Johanna Rotko's artistic research explores her own relationship with nature and how nature is affected by her actions. She studies the perishableness and disappearance of matter. Specifically she is currently exploring alternative photographic methods by produce living images with raster images, uv-light and yeast.
In the artworks of Kristiina Ljokkoi human time and human scale often meet biological time and scale. Durational processes are not totally controlled by a human being and there is a specific non-human dimension of existence in Ljokkoi´s living sculptures. Otherwise invisible microscopic worlds of molds and plants can be reached with lenses. Other important topics in Ljokkoi´s art are material cycle and energy flow in the ecosystem. Kristiina Ljokkoi (born 1986) has graduated from department of art of Aalto University and has studied art, art pedagogy, art theory and biology.
Mari Keski-Korsu (mkk) is a transdisciplinary artist. She explores how ecological and socio-economical changes manifest in everyday life. The work is based on collaborations with different kinds of communities, individuals and species. Her current practice is focused on inter-species communication to enable empathy towards whole ecosystems. She is interested in relations in between art, activism, politics and science from permaculturic and ecofeminist perspectives. The works has been exhibited in Europe and in several other countries around the world. She is one of the artists of 'Frontiers in Retreat', a 5-year international collaboration project constructed around artist residencies. In 2016, she co-directed Pixelache Festival 2016 – ‘Interfaces for Empathy'
Antye Greie [AGF, poemproducer] is a musician, vocalist, digital songwriter, composer, poet, producer, performer, digital media artist and recently practicing curator and educator. Her poetry, which she converts into electronic music, and digital media, has been presented on records, live performances and sound installations in venues around the world. Born and raised in East Germany, AGF lives and works on the northern Finnish island Hailuoto. She is founder and artistic director of Hai Art, a cultural organisation that practices media art in public and social space in a remote context. As independent curator Antye Greie specializes on hybrid sound and sonic activism. In 2004 she received an Award of Distinction at the 2004 Ars Electronica festival.
Antti Tenetz is a visual artist and an experimental documentarist. Tenetz’s works are situated on the interface between media arts, activism, bio arts and urban art. In his works he combines and fearlessly uses different forms of expression, different media, different technological platforms and materials, even nature. His focus is on multi-disciplinary and multi-artistic cooperation between art and science.
In his works he concentrates on studying the relationship between man and nature, with themes changing from the Siberian bear cult to the digital representation of animal sensory systems. He often uses modern technologies, such as drones and satellite tracking. In the hybrid reality of instrumental and robotized technological culture intertwined with nature he uses his art to bring new themes to the discussion between arts and science concerning experience, relationship with nature, privacy, law, landscape and natural values as well as other species and the forming of our living space, respect and survival.
Tenetz’s works and cooperation projects have been exhibited in Finland and internationally for example at the Venice Biennale 2015- 2013, Lumipalloefekti exhibitions 2011 - 2013, X-Border 2013, ISEA2011 Istanbul, Science Gallery 2009, Pan-Barentz 2009, e-mobil art 2009-2010. He has also won three national snow sculpting competitions.
Laura Beloff has exhibited world-wide since the late 1980s. She has been awarded several stipends, artist residences and prizes for her remarkable, portable objects, programmed structures and network installations. She is frequently invited as a lecturer and has authored many publications about her artistic research praxis. Beloff is a former professor in visual communication at Oslo National Academy of the Arts, she has also been a visiting professor at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, and is currently a lecturer at the IT University of Copenhagen.
Christian Brems studied Fine Art Photography at University of the Arts London, and is currently studying Visual Culture at the University of Copenhagen.
Carl Emil Carlsen has been exhibiting and performing interactive works since 2003. Most of his projects are centred around three core interests; the synaesthetic interplay between auditive and visual expressions, the increasingly blurry borderland between virtual and physical spaces and nature inspired generative procedures. His work often utilise sensors and custom built screens to create illusions of virtual objects appearing in physical environments. Carlsen emploies procedural and generative methods to reach expressions beyond what he is capable of producing by hand.
Hanna Husberg (Finland) is a Stockholm-based artist. She graduated from ENSB-A in Paris and is currently doing her doctor graduate studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. In her work on video and installation projects she has investigated how we experience, perceive and relate to our surroundings, in a time of antropogenic – man-made – climate changes.
In collaboration with Laura McLean, Husberg developed Contingent Movements Archive and Symposium for the 55th Venice Bienniale, while among her other projects is Human Meteorology for Galleri Mejan in Stockholm and another is Being With for CEEAC in Strasbourg. Husberg is also one of the participants in Frontiers in Retreat, a research-based platform in Multidisciplinary Approaches to Ecology in Contemporary Art, which is coordinated by HIAP, Helsinki, Finland.
