Participant Biographies

Last update: November 24, 2013, at 02:41 PM

PARTICIPANTS

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Marie-France Bojanowski

Is a Canadian artist from Montreal based in Zurich Switzerland. With an artistic process at the crossroads of art, filmmaking and design, She has built my repertoire of experience by merging new media, video, performed installation ad visual art for site-specific and documentary purposes. Her artistic practice evolved with the Montreal-based Farine Orpheline collective, which I co-founded in 1996. This group distinguished itself in the fields of new artistic practices and social museology, principally by the nature of its site-specific projects. Considering what was found on-site as a raw data to interpret, we created physical and virtual environments in derelict industrial facilities, a psychiatric hospital, a vacant lot, a boat, city neighborhoods and museums. A variety of interactive experiences could be anticipated: soundwalks, performed installations, wearable/ mobile video devices, events, workshops with children and psychiatric patients. As a filmmaker she has produced numerous documentary shorts around the world for television and video installations for artistic and scenic purposes.

Steve Bates

Steve Bates was raised in Winnipeg now lives in Montréal. The sonic is always the starting point for his projects which are usually manifested as evocations of communication networks and systems, or expressions of spatial and temporal experience. Bates is a recipient of the inaugural Claudine and Stephen Bronfman Fellowship in Contemporary Art. Current projects include collaborations with Douglas Moffat as Field Sound, including Okta, a multi-channel, permanent, outdoor sound installation commissioned by the City of Toronto, Lanterner, a noise music duo with Marc-Alexandre Reinhardt, and solo exhibitions. His work has been exhibited in Canada, the United States and Europe.

Paul Bramadat

he received his BA in religious studies from the University of Winnipeg (1990), his MA in religion and culture from McGill University (1993) and his PhD in religious studies from McMaster University (1998).In addition to directing the CSRS, Paul holds teaching appointments in the Department of History and the Religious Studies Major Program at the University of Victoria. He taught in the Religious Studies Department at the University of Winnipeg from 1998-2008. He is an active member of the Metropolis Project, an international and national network for comparative public policy research on migration, diversity and immigrant integration in urban centres. His first book, The Church on the World’s Turf (Oxford 2000), examined the ways religious sub-cultures can thrive in largely secular environments. His most recent book is International Migration and the Governance of Religious Diversity (McGill-Queen’s University Press 2009), co-edited with German sociologist Matthias Koenig. He has published broadly on issues related to ethnic diversity in Canada, the two most relevant publications being Religion and Ethnicity in Canada (Pearson 2005; University of Toronto Press 2009), and Christianity and Ethnicity in Canada (University of Toronto 2008). He has just completed a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council-funded project on postcolonial religious narratives among Indo-Caribbean Canadian Christians. He has been involved in collaborative research and the management of major research projects for over a decade and is often commissioned by the federal government to lecture and write about the implications of religious diversity for Canadian policy makers interested in security, immigration, and inclusion.

Art Clay

Art Clay is an artist and curator who was born in New York and lives in Basel. He is a specialist in the performance of self created works with the use of intermedia and has appeared at international festivals, on radio and television television in Europe, Asia & north America. His recent work focuses on media based works and large performative works and spectacles using mobile device. He has won prizes for performance, theatre, new media art and curation. He has taught media and interactive arts at various Art Schools and Universities in Europe and North America including the University of the Arts in Zurich. He is the initiator and Artistic Director of the 'Digital Art Weeks' in Zurich.
http://homepage.bluewin.ch/artclay/

David Cecchetto

David Cecchetto is an Assistant Professor of New Media History and Criticism at OCAD University in Toronto, Canada, where his research critiques constructions of technological posthumanism. Sound-based readings of media art are often featured prominently in David's writing. David received his Interdisciplinary Ph.D. (with a concentration in Cultural, Social, and Political Thought) from the University of Victoria and, upon receiving his degree, was awarded a 2010 Governor General's Gold Medal as well as the 2011 CAGS/UMI Distinguished Dissertation Award.
http://www.davidcecchetto.net/

Joey Choas

They are a synthrock duo pushing big beats, cracklin' tubes and hollow bodies. Analog wisdom courses through their veins and they're backed by the digital age. They have been polarizing opinions as a duality since 2007 and haven't looked back.\\ http://www.joeychaos.com/

