In the past year, Reinhold researched the subject of styles and techniques in the field of animation, in particular the tension between "digital" and "analog": what lacks the digital to be received as "human", what is it, that makes certain Stop-motion or hand-drawn animations so appe
How can a birth place become a place of commemoration?
As part of the conference "In Wirklichkeit Animation - 4. Konferenz zur deutschsprachigen Animationsforschung" at St. Pölten University of applied Sciences, on November 27th 2018 there will be a VR panel with gold extra participation: 17.00 Reinhold Bidner (gold extra): "Challenges in Documentary VR"    
On Monday, November 26th at 7 pm, a discussion panel with gold extra participation takes place in "Raum D"  at Museumsquartier Vienna, topic of the panel: "Realities of Animation Production". This discussion will be part of the conference "In Reality Animation - 4th Conference on German-speaking Animation Research".
The Augmented Reality Game Projekt "Vienna - All Tomorrows" (Concept and Artistic Direction: Georg Hobmeier, & with Videos and visual Elements by Reinhold Bidner) can be watched and played one more time from November 16th to 18th at  Volx Margareten (Volkstheater Wien). "Vienna - All Tomorrows" is game, installation and simulation.
Talk and Discussion at "START: Kultur digital vermitteln", Salzburger Unkonferenz zur Kulturvermittlung
Reinhold´s animated experiments are going to be shown at the following Events in the upcoming weeks.
Georg Hobmeier kuratiert als eines von drei Interventionen ein Game Lab im Rahmen der Veranstaltung "Popup Stories" beim Festival "Aufstand der Geschichten", Chemnitz
Game and documentation? Georg Hobmeier speaks about actual experiences, Sziget in Hungary, Chemnitz and fabolous game Path Out.
The think tank "Let's get lost", consistent of musicians, architects, artists, city planners and other free thinkers will gather in the frame of the Jazzfestival "Jazz in the City". 
Reinhold Bidner´s experimental animated film "Ex Terrat" received a jury special mention at StopTrik-Festival Maribor.
Games about Migration: Georg Hobmeier presents his talk "Pressed Escape" during the Central & Eastern European Game Studies Conference in Prague and references work by gold extra, Causa Creations and other developers, who have addressed this topic in the recent years.  
Where is the foreign in the familiar? Can your hometown transform into a foreign planet? Is the foreign surprisingly very close to the familiar? STRANGER HOME is an interactive city experience game:
Reinhold Bidner's "Litfass-Eule", which was selected as part of the "Art Advertising Pillar" competition, can be viewed and read in Salzburg at Franz-Josef-Kai 39 until the end of August.
Georg Hobmeier and Abdullah Karam curate an exhibition of games at the Sziget festival! The exhibition "Games without Borders" follows after its successful predecessor "Tents without Borders". Games include "This War of Mine" by 11bit Studios, "Bury Me My Love" by Pixel Hunt, "Papers Please" by Lucas Pope and gold extra's "The Fallen".
The results of our workshop "Civil Courage" (in collaboration with Museum Fronfeste and Studio West) at HLW Neumarkt were presented on June 8th 2018 in the context of the event "Nicht von gestern!
This week Georg Hobmeier und Reinhold Bidner finalise their work on the Augmented Reality Projekt "Vienna - All Tomorrows", Premiere is on May 25th at Volx Margareten (Volkstheater Wien). "Vienna - All Tomorrows" is game, installation and simulation. The audience plays on a City Map of a future Vienna, which is packed with speculative information.
Tools of Subversion, the Game-Installation against Hate Speech is exhibited at re:publica Berlin from May 2 to 4 2018.
Reinhold Bidner´s project "The Why Cycle" is going to be shown at Crossing Europe Festival Linz on April 26th in the Documentary Section (3.30 pm, Ursulinensaal)  
We published an article about our games Frontiers and From Darkness in the publication "ent/grenzen".
Tools of Subversion was chosen for an award at the community event by "Das Nettz", a platform and network against Hate Speech. Thanks to the community for voting for us and your support!
