Hidden Alliances - The Exhibition

2005 was the year in which Andrea Sodomka and Elisabeth Schimana jointly established the IMA Institute of Media Archeology. For IMA, there is a clearly positive interrelationship between technology and art by women. Whether this art is now produced by means of processing via devices or programming computers is beside the point. The primary consideration is an active process of coming to terms with technological developments.

IMAfiction is the Institute’s portrait series dedicated to women who create electronic art with a focus on sound.

In this DVD series of five Austrian and five international artists most of the artists chose whom they wanted to be portrayed by. The results are homages that are aesthetically diverse, intimate, and refreshingly free from any conventional film format constraints.

  • The exhibition entitled “Hidden Alliances – Elisabeth Schimana and the IMAfiction series” held at ARS Electronica 2018 presented video portraits, artifacts, and performances
  • IMA in cooperation with ARS Electronica, Ö1 Kunstradio at Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz

Maryanne Amacher (US) / Beatriz Ferreyra (AR,FR) / Heidi Grundmann (AT) / Electric Indigo (AT) / Anne La Berge (NL) / Eliane Radigue (FR) / Elisabeth Schimana (AT) Andrea Sodomka (AT) / Liesl Ujvary (AT) / Rebekah Wilson (NZ)


Place: Lentos Linz with a live tape performance by Beatriz Ferreyra

Acousmatic concert with works from L’autre rive (2007), Canto del loco (1974) and Médisances (1968) interpreted by Beatriz Ferreyra. Film screening Homo Sapiens 1971/74 by Gioia Fiorella Mariani with music by Beatriz Ferreyra

unschärfen – second art conference according to a concept of Andrea Sodomka & Doris Ingrisch in cooperation with Ö1 Kunstradio und IKM with Reinhold A. Bertlmann, Doris Ingrisch, Norbert Math, Andrii Pavlov, Elisabeth Schimana, Andrea Sodomka, Florian Tanzer, Rebekah Wilson aka Netotschka Nezvanova

Concert with the Ö1 Kunstradio productions Intimate Space (2009) by Andrea Sodomka and Long Night Talks. For Robert Adrian. by Roberto Paci Dalò

Concert with the works Occam XVIII (2014) by Eliane Radigue for solo double bass flute (Pia Palme) and Virus #1.6 (2017) for solo violine and live electronic by Elisabeth Schimana (Andrii Pavlov and Elisabeth Schimana)
Premiere of IMAfiction portrait #10 Elisabeth Schimana presented by Seppo Gründler

Reading with Liesl Ujvary Erste Sätze – Letzte Sätze
Listening Session Did you hear the melodies? Christian Scheib remembers Maryanne Amacher and presents her work A Step Into It, Imagine 1001 Years – Entering Ancient Rooms (1995)

Acousmatic concert with the work Jetsun Mila (1987) by Eliane Radigue interpreted by Emmanuel Holterbach
Live Performance with Anne La Berge Utter (2016) for solo flute, 6 I-Pads and video

Electric Indigo 5 1 1 5 9 3 surround a/v live [Excerpt]

Elisabeth Schimana Into The Sun

Concert with the work Here Not Here (2018) by Rebekah Wilson for two pianos (Rebekah Wilson, Francesca Emms), video and internet