Panel Discussion II
Redefining Art Presentation in the Digital Era
Wed, 9 Sept 2021
4pm – 6pm HKT II 10am – 12noon CET
Dr. Alvaro CASSINELLI
Jeffrey GEIRINGER (US, HK)
Object Americana NFT Compilation [Unminted]
Joanna HOFFMANN (PL)
RhiZone: [ PapiLLa ]
Tobias KLEIN (GR, HK)
MARIDET, Cédric (FR, HK)
(not quite) a catalogue of birds
Ellen Pau (HK)
Sight, Sound and Site
TSENG Yu-Chuan (TW)
Ken UENO (US)
Dr. Alvaro CASSINELLI
SCM, CityU HK
Alvaro CASSINELLI is an equilibrist walking the thin line between Art and Science. Born in Uruguay, he obtained an Engineering Degree in Telecommunications and a PhD in Physics in France before moving to Japan where he founded an lead the Meta-Perception group at the Ishikawa-Oku Laboratory, University of Tokyo – a research group specialized on interfaces for enhancing human communication and expression, expanding the vocabulary of HCI and media arts. He is presently Associate Professor and co-founder of the XRL/AM (Extended Reality Lab, Augmented Materiality Group) at the School of Creative Media in Hong Kong. Awards includes the Grand Prize [Art Division] (9th Japan Media Art Festival), Excellence Prize [Entertainment Division] (13th Japan Media Art Festival), Honorary Mention (Ars Electronica), NISSAN Innovative Award (2010), Jury Grand Prize at Laval Virtual (2011) among others.
Geiringer (they/them) is an artist and technologist working at the forefront of 3D-space generative Machine Intelligence methods. Their work is centered around questions of iconography, identity, self-reflection, and the dubious value of nationalism. Their current body of work partners with a Machine skillset to combine objects into new sculptural icons. A recent immigrant to Hong Kong from New York City, Jeffrey has found their new environment to be a daily source of inspiration.
Hoffmann is a Professor at the University of Arts in Poznań, and leader of the Studio for Transdisciplinary Projects & Research (WEAiK/UAP). She is also co-founder and Chair of the Art & Science Node in Berlin. Her artistic works have been widely presented in venues such as the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Warsaw; the Science Museum/DANA Centre and MOCA in London; Transmediale Festival and European Patent Office in Berlin; MUSE New York. She was the Artist of Honour of the XII Florence Biennale and was awarded the medal Gloria Artis by the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Poland.
Klein is a German Artist and Architect. His work articulates a syncretism of contemporary CAD/CAM technologies with cultural narratives, intuitive non-linear processes, and historical references, establishing the practice of Digital Craftsmanship as an operational synthesis between digital and physical materials, methods and tools as poetic (Poïesis) and technical (Technê) expressions. He is an associate Professor at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong.
Maridet is a research-based artist working in Hong Kong since 1999. His work often explores sound through the act of listening, collecting and archiving with a strong interest in system of knowledge and fiction. His work takes multiple forms such as video, installations, photography, sound compositions and works on paper. Maridet has exhibited, performed and lectured at many international sites including Tate Modern, Para Site, Tai Kwun Contemporary and Suomenlinna in Helsinki. Maridet currently holds a position of Assistant Professor at the Academy of Visual Arts of Hong Kong Baptist University.
Pau is a video artist, curator and researcher in Hong Kong. Her early works first appeared in local screening clubs and emerged on the international scene in 1987. In 1986, Pau co-founded Videotage, a media art collective aiming at creating an umbrella organization for local media artists, facilitating artistic and cultural exchange and promoting new media arts to the public. She is the founding director-cum-curator of Microwave International New Media Arts Festival. Her single channel videos and video installation works have been extensively exhibited worldwide, including the Hong Kong Pavilion at the 49th Venice Biennial.
Artist, curator, and academic Tseng is a pioneer digital artist who has been pondering human existence in the digital age since 1998. In the 2003 solo exhibition Let’s Make Art at the Taipei Museum of Fine Arts, she staged the first art show that employed instantaneous web-based interaction. Many media art and net art exhibitions have featured her work, such as Digital Vision 2005. Her curatorial practices on gender and digital culture were shown in the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center in Washington DC, off-spaces of DOX, in Prague.
Rome Prize and Berlin Prize winner Ken UENO is a composer, vocalist and sound artist. Ueno’s collaborators include the Hilliard Ensemble, Kim Kashkashian and Robyn Schulkowsky, Steve Schick and SFCMP, and Frances-Marie Uitti. As a vocalist, he has performed his concerto with orchestras in Boston, New York, Poland, Lithuania, Thailand, North Carolina, and California. His sound installations have been installed at MUAC, the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Art Basel, and at SCI-Arc. Ueno is currently a Professor in Music at UC Berkeley. His bio appears in The Grove Dictionary of American Music.