Lenka Morávková, Journalist, Musician and Academic
Lenka Morávková is a czech journalist, musician and academic, currently based in Barcelona. During her studies of journalism in Prague (VOŠP) in early 00s under the romantishe/soviet moniker KnofLenka, she was exploring experimental electronic music and founded her own journalistic platforms (XeLetronic in Rock&Pop magazine and radio programme Click Da Loop/ What The Fuck).
At the same time, she became interested in the new media scene and she is currently the only journalist covering new media art on a regular basis (interviews with Stelarc, Jeremy Bailey, AGF and coverage of festivals such as Transmediale and Ars Electronica). Her master thesis at the department of Electronic Culture and Semiotics at Charles University/Prague was supported by a grant to accomplish fieldwork about the Breakcore music genre and the influence of Santería magic in the music of Miami-based artist Otto Von Schirach. (Breakcore: Blurring the Lines, 2010). At the moment, she is a PHD candidate at Charles University in the department of Social Anthropology specialising in digital music and art, she is a free-lance journalist for the Czech National Radio 3 and daily newspaper Lidove Noviny, she also cooperates with “overground” magazine Živel and the prestigious culture magazine Respect. As musician and multimedia artist, she has released two albums with her project My Name Is Ann! (www.myspace.com/mniann), completed an artistic residency in Huesca (Spain), toured Germany with a social art project Instant Acts, she is realising videoart performancies, leading various workshops with digital toys and presented her latest experimental documentary/audovisual performance The Glass Run Out Of A Broken Tube at the New Stage of the National Theatre in Prague.