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.
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.
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.
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.