We are happy to host the artist in residence program subnetAIR at the Center since spring 2016. This program is curated by subnet, a renowned platform for media art and experimental technology, supporting artistic and cultural discourse with and about digital technology and its societal relevance.

subnetAIR provides international artists an opportunity to spend six weeks in Salzburg to develop an artistic project in the realm of physical computing, hardware-hacking and tinkering. subnetAIR provides curation, budget, and experience in media projects as well as an established network in the local artistic community. Starting with the 2016 residents, we have joined forces with subnetAIR and provide the artists with a lively environment filled with technology-enthusiasts, critical thinkers, exotic human-machine interfaces and plenty of gear and space to work on projects as well as present them to audiences in the very city center.


*** The 2017 subnetAIRs are announced ***

One sophisticated look at bioengineering and performance: Lucie Strecker
One eerie wearable approach to the fields of the uncanny valley: Young Suk Lee
And one acoustic exploration of the relation between bodies and instruments: Anthony Rayzhekov

MediaART Residency & Grant: Danny Bracken

The MediaART Residency & Grant is a one-month project development scholarship for artists from the field of media art and experimental media.
MediaART Residency & Grant is a cooperation between the Artist-in-Residence-Programm der Stadt Salzburg and subnet


September / October 2016

Laura Splan (USA)
Laura Splans proposal was chosen because of an interesting mix of transdisciplinar and artistic research, which transfers data of bio-sensors to visual and haptic objects. We are looking forward to meeting an artist who combines aesthetics, handcraft and science in a progressive way.

September 7, 2016, 7.00 pm: Meet the artist // Laura Splan

Kanari Shirao (JP / DE)
Kanari Shirao combines sound art, electrical engineering, material research and programming. He transfmors it to an object based sound installation with poetic character. In his proposal he tries to turn a dead tree into a sound installation. By hollowing it out and through electrical modification – analogue to the construction of an instrument – its sonorous inside can be perceived if listening very closely. In his accomplishments and current projects Kanari Shiraos shows imaginable competences in the fields of sound art, electrical engineering and programming. His focus points out an appropriate overlap with the content alignment of the subnetAIR residency programme.

September 1, 2016, 7.30 pm: Meet the artist // Kanari Shirao

March / April 2016

Robert B. Lisek (PL)

The artist and mathematician Robert B. Lisek critically and consistently examines technology and society.In digital systems a coincidence is a hardly synthesizable element. The proposal “Deciphering Randomness” deals with the genesis and ways of coincidence. Robert B. Lisek wants to explore its relevance in social, artistic, biological and digital contexts.

March 10, 2016, 6 pm: Meet the artist // Robert B. Lisek



Contact: Martin Murer