DIAS - digital art in public space
A K Dolven (no)
In her practice A K Dolven (born 1953 in Oslo, Norway) employs a wide range of artistic materials which span the breadth from huge, solid, timeworn rocks to intangibly immaterial “soft” forms of expression such as ambient sound, the human voice, light, movement, and the energies triggered by the activation of the collective human spirit. With this great diversity of thoughts and materialsA K Dolven’s art arrives at addressing a set of universally relevant issues. While being instantly accessible, her work manages to tackle complex ideas which are currently being discussed in the fields of philosophy, literature, sociology, the cognitive sciences and perceptual studies.
Albert Merino (es)
Albert Merino (born in Barcelona 1979) is a videoartist. He graduated in Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona and the Kunsthochshule Berlin Weißensee. He lived in the cities of Barcelona, Berlin and Paris where he produced a series of video works portraying different aspects of the city and developing a broad imaginary, using the video as a tool to intervene on the ordinariness and to materialize imaginary scenes or Utopias. Merino's work also covers different video collaborations with plastic artists or theatre groups such as Fluchtkunst for the set designer Joachim Dam, the “Fura dels Baus” or the performer Empara Roselló. His work has been exhibited across several international festivals and his work is part of private art collections in several countries.
Anders Bojen (dk)
Anders Bojen as an artist has an interdisciplinary and experimental approach, and an interest in how the relationship between the virtual and mathematical world of the computer and the physical world of man opens up new opportunities for art. Computer language in the form of code and algorithms is a material, that can be modified with an artistic intention and result in new aesthetic experiences and tools.
About the artist duo Anders Bojen & Kristoffer Ørum:
Anders Bojen & Kristoffer Ørum is an artist duo creating pieces that challenges the world as we know it. They often use a pseudo-scientific approach where they attempt to transform existing terms into something else and thus providing new ways of seeing the world. In their works, information and materials from popular culture mix with scientific literature and things collected online. These materials give inspiration to pieces often based on narratives and underlying structures.
Andri William (ri)
Andri William (f:1968) is born in Jakarta, Indonesia. He graduated from the art Academy Insititut Seni Indonesia Yogyakarta. He mostly works with photography, video and performance. Alongside his art, he works with commercial video production and sells local wine.
Andri has a spiritual approach to art, and works in the intersection between faith and technology. Andri is a member of ‘Ruang MES 56’, an art collective based in Yogyakarta which focuses on building awareness and visual literacy, especially through exhibitions, workshops and residencies. One of the founders of ‘Ruang MES 56’ Wimo Ambala Bayang, is also represented in the exhibition.
Aram Bartholl (de)
Aram Bartholl’s work creates an interplay between internet, culture and reality. The versatile communication channels are taken for granted these days, but how do they influence us? According to the paradigm change of media research, Bartholl not just asks, what man is doing with the media, but what media does with man. Aram Bartholl is a member of the Internet based artist group Free, Art & Technology Lab – F.A.T. Lab. Net politics, the DIY movement and the Internet development in general do play an important role in his work. Beside numerous lectures, workshops and performances he exhibited at MoMA, Museum of Modern Art NY, The Pace Gallery NY and [DAM] Berlin. Aram Bartholl lives and works in Berlin.
Ayaka Okutsu (jp)
Ayaka Okutsu (born 1982 in Yamaguchi, Japan) lives and works in Berlin. She received Meisterschülerin at Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main, Germany with Mark Leckey and Bonnie Camplin in 2010. Received BA (HON) Sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art in Edinburgh, UK in 2006. She also made a short visit to Estonian Art Academy in Tallin, Estonia and studied with performance artist Jaan Toomik for 3 months in 2004.
Recent activities: Artist in Residency at Atelier Hotel Pro Forma, Copenhagen in 2014. Schawawarma at Ballhaus Ost, Berlin in 2013. Snack Hatoba in Berlin from 2011 to 2013.