William Brent

William Brent is an Assistant Professor of Audio Technology at American University in Washington DC. His creative work encompasses experimental music performance projects and various non-musical undertakings, such as the compilation of conflated idioms presented at [www.conflations.com]. He holds a Ph.D in music from UC, San Diego, where he studied in the computer music area with Miller Puckette, F.R. Moore, and Shlomo Dubnov. He has also earned Bachelor of Music and Master of Arts degrees in Composition, studying with Peter Hatch, Fred Frith, Alvin Curran, Chris Brown, and Pauline Oliveros. http://williambrent.conflations.com/

Robin Davies

Robin studied Double Bass and Music Technology at McGill's Schulich School of Music before joining the Faculty of Vancouver Island University's Media Studies Department. His interests include the utilization of the human voice in auditory storytelling, sound design for visual art, the construction and use of software-based musical instruments for live electronic music performance, and helping others embrace technology for use in their creative endeavours. Robin's sound design and remix work can be heard on releases from Phoenicia Publishing, Six Records, Maple Music, Ad Noiseam, and Sunchaser Pictures.

Curious Minds

The founding members of Curious Minds met in Berlin on a Winter day while it was snowing. Their guiding principle then as now is the experience of simply trying to keep healthy and remain curious. Curious Mind's initial project was building a cigarette-smoking snowman and to celebrate this initial act as an endless series of jubilees: the snowman made was preserved per fantasy in parts in diverse refrigerators through out Berlin and then sold off as vodka frothies, tasting of love and winter even on rainy days in other season not so cold. Since then, Curious Mind has produced diverse art objects in the form of witty games, viewing cards, bedtime stories, situations, and a variety of sound art works for the non professional. All of their work lies outside of the periphery of the art gallery and is free to exchange hands across borders as gifts.

Heather Cosidetto

Heather Cosidetto holds a BFA in Integrated Media from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (Vancouver, BC) and an MA in Culture, Science and Technology from Goldsmiths University (London, UK). She recently returned from Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley, as the Program Director at Ross Creek Centre for the Arts. Previous to that, Cosidetto worked for and with a number of organizations and institutions in a variety of artistic, administrative and educational capacities, including: Emily Carr Institute (lecturing, tutoring); Contemporary Art Gallery (fundraising assistance, curriculum development); Adbusters (research assistance); Vancouver Film School (educational administration); Hobsnobs (craft and design collective); and Parliament of Owls (arts collective).

John Craig Freeman

John Craig Freeman's work has exhibited internationally including in Belfast, Los Angeles, Beijing, Zurich, New York, Warsaw, Kaliningrad, Bilbao, Boston, Havana, Calgary, Mexico City, and London. He is an NEA fellow with a BA, UCSD and MFA, CU Boulder. He is an Associate Professor of New Media at Emerson College.
http://pages.emerson.edu/faculty/j/john_craig_freeman/

Steve Gibson

Steve Gibson is a Canadian media artist, curator and Reader in Interactive Media Design, Northumbria University, Newcastle. He was formerly Director of the Multimedia Program at Karlstad University in Sweden, and later Associate Professor of Digital Media in Visual Arts at University of Victoria. He was also curator for the Media Art event Interactive Futures from 2002-07. Influenced by a diverse body of art and popular movements his work fuses electronica, immersive art, game art, montage and post-minimalism. His pieces have been performed at major venues including: Ars Electronica; the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Banff Centre for the Arts; the European Media Arts Festival. He co-edited a volume entitled Transdisciplinary Digital Art which was released by Springer in April 2008.
http://www.telebody.ws/

Jürg Gutknecht

Jürg Gutknecht is professor for computer science and head of the Computer Systems Institute at the ETH Zürich. He has a passion for new hybrid art forms. He has actively participated in culturally-oriented "wearable computing" projects, including "Instant Gain in Grace" (motion tracking of a Butoh dancer), "Going Publik" (distributed orchestra based on mobile electronic scoring), and "On the Sixth Day" (multi-channel video system for interactive storytelling). Together with Sound Artist, Art Clay, he organizes the Digital Art Weeks which offers performances and provides courses in the areas of computer-aided art and music.
http://www.jg.inf.ethz.ch/jg

Ted Hiebert

Ted Hiebert is a Canadian visual artist and theorist. His artworks have been shown across Canada in pubic galleries and artist-run centres, and in group exhibitions internationally. Recent exhibition venues include The New Gallery (Calgary, AB), the Comox Valley Art Gallery (Courtenay, BC) and the Siauliaia Art Gallery (Lithuania). Hiebert’s theoretical writings have appeared in, among others, The Psychoanalytic Review, Technoetic Arts, Performance Research and CTheory. He is an Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts at the University of Washington Bothell.
http://www.tedhiebert.net

