Arse Elektronika 2007: Performers
Thomas Edlinger lives and works in Vienna/Austria. Radio journalist (FM4 - “Im Sumpf”), freelance author and curator. Some co-curated projects: Just do it. The Subversion of Signs from Marcel Duchamp to Prada Meinhof (Linz 2005); Video as Urban Condition (Linz 2007); Bodypoliticx. But is it porn? (Rotterdam, September 2007).
A native of New Orleans, LA, Matt Ganucheau has been creating and performing electronic music for over 8 years. In 2004, Matt graduated from The Berklee College of Music with degrees in Film Scoring and Music Synthesis. Shortly after, he moved to the Bay Area to pursue a career in sound design and composition. Since his arrival he has completed three short film scores, a full featured game score, and has had several compositions appear on international compilations. Recently he received an honorarium from the burning man organization for his instillation The Giving Tree. He currently teaches Max/Msp at Expression College for Digital Arts and Robotspeak.
Kegel Kater (Kate Richards) is a Media Arts student at California College of the Arts in Oakland, CA. Through performance and interactive media projects, she hopes to find a new ways to discuss sexuality, biology, and gender identity.
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monochrom is a worldwide operating collective dealing with technology,
art, context hacking, and philosophy which was founded in 1993. They specialize
in an unpeculiar mixture of proto-aesthetic fringe work, pop attitude, subcultural
science, and political activism. Their mission is conducted everywhere,
but first and foremost "in culture-archaeological digs into the seats
(and pockets) of ideology and entertainment."
Among their projects, monochrom has released a leftist retro-gaming project, established a one baud semaphore line through the streets of San Francisco, started an illegal space race through Los Angeles, buried people alive in Vancouver, and cracked the hierarchies of the art system with the Thomann Project. In Austria they ate blood sausages made from their own blood in order to criticize the grotesque neoliberal formation of the world economy. Sometimes they compose melancholic pop songs about dying media and they have hosted the first annual festival concerned with cocktail robotics. At the moment they're planning a conference about pornography as one of the driving forces of technological innovation. They also do international soul trade, propaganda camps, epic puppet theater, aesthetic pregnancy counseling, food catering, and - sorry to mention - modern dance.