- DIAS Lab: Too Unstable
Bianca Stich (de)
Bianca was born 1977 in Germany and grew up in the United States of America. She recived an Associates of Arts Degree from the University of Maryland in 1998 and a Diploma in Visual Communication from the Offenbach Academy of Art and Design in 2009. She currently lives and works in Frankfurt, Germany.
Brian Kure (dk)
Cameline Bolbroe (dk)
For several years Cameline Bolbroe has been a private contractor in the intersection between liberal arts and architecture. Here she has engaged in collaborations with a broad variety of architectural professionals and artists both in industry and within arts practice. As the initiator of the cross-disciplinary collaboration BlankBanquet she developed performance installations and urban interventions with professionals spanning the fields of video art, musical composition, performance, art history, computer science and architecture.
Cameline has a trans-disciplinary educational background in architectural design from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture and in digital aesthetics from The IT University of Copenhagen. Currently Cameline Bolbroe works at the IT University of Copenhagen where she is a Ph.D. Fellow in the Adaptive Environments Research Group. Here she conducts explorative practice-based research in adaptive architecture and teaches in digital aesthetics. Typically her research revolves around the making of full-scale prototypes orchestrated both as design development tools and experiential environments.
Chris Sugrue (us)
Chris Sugrue works in the field of interactive installations, audio-visual performances and experimental interfaces. Her works experiment with technology in playful and curious ways and investigate topics such as artificial life, eye-tracking and optical illusions. Sugrue holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Design and Technology from Parsons School of Design and has taught numerous workshops on visual and creative programming.
Christian Hansen (dk)
Christian Hansen has studied visual art, performance, installation, video and audio, and graduated Master of the Fine Arts from Piet Zwart Instituttet i Rotterdam juli 2014. Prior to that, he studied at Valand Academy in Göteborg (2008 – 2010), Concordia University, Montreal, Canada (2010 – 2011), and at Syracuse University, New York, USA (2011-2012). His work centers around understanding the connection between space and time and physical material. A field which, inspired by archaeology and anthropology, suggests a direct reading of our surroundings – architecture, infrastructure and nature.
Ciprian Muresan (ro)
Ciprian Muresan (born 1977) lives and works in Cluj, Romania. He graduated Academy of Fine Arts, Cluj-Napoca in 2000. Muresan works within a variety of media. Besides video and photography, his artistic practice covers drawing, objects and books. In his works he explores, salvages and re-contextualizes historical, social and cultural references in order to unfold the complexity of everyday life and the conditions of viewing history. Muresan has participated in a large number of international exhibitions in venues such as: Tate Modern, London – New Museum, New York – ARKEN, Ishøj, Denmark – Museum of Modern Art Warsaw, Poland – Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada – Centre d’art contemporaine, Geneva and 1’st Athens Biennale.
Cristina Picchi (it)
Cristina Picchi (born in Lucca, 1981) is an award winning Italian filmmaker, artist and writer based in London. Her films have been screened in festivals and galleries worldwide.Her written work includes short stories and contributions to award-winning books. She holds a degree and an MA in European Literature from the University of Pisa and and a master’s degree in Screen Documentary from Goldsmiths University.
Picchi’s filmography: Zima (Experimental documentary, 11:30 min, RUS/FR, 2013), Eyes On The Ground (Documentary, 3:22, UK, 2012), Under Your Skin (Experimental documentary, 8:00 min, UK, 2011), Fragments of a Dream (Student graduation documentary, 25:00, UK/IT, 2011) and The Disassociated (Documentary, 33:00, IT, 2011).
Daniel C. Howe (us)
Daniel C. Howe is an artist, researcher, and critical technologist whose work focuses on networks, language, and politics, and on the social and political implications of computational technologies. He has a Ph.D. in computer science and an MFA in interactive media and digital literature. He divides his time between New York and Hong Kong, where he teaches at the School of Creative Media.
Daniel Cermak-Sassenrath (de)
Daniel Cermak-Sassenrath is an assistant Professor in the Computer Games and Interaction Design (CGID) group at the ITU, Copenhagen. Previously, he was Lecturer and Programme Leader for Creative Technologies at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. Daniel writes, composes, codes, reviews, builds and plays. He has experience in exploratory teaching, supervising student projects and studio-based work, and has been teaching courses on computer games, tangible interaction, and media theory. More info is available at www.dace.de.
