The works of Christiane Peschek live between emotional alienation, self-sacralisation and fluid identity research in an extended virtual space. In images and multi-sensory installations she creates dialogues sculpted by virtual exhaustion, intimacy and self- idealisation. The observation of the physical body on both sides of the screen, between on- and offline identities are a continuous topic in her projects. Words, retouched images, scents and other sensual and ethereal materials become hybrids of analog processes and digital/virtual transformation in a post-Internet reality. In interaction with near-body technologies such as smartphones and ipads, she explores the “hyper-ego” using the surface of touchscreens to create experiences in the intersection of technology and cosmology. Peschek’s works have been internationally exhibited in Galleries and Institutions such as FOTOGALERIE Vienna, U10 Belgrade, UNSEEN Amsterdam, Salzburger Kunstverein, Benaki Museum Athens and the NRW Forum Düsseldorf. She was awarded with several international prices such as the UNSEEN Tesla Art Trail award, honour price of Emergentes DST and the Anne-Goldenberg-Fonds. In 2019 she was holding the state scholarship for artistic photography from the Austrian Government. Her works are found in collections such as ING DiBa Art Collection, the Museum of Modern Art Salzburg and the Kupferstichkabinett Vienna. She is based in the cloud.

Stefano D’Alessio (1987 Italy) is a new media artist, performer, composer, educator and all-round tech nerd. He creates audio-visual compositions, interactive performances and installations using media technologies as performing partners. His research is in developing interactive environments that balance between being playable as expressive instruments, understandable in their dynamics and able to convey meaning. He addresses the digitisation of the human in new technologies and the virtual representations of the “real”, with a special focus on the multiple influences that the internet and derivates have on the human body and human behaviour.

Stefano is a musician, he played in different bands (Criminal Café [IT], Running Fetus [AT]) as drummer, vocalist and guitarist, and now composes and produces electronic and electro-acoustic music, often collaborating with dance, theatre and video directors. Stefano regularly exhibits and performs in international music and new-media art festivals.

Since 2010 he has been lecturing, coaching and giving workshops around the globe, and collaborating with Klaus Obermaier and Martina Menegon on various artistic projects.

Ernst Lima is an artist and musician who lives and works in Vienna, Austria.

She works with a diverse range of media, including various printing techniques, photography, performance & sound installations in multi-layered collages, focusing on the themes of resonance and sensing. She works at the intersection of digital and analog processes, which influence her visual work as well as her handling of auditory material in her music production.

Her works have been shown in exhibitions including Sotheby‘s Artist Quartely (Vienna), das weisse haus (Vienna), Friche la Belle de Mai (Marseille) & recently in her solo exhibition at Museum Krems.

Alexander Martinz, born 1979 in Klagenfurt, studied Electroacoustic Composition and Transmedia Art. He teaches at the University of Applied Arts and lives and works as a composer and media artist in Vienna. He is interested in the different logics and traditions of audiovisual media as well as in their correlations. Complex transformations of popcultural material can be considered a foundation of his work.

Pauline Louise Noémi Jocher is a multidisciplinary graphic designer & artist. Pauline’s interests vary from internet culture to poststructuralist ideas & representations of reality but also really enjoys good food and wine.
Maximilian Prag is a young designer and visual artist from Linz testing contemporary visual and new media culture. Maximilian works with new media in between visual communication and art on new formats of digital and online representation, virtual worlds and generative design.
Maris Nisu is a graphic designer from Estonia, currently living and working in Vienna. Her practice extends from the classical means of graphic design to art direction and curation.
Marlene Kager is a young graphic designer originally from Upper Austria. Her interest expands over different fields of graphic design but finds its home in typography and everything that’s connected to letters and their shifting shapes.
The group found each other for the identity of the Angewandte Festival where the developed the concept of the AI-NIMALS.

Uncanny Reality

Keiken are a collaborative practice, co-founded by artists Tanya Cruz, Hana Omori and Isabel Ramos in 2015, who frequently work with multiple collaborators. Based between London and Berlin, they come from mixed diasporic backgrounds (Mexican/Japanese/ European/Jewish). They are building a collective shared space of virtual worlds, a Metaverse. Keiken, the Japanese word for experience, create speculative worlds, using moving-image, CGI, gaming software, installation, virtual and augmented reality, programming and performance to merge the physical and digital. Their work simulates new structures and ways of existing, exploring how societal introjection governs the way we feel, think and perceive.

