The central task of esc medien kunst labor is the production of art. The main focus is on the close observation and seismographic recording of artistic processes that investigate and deal with socio-political developments (information and biotechnologies, socio-economic systems) and new technologies (hardware and software). The artistic activities are determined by the fact that art is understood as a subsystem of societal and social reality; the media-specific aspect is derived from the designation of this reality by "new" cultural technologies ["new media"].
The esc mkl is programmatically oriented towards the interests of artists as well as current research projects of scientists and theorists. The idea of networking finds expression in the continuous exchange with international artist collectives and the participation in international joint projects.