Agnieszka is a curator and producer of international cultural and artistic events. She graduated in German Language and Literature from the Wrocław University (1992). Since 1995 she was working as author and producer of various television productions dedicated to art and culture and has also collaborated on freelance basis with public and private broadcasters in Poland.
In 2001-2003 she served as curator and cordinator of the official presentation of Polish culture - the Polish Year in Austria, a project that she conducted under collaboration with major Austrian and Polish institutions of art and culture. Since 1994 she has collaborated closely with the WRO Foundation as the member of curatorial board of the WRO International Biennale for Media Art and production manager of various events carried out by WRO. In 2007 she coordinated and co-curated the Prix Visionica International Festival for Creative Television, taking place in program partnership with ARTE an the Russian RTR Kultura Channel and organized by the public broadcaster TVP S.A. and the Municipality of Wroclaw. Since 2007 she works for the WRO Art Center as the project manager and curator on the variety of projects.
She is also in charge of international relations as well as the educational activities taking place at WRO. Since 2009 she is the member of the Art Council of the Lower Silesian Fine Arts Association Zacheta, and in 2010 she was the member of the international jury of the European Media Arts Festival (Osnabrück).
Alessandro Perini was born in 1983 in Italy. He studied Composition, Electronic Music and Science of Musical Communication in Italy and Sweden.
As a media artist he founded in 2004 Gruppo Làbun, an award-winning trio interested in research in the field of contemporary art, multimedia and interaction. Installations and performances by Gruppo Làbun have been shown in Italy and abroad, and have been awarded prizes at Mantova Musica Festival (2005), Biennale of Young Artists (Imperia 2006), Digital Art Awards (Tokyo, 2006) and GTC Pisa (Italy, 2009).
His piece "Lùmina", for five instruments, reached the finals at the International Composition Competition "...a Camillo Togni" (Brescia, 2006) and was broadcasted by the Italian Radio (RAI - Radio3). He won the third prize at the composition competition "Oliviero Fusi" (Bulciago, Italy 2009) with "Divinità di una città invisibile". In 2010 he recived a commission from Biennale di Venezia for a new work for string ensemble.
His videos and installations have been exhibited or screened in festivals worldwide, and broadcasted by Al Gore's Current TV. He started teaching in 2000 and still teaches music, digital audio / video and interactive systems.
Artkillart is a label based in Paris / Brussels / Berlin, created in 2007. Its purpose is to promote processual artistic creation, exploring the technical limitations of the traditional physical media (e.g. vinyls, tapes, CDs, DVDs, ...), in reaction to dematerialization of the music industry. The label invites artists to engage one of these vanishing media, to create a personal, complex and conceptual object.
On Sonica they will present the following artists/collectives:
- Art Of Failure
- Repulsive Society
- Yann Leguay
- Michaël Sellam
- Entartete Elektronische
- Stéphane Degoutin, Marika Dermineur, Gwenola Wagon
Art Of Failure is a duo of the French artists Nicolas Maigret and Nicolas Montgermont. Their work is fueled by avant-gardes movements and artistic and scientific experiments. They operate shiftings or transpositions of geologic data towards the vinyl release or from the medical computing towards the live performances - from a concept to the plastic field. These diversions highlight problems and aesthetics peculiar to contemporary technologies. Their work is presented under various forms: performances, installations, on-line projects or editions.
Part of the label ARTKILLART
Stéphane lives and works in Paris. Author of Prisonniers volontaires du rêve américain (Voluntary prisoners of the American Dream), Lost in Créteil, gated-communities.org, Nogoland. Co-author of Googlehouseavec Marika Dermineur.
Marika works on the questions related to the Netart. More information at www.marika.incident.net
Gwenola works as an artist and researcher in the field of video and its relations with new technologies. She is member of the Cela Etant collective. More information at www.cela.etant.free.fr
Part of the label ARTKILLART
This is a side project of the RYBN collective, involved in sound terrorism, economics deconstruction and political hacktivism. The collective - under various pseudonyms - have already terrorized USA, Europe and Asia; from Macedonia to Spain, Austria to Canada; from Brussels to Jogjakarta, Berlin or Athens.
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Colombian Media Artist and Researcher. In his research work, he founded and currently directs "El Niuton magazine", one of the first publication about media art in Latin America; in 2006 he published a book call, "Hybrid Beans", Art as a manifesto of hybridization.
Nowdays he is searching in the area of Media archiving and Media Archaeology. His artistic work experiments with spatiality, virtuality and poetic, exhibiting internationally in such festivals as Migaa Project-Ars Electronica / Astria, KHM annual Exhibition / Germany, Amaze Fest - Club Transmediale / Germany, V2 Rotterdam.
