Abelardo Gil-Fournier is an artist and researcher whose work addresses the material interweaving between the contemporary image and the living surfaces of the planet. His practice is based on the elaboration of platforms -installations, devices and workshops- conceived as open mechanisms, where art, knowledge and politics intersect.
Adnan Hadzi is currently working as resident researcher at the University of Malta. Adnan has been a regular at Deckspace Media Lab, for the last decade, a period over which he has developed his research at Goldsmiths, University of London, based on his work with Deptford.TV / Deckspace.TV. It is through Free and Open Source Software and technologies this research has a social impact. Currently Adnan is a participant researcher in the MAZI/CreekNet research collaboration with the boattr project.
The student of Sociology, Politics and Economics, Alina Krobok, is working for Sea-Watch as deputy head of communications. She is reponsible among other things for press relations, all social media channels and building up an international community. She already worked for other initiatives which support refugees, did political work for a party and worked as youth ambassador for another NGO.
Alison Killing is an architect, urban designer and documentary maker based in Rotterdam, where she runs her own studio, Killing Architects. Her work is about using architecture, urban planning, data and mapping to tell urgent stories. These range from the ways in which death has shaped our cities over the past hundred years, to narratives of migration to Europe and the refugee "crisis", to how we attempt to reconstruct our cities after disaster.
Antti Pussinen (1984, Finland) is a visual and a sound artist working on multiple mediums. His artistic work currently uses analog and digital electronics to recreate impressions of phenomena found in nature and the universe. His works have been shown for example in Kiasma Contemporary Art museum of Helsinki and in Center for Architecture in New York. He Lives and works in Berlin, Germany.
beepblip is based in Ljubljana, Slovenia. She is a member of DIY sound collective Theremidi Orchestra. With Saša Spačal they create a series of sonoseismic installations (Crust, 2014, Sonoseismic Earth 2015–17). She contributed a sound composition for "2311" album by agapea, published by Kamizdat. With Spačal they are also founders of ČIPke, Initiative for Women with the Sense for Technology, Science, and Art.
The collective BridA was founded in 1996 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, where its members Jurij Pavlica, Sendi Mango and Tom Kerševan completed their studies.
César Escudero Andaluz, is an artist and researcher focused of Human-Computer Interaction, interface criticism, digital culture and its social and political effects. His work spans image-making, sculpture, videogame, installation, networked culture, IoT, robotics, media archaeology. Since 2011 he is researching at the Kunstuniversität Linz in Interface Culture LAB. His artworks have been shown in international electronic-art events, museums, galleries and conferences including ZKM, ARS ELECTRONICA CENTER (at) / ISMAR2015 (jp) / WRO2015 (pl) / TRANSNUMERIQUES (fr) / HANGAR.
Christina Gruber is an artist and freshwater ecologist living and working in Vienna, Austria. She works at the intersection of art and science; her work deals with societal phenomena that shape our world. These relate to the Anthropocene, a concept that describes human beings as the main force changing the earth’s surface. Gruber investigates the effects humans have and had on the landscape and how they’ve shaped the earth’s surface. In the last years water is of special interest to her. She sees it as the element that all things on earth, including humans, have in common.
Christo is a technologist with a focus on data based investigations in the human rights. In his work he develops strategies, methodologies and tools to support individuals and organizations to complement their investigative work with computational processes. Prior to that he worked on digital productions around issues of data, privacy and digital security at Tactical Tech and developed software in various industries. He tries to empower activists and researchers by helping them to navigate the complexities of the digital realm.
Cristina Cochior (RO/NL) is a researcher and designer working in the Netherlands. With an interest in automation practices, disruption of the interface and peer to machine knowledge production, her practice consists of research investigations into technical and bureaucratic knowledge sharing systems.
Davide is an artist and curator whose interest often move in the blurry area between contemporary art and new media. After his studies of Visual and Performing Arts at the IUAV University in Venice, he moved to Linz and in 2017 graduated from the Interface Cultures Department of the Kunstuniversität.
He is part of the artist collective qujOchÖ and collaborates with the sound art gallery bb15.
