The Austrian artistic group gold extra produces artworks in and in between Fine Arts, Performance, Music, Hybrid Media. They are engaged in constant research in innovative art form to create the matching formal environment for their ideas. gold extra members have created a great number of projects that transcend the boundaries between Fine Arts and performance, which have been presented at festivals such as the Ars Electronica Nightline (A), the european media art festival, CyNetArt Dresden (both D), Doppelgängerfestival (cultural capital Linz09) among others as well as international performance and film festival.
gold extra has been continuously supported with special fundings
for innovative projects in Salzburg and Linz and by the state of Austria. gold extra
received the Outstanding Artist Award for interdisciplinary artworks of the Austrian Ministry of Education and Art (BMUKK) 2012, the Price for Media Art of the Region of Salzburg (Salzburger Landespreis für Medienkunst) 2012, the Author / Producer Award ("Autoren- und Produzentenpreis") from the Junges Theater Bremen and the stage design award Offenbacher
Löwe (set designer: Susanne Hiller) for the set of their robot play "Black Box".
Members of gold extra have received special grants and
scholarships from the Federal Government of Austria for their work in Fine
Arts, performance and literature (Reinhold Bidner, Georg Hobmeier, Sonja Prlić and Karl Zechenter).
The Computer game "Frontiers" is among the six best serious games (according to Intro magazine) and was rewarded Mod of the month by GEE-magazine.
gold extra are:
Reinhold Bidner, Tobias Hammerle, Georg Hobmeier, Doris Prlic, Sonja Prlić, Karl Zechenter
Watch our acceptance speech, price for media art from the region of Salzburg 2012
gold extra is supported by City of Salzburg, State of Salzburg and Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture.
“A really different and unique mod, an awsome game. We had a lot of fun playing this” (Mod-Database).
„A beautiful, gritty, ground-breaking gaming project available as a free download.“ (European Cultural Foundation)
Black Box - Play for 8 remote controlled robots
„Black Box is a distinct, absurdly funny piece of experimental theatre…
And the concept resolves itself amazingly self-evident.“
Christoph Schütte, FAZ
„A felicitous gesamtkunstwerk.
It doesn’t make a show of the enormous technical efforts behind the scene,
but trusts in its protagonists, the stage set and the story itself, that is,
being combined with the original verses, bristling with truly comic ideas.”
Anke Steinfadt, Offenbacher Post
„The choreography of the remote-controlled robots laughing and dancing joyfully
between the visibly delighted audience was strongly impressive.
That’s when they resembled human beings quite a lot.“
Stephan Kliemstein, Salzburger Nachrichten
„The artist-group gold extra presented theatre of the future.
The subtle alternation between seriousness and serenity, between smart jokes
and philosophical depth forms the quality of this performance.
The accuracy of the technical procedures is admirable.“
Werner Thuswaldner, drehpunktkultur