11-13th Sept 2020

In the year 2020, STWST has developed the STWST48 theme for the disproportionately tilted worlds or excess and scarcity: STWST48x6 MORE LESS.

With MORE and LESS we ask relevant questions about more-or-less situations, the non-equality areas, the counter-validity zones and the non-zero-sum games of the future.

MORE. Against the background of screaming imbalances, distribution struggles, scarcity of resources, ecological barriers, social issues, questions of access, fears of the future, attempts at redistribution, visions of self-restraint, precarious awareness, egalitarianism, hyper-progress, network fantasies, total surveillance, a scenery of the many against the few; the battle of avant-garde, critical mass and centre-extremists. In front of all these apparent and actual questions of more or less, we want to use STWST48x6 MORE LESS to focus on processes and projects that make a difference.

LESS. With processes and projects that make the difference, we want to take a look at the zones of art, nature, information, movement and sound. In doing so, we want to focus primarily on other networks, aesthetic strategies, autonomous policies and alternative metabolites that are driven by questions of more or less - and, above all, driven by OTHER, as a general other way of thinking. We are concerned with the individual and the many in larger systems and we are concerned with rational and irrational approaches to the all and nothing, in larger contexts of world, society and cosmos. Nothing less, and vice versa, in all directions.

SEND. Stadtwerkstatt is looking for local and international artists and critical producers of all fields, who can submit projects that are still in the process of development, but also finished projects.
Submissions with a self-description, project description/project concept on a maximum of 5 pages untill 10th May 2020 to

The selected works will be shown in Stadtwerkstatt at STWST48x6 MORE LESS - a 48-hour non-stop showcase extravaganza of STWST from Sept. 11-13, held in cooperation with Ars Electronica.

All 48-Hours-Nonstop-Showcase-Extravanganzas

Stadtwerkstatt:, Linz/Autria
STWST New Art Contexts

Image: More vs Less Flag, tanjab, 2020.