Gregor is a researcher of physical intelligence coming from the field of contemporary dance. Beside extensive research work he continues to be an active dancer, performer, choreographer, teacher and lecturer. His way of working was, along with the dance techniques, methods, procedures, ways of work, co-formed by the knowledge, such as the physical training in theatre (Teatr Laboratorium), contemporary physics, the Gestalt theory, modern linguistics, philosophy, Rolfing, osteopathy. His work spins around idea of devising a game as a format of performance. This work is realized in project/game Commoveo and its many spin-offs. His research work is contained within project Plasma (training of physical intelligence).
In 2009 he has co-established collective Federacija which is his professional domicil. Since 2008 he is a clown-doctor at Red Noses Slovenia. Since 2011 he plans to stop using his personal name as an artistic name. With each new project he will use a new artistic name.
"One of the most engrossing listens in recent electronic music" - The Wire
"As irresistible as Prefuse 73 or Flying Lotus's most commended collections" - BBC Music
"The conjunction of organic sound and slow hip hop beats and complex electronic"
An explosive live act of the english beatmaker Kel Mckown (aka Kelpe) of DC Recordings and drummer Chris Walmsley (Voice of The Seven Woods, Broadcast, Psapp,...) mixes the bleeps and bass of classic Warp artists to the funk of Sly Stone, and the minimalism of Steve Reich, to the percussive space-scapes of Tortoise and Do Make Say Think. The diversity of the music that inspires Kelpe finds reflection in his own sonic adventures, informing his ever evolving sound, combining as map and compass to guide the breakbeat and electro energy.
Kelpe remixed the likes of Red Snapper, Jean Jacques Perrey, The Oscillation (DC), Eliot Lipp (Mush), Fulgeance (Musique Large), Architeq (Tirk) and performed along Aphex Twin, Jaki Liebezeit, Prefuse 73, Holy Fuck, To Roccoco Rot and Daedelus.
We are expecting an exciting adventure through spectral sound colorfulness influenced by Kid Loco, Prefuse 73, Flying Lotus and Wagon Kristus, supported by fresh sounding drums.
Les Liens Invisibles is an imaginary artist duo from Italy comprised of Clemente Pestelli and Gionatan Quintini. Their work is an eclectic recombination of pop net culture, reverse engineering techniques, social media subverting, and any other kind of media reappropriation.
Since 2007 Les Liens Invisibles have been infiltrating the global communication networks in order to join and expand the invisible connections between art and real life. Most of their artworks and interventions - which include a virtual suicide web service, the subverting of many popular social networking platform and a paradoxical tool to reclaim the truth through the fake - reached global media visibility and have been shown internationally.
Lo-Hi-Fi stands for multimedia hearts of Luka Uršič and Vladimir Mićković. Their approach to music is primordial, instinctive and sometimes scientific. Either way, experimental chaos rules most of the time, resulting in a story, to which contributes each chapter of different genres. The sound was described as a schizophrenic climax of hard hearted electronic, funk, electro-punk, dub and jazz. What does it mean?
Martin is a media artist and freelance curator. His interactive works, audiovisual performances and collaborative work research the relation between man and machine, social aspects of contemporary pop culture, future monumentalism and political dimensions of our mediated realities.
He has exhibited in many galleries and spaces worldwide: ICA in London, TodaysArt Haag, Sonar in Barcelona, Columbia University in New York, Centro cultural Recoleta in Buenos Aires, Kunsthaus Graz, Kaapelithas in Helsinki, Museums Quartier in Vienna and many others. His work has been reviewed and published by boingboing.net, Pecha Kucha, the New York Art magazine, Harper Collins, El Pais, Actar, Wired, Mladina and others...
His project Everlandia was one of most visited exhibitions at the ICA London. It has been selected for Top five events nationwide in UK Times. His Memoryplay project recieved Europrix Award in 2006. His recent project RoboVox - a large interactive public sound installation has recieved Europrix Multimedia Award in 2008. His presentation of Pornogobelin project has been selected as TOP5 PechaKucha Talks in Wired by PechaKucha founders Klein Dytham.
He is the director of MoTA - Museum of Transitory Art, a platform for research and production of transitory art and a network of residency spaces in the so called "East".
Michaël is a netart, video and audio artist who lives and works in Paris, France. He studied interactive fiction, video, audio and interactive installations with Anne-Marie Duguet at La Sorbonne and Jean-Louis Boissier at ENSAD, fine art school. Since 1992, Sellam has created audio works, video art, and interactive installations, often concerning itself with the creative possibilities of new technologies and the viewer's adaptability and powers of discernment. His interactive and audio work has been presented in several exhibitions and festivals worldwide.
