We are thrilled to announce Clare Strand as one of the guest artists of the PSF2016 group exhibition!
Clare Strand (1973) works with photography. She describes her working method as being like ‘rolling in the fresh-cut grass and seeing what you pick up on your jumper.’ Strand’s constantly evolving practice brings together intensive research, deadpan humour and insights into popular culture, shifting from the mysterious and the absurd to understanding public obsessions, often via trickery and manipulation. Recent exhibited work includes machines to encourage entropy, web programs, looped films and intricate photographic constructions focusing on subverting, reimagining and manipulating photography’s functional and utilitarian origins.
We are happy to announce Mirjam Struppek as one of our Keynote Speakers.
Mirjam Struppek lives in Turin and works as independent networker, urbanist and curator. She is focusing on the sustainable livability of urban space and its transition through new media and artistic interventions, with a particular interest in interactive, participatory processes and interdisciplinary approaches to collaborative actions. 2004 she founded “Urban Media Research” and the monthly expert dinner discussions Urban Media Salon. Mirjam has been instrumental in building the worldwide community around “public non-commercial moving images” through the travelling Urban Screens Festivals and founded the International Urban Screens Association. Since 2007 she is as well part of Public Art Lab, Berlin and co-initiated the Media Facades Festivals. Among others she worked for the Screen City Festival Stavanger, Farbfest Bauhaus Dessau, Share Festival, Public Art Screens, Media Architecture Conference. She held presentations and workshops in more than 38 cities in 18 countries and published several articles in magazines and books.
We are thrilled to announce Gary Hill as one of PSF2016 Guest Artists!
Gary Hill (b. 1951, Santa Monica, CA) has worked with a broad range of media – including sculpture, sound, video, installation and performance since the early 1970’s. His longtime work with intermedia continues to explore an array of issues ranging from the physicality of language, synesthesia and perceptual conundrums to ontological space and viewer interactivity.
We are thrilled to announce Rafael Lozano-Hemmer as one of PSF2016 Guest Artists!
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer was born in Mexico City in 1967. In 1989 he received a B.Sc. in Physical Chemistry from Concordia University in Montréal, Canada. He is a faculty associate of the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. Electronic artist, develops interactive installations that are at the intersection of architecture and performance art. His main interest is in creating platforms for public participation, by perverting technologies such as robotics, computerized surveillance or telematic networks. Inspired by phantasmagoria, carnival and animatronics, his light and shadow works are “antimonuments for alien agency”.
The submission deadline for the Call for Art Projects has been extended to March 20, 2016!
We are happy to announce Professor Kate Mondloch as one of our Keynote Speakers.
Kate Mondloch is Associate Professor of Contemporary Art and Theory in the Department of Art and Architectural History at the University of Oregon, where she also directs the New Media and Culture Certificate program. Her research interests focus on the cultural, social, and aesthetic possibilities of new technologies. She is the author of Screens: Viewing Media Installation Art (University of Minnesota Press, 2010). Her second book, tentatively entitled Eye Desire: New Media Art, Feminism, Technoculture, is forthcoming with the University of Minnesota Press.
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