symposium, “Under-the-Radar,” March 6-8.

Organized by faculty member Holger Lang, the conference is designed for researchers, artists, students, independent filmmakers, scholars, newcomers and anyone who enjoys working at the verges of media design, production and study. That spectrum includes animation, experimental film, narrative shorts, documentaries, music-videos and media-art. The lineup included presenters from Austria, Hungary, Germany, the Czech Republic, Croatia and the United States.

Webster Vienna Media Communications

Under-the-Radar attracts researchers, artists, students, independent filmmakers, scholars and newcomers at the verge of new media.

Covering a unique interdisciplinary intersection between media-production, artistic practice and academic research “Under-the-Radar” has occupied a niche in public dialogue in Austria that has links to the rich history of experimental film, media and animation production and connects with projections to future developments in this field.

As in previous years, the symposium was organized in collaboration with the local organization of independent animation artists, ASIFA AUSTRIA. This year the City of Vienna also contributed to the funding of the event.

Webster’s new Vienna location at the Palais Wenkheim provided a new setting for this year’s conference opening, and attendees took in an exhibition at the nearby Sternstudio Gallery on the first evening. During the day on Saturday and Sunday the symposium featured international scholars and artists, presented to an attentive audience at the MuseumsQuartier.

Webster Vienna faculty members Stefan Stratil and Elisabeth Zoe Knass along with Franziska Bruckner from the University of Vienna were again integral members of the organizing team for this year’s symposium.

Enthusiastic feedback within the academic and artistic community has already generated energy to plan the next symposium in 2016.

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