Part of the label ARTKILLART
Monochrom is an art-technology-philosophy group having its seat in Vienna, Graz and Bamberg. Monochrom is an unpeculiar mixture of proto-aesthetic fringe work, pop attitude, subcultural science, context hacking and political activism. monochrom has existed in this (and almost every other) form since 1993.
This is a digital media & sound art collective. Repulsive Society focuses specifically on subverting the security technologies and the non-lethal acoustic weapons.
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Sally Golding is film performance artist, curator and audiovisual archivist hailing from Brisbane, Australia working on the cusp of performance, moving image art and visual hallucination. Within the framework of "expanded cinema" Sally combines film-making with installation and performance. Golding deconstructs cinematic materials and apparatus, slipping between materialist investigation, sculptural forms, and bodily intervention. Cracked cinema for darkroom compositions, light bleed, contorted projection sports, dismembered narrative, whimsical instructional and wanton optics. Sally co-directs OtherFilm, a Brisbane based audiovisual and music festival dedicated to screening programs, performance events, exhibitions, workshops, articles, research, discussions and arguments.
Otherfilm is a collective based in Brisbane, Australia, dedicated to avant-garde, experimental, abstract, expanded and other film. We express this dedication through screening programs, performance events, exhibitions, workshops, articles, research, discussions and arguments.
(ScU)2 was formed as an artists group by Francois Duconseille and Jean-Christophe Lanquetin in 2000, in order to organise the first Urban Scenography's residency in Douala (2003) with the Kapsiki Circle cameroonian artist group. After this successful first step (ScU)2 and his artistic partners organised 3 other residency projects: Alexandria (2004) with Gudran, Kinshasa (2006) with Eza Possibles and Johannesburg (2009) with the Joubert Park Project. In principle, (SCU)2's work has developed through linkages with structures and artists from other countries. Interventions in public space, the relation of art and the urban contexts, questions about how to show art and its relation to audiences are part of the main axis of research and practice of the group.
Since one year (ScU)2 develop different restitutions process of the past residencies, <<RR=FF>> (Installations, talk, performances...) as during Focus09 for ArtBasel 40, in the Maillon theater in Strasburg or for the Dakar's Biennale. Next projects are the publication of Urban Scéno Labellevirtuelle a special issue of the contemporary art review Livraison, My body is my country a thematic residency in the area of Belleville in Paris and a new african residency in Dakar in 2012.
He began in computer "demoscene", where he was mostly active in making music. This continued with organization of demo parties, mostly drum and bass parties. At that time he coproduced a lot of CDs (organization / press / promotion) under the publishing house Monkibo, among which also the first slovenian breakbeat compilation 'Monkorama' which contained his creations as well.
He continued with programming and exploring the media and for that purpose he created a programming platform "napava" and collaborated with Neven Korda in different projects such as video source / effect manipulator. Besides that, he occasionally Vjjed at parties. After one-way video effect he proceeded with interactive projects, starting with Play VJ that enabled manipulation of video with the movement of hands through the space above which there was a camera.
Afterwards, he followed the seminar task at the faculty - virtual skiing which was hosted in Hevreka and presented at the IEEE conference. It contained 3d ski run, made by the OpenGL technology through which you were able to ski with moving of the body from left, right or lower for the speed (camera followed the movements). The next idea was the ping-pong game, transmitted to another medium: v-pong. This game was projected on the floor and the players could play by interfering with projection, their movements were interpreted by a camera above them. It turned out to be very popular at night urban situations.
Susanne Rogenhofer aka Sweet Susie is an event organiser, curator, electronic musician, DJ, visual artist from Vienna.
Her artistic openness to (and interest in) different genres and styles enable her to cover a wide musical spectrum ranging from club and pop music to experimental electronic sounds. Since 1995, Sweet Susie, Gümix and Sugar B have been organising the legendary Dub Club at Flex, which has been hosting numerous important national and international acts.
As a visual artist, she is not only interested in sound but also works with photography, video and drawings to recount her nightlife experiences.
Transforma is an artist group who's work has a focus on video, performance, installations and music / video collisions. Transforma's work has been performed live and shown at festivals around the world. Transforma's work is always highly rhythmic, digital yet handcrafted and visually challenging. Transforma collaborates with other artists and musicians to create pieces, that blur borders of established genres in live performance, art & music.
Yann is a visual artist & composer. He is a also a member of the Radio Free Robots collective and the founder of the label Phonotopy. He's also the director of the Artkillart DRIFT collection.
Part of the label ARTKILLART