Flick Harrison

Flick Harrison is an underground media artist-educator whose vectors intersect with theatre, dance, music, and interactive design, focusing on what he calls the Propaganda of Confusion. He's acted with Lucy Lawless, studied under Noam Chomsky, beaten the Sundance parking laws, interviewed Ed Asner to sleep, held hands with Negativland, wandered the Baluchi tribal zones, and shown in the Museum of the Moving Image in New York. http://www.flickharrison.com

Doug Jarvis

Doug Jarvis is an artist/curator living in Victoria, BC, has presented at Interactive Futures, REFRESH: History of New Media conference, and is a founding member of the avatar performance art group Second Front and the arts collective Noxious Sector. He recently received an MFA from the University of Guelph.
http://www.dougjarvis.ca/

Andrew J. Jones

Andrew J. Jones was born in Chicago and raised in New York's Hudson Valley. After attending SUNY Cortland, he moved to New York City to pursue a career in publishing and music. In 1996 he and his wife expatriated to Copenhagen, Demark. He is the author of many poems and one chapbook, Paradise, published in 2004. Since 1998 he has lived in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
http://www.ajjones.org

Dr. Richard King

His principal area of research is modern Chinese literature and visual and performing arts, though his interests include Asian popular culture, and Chinese history, society, and politics. Three current projects are a book-length study of Chinese socialist writing from 1945-1980, a collaborative project on Japan-China cultural relations, and the digitzing and web-publishing of a set of Chinese propaganda posters, including several from his own collection. Recent publications include an edited volume on the visual and performing arts of the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976), and a book of translations of stories about the Great Leap Forward (1958-60), both published in early 2010, and a web-published summary of a conference he co-organized on Canada-China relations after the global financial crisis. He has contributed chapters to two volumes that will appear later this year, one on the Great Leap Forward, and the other of definitions of Chinese literary and cultural terms. He has also published translations of Chinese literature, including volumes of the works of the authors Liu Sola, Zhu Lin, and Zhang Kangkang, and edited two special editions for the Hong Kong translation journal Renditions, one of works by "urban youth" writers in the countryside, and one of fiction and poetry about the Great Leap Forward.

Arthur and Marilouise Kroker

The Krokers are acclaimed theorists of technology, culture and politics. Their work merges philosophical insight with political wisdom to creatively re-imagine the digital future in provocative and always insightful ways. Arthur Kroker is Canada Research Chair in Theory, Technology and Culture, Director of the Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture, and Professor of Political Science at the University of Victoria. He is the author of several books, most recently The Will to Technology and the Culture of Nihilism (University of Toronto Press, 2007). Marilouise Kroker is Senior Research Scholar at the Pacific Centre for Technology and Culture at the University of Victoria and co-editor of numerous anthologies, including Critical Digital Studies: A Reader (University of Toronto Press, 2008). Together they edit the journal CTheory.

Kilu

Kilu’s artistic practice includes using light as both the source material and product of his work. He explores this intangible medium by transforming and combining casual objects into sculptures, which are then able to manipulate, capture and absorb the intrinsic values of light. His most recent experiments employ materials such as laser, fog and lucite to interpret light’s properties by way of bold colors, shapes, and varying consistencies. Kilu relocated from Switzerland to New York in 2006 after winning The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition. His accomplishments also include winning The Healing Power of Art award in 2007.
http://www.kiluart.com/

Justin Love

Justin Love is an experienced multimedia programmer, physical interface innovator, live visualist (VJ), and multimedia artist. His performances and installations have been presented at numerous international art events including: Collisions Interarts Symposium (Canada, 2005), Interactive Futures (Canada, 2006), Digital Art Week (ETH, Zurich, 2006), and Universidad Veracruzana (Mexico, 2006).
http://roguescience.org http://electronicsuitcase.net

jake moore

jake moore is an artist, curator and cultural worker. She holds both a BFA and MFA from Concordia University. She has exhibited widely in Québec and Canada, including solo exhibitions at Parisian Laundry, FOFA Gallery, Optica in Montreal, AxeNeo7 in Gatineau, Walter Phillips Gallery in Banff, Alberta and in various venues in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In addition to curating many exhibitions, moore is currently the director of FOFA Gallery at Concordia University.

