LAB30 – 7th Art Laboratory in Augsburg (13th - 15th Nov 2008) presents

Art on adrenaline

lab30, Augsburg’s Media Arts Festival, is going to take place this year for the 7th time. From 13th to 15th of november, Kulturhaus abraxas in Augsburg will be transformed into an international arts laboratory for media and installation artists, for sound, electronics, technicians and digitals artists who make up the offspring of the European arts academy scene. This festival of electronic arts has found its level within the relevant festival landscape, moving on from being an insider’s tip to becoming a constant in the yearly agenda of visitors and artists who travel the scene.

For lab30 2008, presentations from all over Europe reached the city of Augsburg’s cultural department (Kulturbüro). The team of curators, Elke Seidel (Kulturbüro Augsburg), Prof. Robert Rose, Hans-Christian Grimm, Peter Bommas and "sound scout" Manfred Genther, has chosen 30 installations, sound experiments and visuals that can now be visited, looked at, played, worked on or experienced live on stage in three densely packed festival days. For the first time lab30 is also open on saturday afternoon. The "lab award" will again be given to one of the most innovative exhibits.

Already legendary: the IndieTronica Club Nights at abraxas Nordflügel - and for the first time at Kantine (Kulturpark West). They feature electronic web sounds, hand-made song structures, ingenious soundscapes and digitally animated tracks, all of them presented in a structure that moves between DJing, computer live performance and analogue showcase.