Daniel is interested in the interaction between people, and in the interaction between people and machines/technical systems/non-technical systems – participation, engagement. He is in the process of editing a book on the playful subversion of technoculture (subtitle: Playing the System) in which play is seen as a natural way of approaching, (mis)using and appropriating digital media. This includes criminal as well as educational and artistic approaches and practices.
Daniel’s own practice could probably called ‘interaction art’. His current projects include works on semiotics (Jeu de Code), whole-body interaction (Shadow Showdown), meaning within games (Makin’ Cake), the filter in digital media (Filtering the W*), Dada (PoliShot) and a critique of AI (Box Me Dumb Human). In his work, Daniel attempts to develop a phenomenological/constructivist approach which connects making, hacking, creating, experimentation, exploration and education. Based on the concept of the (artistic or rather architectural) studio, he bridges and mixes the topics, questions and approaches of art, science and media. This leads him (back) towards play; not as a method but as an attitude and perspective.
David Byrne (us)
David Byrne (born 1952) is a founding member and principal songwriter of the American new wave band Talking Heads, which was active between 1975 and 1991. Since then, Byrne has released his own solo recordings and worked with various media including film, photography, opera, and non-fiction.
Emilie Oksholt (dk)
Emilie Oksholt (born 1983) lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her practice includes both (interactive) sound and light installations, videos and animation. The works often investigate our condition as human beings. Both in our relation to others, but also as individuals with an inner life of dreams, fears, desires and obsessions.
Oksholt graduated holds a MA in Digital Design from the IT University of Copenhagen. Her thesis investigated how to make experimental communication installations for the Botanical Garden in Copenhagen. Apart from this she holds a bachelor degree in Art History from the University of Copenhagen. Along with her studies she has been engaged in work and projects around sound and radio production, as well as with interactive media technology.
Fred Sapey-Triomphe (f)
Fred Sapey-Triomphe is a visual artist who lives and works in Paris. Trained at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris and the Ecole Boulle, Fred SapeyTriomphe produces digital art installations, using light as raw material. Working with video and photography for many years, he cultivates references to Op Art, Kinetic Art and Manga, while wielding technology to create an immediate visual experience.
He has exhibited in several galleries, festivals and public sites in France and abroad, most recently at the Condition Publique in Roubaix for «Lille 3000» in 2012, on the occasion of Nuit Blanche in 2012 and WHARF, Contemporary Art Center in Normandy for «Impressionist Normandy» in 2013. In 2014, he exhibited Pingpongscreen at Pompidou-Metz, and presented his light installation ElectroRobot at Bercy Village this year. In October 2014, Le Vendôme Luxury Art commissioned him to illuminate Le Meurice and the Hotel d’Evreux, Place Vendome, during Fashion Week. In 2015, he installed a huge light ceiling above the Gare de Mons Belgium, as part of Mons 2015. He also created a light installation for the jeweler Lorenz Bäumer, Place Vendôme Paris.
Gabriela Vanga (ro)
Gabriela Vanga (born 1977, Romania) lives and works in Paris. Vanga’s multi-disciplinary practice includes photography, video, painting, performance and installation – the media is chosen in order to fulfill the conceptual demands of a given work. Often Vanga’s work is aiming at unfolding our perception and understanding of perception of identity, fact and fiction. At the core of her work is a wish to challenges us and to make us reconsider and rethink, what we believe to be true, and what we know to be real. Among other venues Gabriela Vanga’s list of exhibition include: Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel – Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, Schweiz – David Nolan Gallery, New York – Palais de Tokyo, Paris – IBCA International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Prague – Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Germany – National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Bucharest, Romania.
Helen Nissenbaum (us)
Helen Nissenbaum is professor of Media, Culture and Communication and Computer Science at New York University, best known for her work on privacy, trust, and security in the online world. Her context-based approach to privacy has been influential in the United States government's thinking about privacy issues.