Stefan Morales

Stefan Morales is a researcher, artist, writer and educator currently living in Victoria, British Columbia. For the past three years, much of his work has centered around political theory and political ecology, as he has both worked and studied soil as an amateur gardener and an MA student at Acadia University in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. While there he worked for the Acadia Community Farm as a program coordinator, for the Arthur Irving Academy for the Environment and Friends of Agriculture in Nova Scotia as a researcher, in a volunteer capacity at Ross Creek Centre for the Arts as an all-round educator and facilitator, and at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market. Morales was able to mix his theoretical studies with gardening, a passion for the arts with childhood education, and a concern for broad-based societal change with the realities of the community he found myself within. The Wayward School is a logical–if not emotional–outcome of his life’s work, and he is committed to sharing his passion for learning with all whom he encounters.

Peter Morin

Peter Morin is of the Crow clan of the Tahltan Nation of Telegraph Creek, BC. As a practicing artist and educator, Peter’s work looks deeply into issues of First Nation’s identity, de-colonizing through relationship building and speaking one indigenous language. Peter Morin was awarded the British Columbia Creative Achievement Award for First Nations’ Art in 2010.

Stefan Müller Arisona

Stefan Müller Arisona is a software architect at Procedural Inc. and a senior research at the Chair for Information Architecture of ETH Zurich, where he currently leads the urban simulation team. His main interests are at the intersections of science, art and technology, and his research focuses on interactive and generative design tools, on computer-assisted techniques for architectural design and urban simulation. Previously, Stefan was researcher at the University of Zurich (PhD 2004), ETH Zurich (PostDoc 2005 - 2007) and Media Arts and Technology of UCSB (Swiss NSF Fellow, 2007 - 2008). As an artist, Stefan has performed internationally and his works have appeared at renowned venues such as the Ars Electronica Center (Austria, 2006 - 2008, 2009)
http://www.arch.ethz.ch/~stefanmu

Manifest.AR

Manifest.AR is an international artists collective working with emergent forms of augmented reality as interventionist public art. The group sees this medium as a way of transforming public space and institutions by installing virtual objects and artworks, which respond to and overlay the configuration of located physical meaning. Utilizing this technology as artwork is an entirely new proposition and explores all that we know and experience as the mixture the real and the hyper-real. Physically, nothing changes, the audience can simply download and launch an Augmented Reality Browser app on their iPhone or Android and aim the devices’ camera to view the world around them. The application uses geolocation software to superimpose computer generated three-dimensional art objects, enabling the public to see the work integrated into the physical location as if it existed in the real world. Manifest.AR will augment the area in and around the venues for Digital Art Weeks 2011, based on the broad exhibition theme “The Art of a Placebo.”

Will Pappenheimer

Will Pappenheimer, Pace University, NY, has exhibited new media works at FILE, ISEA,Kunstraum Walcheturm, CHE, the ICA, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Postmasters, Vertexlist, NY. He has a NEA Fellowship, Turbulence and Rhizome grants and articles in the New York Times, El Pais and “Digital Art.”
http://www.willpap-projects.com/

Fu Ping Ping

Fu Ping Ping is a Chinese-Canadian conceptual artist currently residing in Toronto. She completed her MFA at Ontario College of Art and Design in 2008 and her work has been exhibited at the Power Plant (Toronto), Latitude 53 (Edmonton) and the Banff Centre for the Arts, as well as a number of venues in Europe and the US. Her output primarily consists of absurdist theatrical work that involves the misuse of food in inappropriate contexts with a view to present a deconstruction of Western food culture. Ms. Fu also is well known as bartender in Toronto and often attends her openings in a disguise as a drinks server.

Fred Roland

Born and raised in Khowutzun (the ‘Warm Land’) by a Coast Salish mother and Hawaiian lineage father, Hwiemtun (Fred Roland) received many teachings of his Coast Salish culture. Through spending many years with elders of his territory, Hwiemtun learned the cultural and spiritual traditions of his ancestors. During the last 15 years, he has journeyed around the world to explore and share ways of being with elders and healers of many indigenous tribes. Visiting tribes such as the Makushi, Wapashani, Shipibo, and Yanamamo of South America; the Kajikhastani and Hungarian tribes of eastern Europe; and the Humung, Tai Muang, Ainu just to name a few, Hwiemtun also visited the elder monks of India, Nepal and Lhasa, Tibet. His journeys were also spent travelling within North America connecting with the Lakota, Cree, Blackfoot, and many tribes within British Columbia.

