Auriea Harvey & Michaël Samyn have collaborated since 1999,
first as Entropy8Zuper! creating internet art, then as Tale of Tales developing videogames, and now as Song
of Songs focusing on mixed reality installations and immersive software. They work with realtime simulation
placing immersants in environments that aim to be both sensual and transcendent. The duo has released 8
videogame titles which are available on major game portals. And their VR works have most recently been
exhibited in the Museum Tinguely, Basel and Foksal Gallery, Warsaw.
Mark Dorf is a New York-based artist whose practice utilizes photography, video, digital media, and sculpture. In his most recent work, Dorf is influenced by human’s perceptions of and interactions with digital domains, urbanism, design, and what we once called “Nature”. Rather than seeing these subjects as categorically different, Dorf looks to reveal the entanglement of these spaces, shedding light on their deep interaction and co-production of one another. With an interest in post-anthropocentric and new materialist theory, he scrutinizes the influence of the information age to better understand his curious position within the 21st century world. Dorf has exhibited internationally at Alabama Contemporary Arts Center, Mobile, AL, 2020; Foam Photography Museum, Amsterdam, NL, 2020, 2017; Les Rencontres d’Arles, Arles, FR, 2019; Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, DE, 2018; Postmasters Gallery, New York, 2017, 2015; Division Gallery, Toronto, 2015; The Lima Museum of Contemporary Art, Lima, 2014; Mobile World Centre, Barcelona, 2014; and SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA, 2013 amongst many others. Dorf’s work is included in the Foam Photography Museum Permanent Collection, the Fidelity Investments Collection, the Deutsche Bank Collection, and the permanent collection of the Savannah College of Art and Design amongst others.
New York-based Austrian artist Kurt Hentschläger creates media installations and performances. Hentschläger’s works have characteristically been visceral and immersive, as in ZEE, FEED & SOL, SUB and EKO, and are known for their often perception altering effects. They challenge an audience psychologically but also offer a meditative respite from the day-to-day stress of technologically accelerated life. His representational body of work, including MEASURE and ORT, suggests a semi-synthetic nature that serves as a metaphor for our life in the Anthropocene. Selected presentations include the Venice Biennial, the Venice Theater Biennial, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam PS1 New York, MAC - Musée d'Art Contemporain Montreal, MAK – Museum of Applied Arts Vienna, National Art, ZKM – Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Museum of China Beijing, National Museum for Contemporary Art Seoul, ICC Tokyo, Arte Alameda Mexico City, MONA – Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Tasmania, Sharjah Art, UAE and the Power Station of Art, Shanghai. Between 1992 and 2003 he collaborated in the groundbreaking media art duo "Granular-Synthesis". From 2013-2018 he taught as a Visiting Artist at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Gary Hill has worked with a broad range of media including sculpture, sound, video, installation and performance, producing a large body of single-channel videos, mixed-media installations, and performance work. His longtime work with intramedia continues to explore an array of issues ranging from the physicality of language, synesthesia and perceptual conundrums to ontological space and viewer interactivity. Although working from a language/conceptual base, he is considered one of the foundational artists of media art. Solo exhibitions of his work have been presented at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Guggenheim Museum SoHo, New York; Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel; Museu d’Art Contemporani, Barcelona; Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg; and most recently at the Center for Contemorary Art, Tel Aviv among others.
Sara Ludy is an American artist working in a wide range of media including video, sound, animation, VR, AR, websites, audiovisual performance, sculpture, painting, photography, and installation. Through an interdisciplinary practice, hybrid forms emerge from the confluence of nature, architecture, abstraction, and the unconscious; reflecting an uncanny presence that questions our relationship to immateriality and space. Previous exhibitions of Ludy’s work include the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago; Berkeley Art Museum, California; Honor Fraser, Los Angeles; bitforms gallery, New York; Postmasters Gallery, New York; Klaus von Nichtssagend, New York; Interstate Projects, Brooklyn; Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology, New York; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver; Western Front, Vancouver Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin; Carroll Fletcher, London; Espace Verney-Carron, Lyon; and C-Space, Beijing.
Quayola employs technology as a lens to explore the tensions and equilibriums between seemingly opposing forces: the real and artificial, figurative and abstract, old and new. Constructing immersive installations, often at historically significant architectural sites, he engages with and reimagines canonical imagery through contemporary technology. Hellenistic sculpture, Old Master painting, and Baroque architecture are some of the historical aesthetics that serve as a point of departure for Quayola’s abstract compositions. His varied practice, all deriving from custom computer software, also includes audiovisual performance, video, sculpture, and works on paper. Past exhibitions of his work of work include a satellite installation for the 54th Venice Biennale at the Italian Cultural Institute, London, England; London; Paco Das Artes, São Paulo, Brazil; National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan; Pushkin Museum, Moscow, Russia; Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY; Center for Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium; Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain; Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England; MU Artspace, Eindoven, The Netherlands; British Film Institute, London, England; Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, France; Palais des Beaux Arts, Lille, France; Grand Theatre, Bordeaux, France; among many other international festivals.
Shi Zheng is an artist based in Shanghai and New York. His creations range from electronic music, audio-visual installation, and performance. In his large scale immersive installations, he attempts to extend the audience’s visual and audio experience, this is considered as an integral part of his work. Since the composition of ‘Offset’ (2014), Shi has focused on the virtual landscape and the internal system behind the screen. In the virtual world generated by a computer, Shi Zheng is not only a creator but also a wanderer. He indulges in the indifferent silence initiated by sound and image and attempts to share this lonesome land with his audience. Most recently, he has started to investigate the “latent time” through the lens of “computer vision” by integrating the perspective of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Apart from individual creation, Shi Zheng also collaborates with other outstanding artists in various fields. In 2013, artistic group RMBit was founded by Shi Zheng in conjunction with Nenghuo, Wang Zhipeng, and Weng Wei with a focus on the current context of social media. Both Shi and Nenghuo are the members of the Audio-Visual performance group OSC (Open Super Control). In recent years, his individual and cooperative works have been presented in a wide range of museums, art institutions, and media art festivals, including Sound Art China, FILE Electronic Language International Festival, Ars Electronica, ICA London, Castello di Rivara, The Lumen Prize, Shanghai 21st Century Minsheng Art Museum, and Power Station of Art. Shi Zheng holds a B.A. from China Academy of Art and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Marina Zurkow is a media artist focused on near-impossible nature and culture intersections. She uses life science, materials, and technologies – including food, software, animation, clay and other biomaterials – to foster intimate connections between people and non-human agents.Recent solo exhibitions of her work include bitforms gallery in New York; Chronus Art Center, Shanghai; the Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey; Diverseworks, Houston; her work has also been featured at FACT, Liverpool; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Wave Hill, New York; National Museum for Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.; Borusan Collection, Istanbul; 01SJ Biennial, San Jose; Brooklyn Academy of Music; Museum of the Moving Image, New York; Creative Time, New York; The Kitchen, New York; Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria; Transmediale, Berlin; Eyebeam, New York; Sundance Film Festival, Utah; Rotterdam Film Festival, The Netherlands; and the Seoul Media City Biennial, Korea, among others.