Jacob Remin (dk)
Jacob Remins (født 1977) praksis kan ses som en kritisk og poetisk meditation omkring teknologi som materiale, manifesteret som fysiske værker i mødet mellem lys, rum, komposition og interaktion. Jacob Remins udgangspunkt er teknologien som norm: det moderne menneske er afhængig af, penetreret af og baseret på teknologi i en sådan grad, at vi ikke længere ligger mærke til det. Objekter som lysstofrør, jernbanesveller, saltkrystaller og fax maskiner skilles, sidestilles, omplaceres og formes på ny. materialiteter afsøges, og nye logikker og forbindelser opstår.
Jacob Tækker (dk)
Jacob Tækker (born 1977) is working in the field of video and media based art. His artistic background is based on performance video, and this is still an important focal point of his artistic practice. He always take the part as the protagonists being in front and behind of the camera, and sometimes ”plays” charters quit close to himself, sometimes fictional archetype charters like: a spaceman, a caveman or an angry heavy‐musician to name a few. His work has a wide range of scale and size. The main interest in his work is, the artist’s role in the genesis of the piece, the emotionality and the balance of power in the interaction between artist, artwork and the viewer.
Jan Brand (de)
Jan Brand was born in Frankfurt, Germany 1975. In 2009, he successfully completed his university studies at HfG Offenbach where he received a Liberal Arts diploma in Visual communications. He occupies himself media reflexive with the narration between film and photography. Situation-related actions, social arrangements and perceptual processes fascinate the artist. He residents and works in Frankfurt.
Jens Kull (me)
Jens Kull was born in Basel, Switzerland in 1975. After attending University of Basel (Ethnology and Philosophy), he moved to Mexico City where he studied Photography, Visual Effects and Video Compositing. He then developed his own unique methods for the observation of people and urban spaces. With sequenced photography, video composition and video installation Jens Kull interweaves current technology with a variety of media, with the objective to unfold unique angles of realities and possibilities, shifting within time and space.
Private and public contemporary art collections such as Colección FEMSA, Colección Jumex and Colección José Pinto have purchased his works.
In 2004 he received the INTERNATIONALER/MEDIEN/KUNST/PREIS in Karlsruhe (ZKM), and his work was purchased by the Monterrey Biennale FEMSA in 2007. His creations and devices have been exhibited in Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, France, Czech Republic, Spain, Italy, Russia, Chile, Brazil, U.S.A. and Mexico.
Jesper Carlsen (dk)
Jesper Carlsen (born 1977 in Aarhus, Denmark) lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. Before his admission to Funen Art Academy i 2001 he worked as an electronics mechanic. Since 2004 Carlsen has exhibited internationally in both group and solo exhibitions/shows. His work, centered around animation, often acts as an activation of the surrounding space. Many of his works have the human perceptual limitation as the key component, and his work often appears minimal in its investigation of how the mind works.
Kassandra Wellendorf (dk)
Kassandra Wellendorf (born 1965 in Copenhagen, Denmark) has produced films and video art since the nineties and has participated in a large number of international festivals. She has exhibited interactive video installations at the National Museum of Denmark, Kunstmuseum Magdeburg (de), SNYK Skive Ny Kunstmuseum (dk), Museum of Contemporary Art (dk). During the last 5 years she has mainly specialized in interactive media art and performance. Wellendorf holds a B.A. in Film and Media Studies and a M.A. in Visual Culture from University of Copenhagen – and is a teaching assistant professor at Department of Arts and Cultural Studies.
Kristoffer Akselbo (dk)
Kristoffer Akselbo holds a MFA from The Royal Danish Academy Of Fine Arts. His work is a negotiation and exchange between the nature of a piece and the space it is received in, as well as how it plays in to an exhibition or the context it is presented in. He often uses existing material and tries to enrich it with his own, usually narrative, ideas. Kristoffer Akselbo has exhibited at Aspen Art Museum and Kunstmuseum Bonn, YouTube and Toves among others.
