Directors and guests:
Joyce Hinterding Her explorations with acoustic and electrical phenomena have produced large sculptural antenna works, video and sound-producing installations and experimental audio works.
Paul DeMarinis has been working as an electronic media artist since 1971 and has created numerous performance works, sound and computer installations and interactive electronic inventions. For example “Gray Matter” that uses the interaction of body and electricity to make music, and “The Messenger” and “Firebirds” that examine the myths of electrical communication.
Christina Kubisch since the end of the 1970s Christina Kubisch works with sounds resulting from the mutual interaction of magnetic fields. Works with Electromagnetic Induction
Erich Berger currently works as artist, independent researcher and educator and lives in Porvoo/Finland. He is interested in information processes and feedback structures which he investigates with installations, situations, performances and various interfaces. His work is shown internationally in media-festivals, exhibitions and galleries. Together with the sound artist PURE he founded the audio visual impro duo TERMINALBEACH (2002). He received a Prix Ars Electronica Award of Distinction together with the Telezone-Group for the project TELEZONE (2000), the Intermedium2 Award, Bawarian Broadcasting Station / ZKM together with the group 92v2.0 for A SOPHISTICATED SOIREE (2002) and a Honorary Mention from VIDA 5.0 Art and Artificial Life international Competition together with Laura Beloff for the installation SPINNE (2002). His collaborators include artists like Laura Beloff, Martin Pichlmair, and PURE. Berger directed the «Making Sense» project -physical computing for artistic purpose and was artistic director of the «Interface and Society» conference and exhibition at Atelier Nord in Oslo. http://randomseed.org
Martin Howse Programmer, theorist and explorer of open hardware. Martin Howse founded ap in 1998 to implement a truly artistic operating system (OS) in its most expanded sense and within a free software context. Martin Howse has performed and collaborated worldwide using custom software and hardware modules for audible/visible code/noise generation. ap projects have included the ap02 distributed environmental code-creation software and an environmental computational work, entitled ap0201 installed deep within the Mojave desert which received first prize within Art & Artificial Life VIDA 8.0, 2005. xxxxx was initiated by Martin Howse (in collaboration with Jonathan Kemp) in 2006 with the xxxxx event series and acclaimed xxxxx [reader] compendium publication. Current projects include an ongoing series of open workshops towards the establishment of a research institute in Berlin, the coding of promiscuOS, a totally untethered and highly promiscuous computer operating system, and implementation of a mobile flaneur/scrying data platform.
Armin Medosch is a writer, artist and curator. From 1996 to 2002 he was co-editor-in-chief of the award winning international online magazine Telepolis (www.telepolis.de). He has published, edited and contributed as a writer to many publications. His latest written works include «Freie Netze» (2003), a monograph about wireless free commnity networks .org) which conducted a two year R&D project Commons | Tales | Rules, whose results were presented at the NTTICC exhibition OpenNature, Tokyo, in 2005 and led to the event PLENUM at Node.London, March 2006. Currently he is doing research for a new book on the relationship between media art, net art and the free software and open source movement. Based in London since 1997, he is Associate Senior Lecturer in Digital Media at Ravensbourne College Postgraduate Programme.
Honor Hager was born and educated in New Zealand and has lived in Europe since 1999. She is an artist and curator with a particular interest in artistic uses of new technologies. She is currently a PhD researcher at Z-Node a facility based at the University of Plymouth, and the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Zürich in Switzerland. She is currently director of the AV Festival in Newcastle, Sunderland and Middlesbrough in the UK. From 2000 – 2003 she was curator of Webcasting for Tate, and curated events and concerts which focused on art and technology at Tate Modern. She has worked as a freelance curator on many exhibitions and events, including art.net.uk/now for the British Council in India in 2002 and Dots & Lines for the BBC in 2005. She has lectured widely including at the European Space Agency, the Centre Pompidou, the National Museum of South Africa, California Institute of the Arts, the University of Westminster and the American Film Institute. Honor’s artistic practice is produced under the name r a d i o q u a l i a together with Adam Hyde. Their work has been exhibited at festivals, museums and galleries around the world. In August 2004 they were awarded a UNESCO Digital Art Prize for the project, Radio Astronomy.