Program of the "Digital Art Now?" screening and information about artists

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21.03.2014, Friday

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Included in: [Digital Art Now? | Hydro Active City]

 Program of the screening:
1. Henry Gwiazda, Infectious, 2009, 00:02:03
2. Jeff Brown, 3 segments: Comuncation, Digital memory, How’s the water, 2011, 00:06:04
3. Lee Hyung-Suk, Digital Intermediated Swimming, 2009, 00:05:06
4. Katalin Tesch, -384 THz, 2010, 00:02:30
5. Roch Forowicz, Interceptions, 2012, 00:07:18
6. Magdalena Lazar, Atoms, 2010/2011, 00:08:36
7. Robin Lipo, Forever Young, 2012, 00:12:47

Information about the artists:

Jeff Brown’s current work addresses the place of the individual in the virtual world, and what happens as we are subsumed by the “metaverse.” Using himself as a representative guinea pig in the experiment of digitalism we are engaged in, Mr. Brown proposes scenarios that may come to pass. Like QR codes, the actual information contained in many virtual realms—their actual purpose—is obscured by their appearance. Do we construct our virtual worlds, or do they construct us? Jeff Brown has a background in digital art, computer programming, and theatrical design.

Roch Forowicz was born in 1978 in Warsaw, Poland. In 2005, he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Studio of Multimedia Artistic Creation at the Faculty of Graphic Arts. Since 2007, he has been working as an assistant at the Inter-University Studio of Multimedia Artistic Creation at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Organising Upgrade!Warsaw since 2007. Curator and co-founder of 2.0 gallery in Warsaw. Participant of many expositions and festivals, such as FILE festival (BR), HAIP Festival (SI), Liwoli09 (AT), Paraflows 09 (AT), Urban Research (DE), Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej - Zamek Ujazdowski (PL), Komuna Otwock, Entropia, STUDIO, WEF, Krytyka Polityczna etc.
Through his artistic activity, Roch Forowicz refers to the ‘city surveillance’ culture – constant supervision by means of CCTV and data processing and filing software and devices.His activity is radical, often characterised by illegal ‘hacktivist’ interventions, consisting in intercepting and using technological devices against their creators’ will.

Henry Gwiazda (b. 1952) is a new media artists/composer whose artistic trajectory has taken him from sampling, sound effects, and immersive technologies to his current work with new media. Gwiazda studied at the Eastman School of Music, and at the Hartt School (University of Hartford), where he was a student of Arnold Franchetti.Gwiazda is credited with sound effects, sampler, electric guitar and voice. He also composed, published, produced and engineered. Focal Point 3D Audio by Bo Gehring. His works are regulary screened in festivals and galleries throughout the world.

Lee Hyung-suk, born in Seul, South Korea, studied at Yonsei Graduate School of Communication & Art. His works where presented among others Experimental Film and Video Festival in Seul, North Sea Festival in Amsterdam. His works won Best Asian Short Film Award at Bangkok at Bangkok International Fil Festival and Best Short Film Award at Pusan International Film Festival.

Robin Lipo, is graduated from VOŠ Film School Zlín in Czech Republic as a director and now he is a student at PWSFTViT Film School in Łódź in Poland. Robin Lipo has experiences as a asistant director in couple of short film productions. As a director made couple of short fictions films, documentary movies and videoclips, which are succesfull at international film festivals.

Magdalena Lazar (b. 1986) in Ruda Śląska. Lives and works in Cracow. 
She graduated from the Graphics Department at Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland ( diploma work completed in 2012 at the Digital Imaing Studio). She studied also at the Universitaet der Kunste Berlin (Christiane Möbus studio). She works in the broadly understood fields of digital imaging and animation. She is fascinated by the opportunities and the pitfalls of new media and interested in creating works that contribute to an awareness of place and environment while reflecting on the vulnerabilities implicit in everyday life. She has taken part in Festivals, numerous group and individual exhibitions in Prague, Krakow (ArtBoom Festival 2010 and 2012), Chicago, Munich, Kyoto , Shimane and Katowice.

Katalin Tesch is a video and media artist, currently living and working in Budapest. She started her studies with both fields of music and art. After graduating at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest in 2005, she continued her studies in Switzerland in the field of New Media. In her projects she attempts to widen our visual and physical perspective by creating alternative perceptual worlds. Her works, mainly experimental videos, have been shown in various festivals, from the Zürich Festival of the Arts to the Seoul International Film Festival.

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