Kristoffer Ørum (dk)
Kristoffer Ørum is an interdisciplinary artist and educator. His goal is to explore the complexity and narrations of the everyday through lectures, internet projects, exhibitions, interventions and education. Through deliberate misunderstandings and misinterpretation of these narratives, Ørum challenges the existing systems of knowledge and technology.
About the artist duo Anders Bojen & Kristoffer Ørum:
Anders Bojen & Kristoffer Ørum is an artist duo creating pieces, which challenges the world as we know it. They often use a pseudo-scientific approach where they attempt to transform existing terms into something else thus providing new ways of seeing the world. In their works information and materials from popular culture mix with scientific literature and things collected online. These materials give inspiration to pieces often based on narratives and underlying structures.
Lars Arrhenius (se)
Lars Arrhenius (born 1966) is an artist based in Stockholm. His serial, graphic installations and animations merge a diagrammatic narrative with a social narrative. Arrhenius often uses pictographs, the kind of stereotypical figures and universal symbols seen on public information signs. A direct use of media, and a judicious blend of austerity and irony are typical of his work.
By using impersonal, urban symbols to mirror our usually unexamined habits, Arrhenius draws attention to the fact that the world goes on, whether we participate in it or not. Following the logic of games or hypertext, some pieces offer multiple paths and outcomes depending on what chain of events one follows. Arrhenius focuses on the endless activities of urban life and offers a sociological view of the complexity and repetition of human behavior. Often Arrhenius’ work exudes of understated humor – and in several of his works Arrhenius investigates the tragi-comic elements in the world around him. Lars Arrhenius is represented in several museums worldwide – e.g. in Moderna Museet, Stockholm Sweden – ARKEN, Ishøj, Denmark- Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Holland – West Collection, Philadelphia, USA – Stitching Koninklijke Bijenkorf Beheer, Holland – Stuttgart Kunstmuseum, Germany.
Marnix de Nijs (nl)
Marnix de Nijs is a Dutch installation artist. As a pioneer of Dutch media art since the mid-90s, de Nijs makes use of high-concept mechanics, software and ever-evolving technologies to create interactive artworks that play with the viewer’s perception of image, sound and movement.
De Nijs’ work explores how contemporary technological culture acts upon our senses and continuously shapes our modes of perception. Recent installation work focuses on cultural phenomena – and cultural anomalies – induced by rapid technological evolution. Central to his work is the idea that technology acts as a driving force behind cultural change, capable of generating new experiences where societal habits and communication are rethought. His work thrives on the creative possibilities offered by new media, while critically examining their impact on contemporary society and human perception.
Mikkel Meyer (dk)
Mikkel Meyer is a Danish laptop musician and sound artist, born in 1977. For more than a decade, he has produced experimental sound pieces for London-based Resonance FM and Danish Broadcasting Corporation. Meyer’s experience with the non-conforming genre is quite substantial, and he operates somewhere in between music and sound art, using abstract notions like time and Space.
Mircea Cantor (ro)
Born 1977 in Romania. Mircea Cantor grew up in Eastern Europe during the Communist era, and he frequently draws on his own memory to explore the realities of power and the disintegration of cultural boundaries. He often positions himself at the crossroads between worlds, acting as an observer of societies and cultures and encouraging comparisons between differing attitudes and beliefs. The use of a simple and direct language, strongly poetic and evocative, composed of a glossary of essentialist images such as bread, maize, fingerprints, DNA helix, offers layered levels of perception.
Mircea Cantor’s list of exhibitions is extensive and covers solo shows in venues such as the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucarest, Romania, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France – Museum of Moving Image, New York, USA and MACRO, Rome, Italy.
Mogens Jacobsen (dk)
Mogens Jacobsen (born 1959 in Rome, Italy) is a Danish artist who since the beginning of 1990ties has worked with electronic art. He was the co-founder of Artnode (artnode.org) in 1995, the first Danish artist group with a focus on the Internet. After working as a Danish pioneer with net art, he has since 2001 left the screen and the personal computer behind as a form of expression, and now mostly works with artifacts, objects and installations with electronic and algorithmic components. Often electronic data and network connectivity as key elements.
