Arse Elektronika San Francisco 2012


Joseph DeLappe

Joseph DeLappe is a media artist working with electronic and new media since 1983, his work in online gaming performance and electromechanical installation have been shown throughout the United States and abroad. In 2006 he began a project dead-in-iraq , to type consecutively, all names of America's military casualties from the war in Iraq into the America's Army first person shooter online recruiting game. He has lectured widely regarding his work, including recently at the Museum of Modern Art, NYC. He has been interviewed on CNN, NPR, CBC and for German radio. His works have been featured in The New York Times, The Australian Morning Herald, Art in America and in numerous books. Recently he authored two book chapters, one for Understanding Machinima Essays on Filmmaking in Virtual Worlds, Continuum, 2012 and as part of Net Works: Case Studies in Web Art and Design, published by Routledge in 2011.

Günther Friesinger

Günther Friesinger lives in Vienna and Graz as a philosopher, artist, writer, curator and edu-hacker. He is head of Parafows Festival, member of monochrom, co-organizer of the Arse Elektronika Festival and the Roboexotica Festival. Publications: Urban Hacking: Cultural Jamming Strategies in the Risky Spaces of Modernity, Public Fictions, Pr0nnovation?: Pornography and Technological Innovation. Tag cloud: contemorary art, activism, media theory, radical innovation, science fiction, free software and copyright.

Johannes Grenzfurthner

Johannes Grenzfurthner is an artist, writer, curator, and director. He is the founder of monochrom, an internationally acting art and theory group. He holds a professorship for art theory and art practice at the University of Applied Sciences in Graz, Austria. He is head of the "Arse Elektronika" festival in San Francisco, host of "Roboexotica" (Festival for Cocktail-Robotics, Vienna and San Francisco), and co-curates the Paraflows Symposium in Vienna. He or his project were featured in New York Times, Spiegel, San Francisco Chronicle, CNN, Reuters, Slashdot, Boing Boing, LA Times, NPR, ZDF, Gizmodo, Wired, Süddeutsche Zeitung, CNet or the Toronto Star. Recurring topics in Johannes' artistic and textual work are contemporary art, activism, performance, humor, philosophy, postmodernism, media theory, cultural studies, sex tech, popular culture studies, science fiction, and the debate about copyright.

Laura, Lenny and Jack

Jack, Lenny and Laura are based in Toronto and are coming together to play based on their sick love of needles.


monochrom is an art-technology-philosophy group having its seat in Vienna and Zeta Draconis. monochrom is an unpeculiar mixture of proto-aesthetic fringe work, pop attitude, subcultural science, context hacking and political activism. monochrom has existed in this (and almost every other) form since 1993.

Dani Ploeger

Dani Ploeger is a Dutch artist and theorist, currently living and working in Berlin and London. Heralded in the press as the "Jimi Hendrix of the sphincter", his performance installations frequently involve medical consumer technologies and explore themes around the technologized body, sexuality and vanity. Dani's artwork has been featured in venues such as the Museum of Contemporary Art Basel, Experimental Intermedia in New York, para/site art space in Hong Kong and Revolution Gallery in his hometown Middelburg in the Netherlands. Dani's writing in the field of digital art and cultural studies has been published in the International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media and the Body, Space and Technology Journal, among others. He is a permanent contributor to Oxford University Press" The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory. Dani is Lecturer in Theatre and Digital Arts at Brunel University. He previously held a position as Lecturer in Performing Arts at De Montfort University in Leicester.