Recent exhibitions include: How will we live together?, Russian Federation Pavilion, 17th Venice Architecture Biennale, Venice; Pieces of Me, Transfer Gallery, Online; The Artist is Online, Koenig Galerie, Decentraland; E-motion Graphics, Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions 2021, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo (2021); The Time Complex, Yerevan Biennial, Online; Augmented Empathy, FACT, Liverpool; The Metaverse Womb, 3hd 2020, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin; Ghosts & Apparitions, Sheffield Doc Fest, Online; Metaverse: We are at the end of something, Mira Festival, IDEAL, Barcelona; Sessions, Block Universe, Online; How to Make a Paradise, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, The Eternal Network transmediale 2020, Haus der Kulturen der Welt HKW, Berlin (2020); Image Behaviour, ICA, London; Jerwood Collaborate!, Jerwood Arts, London (2019).

George Jasper Stone
Uncanny Reality

George Jasper Stone is a digital artist based in London, UK. Their practice is often collaboratively based, working with musicians, artists, live performance, contemporary dance, set design, photography, installation, fashion print, VFX and graphic design.

They propose alternative virtual spaces which often call on participation into worlds that interlink fantasy and reality. Their work is often characterised by constructing digital scenes which transcode data from physical environments to digital experiences. They aim to create a dialogue to accessible, detailed and fantastical semiotics.

Their latest collaborative film works include; Feel My Metaverse (2019) exhibited at transmediale 2020 End to End at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; How to Make a Paradise, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt (2020); Feel(s) 360 Image Behaviour, ICA London; and Jerwood Art’s Collaborate!, Jerwood Space, London (2019); IFSR (2020) exhibited at Sensus Light and Dark, Monom Gallery, Berlin (2020). Stone has recently been producing artworks for musicians, installations and establishments such as OffWhite c/o Virgil Abloh, Selfridges, FKA Twigs, Dazed, Adidas, MaisonMargiela, Byredo, Louis Vuitton, Crack Magazine, Jónsí and London Contemporary Orchestra.

Theo Triantafyllidis (b. 1988, Athens, GR) is an artist who builds virtual spaces and the interfaces for the human body to inhabit them. He creates expansive worlds and complex systems where the virtual and the physical merge in uncanny, absurd and poetic ways. These are often manifested as performances, virtual and augmented reality experiences, games and interactive installations. He uses awkward interactions and precarious physics, to invite the audience to embody, engage with and challenge these other realities. Through the lens of monster theory, he investigates themes of isolation, sexuality and violence in their visceral extremities. He offers computational humor and AI improvisation as a response to the tech industry’s agenda. He tries to give back to the online and gaming communities that he considers both the inspiration and context for his work by remaining an active participant and contributor. He holds an MFA from UCLA, Design Media Arts and a Diploma of Architecture from the National Technical University of Athens. He has shown work in museums, including the Hammer Museum in LA and NRW Forum in Dusseldorf, DE and galleries such as Meredith Rosen Gallery, the Breeder, Eduardo Secci and Transfer. He was part of Sundance New Frontier 2020, Hyper Pavilion in the 2017 Venice Biennale and the 2018 Athens Biennale: ANTI-. Theo Triantafyllidis is based in Los Angeles.

Line Finderup Jensen (* 1991/Denmark) works and lives in Vienna, Austria. With a background in video and animation from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (2019), Jensen works as an artist and freelancer in film, 3D simulation and interactive video. Her work is presented internationally in solo and group exhibitions and screened at film and media festivals.

Kumbirai Makumbe currently takes form as a London based artist who believes in the transmutation of the intangible yet experiential.

They place significant effort into speculative explorations of alternative modes of being and thinking that result in emancipation. Their work continually interrogates the multi-dimensionality of blackness, ‘in-betweenness’, ‘caring’ and transcendence. They transform & metamorphose to ceaselessly take on various forms and manoeuvre through a diverse range of spaces.

T(n)C was founded in 2017 by Agnes Varnai and Tina Kult. They live and work in Vienna and experiment with a wide range of media, including virtual reality, 3D, installation and fashion. By combining the different disciplines, they are researching immersive experiences to connect the digital and physical levels of realities. T(n)C believes in the power of joint efforts. Their aim is to expand the practices of collective storytelling with a collaborative approach.

Gustavo Petek
Produktionsaufenthalt,  Fazit 21 all
Verena Mayrhofer
Produktionsaufenthalt,  Fazit 21 all

Verena Mayrhofer lebt und arbeitet in Linz sowie Stadt Haag und studiert derzeit an der Kunstuniverität Linz im Masterlehrgang “Zeitbasierte Medien”

Gezeigt wurden Ihre Arbeiten u.a. lab.30/Kulturhaus Abraxas Augsburg’19, Klangmanifeste/Echoraum Wien’18, data city, Centre des arts, Paris’17, digital design weekend /ACF London’16, Ars electronica festival’15, Crossing Europe film festival’15.

Martina Menegon is an artist working with interactive and extended reality art. In her works, Martina creates intimate and complex assemblages of physical and virtual elements that explore the contemporary self and its synthetic corporeality. She experiments with the uncanny and the grotesque-including the self, the body, and the dialogue between the physical and virtual realities-to create disorienting virtual experiences.