Mushon Zer-Aviv (is)
Mushon Zer-Aviv is a designer, an educator and a media activist based in Tel Aviv & NY. His work and writing explores the boundaries of interface and the biases of techno-culture as they are redrawn through politics, design and networks. Among Mushon’s collaborations, he is the CO-founder of Shual.com – a foxy design studio; YouAreNotHere.org – a tour of Gaza through the streets of Tel Aviv; Kriegspiel – a computer game version of the Situationist Game of War; the Turing Normalizing Machine – exploring algorithmic prejudice; Alef – the open source multi-script font; the Collaborative-Futures.org collaboratively authored book; and multiple government transparency and civic participation initiatives with the Public Knowledge Workshop; Mushon also designed the map for Waze.com. Mushon is an alumni of Eyebeam – an art and technology center in New York. He teaches digital media as a senior faculty member at Shenkar School of Engineering and Design. Previously he taught new media research at NYU and Open Source design at Parsons the New School of Design and in Bezalel Academy of Art & Design. Read him at Mushon.com and follow him at @mushon.
Oskar Koliander (dk)
Oskar Jakobsen works with the art between science and speculation: he creates art that takes its origins in our familiar world but grows into the unknown future. His works often examine our current life in a globalized and technological world and how new changes in technology, politics, climate and economy affect us. Jakobsen holds a MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art in London and an MFA in Visual Arts from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen.
Osman Khan (us)
Osman Khan is an artist interested in constructing works and experiences, which is about social criticism and aesthetic expression. His work plays with the materiality behind themes as identity, communication, economics and public space through participatory and performative installations and site-specific grip. Khan was born in Pakistan and grew up in New York. He has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University in New York, USA in 1995. He has been Creative Director for Elliance, a web company until 2002. He completed his MFA at UCLAs Department of Design | Media Arts in 2004. He was assigned to the faculty of the School of Art & Design, University of Michigan as Assistant Professor in the fall of 2009, and his focus was on computer and kinetic media. He was previously Visiting Assistant Professor at the School of Art, Carnegie Mellon University. His works have been shown to include Shanghai Biennale, China, Ars Electronica Center, Linz, Austria, Socrates Sculpture Park, NYC, and several other places in the world and the United States.
Patrick Bergeron (born 1967) holds a bachelor degree in physics engineering and a master degree in aerospace in Montreal. Music was his hobby and he also had a strong interest for animation and filmmaking. At the end of his master degree, he decide to get closer to his interests. He became a computer technical support at the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). He has been working with experienced technical people and renowned animation film directors. The NFB has been his film school and the place where he learned using professional creative software. He gradually evolved as a digital compositing artist.
Peter Fischli and David Weiss (ch)
Peter Fischli (born 1952) and David Weiss (1946-2012), Swiss artist duo working in the field of video, installation, photograph and sculpture. They worked together from 1979 until Weiss passed away in 2012. A key element in their oeuvre is keen interest turning reality (or what we think of as reality) into a workshop of experimentation.
In over 30 years of activity, they have had solo exhibitions in museums and cultural institutions around the world, including Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid, Tate Modern in London, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam, San Francisco Museum of Contemporary Art, Serpentine Gallery in London (1996), and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. The two artists contributed to the realization of the Swiss pavilion at Expo 1992 in Seville, and have been featured in many group shows in venues such as Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, Centre Pompidou in Paris, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.
Pipilotti Rist (ch)
Pipilotti Rist (born 1962 in Grabs, Switzerland) is a media artist. On the international art scene Rist is known for her visually intense video works and multimedia installations. Often the subject of her work explores female sexuality and media culture in a playful and provocative mix of fantasy and the everyday. Other central aspects in her works derives from television-culture, advertising and from the history of feminist (video) art. During the years Rist has created a body of work in which she explores the intersection of sexuality, technology, and pop culture.
