Artists

Jun Fujiki (JP)

fujikiJun Fujiki was born in 1978, and has a doctorate in Design. He is a researcher for both PRESTO (Precursory Research for Embryonic Science and Technology) and Tokyo University of the Arts and is currently also holding a class at Musashino Art University. In general, Fujiki is looking for new relations between expression and principle, and examining the laws of humans and of physics. The optical illusion-like game „Echochrom,“ which is a game for PS3 and PSP and was developed by Sony Computer Entertainment, was based on his work „OLE Coordinate System.“ At the moment, Fujiki is doing research on expressions based on feelings of a material or a phenomenon called materialization. www.jun-fujiki.com

Marek Straszak (DE/PL)

marekMarek Straszak (1985) studied Art and Media at UdK Berlin (DE) as well as Photography and Multimedia in Wroclaw (PL). As a new media artist he is interested in motion graphics, interactive audio-visual installations and kinetic sculptures. Significant for his installation objects is a combination of digital animation that is combined with kinetic motion in a surreal open form. He creates animations, installations, films and graphics and is currently living in Poznan (PL). www.marekstraszak.com

Nova Jiang (CN)

novaNova Jiang (b. 1985, China) creates work that encourages the tactile and creative participation of the audience, resulting in structurally open systems in which joy, disorder and improvisation can thrive. She holds a MFA from UCLA. She has had recent exhibitions at the Centre Pompidou, Paris; Ars Electronica, Linz; National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung; ICC, Tokyo; Media City Seoul Biennial, Seoul; 01SJ Biennial, San Jose; Sundance New Frontier, Park City among other venues. She is the recipient of Fellowships from Skowhegan, Eyebeam and Wave Hill. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles. www.novajiang.com 

Raquel Kogan (BR)

raquelRaquel Kogan graduated in Architecture. Prize-winning in Rumos Transmídia 2001 with reflection#1.The investigation on interaction continuous with projection, 401, self-portrait1, occupation#1, sidespecific a net-art piece, reflection#2 in kinetic_digital at Itaú Cultural and ZKM Media Art Center Karlsruhe, and reflection#3 at art@outsiders in Paris. Exhibited the object rever at Centro Cultural da Espanha in Montevideo; mov_ing in Transitio Festival Mexico and at the exhibition Crtl V+Crtl C in Sesc Pompéia, the video installation ponte in Sesc Avenida Paulista, 13th International Arts and Digital Cultures Festival de Gran Canarias and in Mobiles Geography at Espacio Fundácion Telefônica Buenos Aires. Wins the prize Cybernetic Rumos with reler, exhibited at the 4th Biennial of Art Technology Emoção Art.ficial in São Paulo that receives an honor mention at File 2010 –Prixlux. In 2013 shows in-between at Rumos Movie and video. www.raquelkogan.com

Tine Papendick (DE)

tineTine Papendick, born 1980, considers herself a collageur and conceptional artist. Her background is in animation and film making as well as textile and product design. In her work, she illustrates the complexity of the social fabric of life and the often multicultural connections from which she draws inspiration. She has extensive experience in directing creative individuals from various cultural and professional backgrounds, employing innovative concepts to transport her ideas. She recently founded the studio “Frames for Science” which is devoted to making knowledge from scientific research accessible to “normal” people – through film, animation and information graphics. Tine Papendick lives and works in Berlin and is the mother of a little son. ti-pi.de

Softstories (Isobel Knowles and Cat Rabbit) (AU)

softstoriesMelbourne-based artists Cat Rabbit and Isobel Knowles, collectively known as Soft Stories, collaborate on animations, installations and children’s books. Together they have been showing artwork within Australia and internationally since 2011. Cat Rabbit is a soft sculpture artist whose unique characters are widely exhibited in group exhibitions around the world. In her solo exhibitions, she creates immersive worlds and narratives for her characters to exist in. Isobel Knowles is an award-winning artist who works with animation, installation and digital media. Her artworks and short films have been screened all over the world. Isobel’s most significant awards include a Special Distinction at the 58th Cannes Film Festival, a Golden Hugo at the 41st Chicago Film Festival, the 2010 Premier of Queensland’s National New Media Art Award and an Award of Distinction for Interactive Art at the 2013 Ars Electronica Festival. www.softstories.com.au

Ars Electronica Futurelab (AT)

futurelabArs Electronica Futurelab focuses on the future at the nexus of art, technology and society. We consider our works as sketches of possible future scenarios in art-based, experimental forms. In this way, we are aiming at developing contributions through methods and strategies of applied science, the results of which reveal new knowledge and experiences of societal relevance in art and science. The lab’s team bases its work commitment upon transdisciplinary research and work which results in a variety of different disciplines at the lab. Having artists and researchers from all over the globe collaborating with – and taking residencies at – the Ars Electronica Futurelab, is fundamental to this atelier/laboratory. Our range of services concentrates on expertise developed throughout the years in fields such as media art, architecture, design, interactive exhibitions, virtual reality and real-time graphics. www.aec.at/futurelab