Legame elastico
Le installazioni performative di Bülow attirano l’attenzione sul corpo e in particolare sulla pelle. Con accanto alla acutezza clinica cerca di toccare i punti deboli relazionali intorno alla nostra esistenza. Collabora con danzatori che diventano attivatori e detentori dei suoi interventi elastici, sensi-claustrofobici.

Sarah Oppenheimer

Sarah Oppenheimer’s work explores how individual and collective action can shape the spaces we inhabit. A master of architectural manipulations, her work is interactive, psychological, performative, and at its heart, deeply social.

Jürg Lehni

Four Transitions
Die Installation Four Transitions (2020) des interdisziplinären Schweizer Künstlers Jürg Lehni besteht aus vier an einer Wand montierten Boxen, die jeweils den Entstehungsprozess einer Zahl in einer deutlich unterschiedlichen Farbe und Technologie zeigen. Im Kontext neuer Medien und internetbasierter Kunst, wo die Definitionen von Kunst offen sind und die Beziehung des bewegten Bildes und der Arbeitsstrukturen zum Betrachter im Mittelpunkt steht, rückt der performative Aspekt der Arbeit in den Vordergrund wie die Dinge dargestellt werden. Seit der Postmoderne erweist sich die Frage nach dem Dargestellten im Hinblick auf den semiotischen Aspekt der Kunst als zu einfach oder zu allgegenwärtig, um dem Werk gerecht zu werden. Die Tatsache, dass? hier ist leicht zu beantworten: Four Transitions repräsentiert eine Echtzeit-Digitaluhr. Das Werk entfaltet seine Tiefe am deutlichsten, wenn dieser Einfachheit des semiotischen Aspekts die Komplexität der Performativität des Werkes gegenübergestellt wird.

Jürg Lehni

Four Transitions
La instalación Four Transitions (2020) del artista interdisciplinario suizo Jürg Lehni consta de cuatro cajas montadas en una pared, cada una de las cuales muestra el proceso de creación de un número en un color y una tecnología claramente diferentes. En el contexto de los nuevos medios y el arte basado en Internet, donde las definiciones de arte son abiertas y la relación de la imagen en movimiento y las estructuras de trabajo con el espectador es central, el aspecto performativo de la obra pasa a primer plano, la cuestión de cómo se representan las cosas. Desde el posmodernismo, al observar el aspecto semiótico del arte, la cuestión de lo que se representa ha demostrado ser demasiado sencilla o demasiado ubicua para hacer justicia a la obra. ¿El qué? aquí se responde fácilmente: Four Transitions representa un reloj digital en tiempo real. La obra revela su profundidad más claramente cuando esta simplicidad del aspecto semiótico se yuxtapone con la complejidad de la performatividad de la obra.


제레미 베일리
ג’רמי ביילי

Jeremy Bailey is a Toronto-based new media artist whose work explores custom software in a performative context.


Digital Hug
File Festival – Hipersonica
The project is in collaboration with Henry Chu, Adrian Yeung, Thomas Ip, Joseph Chan, XEX GRP, and Hamlet Lin. It started from the fabrication of digital hubs but it turned out to make you feel like having an intimate hug, such is the chemistry coming from the new media performance “Digital Hug”. GayBird and his group of “musical frankensteins” developed a series of unconventional custom-made musical instruments and a responsive sound installation, which are played in complement to interactive video-mapping images and animation. Digital Hug emphasizes “new instruments for new music”, with the aim of bringing a unique and performative live electronic music performance to viewers.


Elastic Bonding
Bülow’s performative installations draw attention to the body and in particular the skin. With next to clinical sharpness she seeks to touch upon the relational painspots around our existence. She works together with dancers that become activators and holders of her elastic, sensi-claustrophobic interventions.

Bigert & Bergström

Scenario Scenery
Scenario/Scenery is a performative art installation in which the sculptural parts both act and serve as scenery. The work is inspired by the early theatre weather machines, which stood in the wings and were used to create sound effects of rain, wind and thunder. In Scenario/Scenery, these machines have mutated and been fitted with modern solar panels, which means that the energy that powers them is generated by the machines themselves. The work is designed as a theatrical stage where wind, rain, lightning and thunder machines together perform an act controlled by the rig of halogen lamps suspended above.

Stefan Tiefengraber

TH-42PH10EK x 5
Five screens were installed by the artist as pendulums that swing continuously. As soon as all five have come to a standstill, they are pulled back into their original positions with the help of cable winches and are made to swing again – triggered by pulling a rip cord, a performative act that cannot take place without human intervention and which involves the exhibition supervisor in the installation. Each cycle, which lasts approximately 45 minutes, ends as soon as all five screens have come to a standstill and no more sound is produced by their movement. The sound is produced by the amplification of the friction to which the joints of the moving pendulum are subjected. Multiplication thus creates five oscillating loops that merge into one another with a time offset.


Ljós (Icelandic for ‘light’) has been conceived in continuity with the research carried out by fuse* in the field of digital and performative arts, which explores the deep connection between light, space, sound and movement. In Ljós, the performer is the means that allows the viewer to access a surreal and dreamlike space, a dimension with no gravity nor time, made by sounds and images reacting and interacting in real time. A shape-changing universe, which evolves from amniotic fluid in the beginning – protecting and supporting the performer – to the setting for violent explosions and transformations later – leading her to a direct contact with ground and Earth.

Dragan Ilic


With the machine programed to draw, the robot becomes a medium for interaction and for “symbiosis” with the artist, creating a kind of “hybrid body” of man and machine, whose nervous system and brain waves administer “software commands” to the robot during the drawing performance. A key actor in the exhibition will be the new model of the KUKA KR 210 robot, that has a multi-functioning performative role: from drawing, experimental dance, music – through the production of industrial sound, and a six channel video projection that documents Ilić’s projects.


Candescence is a performative light sculpture. Acoustically responsive spheres are activated by sound and touch, designed to inhabit and alter perceptions of architectural space. The installation consists of one or multiple spheres, acting in a spatial dialogue with the audience. Human interaction triggers an ascendance of vision, light and sound in a cyclic loop of which the individual is integral.


루아리 글린
Performative Ecologies
Each one of the four crude and very technically appearing devices is fitted with a punctually attached, luminous rod of fibreglass, which moves back and forth arrhythmically and freely. This installation’s poetry lies in the choreography of the little robots. They continuously try to gain the observers attention and impress him by waving their luminous tails. They recognise the reactions and movements of their human audience, learn from failure and share their experience with their robotic neighbours – a social structure of humans and machines.


Connect with Everything

Since 1987, Tatsuo Miyajima has been constructing installations using LED digital counting devices. His works combine a performative aspect with architectonic structures, sometimes taking the shape of geometric patterns or organic shapes as well as encompassing vertical and horizontal surfaces. The LED devices count progressively from 1 to 9 or backwards – Miyajima never employs 0 – establishing a rhythm as definitive as repetition itself and the inexorable passing of time.


Temporary Encampment (Five Blue Solids)

The precarious installations of Nina Canell (born 1979 in Växjö, Sweden, lives and works in Berlin, Germany) could be read as essays on changeability and uncertainty. Hinged upon a fabric of electromagnetics, her communities of objects quietly interact with each other through modest arrangements, balancing careful ambitions to sustain certain frequencies, movements or altitudes. Electrical debris, wires and neon gas establish temporary, almost performative sculptural unions with natural findings such as water, wood or stones, yielding open-ended moments of synchronicity. An improvisational methodology and a flexibility of form highlight Canell’s quest for sculpture, which exists somewhere in between the material and the immaterial, forming and questioning the conductive relations between solid objects and mental events.