Monika Rut

Monika Rut is a cultural researcher and a photographer. She holds a Masters in Arts Managemant from University of Bologna and Hamburg University of Music and Theatre. Since completing her studies, she has worked with a number of international organizations including: Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH, Museum Moderator Berlin,WIR gallery,zeroproject.berlin,phoenXfotostudio,ECF,Academia Vitae,ZAD berlin, ABADIR (Arts Between Architecture Design & Interdisciplinary Research).She is a founding member of Landform.
http://www.landform.it
http://www.monikarutphotography.com/

Liz Solo

Liz Solo is an award winning new media artist, performance artist and musician. She is a working member of the Black Bag Media Collective and the Second Front Performance Art Collective, among others. She is also the co-curator of the Odyssey Contemporary Art & Performance Simulator in Second Life with Yael Gilks and Jane Leffler.
http://www.lizsolo.com/

Monica Studer & Christoph van den Berg

Monica Studer was born in Zurich, and Christoph van den Berg is from in Basel, where both artists reside. They have collaborated on New media projects together since 1991, and have also produced a series of internet projects since 1996. They have exhibited extensively and have been awarded important prizes including, the Swiss Federal Fine Art Prize, the Alexander Clavel prize, Riehen amongst others. In 2003 visiting professorship for new media at the Kunsthochschule in Kassel.

Jackson 2Bears

Jackson 2bears is a Kanien’kehaka (Mohawk) multimedia artist. 2bears'has exhibited his multimedia works in solo and group exhibitions across Canada, most recently at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (Victoria B.C), ImagineNative Film + Media Arts Festival (Toronto O.N.), Video In Video Out (Vancouver B.C.), and at the Visual Eyez Festival (Edmonton A.B.) He has also been exhibited internationally in media arts festivals and group exhibitions, most recently at Digital Art Weeks (Zurich, Switzerland). He has also released several recordings and live performances on CD and DVD in both solo and collaborative contexts. 2bears is a Ph.D. student at the University of Victoria.
http://www.jackson2bears.net

Jeremy Turner

Jeremy Owen Turner (b. 1974, Victoria, B.C., Canada) has been performing live as an avatar performance artist in virtual/synthetic environments since 1996. He co-founded “Second Front” in Second Life in 2006. He is currently a PhD student in Interactive Arts at Simon Fraser University.

Yifan Wang

Yifan Wang was born in China and graduated with his MFA from Visual Arts of University of Victoria in Canada. His digital documentary film on Chinese traditional shadow puppet plays has been shown recently at the Art Gallery of Great Victoria. Yifan is currently doing interdisciplinary doctorial study at University of Victoria. His research is focused specifically on Buddhism and the digital arts. His ongoing project is a digital installation based on the study of ‘experience’ acquired from Buddhist meditation and virtual reality.

Uebermorgen.com

UBERMORGEN.COM is a Swiss–Austrian–American artist duo founded in 1995 by lizvlx and Hans Bernhard. They live and work in Vienna, Basel and S-chanf near St. Moritz in the alpine Engadina valley in Switzerland.
http://www.ubermorgen.com/2010/index.html

The Wayward School

The Wayward School is all about thinking, making, and doing. It’s a co-operative school based in Victoria, British Columbia that gives people room to think and a chance to act.
http://waywardschool.wordpress.com/

Li Zhenhau

Li Zhenhua has been a multimedia artist/curator and producer of both international and Chinese contemporary culture since 1996. In 2002 Li was manager of the first international new media art festival, MAAP in Beijing at the Beijing Millennium Monument Museum; followed in 2004 with onedotzero in Beijing at Today Art Gallery. The exhibition Communicate, from the Barbican Art Center, toured in four major cities in China. Li was also executive producer of the 2006 Beijing International New Media Arts Exhibition and Symposium. Li Zhenhua and Loredana Cozza founded the Naples Far East Film Festival with Dongfang University in 2005. In 2002-2003 Li founded and organized the Illuminate the Great Wall music festival. Li is a member of the Chinese art group Complete Art Experience Project (CAEP), which was invited to Rochester University, in New York in October 2005. Li Zhenhua started a new space for Chinese Media Art Archive in 2006 in Beijing. In 2007 Li curated a symposium and exhibition at the China International Gallery Exposition (CIGE) and Arario Gallery Beijing.











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