Sonja Prlic is hosting the workshop "Feed the troll and let ist explode. How media art can react to hate speech" at Schwerpunkt "Wissenschaft und Kunst" within the scope of "Intervene in visible and invisible orders".
Reinhold Bidner will have a talk on March 21st 2018 for the Mobility Builders Vienna (at Museumsquartier - Raum D, 7.30 pm), Topics of this evening:  Progressive Web Apps, Block Chain and Mixed Reality.
How can media art and computer games react on hate commentaries and hate campaigns? In this talk Sonja Prlić and Karl Zechenter give insight in debates on hate speech and how they deal with these questions.
Reinhold Bidner´s animated films can be seen this week at the following Film- and Animation-Festivals: "Until we coleidescape" at Diagonale Graz and International Short Film Festival Landshut "Ex Terrat" at: Monstra - Lisbon Animated Film Festival
Totem´s Sound, which was created for Ethnologic Museum Berlin in 2014, will be part of the event "Humboldt Forum at ITB Berlin (International Tourism Trade Fair)" from March 7th to 11th 2018 at Messe Berlin.
SHOOT NOT SHOOT March 3rd. 2018, LIKELIKE Gallery, Pittsburgh
VIRTUAL REALITY IN OUR OPEN STUDIO In this open studio current Virtual Reality developments in general and  gold extra's current experiments in the field "Documentary VR" will be discussed . One of our speakers will be Georgi Kostov, expert for VR and AR from University of applied Sciences Upper Austria/ Hagenberg.
Round Table –  Citizen Science in the context of critical art and cultural transmission with young adults
Flight and Game
Flight and Games Lecture by Sonja Prlic and Tobias Hammerle at January, 30th, Afro-asiatisches Institut, Graz.
A december's morning. A bus. Unknown people, unknown places and the question:" Where do we end up next.. and where are we now?" This is a good time to cite Douglas Adams: Don't Panic. The Secret Journey - a leap in the dark - participation only with advance reservation: A project by Tobias Hammerle, Karl Zechenter, Sonja Prlic and Reinhold Bidner
From Darkness is presented at Art Game Demos in Lyon, a soirée dedicated to artistic games on borders and migration as part of the Nuage Numérique Festival. Art Game Demos
In the last years performance has taken a great influence from digital forms of story telling such as video games. Ancient dramaturgical techniques have been merged with new ways of interactivity, creating meaningful real world experiences.
From Darkness is presented at the festival This Human World. We give a lecture on the making of the game and social impact in the gaming scene on December 1.
On December 1 2017 Sonja Prlic pitched our projcet "Tools of Subversion" at the community event by "Das Nettz", a plaform and network against Hate Speech. COMMUNITY-EVENT, 30.11. & 01.12. (9:30 - 18:00) IN BERLIN MITTE
Can applications, games and VR act as interpretors of real life experience and create awareness for social problems and their solutions? Following an invitation of the Goethe-Institut Chile, Tobias will be holding several Talks, for example at the University Santa Maria in Santiago de Chile. 
Thanks for the invitation to talk at the Goethe Institutes Lima, Peru. Tobias Hammerle will talk about "Games, creating awareness for social problems. The example FROM DARKNESS" SPANISH: 
gold extra's open studio this time focuses on hate speech in the internet and poses the question how media art can reflect this topic. Subversiv, funny, feminist?
More than Bytes. A discussion panel about cultural and digital education in schools.
Tobias talks Institut Altazor (Tijuana, Mexico) about media art and current gold extra productions. 
OPEN STUDIO, Oct., 16th, 19:00h gold extra Studio, Künstlerhaus
We present our game The Fallen at the Poznan Game Arena (Poland). 06.-08.10. 2017
From Oct 3rd til 8th Reinhold will be present at the International Animation Film Festival Anim´est in Bucharest, his animated Film "Ex Terrat" will be shown there in the International Short Film Competition. Furthermore he will give a lecture about his animated Experiments on the one hand, but also about gold extra´s Games-Projects on the other.
gold extra presents the games From Darkness and The Fallen at the game fair Play Austria. Let's play, Austria!