Pipilotti Rist’s list of solo exhibitions is extensive – the following could be mentioned: Museum of Modern Art, New York – ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum – San Francisco Museum of Modern Art – Kiasma Museum for Contemporary Art, Helsinki – Museum Ludwig, Cologne – Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. The list of international group exhibitions covers venues such as: Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin – New Museum, New York – Centre Pompidou, Paris – Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam – Guggenheim Museum SoHo, New York – P.S.1 Center for Contemporary Art, New York – Kunsthaus Zurich and Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao.
Rolf Steensig (born 1974 in Aarhus, Denmark). In his own words: “On a day-to-day basis I work and sweat as a writer. I graduated from the School of Authors, Denmark. Half Irishman. Raised in Aarhus. Living in Copenhagen on the thirteenth year. Have a 9 year old son. I’ve been working as ventilator for respiratory patients. As an artist, I have published the poetry collection Mirrors and Smoke with illustrations by Henrik Drescher and participated in the exhibition of No Place to Hide in SNYK Skive Ny Kunstmuseum. I have a thread of silver in my spine, balls of gold and a diamond in my brain.”
Ryn Wilson (us)
Ryn Wilson is a photography and video artist currently living and working in New Orleans. She grew up in the Mid West and received her BFA from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She spent time studying in Thailand, China and Germany and worked as a photographer and artist’s assistant in Tokyo and Shanghai. She has exhibited in Tokyo, Shanghai, Hamburg, Innsbruck, Oslo, San Francisco, Austin, Milwaukee and New Orleans. Ryn received her MFA from the University of New Orleans in May, 2013 and is a member of the New Orleans artist collective and gallery, The Front.
Sidse Carstens (dk)
Sidse Carstens (born 1971) lives and works as a visual artist in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her works are focused around themes of displacement and transformation. Through video, print and collage, she examines what might be called the transitions and the differences between the inner and the outer, between the real and the imagined. Where do the individual’s so-called reality stop and the common cultural consciousness begin?
She is educated as an Animation Director from The National Film School of Denmark. She has shown her work extensively on the Danish as well as the international art scene, with shows at galleries and museums such as Centre Pompidou and Palais Tokyo in Paris, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, and ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum.
Søren Thilo Funder (dk)
Søren Thilo Funder’s works are formal investigations of the power relations of modern day society. Through the use of conceptual visual strategies, cinematic narratives and mise en scène, the works aim to expose the precariousness of contemporary society using fiction to generate new potential spaces for political contemplations and counter-memory.
Søren Thilo Funder has an MA from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and The School of Art and Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has been an artist-in-residence at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, SOMA in Mexico City, Townhouse Gallery in Cairo, Frankfurter Kunstverein in Frankfurt and Platform Garanti in Istanbul. He was represented at the 19th Biennale of Sydney, 1st Copenhagen Art Festival, eva International Biennial of Visual Art – “After The Future”, 12th Istanbul Biennial, 2nd International Moscow Biennial for Young Art, Manifesta 8 – Parallel Events and 6th International Liverpool Biennial.
Stina Hasse (dk)
Stina Hasse is based in Copenhagen. She has presented her projects and given talks at places such as BEAM festival (UK), Sound Through Barriers (US) and LAK festival (DK), and published articles in journals such as Body, Space & Technology Journal, and Cultural Analysis.
Studerende fra IT Universitetet
-Anne Mette Jensen, Hans Peter Auken Beck, Nina Rask, Sebastian Hølt Bak, Heidi Mønnike Jørgensen, Irina Korkina Strømskov, Lisbeth Juhl Pedersen, Jette Forstholm, Louise Jensen, Nina Mørch Pedersen, Morten Winther, Liselotte Gellert, Margret Unnur Ploder, Rine Rodin, Mathilde Lykke Nielsen, Tilde Rønne-Christensen, Michelle Czajkowksi Aakerberg, Olivia Skjerk Frankel & Pia Labarrera Mønsted.
In collaboration with DIAS students from the IT University of Copenhagen have created works for the digital art gallery at Vallensbæk Station. Through cooperation DIAS want to give the young talents an opportunity to produce results in real life, while developing the digital art scene. The works are also included in the students’ graduation projects.
