What: ReFrag festival
When: Friday 22nd of April, from 7 to 9:30 PM
Where: GAITE LYRIQUE #AUDITORIUM
VTOL + Darsha Hewitt + Dani Ploeger + Emilie Gervais
Moderator: Alessandro Ludovico
Emilie Gervais is a conceptual artist exploring how the internet is shaping art & the quantified self. My work focuses on languages, play and network culture. She uses the internet to reflect on the notion of collective consciousness in relation with a totalitarian state of surveillance.
She has participed in Art Hack Day: Afterglow at Transmediale 2014, Berlin/DE & Art Hack Day: Disnovate, Paris/FR. She has lectured at Dawson College, Montreal/CAN; has been a panelist at Sight & Sound Festival, Montreal/CAN; as well as in The Post-Digital Revue: Network Art Post-Snowden, Berlin/DE.
Past exhibitions of her work have included Festival Gamerz 11, Marseille/FR; The HTMlles Festival, Montreal/CAN; the Barbican Centre, London/UK; Caroll/Fletcher Gallery, London/UK; Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf/DE; DAM Gallery, Berlin/DE; Museum of the Moving Image, New York/NY.
Her work has been featured on Rhizome, The Creators Project, Art Fag City, Dazed & Confused, Les Inrockuptibles, Hyperallergic and Triangulation Blog, among others.
Dani Ploeger is interested in the spectacles of sex, violence and waste in techno-consumer culture. His work encompasses computer programming, electronics hacking, cultural theory and performance. He holds a PhD from the University of Sussex, UK, and is a senior lecturer in performance arts at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London. Born in the Netherlands, he has lived in Switzerland, Norway, Germany, and Palestine. He is currently living and working in London and Vlissingen (NL).
vtol / Dmitry Morozov
::vtol:: is a project of Dmitry Morozov, Russian media-artist, musician and engineer of strange-sounding mechanisms.
Darsha Hewitt (b. 1982) is a Canadian new media artist known for her examinations of communication technology in the domestic sphere and her use of DIY aesthetics and practices as an artistic method. She makes electromechanical sound installations, drawings, how-to videos and experimental performances with handmade audio electronics. She works in the Faculty of Media at the Bauhaus University and presently holds a guest professorship in the New Media department at the Kunsthochschule Kassel.
Moderator: Alessandro Ludovico has been an artist, media critic and editor in chief of Neural magazine since 1993. He has published and edited several books, and has lectured worldwide. He’s one of the founders of Mag.Net (Electronic Cultural Publishers organization). He also served as an advisor for the Documenta 12’s Magazine Project. He has been guest researcher at the Willem De Kooning Academy in Rotterdam and he teaches at the Academy of Art in Carrara and NABA in Milan. He is one of the authors of the Hacking Monopolism trilogy of artworks (Google WIll Eat Itself, Amazon Noir, Face to Facebook)Currently he’s PhD candidate at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge (UK).