We are delighted to welcome six artists-in-residence as part of the second edition of FMR: Edurne Herrán, Jaakko Myyri, Kyraki Goni, Simon Weckert, Yarli Lam, and Zara Worth!
Edurne Herrán (Ingolstadt-Donau, 1978) makes art with a direct connection to ordinary life with a focos on the communication and interrelation between individuals. It incorporates memories, experiences or messages taken as existence in perpetual motion.
With ‘3D Desktop’, she will explore the physicality of digital files and their arrangement in physical space, to make the personal visible and see how it affects the space.
Jaakko Myyri’s (Finland, b.1991) work tackles language and metaphors as action-bound realities.
For LINZ FMR 21 he will present a video-game about data clouds and dreams of being floated away romantically in the Alpine regions.
His work carries the assertion that (queer) intimacy and public use of power have connections even when drifted to opposite directions –– this way Myyri challenges the conversation by pointing out “what benefits who”. ‘A minor Amore’ grabs the metaphorical freedom of the Cloud, both the allures in its image and dislocation from physical reality.
‘A minor Amore’ Twine-game offers him and the audience a shared frame where to reflect on forming shared intimacies and strategies to clashes of fantasies, natural processes and technologies.
Kyriaki Goni is an Athens based artist and researcher. Working across media, she focuses on the relations and interactions between technology and society, bringing in dialogue the local and the global perspective. Through expanded installations and narration she investigates subjects such as power of information, perception and construction of the digital self, alternative infrastructures and alternative networks as well as human machine interaction.
Simon Weckert is an artist with his home base in Berlin. He likes to share knowledge on a wide range of fields from generative design to physical computing. His focus is the digital world – including everything related to code and electronics under the reflection on current social aspects, ranging from technology oriented examinations to the discussion of current social issues.
In his work, he seeks to assess the value of technology, not in terms of actual utility, but from the perspective of future generations. He wants to raise awareness of the privileged state in which people live within Western civilization and remind them of the obligations attached to this privilege.
Hidden layers like producing and transporting the raw minerals required to create the core infrastructure of technologie and “human fulled automation” labor of microworkers who perform the repetitive digital tasks that underlie new technologie are just some of the topics in his projects.
Yarli Lam (Hong Kong, 1988) will develop new moving-images to imagine daily impacts of human datafication and AI deep learning, focusing on intimate ‘sexual encounters’ as an example.
Mixing between performance, sexual acts, virtual-reality presentations, sculpture-props, drawings, electronic musics with gamification elements, the experimental work is a ‘fried-rice’ that emphasises uncertainties of our machine-readable body, swining in between surveillance systems’ control and care.
Zara Worth (b. 1990 North Yorkshire, UK) is an artist, writer and doctoral researcher interested in online communities and contemporary moral value systems.
During the residency at LINZ FMR she will be developing a piece of work titled ‘Portal’ which considers the overlaps between the physical and digital worlds in everyday life. She am excited to create and present the work in proximity to the Mühlkreisbahnhof which embodies the themes of connectivity, transition, and intersection within her work. Comprising of a semi-transparent gilded painting draped over a frame lit with neon lighting, ‘Portal’ will form a sort of passageway providing a metaphor for our expectations of digital spaces to be transportive and transformative.