“In Between” is an international collaborative project, which provides a two week residence in Graz for painters, sculptors, media, sound, interaction and visual artists from 11 different countries (Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine). The Project’s main goal is to define a synergy between analogue and digital art and transform it into a brand new interactive hybrid artwork.
The aim of the exhibition is to explain, portray and investigate our position in between changing truths, meanings and beliefs. What does it mean to stand in between? This exhibition depicts a world defined by polarities and oppositions.
“In between” stays free for interpretation. Artists and visitors, are standing in a frame, in which two or more opinions can be facing. The Project’s process is as important as the project’s result, therefore visitors will be invited to become part of the artist’s brainstorming process, during open hour sessions. The friction in between will be perceived by a collection of interactive installations at the Forum Stadtpark, Graz.
One of the brightest representatives of Ukrainian contemporary art, Gamlet is a painter, street-artist and photographer. He has been nominee of Pinchuk Art Centre Prize and participant of Ukrainian pavilion in Venice Biennale 2013. His a member of numerous solo and group exhibitions in Europe. He tutors in School of Science Art and lectures at the School of Contemporary Art.
A composer and sound artist based in Graz, Austria. He has been focusing on the enhancement of liveness by using computational technologies. His pieces have been awarded at several competitions such as CCMC 2010, Musica Nova 2011 and WOCMAT 2013, and selected for performance at numerous international festivals in Europe, Asia, South and North America.
(Lebanon / Austria)
Lebanese-Austrian media designer. After finishing high school in the French Lycée of Beirut, she came to Graz to study the Bachelor Information Design followed by the Master Media Design at the FH Joanneum. She is now learning her 7th language and mostly works with video and multimedia art in space as she creates interactive installations with the association “Some Designers” she founded in 2015 with four international colleagues also living in Graz.
Brian Luque Marcos
Brian LM studied Building Engineering in Barcelona and Exhibition Design in Graz, where he is currently based. Somewhere between engineer, artist, designer and maker, his works are completely heterogenic, embracing from string art to laser cut and engrave designs. Lately he has mainly been focusing on experimental three-dimensional art like low-poly sculptures and multi-layered objects, as well as light installations. He is also active member of local artist associations and collaborates permanently with international collectives, for instance Micro Galleries.
Composer, arranger and programmer (Pd, C, C++, openFrameworks) based in Graz, Austria. His passion is to develop realtime interactive sound and visuals for various artistic realms (theater/dance shows, instrumental music, installations, improvisations). He regularly performs together with clarinet player Szilard Benes, focussing on experimental audio-visual performances. Currently, he is part of the artistic research project GAPPP (gappp.net) working on a musical computer game engine. His music has been performed in Europe, USA, Japan and South Africa.
An illustrator and cartoon artist. After getting a diploma in foreign languages, she discovered her passion for drawing and studied communication design at the University of Applied Sciences in Augsburg and Art Education at the Zurich University of Arts. Today she works on an international childrens’ book project and shares her experience in workshops. Being a mother of three helps her develop convincing child and parent characters. Anna Donska is member of the Illustratoren Organisation (IO), Urban Sketchers, and the Rhein-Neckar Illustrators Group.
Sound Designer & Interactive Media Artist. After the bachelor’s degree at the music conservatory “C. Pollini” in Padua (Italy) in 2014, he began studies in Sound Design (Communication, Media, Sound and Interaction design) at the FH Joanneum in Graz. As drummer, he has also played in several bands of various genres. His specialties include sound, video, interaction, and coding.
Barbara is a Graphic Designer and Blogger from Slovenia, who recently graduated from the FH Joanneum’s master program Communication Design. So far she has worked on several exhibition identities, including Inbetween, Slow, Morphosis,..She was selected as a finalist for the 2015 Brumen-Biennial of Slovene Visual Communications, for one of her works. Since 2015 she also writes for her blog Designneeds, focusing primarily on design, art and fashion.
Yasaman is a Persian animator and filmmaker. She got her bachelor’s degree in Painting from the University of Tehran (2006) and her first master’s degree in Animation (2011) from Tarbiat Modares University in Iran. Later, she moved to Austria where she earned her second master’s degree in Media Design from FH Joanneum Graz, Austria. She is a doctoral candidate now at Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien with concentrations on Media Theory. Since 2008 her videos and short movies have been presented in several festivals and galleries, some with winning distinctions.
Born and raised in Sardinia. Interaction Designer who graduated from the University of Architecture in the department of Design/Industrial Design in Sassari, Italy. In 2011 he was a “Designer Analyst” at Aaron Marcus & Associates, Berkeley California, where he worked on an APP concept for long distance learning and massive online open courses. In 2014 he was the “Head of Testing” in a startup company focusing on Learning Management Systems in Berlin. In February 2017, he graduated from the Master Interaction Design at FH-Joanneum Graz.
A student of computer science at Masaryk University in Brno focusing on data visualization, algorithmic generative design and creative coding with emphasis on interactivity. Also teaches programming of generative design at faculty of infomatics at Masaryk University.
Ariadne Sevgi Avkıran
Ariadne graduated in Communication and researches non-verbal, tactile media and indirect communications. She studied transcultural communication in Graz then absolved a Postgraduate in Art & Design at the UCA Farnham in England, parallel to which she organized art projects in public space to explore ways of direct communication between art and people.
The independent artist and curator Keyvan Paydar originally comes from Teheran (Iran). Since 2012, he lives and works in Graz. His focusses on creating pieces with narratives, often with autobiographical aspects and a humorous character. His pieces are in the fields of painting, street art, sculpture making, stop-motion, film, performance and music.
A Composer and Sound Designer. He has studied traditional Composition at the University of Art in Kharkiv, Ukraine. After that Nick has completed a Masters in Composition and Computer Music at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Austria. Now Nick studies at FH Joanneum as a Sound Designer. He has taken part in a lot of different festivals, among them Ars Electronica (Linz), Make Munich (Munich), Lendwirbel (Graz), Next Generation 5 (ZKM, Karlsruhe), etc. He also participated in different sound and interactive workshops, held by such prominent artists, as Natasha Barrett, Nicolas Collins, Miller Packet, Andrey Smirnov as also workshops organized by Steim (Amsterdam) and lAbo#4 (Antwerpen).
Founder and manager of the cultural association “disposed,” which offered 300sqm of work, exhibition, and event space in Salzburg to artists and creative types from throughout the region. With the help of “disposed,” 10 projects and 35 events had been organized between January and September 2016. She was the Co-Manager of the “Interlab Festival for transdisciplinary art and music” in June 2016 and winner of the short movie competitions “#15Secondofscare” and “Young Creative Green Panther Award”.
8th of July in Forum Stadtdark at 19:00 is an official opening of the interactive exhibition “In Between”, which is the result of a two week’s collaboration of different artists.
19:15 Live Concert in front of Stadt Park Forum (AT)
19:45 Official Opening of the Exhibition
20:30 WZ – Wurzwallner / Zachariadis vrs. Margarethe Maierhofer-Lischka /
21:30 Joseff Seppo Gründler & Patrick Wurzwallner (AT)
22:30 Murder Time (IT/UA)
23:00 The Mechanical Tales (IT)
1:00 DJ Mykyta