Martina is a University Assistant and Lecturer at the department of Transmedia Art at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, where she teaches “Digital Design and Virtuality.” She also teaches multimedia tools for interactive arts at the IUAV University in Venice (MA Digital Exhibit, BA Multimedia Arts) together with Klaus Obermaier and Stefano D’Alessio.

She is currently Head of Extended Reality and Curator at “Area for Virtual Art,” a platform for immersive experiences and get-togethers. She is also part of the curatorial team of the new media art festival of Vienna, CIVA Festival.

Luisa Paumann studied architecture at the Vienna University of Technology; study visits to Paris and New York. Dissertation at the Academy of Fine Arts (Vienna) and Sorbonne (Paris). (more…)

Bernd Kräftner works as artist and researcher. As co-founder of “Shared Inc.” (Research Centre for Shared Incompetence), he is interested in messy interfaces between science and society. In various research projects he investigates socio-technical processes that change our everyday-life.

Judith Fegerl, 2021 Österreichischer Skulpturenpark Universalmuseum Joanneum, A;2020 Lady Bluetooth.Hedy Lamarr, Jüdisches Museum, Wien, A; 2020 capture, Austrian Institute of Technology, (more…)

Kris De Decker, Creator and author of “Low-tech Magazine”, a blog that is published in English, Dutch and Spanish. (more…)

Michael Braito works at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna. He explores concepts of human-nature relationships to better understand individual/collective environmental behavior and its governance. His research interest is based on the notion that sustainability requires software solutions, not just hardware solutions.

Arsen Vukov born in 1969 – is an ephemeral sculptor. In 1989 he started Landart and created ephemeral sculptures in the landscape, something that he later extended to the familiar social environment. Most recently, he devoted himself increasingly to the domestic sector and created designs for the interior.

1978 in Bolzano, Italy. Lives and works in Vienna. Studied at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. His work emerges between image, sound, location, audience and opens liminal spaces of perception. National and international exhibitions and performances in Japan, USA, Italy, Norway, among others.

Liddy Scheffknecht is a visual artist living and working in Vienna. Since 2001 she participated in numerous national and international group exhibitions. (more…)

Sarah Rechberger, born 1983 in Vienna, (MEX / AUT), studied Transmedia Art at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna and at the Institute for Spatial Experiments/ University of the Arts, Berlin. National and international exhibitions in museums, galleries and festival

Christian Kosmas Mayer (b. 1976) works variously with photography, video, sculpture, installation and performance. Known for his engagement with questions of memory, preservation and rediscovery, (more…)

Pepa Ivanova

Barbara Anna Husar is a visual artist, performer, director and author. She studied at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, received the Austrian State Scholarship and is Hubert Berchtold Award winner.

Günter Miklenic
Kurt Weckel
Johanna Haigl
Frederic Stritter
Wolfgang Musil
Sinan Ilhan
Evgeny Ignashev
Thomas Grimm
Sara Zlanabitnig

aka MS Mutt
Gitarristin, experimentelle Musik, Improvisation, Komposition
*1978, lebt in Wien (more…)

Leo Peschta

Leo Peschta, * 1978 Vienna, Austria. After studies of photography and graphic design, Leo Peschta graduated in digital media arts from the Academy of Applied Arts Vienna in 2007. He works mainly in the file of robotics. He lives and works in vienna.

* in Salzburg, lives in Vienna (A). Works as a musician, composer, sound researcher, artist, mechanical engineer and recording studio operator at the interface between music, new media and sound art, on technical issues and interdisciplinary implementation options.

Curator of the festival and symposium Solar Habitat

Dirk Baecker (* 1955 in Karlsruhe) is a German sociologist and holder of the chair for cultural theory and management at the University of Witten / Herdecke.

Marianne Ertl, works at the Institute for Contemporary History, University of Vienna. Heinz von Foerster (* 1911, Vienna – † , 2002, Pescadero, California) was an Austrian American scientist combining physics and philosophy, and widely attributed as the originator of Second-order cybernetics. Dirk

Das permanente Scheitern und der Schaffensprozess

Die Freude am Gestalten und der Produktionsprozess an sich stehen im Mittelpunkt des Bildhauers und Skulpturenkünstlers Wendelin Munter. (more…)

Die aus der Ukraine stammende Sängerin Olha Senynets lebt und arbeitet derzeit in Wien. Sie interessiert sich um die Geschichte ihrer Heimat Transkarpatien / Ukraine. Sie sammelt und vertont mündlich überlieferte Erzählungen (more…)