Our gamel From Darkness about refugees in Eastern Africa will be exhibited at  A MAZE. / Johannesburg and is nominated for an A MAZE Award. Games and Playful Media exhibition
Current Screenings of Reinhold´s Animated Films: September 9th and 11th 2017: "Until we coleidescape" beim Ars Electronica Animation Festival September 12th 2017: "Ex Terrat" bei "Rooms of our Time", Salzburger Kunstverein August 31st  September 17th 2017: "Ex Terrat" beim Portobello Filmfestival London
Gold extra goes South Korea! Our interactive documentary FROM DARKNESS and the Multiplayer Computer Game FRONTIERS will be exhibited for 7 months in the Nam June Paik Center ! 
Our game "The Fallen" is exhibited at ReVersed Festival Vienna.
The abstract Animation Film "Until we coleidescape" by Reinhold Bidner is going to be shown at the Festival International du Film d'Animation d'Annecy´s Closing-Ceremony. Thanks to Austrian Cultural Forum Paris for Support!
A talk with Sonja Prlic, Georg Hobmeier, Abdullah Karam & Eugen Pfister  Series on the Theory of Digital Games 2017
Sh-Room 17 is an architectural adaption of Shadows on Lightsexclusively for MSU Zagreb. In the MSU-windows, black slightly becomes invaded by greyish/bluish planar structures: and these planar structures suddenly become invaded by black again/by shadows that fill the original planar windows with space and life.
Reinhold Bidner presents his experimental short animation film „Until we coleidoscape“ at the  ViennaShortsFestival. „Until we coleidescape“ is an abstract animation with visual references to harmonic oscillations.
Models of Artistic Research Participants: Lilia Mestre, Mariella Greil, Arno Böhler, Sonja Prlic, Anita Kaya, Elfi Eberhard, Lisa Hinterreithner
Idealism and Cultural PrecariatDiscussion panel with Günther Friesinger, Tristan Marquardt, Johanna Wieser and Karl Zechenter Curated by Marco Dinic (Interlab) and Josef Kirchner (mosaik)
How far can we go as artists? Unfortunately, this question isn't meant to be understood philosophically. It rather insinuates the universe of oddities, barriers and difficulties that artists are exposed to, when they want to work outside of their home country.
Nominated in the main category as Most Amazin Game!
The Fallen is presented at the A Maze Festival, one of the premier german festivals for new games. The Fallen deals with the conclict in the Eastern Ukraine and sends a strong message reminding everyone of a war still going on in Europe. Urban Spree, Revaler Straße 99, 10245 Berlin Wednesday - Saturday, April 26-29, 2017
Georg Hobmeier on Art Games at the Quo Vadis Conference
gold extra´s "From Darkness" is coming to London, and will be part of EGX Rezzed´s Leftfield Collection from March 30th to April 1st 2017 Two of the producers (Tobias Hammerle & Reinhold Bidner) will be present and try their best to elaborate on any open questions about development, research and production. 
On March9th 2017 from 6pm on (with Talk/Discussion at 7pm) we present "From Darkness" in the frame of GameStage@aec "The Art of Gaming" at Ars Electronica´s Deep Space in Linz.
gold extra´s first Open Studio in 2017. It´s all about Palinka! Well, no, the truth is, it is mostly about Reinhold´s Experimenting and Research during his Art Residency in Budapest in September/October 2016.
Crossing Over - a text by André Leipold
Talk by Karl Zechenter at the Game Conference Ludicious, Zurich: "Interactive Experiences. Crossing Boundaries For Serious Reasons"
On thursday, we will publicly present From Darkness for the first time at ZKM in Karlsruhe.From 12th of january, the Interactive documentary will also become part of the exhibition "Gameplay".
The Indie Game Website Warp Door has added "From Darkness" to its list of favorite games of 2016! We're of course very happy and you can find the list, edited by Gnome, here. ... and you can still download and play From Darkness for free here!
Reinhold's experimental Animation “Ex Terrat“ is going to be shown today at the international Animation Festival Animateka in Ljubljana.
For her PhD on Frontiers Sonja Prlic is awarded with the Award of Excellence by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Science, Research and Economy.
