Elevate Festival - Graz, Austria 21 – 26.10.2010
Festival for contemporary music, arts and political discourse
Five nights packed with concerts, live acts, and DJs from all over the world. Five days of lectures, discussions, workshops, installations and performances from (independent) organizations, critical thinkers, activists and artists.
Most events take place in venues carved inside the historic Schlossberg – the hill in the center of Graz.
Elevate’s professed aim is to combine politics with art and music within a special framework. The two areas of politics/education and art/music will be equally emphasized to achieve a mutual revaluation.
In the festival’s music area exciting acts and musical styles far from the mainstream will be presented and with the thought of Elevate as a kind of interface, connections between invited guests and local artists, collectives and institutions will be established.
It is the festival organizers utmost concern to encourage people to develop a more conscious and critical handling of their own perception of media and reality, to motivate participants to realize their own projects and to present new avenues (e.g. through new technologies) by which this can be done.