Emily Buzzo is a graphic designer and researcher. Her work comprises a series of ongoing experiments into research methods for search and discovery. Her methodology is heavily informed by surrealist games and literature, which offer a way to circumvent our current uniform and conformative approach to research through online spaces. Her work focuses on re-introducing human instinctual and playful tactics to make room for serendipity within the existing search process.
Felipe Castelblanco is a multidisciplinary artist working at the intersection of socially engaged and Media art. His work explores new frontiers of public space, which enable coexistent encounters between unlikely audiences and across vast distances. Felipe is currently a PhD Candidate at the Basel Art Academy FHNW, holds an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University (U.S) and a BA from Javeriana University (Colombia).
Fieke is a PhD Candidate at the Data Justice Lab of Cardiff University. Where she looks at the impact of data driven decision making on society. Prior, Fieke worked on issues around politics of data, privacy and digital security at Tactical Tech and Hivos. She is interested in understanding the new spaces, gray areas and changing dynamics that technology bring to the world.
Florian Voggeneder graduated BA in Timebased and Interactive Media at Art University Linz in 2011 and is currently pursuing MAs in Timebased Media and Photography at Art University Linz. Originally working in installation and performance art, his enrollment at masters programs for timebased media in 2011 photography in 2013 and also influenced his work to become more image-based. Topics of remote sensing, hidden infrastructures and more broadly, analog and digital aesthetics are recurring motives in his work.
Franc González is a graphic designer from Barcelona. His work intersects printed matter and coding experiments, digging into the political side of software and design as part of his studies, in an ongoing quest to better understand the radical implications of digital tools to society and individuals in general. This has led to his current research in the use of revision control software applied to journalism, in the dramatic context surrounding the Catalan referendum.
Has studied at the academy of applied art, department of ”visual communication” founded by Peter Weibel. Subsequently he was teaching computer languages, audio-visual productions, electronics and electrical technics at the same academy until 1992. At the technical university of graz he was lecturing at the departure ”institut fuer baukunst” - ”communication theory”.
Giulia de Giovanelli explores models of collaboration for art and communication. She’s interested in dialogical structures for sharing and making and counter-practices in the organization of communal life. Her work includes projects such as The Autonomous Archive, a digital database that archives the historical documents of a former squat, and The Temporary Autonomous Bureau, a temporary office and educational project that explores meanings of self-organization for the city of Rotterdam.
Hansi Raber works on the boundary between digital arts and computer engineering. The time is split between contract work with a strict focus on efficiency and functionality, while his own projects are usually centered around playful, simple interactions with no real goals. His primary domain has become digital audio.
IOhannes m zmölnig is an Austria-based software- and media-artist and member of the art-collective forum::für::umläute. He is currently working at the Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics (IEM) in Graz. Being an active member of the FLOSS-community, he is one of the core developers of the Pure Data computer music environment, for which he also provides a number of libraries, including Gem for realtime-graphics and iemguts which is targeted at writing live-coding systems within Pd. IOhannes m zmölnig has performed concerts between Bergen and São Paolo, Perth and New York.
Multimedia artist, and system designer devoted to technology. His background is interdisciplinary, holding degrees in visual and performing arts, software prototyping and computer sience. Unstitutionalized colaborator having fun in various fields of free arts.
Jens Vetter works in the intersection between sound art, stage performance and interactive sound objects. He is interested in developing new musical devices as well as embedding them on stage. He uses various tools and media to convey his ideas, which at the same time reflects his interest in the tools themselves, as well as their technical or conceptual possibilities or limitations. He exhibited and performed at Ars Electronica, C.Rockefeller Center, Speculum Artium, Ostrale, Festpielhaus Hellerau, Bar 25, DAVE, Kiblix Festival, CRACK Festival, Transnaturale, etc.
She is a Barcelona / Berlin based artist and researcher. Her work critically explores the way post-capitalist narratives affect the alphabetization of machines, humans and ecosystems. Her main research topics include Internet materiality, surveillance, social profiling and interfaces. She has lectured, performed and exhibited her work in different museums, art centers, universities, festivals and publications around the world.
