Meet the Makers – Artists in Residence (EN)
It is crucial for artists, creative people, entrepreneurs and researchers to have the time and space to try things out. Residencies and workshops are safe places that revolve around experimentation. In recent months however, many artists have had to revise their plans due to international travel restrictions.
During this “Meet the Makers” session, we will talk to artists about how they are addressing this challenge with digital technology. What role will digital technology play in their creative process? What is their experience with online residencies? How do they see the role of art, media and technology when reimagining our society?
Matteo Marangoni (Artiest)
Jo Caimo (Kunstenaar)
Lissa Kinnaer is a collaborator for international relations visual arts at Flanders Arts Institute.
Canadian artist Vanessa Brazeau is a (non)producer, voice-over performer, collaborator, (un)educator, athlete and self-proclaimed comedian. She has a working relationship with Timelab in Ghent, which started when she was part of the “Sprinters”. This group of artists reflects on the work of the organization and meets for their annual sprint on topics such as commons, personal development, money, resilience and the possible forms of residency. Today she is part of the core team of the organization. In her artistic practice, Vanessa herself creates situations that encourage participation, activation and resistance. She lives in Brussels and is currently participating in a digital residency at the Laznia Center for Contemporary in Gdansk.
Jo Caimo is an artist, collective thinker and inventor of objects and instruments. His work is at the cutting edge of performance, music, product design, installation and the digital world. With his objects and instruments he investigates “the collective” versus “the inner”, and he therefore challenges the viewer to become part of his work. He develops effective measuring instruments and platforms with which we can better understand subconscious patterns and mechanisms in co-creation processes. Exploring, stimulating and visualizing the energies between people is the underlying theme.
Matteo Marangoni is an artist and community organizer interested in sound rituals, do-it-yourself media, and applied utopianism. His artistic practice focuses on creating spatial experiences that explore the relationship between subject and object. As organizer he coordinates iii (instrumentinventors.org) and curates the performance series No Patent Pending.
An Mertens is a media artist and author. Since 2008, she has been a core member of Constant, an organization for art and media in Brussels. An develops a research-based art practice, focused on the use of computational techniques for literary creation. In 2019 she launched the artist’s name Anaïs Berck, a collective that stands for an equal collaboration between people, algorithms and trees and delves into the specificities of human intelligence in the company of artificial and vegetable intelligences. In April 2021, during a residency at Medialab Prado Madrid, Anaïs Berck will develop a prototype algorithmic publishing house, in which algorithms are the authors of unusual books. The residence was awarded by the ‘Residentie Digitale Cultuur’ program of the Flemish government. During this panel, An Mertens will speak on behalf of Constant and Anaïs Berck.