Creative _ Places
A Temporary Art Flat-Share
Virtual and related technologies currently inspire creative minds all over the world. Even in many areas of the art world, completely new forms of expression arise. The project Creative _ Places offers room and stage for creative experiments and seeks to enable artistic exchange and innovations. For one week, six VR-artists form a living and working community in the Kreativ.Quartier Gelsenkirchen-Ückendorf – the probably most exciting urban quarter in the Ruhr Area at the moment. Highlight of the week will be the cultural festival „Szeniale” on July 13, 2019 (Saturday): The perfect stage for creative minds from near and far.
The Berlin media artist has worked primarily at various theatres (Berlin, Dortmund, Leipzig and Frankfurt). The examination of digital technology as a socially constituent factor permeates his works. The mutual interaction between body and system is one of the main motivations of his work. For his achievements as a media artist, he received the Dr. Otto-Kasten-Prize in 2014, the Young Talent Award of the German Stage Association.
The Taiwanese-German theatre director and producer has worked in various positions at various German theatres (including Cologne, Frankfurt, Trier, Ulm and Bonn). In her past projects, public space as a stage played a major role in the design of her artistic experiments in urban space. Her demands on her own art are characterized by social criticism.
VLADIMIR ILIC // VRHUMAN
The VR developer and artist, who describes himself as a restless traveller, explores the potential of VR for storytelling with his projects. By combining new and old media, his art expands the understanding of how people interact with their environment. Ilic is driven by curiosity for the yet undiscovered that he breast-feeds in his projects around the world.
The computer scientist and media artist from Berlin understands works of art as aesthetic experiments. In his works, which include performances, installations, software or videos, he explores the relationship between technology and society - always with the aim of aestheticizing complex phenomena and gaining new access to themes that are difficult to access. With "Project David" he has won the annual prize of the mb21 Medienfestival 2017 on the subject of "Big Data".
The artist and scenographer from Dortmund studied interior design and scenography and wrote her master thesis on "Do Not Panic. Merging Virtual & Physical Spaces" completed her studies. She is currently doing her doctorate at the Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and the New Bulgarian University on the subject of "Hybrid Landscapes. Intervention, Immersion, Illusion". Many of her works deal with identity problems and their manifestations in a broad spectrum of artworks such as installations, performances, videos, sounds and other hybrid experiences.
The interaction designer from Bremen has been working with VR & AR for 4 years and has been fascinated by the immersive approaches of technology right from the start. Her work focuses on speculative and critical design. Current developments such as digital surveillance, the impact of social media or global warming are at the centre of her work. With the project "Ana Kalypto" she won the ADC Junior Award in Bronze.
Opening „Nichts.“ – 13. Juli 2019
Creative _ Places is sponsored by
innogy Stiftung für Energie und Gesellschaft gGmbH
A project of: Insane Urban Cowboys e.V.
As part of the Szeniale Festival
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