Bill Vorn is a Canadian artist and academic based in Montréal. He has worked on performance, interactive installations, experimental soundtracks, soundtrack scores, and sound editing, creating components for film, video, and various other artistic projects. His works have been shown at major international media art festivals and events
Born in the ancient city of Kyoto (Japan) in 1975, Kohei Nawa studied at the Kyoto City University of Art, and in 1998 moved to London. The symbolic art of Buddhism and Japanese Shintoism are additional Nawa’s influential inspirations that characterise several of his idiosyncratic works.
Matthew Gardiner is an Australian artist and researcher. Since 2011 he has been Senior Research Lead at the prestigious Ars Electronica Futurelab. Gardiner holds a Bachelor of Fine Art Photography at the Victorian College of the Arts,. He is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Newcastle, Australia
Artist and photographer Marie-Jeanne Musiol , through electromagnetic photography, records the aura that surrounds biological bodies. Her latest works of electrophotography explore the significance of magnetic fields as carriers of information and metaphor of the cosmos wrapped in the light corona of the plants
Perte de Signal, based in Montréal, is one of the most creative and dynamic centres supporting local and international artists committed with new technologies; it deals with an eclectic range of media and a wide variety of approaches. Members at Perte de Signal include artists such as: Erin Sexton, Sofian Audry, Pavitra Wickramasinghe, Nicolas Bernier, Robin Dupuis and Maxime Damecour, just to name a few.
Locus Sonus is a France-based research network that mainly focuses on the relationship between sound and space. The Centre’s first inception and early projects date back to 2005
Glaswegian-born Alex Menzies, best known as Alex Smoke, is an eclectic musician and composer who blends different genres and styles. His music production spans from techno to electronica, to a more experimental sound combined with vocals and strings.
An afternoon in Geneva, during the last edition of Mapping Festival (http://www.mappingfestival.com/2013/) I had the opportunity to meet and interview Sougwen Chung, a multidisciplinary artist that during the festival was presenting her new installation Chiaroscuro at the Bâtiment d'art Contemporain (BAC).
The 9th edition of Mapping Festival took place from 2nd to 12th May in different venues around the city of Geneva (CH). I was invited by Ana Ascencio, co-curator of the festival to attend the concluding weekend of Mapping that this year presented a whole schedule filled with live AV performances, installations, workshops, club nights, lectures, round table, and outdoor video projections.
Nicolas Bernier is one of the most interesting and sophisticated artists in the contemporary scenario. His piece frequencies(a) has been recently awarded with the prestigious Golden Nica for the "Digital Musics and Sound Art" section by the Ars Electronica Festiva
Several authors in the past have widely focused on the artistic projects of Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid, an inexhaustible artist whose works have the ‘remix’ as a core concept and primary form of representation. The following article traces Miller’s latest endeavours, in particular his residency at the prestigious Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the forthcoming book project about the terrific production of apps for mobile devices.
Jonah Brucker-Cohen is a researcher, an artist and a writer who, in spite of his youth, has reached unquestionable fame and respect internationally in the field of new media and technologies applied to art. He has recently obtained a Ph d at the Disruptive Design Team of the Networking and Telecommunications Research Group (NTRG) at the prestigious Trinity College in Dublin.
Geert Lovink is one of the most influential cultures of the net worldwide. He is a critic and a theorist, he has been interested for years in texts and essays about the new media and network culture, and among his most recent projects the creation of the Institute of Network Cultures in Amsterdam is worth to be mentioned. This institute works on critical analysis of the Internet, and its aim is to help actively the development and the divulgation of studies and discussions on network topics, even through the organisation of conferences, and publications whose aim is to stimulate dialogue and online sharing.
For about 2 weeks, between last July 3 & 19, the Manchester International Festival commissioned and produced the performance Marina Abramovic presents..., created by the Serbian artists especially for the festival. For the performance, the spaces of Whitworth Gallery in Manchester were completely emptied of all arts pieces, and put at the performance artist's disposal, event almost unique in the contemporary art's world.
Last 6th and 7th of May Montreal's Cinémathque Québécoise has hosted for the third consecutive year the International Marketplace for Digital Arts (IMDA), event organized within Elektra, new media and audiovisual art festival. The International Marketplace for Digital Arts is a meeting for professional networking among those active in the field of production, creation and diffusion of digital arts.
Elektra Festival is one of the most interesting festivals on the international scene dedicated to the avant-garde of experimental art and new media, that has taken place every year since 1999 in Montreal, a Northern American city with a European flavour, creative and lively, most of all when it comes to artistic production and promotion and distribution of art in general.
From the 13 th to 15 th of March Salzburg hosted the fourth edition of the multidisciplinary conference Cybercultures, academic meeting that aims at examining and exploring the diverse implications that derive from the use of information technologies in the field of interpersonal communication
Jan Rohlf is a young artist originally from Tübingen, who from 1994 lives and works in Berlin . Jan in mainly a visual artist, but he is also engaged in various collaborations and cultural projects. Together with Oliver Baurhenn and Remco Schuurbiers, he's co-founder and artistic director of ClubTransmediale - International Festival for Adventurous Music and Related Visual Arts (CTM).