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Caterina Moira

In first person: Since 2021 I started a PhD at Uniarts (SKH). My work aims to problematize the modes of production and representation in Western dance. In the inflection between dance studies, feminism and decolonial approach, I try/promote pedagogical, creative, training, reading, pleasure and communication practices, among others, as inter-relational devices of confrontation with other. I like formal education and I defend the public institution as a field of discussion and production of knowledge: I did in a.pass (Brussels, 2019) a project on the imaginary of the Latin community and reggaeton; the Master in Theatre and Performing Arts conferred by UNA (Movement Department, National University of Arts), in the City of Buenos Aires (2019); the Master in Choreographic Composition in Dance-Theatre (UNA, Department of Movement Arts), (UNA, 2014) and I am National Superior Teacher in Classical and Contemporary Dance, such degree was conferred by INSA (National Superior Arts Institute), Patagonia (2006). As director, "El Ocaso de la Causa" (2017) and "XLROYxCM (Xavier Le Roy by Caterina Mora)" (2019), received different recognition. As a performer, I have "professional" experience in "independent" environment and "official" dance formation (Río Negro ballet). I only conceive this existence trough studying. I am member of academic research teams (UNA) and I have academic publications. I was a teacher at the Nelly Ramicone Dance School No. 1 (2012 to 2015) and at the IUPA. I produced Radio (2013). https://caterinamora.jimdofree.com

Sina Seifee

سینا سیفی / Sina Seifee (1982 Tehran) is an artist based in Brussels, Tehran and Cologne. Using storytelling, video, and performance, he explores and teases with the heritage of zoology in West Asia. His work picks up on how epistemologies, jokes and knowledges get shaped in the old and new intersections of techno-media and globalism. https://seifee.com

Joseph Knierzinger

Joseph Knierzinger is artist and dilettantish engineer. His artistic output is between installation, intervention, wearable instruments and performances. In his work he explores obsolete media and technology, as well as the mechanisation of the non-sense. He studied media and art in Vienna and Rotterdam. http://joak.nospace.at/

Elodie Mugrefya

Élodie Mugrefya is happily part of Constant where she takes part in its artistic and collective research while shyly developing a [writing practice](https://transmediale.de/almanac/how-does-it-matter-to-see-her-face) that intersects with [Constant](https://constantvzw.org)'s themes of interest, notably notions surrounding collectivity, technological infrastructures and socio-political troubles.

Manetta Berends

works with forms of networked publishing, situated software and collective infrastructures. She is a member of Varia, a member based organisation working on everyday technology in Rotterdam, and an educator at the Masters programme Experimental Publishing at the Piet Zwart Institute. http://www.manettaberends.nl

Michael Murtaugh

Michael Murtaugh completed his undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (’94). Subsequently he was part of the Interactive Cinema group, led by Glorianna Davenport at the MIT Media Lab where he completed a masters degree (’96). His research focus was on building tools for “Evolving Documentaries”, or how traditional film/video model evolves in the context of digital networked media such as the Web.

Currently Michael teaches in the Master Media Design and Communication programme at the Piet Zwart Institute. He is a member of Constant, a Brussels based collective engaged in the fields of free and open source software, feminism, copyright alternatives, and collaborative networks. With Constant he is currently working on Active Archives, a platform for diverse material ranging from texts to images and video. Seeing the project as both technical and cultural, the system facilitates, re-use of material while enriching content through metadata, vocabularies, and taxonomies. Next to these activities, Murtaugh is the founder of automatist.org, a new media design firm specialised in community databases, interactive documentary, and tools for new forms of reading and writing online.

http://automatist.org/

Steve Rushton

writes and edits. Here is a link to his ongoing project The Fabulous Loop de Loop: a cybernetic discourse as read through seven feedback machines (in process): https://hub.xpub.nl/fabulousloopdeloop

Femke Snelting

develops projects at the intersection of design, feminisms, and free software. In various constellations she explores how digital tools and practices might co-construct each other. She is member of Constant, association for art and media based in Brussels. Since 1997, Constant generates performative publishing, curatorial processes, poetic software, experimental research and educational prototypes in local and international contexts. With Jara Rocha she activates Possible Bodies, a collective research to interrogates the concrete and at the same time fictional entities of bodies in the context of volumetric technologies. With the Underground Division (Helen Pritchard and Jara Rocha), she studies the computational imaginations of rock formations. Femke teaches at XPUB (experimental publishing master, Rotterdam) and at a.pass (advanced performance and scenography studies, Brussels).

