Oren Ambarchi is an electronic guitarist and percussionist with longstanding interests in transcending conventional instrumental approaches. Born in Sydney in 1969, he has been performing live since 1986. His work focuses mainly on the exploration of the guitar, “re-routing the instrument into a zone of alien abstraction where it’s no longer easily identifiable as itself. Instead, it’s a laboratory for extended sonic investigation”. (The Wire, UK).
Ambarchi's work on harmonics and resonance has led him to define serene spaces of fluid, shifting sound.
Blasco Gallardo, Jorge
Jorge Blasco Gallardo is a freelance writer and director of cultural projects.
He holds a degree in Fine Arts by the USAL. He has also carried out studies in the Technological Educational Institution (TEI) of of Athens (Graphic Arts Deparment).
Afterwards he takes a postgraduate course at the UPC.
During the PhD courses he focuses on a theorical thought of the relations between art, history, architecture, urbanism and aesthetics.
He obtains the scholarship FI that is granted by the Generalitat de Catalunya and works as an investigator at the UPC (1998-2001, in the research field of Architecture and Design )
He is currently writing his thesis on “archive-museum cultures”.
Eva contributed in the first jpechrelease. a little piece of music called "square happiness" to be found on the first jpech dvd, alongside vessel nimmer and g23's superman on the visuals.
Geoff Cox is an artist, teacher and projects organiser as well as currently Senior Lecturer in Computing at University of Plymouth, UK, where he is a member of the CAiiA-STAR (Science Technology Art Research) research group and part of i-DAT (Institute of Digital Art & Technology). He recently co-curated the touring exhibition Generator in collaboration with Spacex Gallery (Tom Trevor) and with support from the Arts Council of England
De Geuzen is: Riek Sijbring, Femke Snelting and Renee Turner.
“Around 1994 we started working together while studying at the Jan van Eyck Akademie in Maastricht. In 1996 after realizing our collaborations were more than a habit, we officially took on the name De Geuzen. Pooling our various skills together, our practice includes curating, art, design and educational workshops.”
Media researcher, writer, teacher of the new media history and theory. Born in 1977 in Ulan-Ude, USSR. Lives and works in Moscow.Ph.D. candidate in Media Lab,University of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland. For the benefit of mankind, Olga Goriunova wrote Suicide Letter Wizard for Microsoft Word, an application that helps you to create a suicide letter according to your preferences. She will introduce to Runme.org, a software art repository and the Read_Me Festival.
Honoré Bøe, Tore
Presenting sound collage where the focus is set on amplifying sounds that would otherwise pass unnoticed, and extensive use of room frequencies adding a certain resonnance that barely needs to be processed. Verving on the edge of feedback, his musical beauty is based in risk and chance. He might jump from extremely low soundscapes to potent sound collage in a glitch, or he might not.
Rudi Laermans (B) lectures in cultural sociology at the University of Leuven, is an essayist and critic an publishesin Etcetera and several professional journals.
Le Roy, Xavier
Xavier Le Roy (F) studied molecular and cellular biology at the University of Montpellier, beginning his doctorate in 1987 and also taking classes in contemporary dance. After three years of specialised research into breast cancer, he finished his thesis in 1990 and moved to Paris for further dance training with Ruth Barnes and Anne Koren.
Luetgert Sebastian & Gerber Jan
Sebastian Luetgers - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan Gerber - email@example.com
are two members of the Reboot.fm crew. They live in Berlin (G).
Reboot.fm is described as "a software project that works with the social and political aspects of open source tools and free content and expands them into the arena of cultural production."
Attached to this project is the idea to create an "open radio license which would set a legal standard for peer-to-peer program syndication".
Other members of the crew:
Pit Schultz - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sacha Benedetti - email@example.com
Diana McCarty - firstname.lastname@example.org
Julia Lazarus - email@example.com
Mammique is the developer of La menagerie, Toulouse (France).
This studio for animation movies created Myrtille, a specific Linux-based distribution for image, video, and sound editing based on free software.
Arjen Mulder (NL) is a biologist and media theorist and has published several books of essays on the relationship between technical media, physical experiences and belief systems. He is a member of Adilkno, a collective that published "Cracking the Movement" (1994) and "Media Archive" (1998). He is the writer of "Het fotografisch genoegen" (1999), "The Book for the Electronic Arts" (with Maaike Post, 2000) and "Levende systemen" (2002).
from Joost Nieuwenburg (Nl)
"For me the concept of recycling is important.
A lot of the materials I use for my art are found thrown-away in the street.
A point of departure is using materials and machines in a way where they were never designed for.
I like cooking and I like to work along with other people. Both subjects are present in my work. "
Melanie Sehgal, born in London (1978), lives in Berlin. Studies in philosophy and cultural science with focus on contemporary language and media theory. Currently she is working on a thesis on the concept of the virtual in history of philosophy.
t.turner is a songwriter, dj, organizer; aka rolling thunder, aka king
of fishes, aka dj enran
Nathalie Trussart (B) is a researcher preparing a PHD in philosophy in which Michel Foucault and genetics meet, to demonstrate the many ways to become an heir.
Interested in problems raised by the question of how to tell a hi/story
Urbonas, Nomeda & Gediminas
Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas were born in Lithuania. They were both educated at Vilnius Art Academy, gaining MAs in visual arts in 1994. In 1997 they were co-founders of the JUTEMPUS interdisciplinary art program – a model for social and artistic practice interested in designing organisational structures that question the relativity of freedom. In 2000 they co-founded VILMA – Vilnius Interdisciplinary Lab for Media. They have been awarded a number of high level grants and residency awards to pursue their investigations into old and new media practice. They live and work in Vilnius and also spend time working in Stuttgart where they are connected with Akademie Schloss Solitude and the Künstlerhaus Stuttgart. Their work was shown at Documenta 11 in Kassel in 2002.
(The Transaction Project will be in display during Verbindingen/Jonctions 7)
Van Riel, Els
Next to camera and production work for several film, video and theatre productions, Els van Riel created:
drawings / objects / installation / video / CD-Rom / www / MOO
working with material, space and new media i am used to collaborate with
using the computer, using the web it was the media itsself which conditioned
me to deal with text:
i built a library of familystories of Canadian immigrants during the last
century, i created an online game representing literature of 7 Austrian female
but besides the representational aspect which I used digital media for
working now on a moo allows me to interact with the media in a way where the
text becomes the meeting place between the code of the media and my personal