games - theatre - digital art – artistic research
gold extra is a group of artists creating artworks in and in between games, digital art, theatre and visual arts. They are exploring new formats, e.g. in the field of documentary computer games and robot theatre, and are experimenting with games as communication platforms for social and political issues. The idea creates the format - constant research into innovative artistic approaches is a central task for gold extra's artistic work.
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, Sonja Prlić, Karl Zechenter
not-active gold extra members: Martina Aicher, Branimir Bonev, Stefan Eder (DJ Odd), Elke Grothe, Markus Grüner-Musil (Aegyd), Matthias Gugler, Martin Haltrich, Susanna Kammeringer, Horst Köpfelsberger, Tina Kubek, Jürgen Lichtmannegger (eljot), Barbara Musil, Eva Musil, Doris Prlić, Thomas Prlić, Elisabeth Ramp, Karl Schönswetter (MC Azrael), Matthias Sulzberger, Daniela Tauderer, Elisabeth Zechenter, Marco Zinz (DJ Sors).
Jürgen Lichtmannegger, Markus Grüner, Eva Musil, Doris Prlić, and Karl Schönswetter worked in the managing board of gold extra.
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
gold extra Kulturverein
Hellbrunner Str. 3
A 5020 Salzburg