Jens Lee Jørgensen is an artist and designer working with technology, human perception and materiality. One of his main interests is human/machine and machine/human interaction, trying to break the cognitive division of wet- and hardware. His architectural training has influenced him to consider at once the macro and micro perspective. He is a founding member of the collective Science Friction, active since 2012. Jens has previously exhibited at Charlottenburg’s Spring Exhibition, Transmediale, Kunsthal Nikolaj and is currently working on his on solo projects as well as collaborations with his wife, artist Rosemary Lee.
Jonas Jørgensen is a PhD fellow at the IT University of Copenhagen. He is trained as a physicist (BSc) and an art historian (BA, MA). His current research focuses on the intersection of robotic technology with art and aesthetics. Jonas is part of the REAL (Robotics Evolution and Art Lab) research group at the IT University of Copenhagen.
Malena Klaus studies game technology at the IT University in Copenhagen, Denmark, where she participates in the Game technology master program. Apart from that Malena works as part-time as a developer for the SHFT-Runners coach and spends time with further digging into the development of games and the gamification of software.
Rosemary Lee is a media artist and researcher based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Working primarily with installation and writing, her interests center around the materiality of media and intersections between life, art and technology. Recent projects include solo show The Typesetter's Ruminations (Galerie Gilla Lörcher, Berlin), TRANSART (Dome of Visions, Copenhagen) and an ongoing series of reading/discussions, "Entering into Relation with an Object" (NLH Space, Copenhagen) in collaboration with Miriam Wistreich.
Kristina Lindström is an artist and researcher. In 2014 she gained a joint doctorate together with Åsa Ståhl in interactive design and public engagement in processes within the areas of Interaction Design and Media and Communication Studies at Malmö University. She is now affiliated to Malmö University and Umeå University. Kristina Lindström and Åsa Ståhl have exhibited and held workshops in Europe, Asia and in North and South America.
Kristina Lindström and Åsa Ståhl have been working together since 2003. Their collaboration began with the art and research project [visklek] at the Interactive Institute in Växjö and at Växjö Konsthall in 2004. Since then they have continued to collaborate on the technologies of everyday life, on how we live alongside with and together with these technologies, and – through them – with each other. Their projects often take the form of workshops, where the public play an active part in designing as well as participating in the process.
The artworks of Lawrence Malstaf (Belgium) are situated on the borderline between visual and theatrical forms of expression. He creates installations and performance art with a strong focus on elements such as movement, coincidence, chaos and order, in space and in objects, using sensory devices that respond to onlookers who are present. He has also made larger mobile art environments that are concerned with elements related to space and orientation, where the onlooker functions as a kind of co-creator/ actor.
Lawrence Malstaf has a Master’s degree in industrial design and has been awarded several international prizes in the field of art and new technology. He is also known to be an innovative scenographer and production designer in the field of dance and theatre. He currently lives and works in Tromsø.
Åsa Ståhl is an artist and a researcher at the Linnaeus University. In 2014 she gained a doctorate degree for a thesis written together with Kristina Lindström on design, media and public engagement within the disciplines of Interaction Design and Media and Communication Studies at Malmö University. Åsa Ståhl and Kristina Lindström have exhibited and held workshops in Europe, Asia and in South America.
Åsa Ståhl and Kristina Lindström have been working together since 2003. Their collaboration began with the art and research project [visklek] at the Interactive Institute in Växjö and at Växjö Konsthall in 2004. Since then they have continued to collaborate on the technologies of everyday life, on how we live alongside with and together with these technologies, and – through them – with each other. Their projects often take the form of workshops, where the public play an active part in designing as well as participating in the process.
Hege Tapio (Norway) lives in Stavanger, and works as an artist in the field of the new media, in the domains of the visual arts, photography, video, electronic installations and bioart. Tapio’s point of departure is a “do-it-yourself” attitude. In her artistic praxis, she draws inspiration from new technology, which opens up the possibility of new interpretations, creative misuse and, not least, critical reflection.
Tapio has her background in photo studies at the Bergen Academy of Art and Design. She is the manager and curator at i/o/lab – Center for Future Art in Rogaland, Norway, which works with electronic and unstable art. Through i/o/lab she has from 2005 built up the Article Biennial, an arts festival that collaborates with public arenas to promote art in conjunction with science and technology. In addition she has developed the project Public Art Screens, which disseminates video art in the public sphere.