Sune Petersen (dk)
Sune Petersen (født 1974) har siden 1997 arbejdet med en kreativ tilgang til teknologien. I sin kunstneriske praksis arbejder Sune primært med generativ videoperformance og performative installationer. Hans uddannelsesbaggrund i både datalogi og fysik sætter sit præg på værkerne, der ofte består af komplekse lysprojektioner i kombination med flere lydkanaler. Sunes indsigt i samspillet mellem kunst og teknologi har bragt ham i front inden for feltet, og han har undervist på både internationale og nationale institutioner, herunder en længere periode på Aalborg Universitet. Sune har stiftet det audiovisuelle label Uhrlaut, som med udgangspunkt i et bredt spektrum af audiovisuelle formater udgiver eksperimenterede musik og videokunst
SUPERFLEX er en kunstnergruppe grundlagt i 1993 af Jakob Fenger (f. Roskilde, 1968), Rasmus Nielsen (f. Hjørring, 1969), og Bjørnstjerne Reuter Christiansen (f. København, 1969). SUPERFLEX beskriver deres projekter som værktøj(er). Et værktøj er en model eller forslag, der aktivt kan anvendes, og yderligere udnyttes og ændres af brugeren. Kernen i alle deres værker er en direkte intervention i det virkelige samfund. Værkerne typisk initieret og rodfæstet i sociale, økonomiske og politiske magtstrukturer, som er placeret uden for kunstinstitutionen rammer – derfor er værkerne ofte ikke anerkendes som kunst i traditionel forstand. SUPERFLEX har udstillet deres værktøjer over hele verden. SUPERFLEX is an artists’ group founded in 1993 by Jakob Fenger (b. Roskilde, 1968), Rasmus Nielsen (b. Hjørring, 1969), and Bjørnstjerne Reuter Christiansen (b. Copenhagen, 1969). SUPERFLEX describe their projects as Tools. A tool is a model or proposal that can actively be used and further utilized and modified by the user. At the core of all their works is a direct intervention in real society. The works are typically initiated and rooted in social, economic and political power structures, which are located outside of the art institution’s framework – therefore the works are often not recognized as art in a traditional sense. SUPERFLEX has exhibited their tools worldwide.
Tessa Garland (uk)
Tessa Garland is a moving image artist and curator based in London. She is originally trained as a sculptor, but her work has for many years been preoccupied with the moving image. Several of her works unfold as journeys – or travels through and/or into an idea, a place, a landscape. Sound is vital to the work and once meshed with the imagery form atmospheric, often dreamlike work that is reminiscent of a memory or a premonition.
Among other venues Garland has shown her work at ICA, London, UK – Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK – Queens Museum of Art, New York, USA – MACVAL Contemporary Art Museum, Paris, France and the Australian Center for Moving Image, Melbourne, Australia.
The Office For Creative Research (int)
The Office for Creative Research is a multidisciplinary research group exploring new modes of engagement with data, through unique practices that borrow from both the arts and sciences. OCR clients are research partners, helping to pose, refine and ultimately solve difficult problems with data.
We are reshaping the relationship between client and designer, client and technologist, client and data scientist.
Technology is an uncomfortable partner in research practices, driving discussions to questions of existing capabilities. OCR is creating a new approach to solving problems with technology – asking not just what could be but what should be.
Daniel Andersen (de), Stina Hasse (dk) and Marie Friis Forchhammer (dk)-
ViDuo is an art collective creating and collecting great stuff from and to the world of virtuality, spirituality, superiority and everything in between.
Wayne Siegel (us)
Wayne Siegel (born 1953 in Los Angeles, USA) has written music in many genres ranging from electronic music to orchestral works, from chamber music to a full-length science fiction opera. Leading international artists, including the Kronos Quartet, Singcircle, Safri Duo and Harry Sparnaay, have commissioned works from him. His music has been performed widely throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia. Many of his works fall between genres, combining diverse cultural elements and compositional techniques, encompassing influences from folk music, rock and minimalism.