Christine Schörkhuber studierte an der Akademie der bildenden Künste Video/Videoinstallation bei Dorit Margreiter. Sie arbeitet primär mit Klang, Elektronik und Rauminstallation und beschäftigt sich mit der Dynamik von Beziehungen und Ordnungssystemen auf sozialer, physikalischer und technologischer Ebene. (more…)

Musiker, Programmierer, Entwickler. Seine künstlerische Arbeit basiert auf der kontinuierlichen Auseinandersetzung mit dem Computer als Musikinstrument und auf die Wechselwirkung zwischen Ton und Licht. (more…)

Geboren 1971.
Musiker, Komponinst, Arrangeur, Programmierer und Zusammenarbeiter
Gitarre, Klavier, Bass, Banjo, Ukulele, Mandoline, Percussion, Electronics

Lebt und arbeitet in Wien

Veronika Mayer ist Komponistin, Klangkünstlerin und Musikerin im Bereich experimenteller elektronischer sowie instrumentaler Musik. Ihre Werke umfassen instrumentale und elektroakustische Kompositionen sowie Klanginstallationen, ebenso tritt sie als Laptop-Musikerin im Kontext der freien Improvisation auf. (more…)

c. hausch – viennese sound and media artist, graphic designer and head of the moozak label. – challenges the notion of space from the perspective of sound. (more…)

saLeh roZati

saLeh roZati
1982 born in Esfahan / Iran, grew up in Iran and summer 2006 moved to Germany, 2 years stayed in Germany and did music, then moved to Austria / Vienna (more…)

Thomas Berghammer – Trompete, Flügelhorn, Altohorn, u.a. Musiker, Komponist, Pädagoge

Lebt und arbeitet seit 1991 in Wien. Vorherige Studien an den Musikunis in Linz und Graz. Vornehmliche Auseinandersetzung mit frei improvisierter Musik, contemporary jazz und world music. (more…)

Matija Schellander, *1981 in Ludmannsdorf-Bilčovs, Österreich.
Schellander lebt und arbeitet als Komponist, Kontrabassist und elektronischer Musiker in Wien, er komponiert für Musikensembles, Theaterstücke, zeitgenössische Tanzaufführungen und fertigt Soundtracks für Filme. (more…)

Christine Gnigler, ist Blockflötistin und Barockfagottistin. Sie lebt in Wien und studierte Blockflöte bei Thomas List sowie Historische Fagottinstrumente bei Jennifer Harris.
Neben Alter Musik erstreckt sich ihr musikalisches Metier auch über zeitgenössische und improvisierte Musik. (more…)

Susanna Gartmayer studierte Grafik und Malerei und arbeitet seit Anfang der 2000er Jahre als Bassklarinettistin und Komponistin in den Bereichen Experimentalmusik, Multi-idiomatischer Improvisation und Zeitgenössischer Musik. (more…)

Hui Ye
china, austria

Hui Ye wurde in Kanton, China geboren. Sie absolvierte die Studien Komposition und Elektroakustische Komposition an der Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien, an der Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien Digitale Kunst sowie TransArts. (more…)

Kathrin Hochschuh & Adam Donovan arbeiten an der Schnittstelle von Technologie und Kunst.
Die von ihnen entwickelten robotischen Instrumente sind zugleich Werkzeug und Inhalt ihrer künsterischen Erkundungen, (more…)

Kathrin Hochschuh & Adam Donovan arbeiten an der Schnittstelle von Technologie und Kunst.
Die von ihnen entwickelten robotischen Instrumente sind zugleich Werkzeug und Inhalt ihrer künsterischen Erkundungen, (more…)

Ausbildung in Elektrotechnik an der HTL Klagenfurt, bereits mit 14 Jahren erste Erfahrungen im Kurz- Mittel- und Langwellenempfang.
Hobby und Berufswunsch im Rundfunkbereich bzw. drahtloser Kommunikation. (more…)

“Ich denke in Stein.” Diese Selbstbeschreibung charakterisiert die Bildhauerin, die sich mit ihren Arbeiten immer wieder explizit im politischen Diskurs verortet. (more…)

(*1988) ist Zeichnerin und Performerin, Musikerin, Reisende und Gärtnerin. In ihrer viel[1]fältigen künstlerischen Arbeit analysiert sie Motive und Inszenierungen von Landschaft. (more…)

Die Musikerin und Komponistin Elisabeth Schimana ist seit den 1980er Jahren als eine der österreichischen Pionierinnen der elektronischen Musik mit Projekten präsent, die sich durch einen radikalen Ansatz und eine ebensolche Ästhetik auszeichnen. (more…)

noid, a.k.a. Arnold Haberl, ist Klangkünstler, Cellist, Improvisator und Komponist. Er versteht seine Arbeit als Grundlagenforschung, die zu einer breiten Palette an widersprüchlichen Ergebnissen führt: (more…)