CIVA – Contemporary Immersive Virtual Art

Embodied Structures


Admission to the exhibition and to all CIVA events is free of charge.

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Titled Embodied Structures, Vienna’s media art festival in 2022 devotes itself to the body and its multiple and ever-changing identities. At its main venues Belvedere 21, Stadtkino Wien, and Volkstheater as well as via its digital outlets, the nine-day festival offers a hybrid program of art exhibitions, talks, lectures, workshops, film screenings, and performances.

The exhibition Embodied Structures deals with the concept of the body and its role in recent socio-political and cultural debates. The show forms the centerpiece of a festival lined with diverse outreach programs. Through seven international positions, Embodied Structures proposes a story of glitch, non-binary and prosthetic bodies, avatars, cyborgs, and data bodies. It talks about our willingness to exhibit ourselves online and to even assign concrete values to our data alter egos and how the awareness of our body changes through the phygital – the intertwining of the physical with the digital. It rejects binary structures and instead establishes concepts of gender fluidity or the post-Anthropocene where the body can be a vehicle for new world building and collective consciousness.

Curated by Martina Menegon and Eva Fischer.

Yein Lee (KR/AT), Rejuvenate Body Order Now, 2021
Rebecca Merlic (AT), GLITCHBODIES, 2022
Cristian Anutoiu (AT), COME FEEL MY SKINS, 2022, commissioned by sound:frame/CIVA
Legacy Russell (US), #GLITCHFEMINISM, 2018
Group Laokoon (AT), Made to Measure, 2021
Depart (AT), The Subject Changes, 2022, commissioned by
Keiken (UK), Wisdoms for Love 3.0, 2021


Supported by the City of Vienna.