Elevate Arts 2020

Elevate Festival



Elevate Festival 2020: Human Nature

Elevate is an annual interdisciplinary festival held in various central venues around the Schlossberg in Graz, Austria. With its unique combination of critical political discourse and contemporary music and art, the Elevate Festival stands out of the "usual" festival circus. Amongst the guests are Human rights experts, climate researchers and activists from all over the world, who gather in Graz once a year with musicans and artists, illuminating pertinent issues of our future. The organisational body is a not-for-profit association. Therefore all the discourse and film program of the festival is free of charge.

With an extensive program of discussions, workshops, lectures, and film screenings, the Elevate Festival wishes to foster a better understanding of the most important issues of our time. People from all over the world get together to exchange their ideas and views, to analyse complex issues and problems, work out approaches to global solutions and take a public stand on political events.

Democratisation, civil society, climate change and human rights - with issues such as these the Elevate Festival has always strived to analyse current social, economic and ecological developments. But more importantly, its aim is to present alternatives,which can contribute to a better future for everyone. The emphasis on creating a dialogue across the generational, ideological and other lines that divide us.

- Source: www.elevate.at


Elevate Arts 2020

Elevate's art program in 2020 focused on the areas of virtual reality, art in public space, and sound art. Besides installations and adventurous performances you can also find historical instruments and political projects in the program. As a special highlight this year, a special sound installation were presented inside the Schlossberg's elevator. Composed by Finnish musician, Jimi Tenor, this permanent sound sculpture was a presentation of the idiosyncratic musician’s own version of elevator music. The diverse and experimental art program was largely open to the public free of charge, offering a wide range of exciting, thought-provoking, and stimulating contemporary art.

- Source: www.elevate.at


Projects in cooperation with the Institute for Art in Public Space Styria:

Jimi Tenor, "Elevator Music" (Schlossberglift, March 6–7, 2020)
Roi Vaara, "Grounding" (main square, March 7, 2020, 2–4 PM)
Charlemange Palestine, Carillon Concert (Mariahilferkirche, March 7, 2020, 4–4.30 PM)
Katharina Klement, Organ Concert (Mariahilferkirche, March 7, 2020, 4.30–5.30 PM)

Art in Public Space

Marienplatz 1/1
8020 Graz, Österreich
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