Previous guests + contributors

Angeliki Diakrousi

Is an artist and researcher coming from Greece and living in Rotterdam. Her practice relates, among others, to topics around activation of public spaces, online archives, feminist approaches on technology, collective speech platforms and listening channels. She is an Architecture graduate of the University of Patras (2015), and a recent graduate of the Experimental Publishing Master at Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam (2019). Angeliki is part of Varia Zone and /etc.

Winnie Soon

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Winnie Soon is an artist-researcher interested in queering the intersections of technical and artistic practices as a critical/feminist/queer praxis, with works appearing in museums, galleries, festivals, distributed networks, papers and books. Researching in the areas of software studies and computational practices, she/they is currently based in Denmark and working as Associate Professor at Aarhus University. http://siusoon.net

Aymeric Mansoux

Aymeric Mansoux research deals with the defining, constraining and confining of cultural freedom in the context of network based practices. His past and current collaborations spawn across the creation of festivals and conferences (Le Placard, make art, FREE?!), music and sound works (0xA, Raid Over Moscow, stmsq1), installations (Go Forth & *, Hello Process, Meshy), software (Puredyne GNU/Linux) as well as collectives and communities (GOTO10, La Société Anonyme, 80c), books (FLOSS+Art, Elastic Versailles) and all sorts of workshops related to media, net, generative, software art and culture.

His latest collaborations are Naked on Pluto (VIDA award [ES]), with Marloes de Valk and Dave Griffiths, a project that aims at unfolding the issues of software mediation in the context of privacy and communication within a proprietary and commercial social network such as Facebook; and The SKOR Codex (Japan Media Arts Festival award [JP]), with La Société Anonyme, a limited edition of eight hand bound books of raw data dumps that mimic NASA’s Golden Disc Record, aiming at documenting the life at a Dutch institution before it ceased to exists with the 2012 Dutch art funding cuts.

He is currently a PhD candidate at the Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London [UK] under supervision of Prof. Matthew Fuller, researching on the creative misunderstandings between art, politics and the law within free culture. He regularly publishes essays and papers linked to his ongoing research: http://bleu255.com

Zoumana Méïté

is a performer and theatre-maker based in Brussels with a practice in artistic research, dramaturgy and improvisation. He concluded the post-master programme in a.pass, advanced performance and scenography studies. In his performances he moves with radio-waves, ink-drops and the memories of his own body.

Martino Morandi

researches at the intersections between technology, politics and art. His interests and projects articulate around the material conditions of technologies and their genealogies, using non-hegemonic paradigms like conviviality, semi-efficiency, dys-functioning. He collaborates with LAG in Amsterdam and Constant in Bruxelles.

Helen Pritchard

Dr. Helen V. Pritchard is an associate professor in queer feminist technoscience & digital design at i-DAT, University of Plymouth, where she is also the programme lead for MRes Digital Art and Technology. Helen’s work considers the impacts of computation on social and environmental justice and how these impacts configure the possibilities for life—or who gets to have a life—in intimate and significant ways. As a practitioner she works together with others to make propositions and designs for computing otherwise--developing methods to uphold a politics of queer survival and environmental practice. Helen is the co-editor of DataBrowser 06: Executing Practices (2018) and Science,Technology and Human Values: Sensors and Sensing Practices (2019). She regularly collaborates with Winnie Soon on software art and writing machines; and together with Femke Snelting and Jara Rocha, she activates The Underground Division, an action-research collective that investigates technologies of subsurface rendering and its imaginations. The Underground Division bugs contemporary regimes of volumetrics that are applied to extractivist, computationalist and geologic damages. It is an ongoing hands-on situation for device making, tool problematizing and "holing in gaug". http://www.helenpritchard.info/