Julia del Río (ES) combines her career in Industrial Design engineering and Product Development with her studies in Visual Arts and Multimedia at Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain. Since 2016 Julia resides in Interface Cultures LAB at Kunstuniversität Linz, Austria. She is currently focused on the field of sound performances, exploring diverse artistic strategies for interaction with electromagnetic fields. Other part of her work deals with online spaces like market places or social networks.
Julia Nüßlein is an artist, researcher and organiser who works on the intersection of art, science and society. Currently finishing her MA Interface Culture in Linz (AT), she is also a producer for Amsterdam-based media art festivals Sonic Acts and FIBER Festival.
Katalin Hausel is an Hungarian artist/designer/educator with an academic background in philosophy and history. In the last 4 years Katalin has been part of the unMonastery group, a small organisation that connects rural areas, depleted villages with urbanites who seek to leave the compromises and the precarity of city life. These co-living and co-working experiments have taken place on the periphery of Europe (South Italy and Greece), with the goal of re-utilising unused buildings and forging new relationships between the city and the countryside.
Marloes de Valk is a software artist and writer in the post-despair stage of coping with the threat of global warming and being spied on by the devices surrounding her. Surprised by the obsessive dedication with which we, even post-Snowden, share intimate details about ourselves to an often not too clearly defined group of others, astounded by the deafening noise we generate while socializing with the technology around us, she is looking to better understand why.
Martin Nadal is an artist/developer based in Linz and studying at the Interface Cultures program in the Kunstuniversität Linz. In the past years he has collaborated in a variety of projects and taught some workshops related to art and technology. He is also interested in illustration and cinematography. His works have been shown at Visualizar 11 (Medialab Prado), Ars Electronica, AMRO Festival and Settimana della Scienza (Genova).
Sociologist and activist from the habitat collective
Martino Morandi wrote this bio text on a QWERTY keyboard on a Lenovo laptop on a seat of a Trenord train moving on the italian RFI rails, running on electricity from state-owned hydro-electric power plants on the Alps. He researches the tangle of and our entanglements with these elements and is interested in the politics of our interactions with technology at different scales, from power plants to bio texts.
Nicolas Maigret exposes the internal workings of media, through an exploration of their dysfunctions, limitations or failure thresholds which he develops into immersive, ambiguous and critical artworks. He initiated disnovation.org, a working group which develops situations of disturbance, speculation, and debate, challenging the dominant ideology of technological innovation and stimulating the dissemination of alternative narratives. He teaches at Parsons Paris and co-edited The Pirate Book, an anthology on media piracy.
Head of IT & App Sea-Watch e.V.
Dr. Pablo DeSoto is an architect, scholar and educator with an iconoclastic experience across geographic and disciplinary borders. He is the editor of three books Fadaiat, Freedom of Movement and Freedom of knowledge, Situation Room: Designing a Prototoype of a Citizen Situation Room and After Video Assemblages. In the 2000s he was co-founder of hackitectura.net, a group of architects, computer specialists and activists. Pablo is currently Guest Lecturer at Umeå University School of Architecture.
Patrice Riemens, social geographer, advocate of free and open source software and member of the Dutch hackers group the Hippies from Hell.
Roel Roscam Abbing is an artist and researcher whose work engages with the issues and cultures surrounding networked computation. He engages with themes such as network infrastructures, the politics of technology and do-it-yourself approaches. He holds a Fine Arts BA from the Willem De Kooning Academy and an MA in Networked Media from the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam.
Sabina Hyoju Ahn is an artist who works with various media, sound and natural materials. She has broadened her artistic spectrum in New York, Seoul, London and The Hague. Sabina is a graduate of MA in Computational Arts at Goldsmiths University in London and Mmus in ArtScience at Royal Conservatoire & Royal Academy of Art. Her research involves finding hidden rules and patterns in natural elements and translating it into different shapes of perceptual experiences.
