State of the Art Network 2020–2023


The Forest Laboratory will be a 1-2 week production workshop at the RIXC Fields residency, which is a space for artistic, scientific, and speculative experimentation with the “greenhouse effect”, investigating and modeling the impacts of climate change on the future ecosystems.

RIXC is the center for new media culture, art gallery and artist collective, that initiates projects in intersection of art, science and emerging technologies. RIXC's activities include: running an art gallery, production of artworks and innovative art, science and technology projects, organising of the annual RIXC Art Science festival, exhibitions, publishing of Acoustic Space journal series. RIXC uses events and publications to introduce novelty themes, such as renewable energy (2009), techno-ecologies (2011), art of resilience (2012), fields – contextual seedbeds for social changes (2014), renewable futures (2015) and open fields (2016). RIXC also is a key founder of Liepaja University's Art Research Lab & New Media Art education program. RIXC has extensive experience in network building locally and internationally, and currently is developing Renewable Network – for Baltic-Nordic and Europan cooperation.

Rasa Smite and Raitis Smits are artists and researchers working in intersection of art, science and emerging technologies since the mid-90s. They are key founders of RIXC Center for New Media Culture in Riga, curators of RIXC Gallery, organisers of RIXC Art and Science festival, and chief editors of Acoustic Space, peer-reviewed journal & book series.

Website of The Forest project :
RIXC's website :
Rasa Smite & Raitis Smits website :

The image caption for attached image : Rasa Smite, Raitis Smits. Talk to Me. Online Human-plant communication interface. Forest Garden Greenhouse Concert during the Ars Electronica Festival 2020 Garden Program, photo by Didzis Grodzs.