Play:Vienna Program

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Organizer: Monochrom


monochrom is an international art-technology-philosophy group, founded in 1993. Our offices are located at Museumsquartier/Vienna (at ‘QDK’).
monochrom is an unpeculiar mixture of proto-aesthetic fringe work, pop attitude, subcultural science, political activism and context hacking. monochrom publishes the book series of the same name in addition to its activity in other areas. monochrom is an open field of experimentation.
We want to short-circuit reality, create viral information, spread thoughts. It’s a quest for the best Weapon of Mass Distribution started, searching for the best transportation mode and aesthetic format for a certain political of philosophical idea. Some projects definitely work better as a computer game or installation or puppet theatre or robot or performance, some should simply be presented as ASCII
files… and some are the right stuff for a feature film. It just depends.
From a conceptual background, we have been occupied with the construction, analysis and reflexion of alternative worlds for quite a long time. A lot of our projects are treating this field partly as a discussion with concepts deriving from popular culture, science and philosophy, partly as a direct reference to science fiction and fantasy fan culture.