Reinhold Bidner and Sonja Prlic will present gold extra's art works dealing with migration and escape and talk about the connection of political topics and digital media.
Georg Hobmeier is holding a talk at AdventureX, London, a gaming conference focusing on narrative gaming.
On November 15 2016 gold extra takes part in the Creative Gaming Festival "Play" in Hamburg and can be seen at two different program points:
The experimental Animation "Ex Terrat" by Reinhold Bidner wins at Budapest Short Film Festival 2016: "Best Experimental". // "Ex Terrat" - Festival List:
Tobias Hammerle created the Videos for the debut performance "Voices of Spring" At the Beethovenfestival. Interviews of the arab spring and historical material was (re)mixed to create a memory as well as a review of the current situation.
Reinhold was invited to Ars Electronica Festival´s Expanded Animation Symposium. He talked about artistic Diversity in the field of Animation. Amongst other Projects he also presented "From Darkness" .
In August, on the streetcorner Rainerstraße - Franz Josef Straße in Salzburg, Reinhold´s Work that was chosen in the context of the "Art Advertising Pillar"-Call can be watched and read.
The current Version of "From Darkness" and also our Game "Sole City" were presented at Radius Festival Vienna on July 23rd.
In this open studio dedicated to writing (visual) artists Doris Prlić and Sonja Prlić will present their web journal: We write, right?
Our Game "Sole City" was presented at the Austrian Games Night 2016 at Museumsquartier Vienna / Electric Avenue.
Sonja Prlić gives a talk concerning artistic experiences in documentary computer games based upon experiences from own works such as From Darnes and Frontiers.
The documentery game SOLE CITY puts yourself in the position of the daily life of a steet trader, who tries to sell shoes in the streets of Tanzania's Capital Daressalaam.
For gold extra´s first Open Studio in 2016 Reinhold Bidner will present some Experiments, that were created last year during his Residency at Cité Internationale des Arts Paris
Confidential documents by the EU Commission, burglaries in India, pplication letters by opera singers from Dubai - how did all of this material reach us? How is it connected? Is it at all connected?
Our computer game is presented at the exhibition "Grenzparcours // Walk the line!" at Mousonturm.
The forum "Art-Activism in Migration Contexts" discussed the relations of art and activism in art projects focusing on the topic of migration.
Side by Side by Fucking Good Art
Sonja Prlic, Karl Zechenter und Tobias Hammerle present several projects by their group "gold extra" at the "Sonophilia Winter Retreat".
gold extra presents the Production-Process of "From Darkness" at Vienna-Game-Dev-Meetup on Jan 12th 2016 at "Das Stockwerk - Coworking Space"
The fifth article in WeWrite - gold extra's web journal for texts by artists is now online: The Deadpan Projectionist by Achim Lengerer
Lilo Nein (Vienna/The Hague) is visual artist, she works with and on performance and its relation to texts and other media.
A game station and background footage from our research journey will be presented at Kunstraum enter, W&K (Art & Science), Salzburg
From 11/08/2015 to 17/04/2016 our computer games Frontiers and From Darkness can be played at the exhibition GLOBALE: Global Games at Medienmuseum ZKM Karlsruhe.
discussion about multi-disciplinary approaches that interconnect art, politics, society and technologies.
Georg Hobmeier presents Totem's Sound at the Radius Festival, Museumsquartier Wien on July, 10th.
The computer game Frontiers which has been awarded several times, will be presented in an exhibition at MAK Vienna wihin the festival Vienna Biennale beginning today.
Our "Local Crisis Machine" and computer games by gold extra will be presented in the exibition Young Art International: Art vs Design in the Open House Oberwart.
Georg Hobmeier presents the computergame / interactive documentary "FROM DARKNESS" at Hafen 2, Offenbach (GER) in within the Festival "Urban Africa"
Sonja Prlic und Reinhold Bidner research in this Open Studio for images of Salzburg, that trace the Forgotten, Magic, Repressed and Sentimental...