Sam Bunn is a multi disciplinary artist living and working in Linz. His work explores the incomplete and the prototype using a mixture of humour and desire. His master thesis is about the absence of positive utopias from mainstream film and how art can be a good breeding ground to address that problem.
States of Clay aka Anna Masala is an Austrian composer, musician and performance artist, living between Salzburg, Linz and Vienna. In the last years she has also performed in different collaborations, e. g. Fudkanista, Morgenstuhl or Mit Händen und Füßen.
Lives and works in Linz / Austria.
His work ranges from kinetic sound installations and interactive installations to audio / video noise performances. Tiefengraber experiments with the modification of devices, which are originally manufactured for different purposes. Combined with the perception of the audience, this experimental attempt of exploring old and new materials leads him to new and unpredictable results.
The artist’s work has been exhibited at Ars Electronica Festival 2017 (Linz/Austria), Galerie gerken (Berlin/Germany), TodaysArt 2014 (Den Haag/Netherlands), New Media Gallery (Vancouver/Canada), 16th Media Art Biennale WRO 2015 (Wroclaw/Poland), Piksel Festival 2016 (Bergen/Norway), …
Taro is a long term artist in residency at Station Messschiff Eleonore in Linz. He is at ease with working, observing, researching, experimenting and playing [with] the fringes of science, art, politics, life, realities.
The cooperation project is part of the course „Präsentationstechniken“ at the bachelor study programme of Art Education at The University of Art and Design Linz. As a creative group process eleven second-year students first developed a documentation and presentation approach for AMRO 2018 and second will carry that out during the festival.
TinTin Patrone is a German-Filipino composer, musician, actress, film and music producer as well as painter, performance artist and author. Patrone founded the group Krachkisten Orchestra in 2009, the International MusicMotorcycleClub in 2012, and runs various musical and artistic individual projects in parallel. The connections between music, art, sound and experimental gesture is the general field TinTin Patrone is interested in. One focus of her creations lies on the visual elements of music, the tension between conceptual ideas and physical existence.
Us(c)hi Reiter studied graphic and design at the Kunstuniverstät Linz. As artist and project developer with a special interesst in net.activism and audio-visual communication she has been collaborating with different groups and artists since 1998. From 2005 till 2017 Reiter run the non-profit cultural backbone organisation servus.at/Kunst & Kultur im Netz. She continues to research Free/Libre/Open Source Software in the frame of cultural production and art as well as work on conceptual and performative setups.
Throughout their practice Varvara & Mar have been researching and reflecting on the surveillance and dataveillance age, where each like, move, click, search, message, export, import, forward, send, purchase, location, and even more is monitored and used for various purposes. The surveillance has gone further than a camera gaze; it is much more complicated and diverse. Physical surveillance has been transformed into the data tracking. The artists explore the politics of surveillance capitalism in their work.
Best described as a ‘hybrid agent’ or ‘Jill-of-all-trades’
With educations and working experiences in: fine art, new media, data-driven programming, landscape architecture, electoral campaigns and activists campaigns. She is also the co-founder of Poetics of Politics, a symposium program on digital geopolitics. Currently based in the Interface Culture Lab (Linz), she is researching on hybrid, outside political/technological workers in electoral politics.
Wolfgang Spahn is an Austrian-German visual artist based in Berlin. His work includes interactive installations, miniature-slide-paintings and performances of light & sound. His art explores the field of analogue and digital media and focusses on both their contradiction and their correlation. For his creations he explores the abilities of hardware, constantly pushing its limitations in order to make it serve his artistic concept.
Yoshinari Nishiki (JP) is an artist based in Rotterdam. His work explores the entanglement of economics and ecology.
Yoshinari is the founder of Technology Of Future Utopia (TOFU). In 2014, Yoshinari completed his MA in Interactive Media: Critical Theory and Practice under Graham Harwood and Matthew Fuller at Goldsmiths, University of London. There he developed projects such as Banana Multiplier and Homing Pigeon Unused Train Ticket Delivery System. During V2_ Summer Sessions 2016, Yoshinari developed Pickcoin, a locative digital currency backed up by free ice cream.