Karl and Sonja would like to welcome you for a salon talk in the gold extra Studio about games in the Arts including assorted drinkable examples
The latest text in our web journal "We Write, Right?" is now online: Confessions of an Overworked Artist by Brandon LaBelle
The new text "On the Process of Becoming Silent and Listening" by Esther Venrooy is now online. Esther Venrooy is artist, composer and professor of contemporary music, sound art and performing arts at Ghent School of Fine Arts.
Double Trouble - The Ambiguous Question
And: what do we do? About the responsibility of artists in situations of conflict and war
gold extra at Multiple Memories - Erinnerungskulturen der Migration
Presentation of the current steps of gold extra's new computer game
Georg Hobmeier talks about the development of the game Totem's Sound.
Import/export in the lives of artists and cultural workers
Bureau du Grand Mot visit us at our studio at Künstlerhaus Salzburg.
We are presenting the current state of development of "From Darkness" at the University of Salzburg
Please vote for us til 1st of Octobre!
Opening of the 3-month exhibition and game presentation at the Ethnological Museum in Berlin. Photos by Sebastian Bolesch.
Presentation of Frontiers at the exhibition "Schwinder der Wirklichkeit" at Akademie der Künste, Berlin.
14.9. 2014, 19.00 - Talk at Schmiede Hallein Human Beings, Animals and other Monsters - Talks, Work in Progress Presentation
"Soon" is the story of a "personalized" version of the legendary fuzzBox BigMuff dealing with various obstacles on tour with the Viennese Band M185 in Berlin. "Soon" is a song (and a Video) about coming home soon...  
DOK Niederösterreich/St.Pölten
an event within the frame of: "gold extra visits / zu Gast bei" Discussion of the project Revolting Bodies
Within the frame of Basics Festival gold extra presents „Frankenstein“
gold extra works at the intersections of new technologies, media and socio-political topics.
Karl Zechenter and Sonja Prlic present their work on a new robot-frankenstein-hospital thriller
Researching the possibilities of public physical action in civil unrest and the traditional forms of protest in a 3 day workshop. By Georg Hobmeier with Ioanna Kampylafka and Synes Elischka
2.11. 2013, 5 pm: Presentation of Frontiers at the Deutsches Theater Göttingen (German Theatre Göttingen) within the frame of the festival "Neue "Heimat". Deutsches Theater Göttingen, DT-Keller
Reinhold Bidner presents his latest videos.
23.10.-4.11. 2013: Exhibition of the game Frontiers within the frame of "Die Waffen nieder!" at Mozarteum Salzburg.
Fresh from the production process gold extra makes the first presentation of the prototype level of the new computer game "From Darkness".
July 28, 2013, 7 pm - Vernissage Local Crisis Machine at Schloss Goldegg, Duration of the exhibition: July 28 - August 31, 2013.
Doris Prlic plays the sound performance "I work as" and presents her artistic research project "Artist and...".
Local Crisis Machine will be presented at the Creativity Rules Festival, organized by FH Salzburg.
Jury Award for their work "Impulse" Reinhold Bidner and Georg Hobmeier (& Sound: Juan A. Romero) at the Night of the Light of the Vienna Independent Shorts Film Festival.
Presentation of Local Crisis Machine within the frame of Open Studio
Presentation of Local Crisis Machine at Aktionsradius Vienna
Lecture by Sonja Prlic at the institute for Contemporary Arts & Cultural Production
Enthüllung Local Crisis Machine
Georg Hobmeier presents Frontiers at IMéRa in Marseille within the frame of "L´Économie De La Frontière / The Border Economy"
with Georg Hobmeier and Reinhold Bidner // Bidner and Hobmeier dedicate this evening completely uncritically to their fascination for Scottish gourmet food,,,,
Auf Einladung von Days of Dialogue von AMREF.
Upcoming video screenings by gold extra artist Reinhold Bidner
Topic: Debuts in the Arts
Reinhold Bidner talks about his artistic (and research) experiences.
On Thursday, January 31, Doris Prlic plays her sound performance "I work as" at W139/Amsterdam. Start: 8pm
presentation about Artistic Research
gold extra starts with the first work in progress presentation of the new computer game "From Darkness".
Black Box at BELEF Festival 2011
Theatre for 8 remote controlled Robots.
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