Houssem Abida

STATEMENT

Heritage dosen’t mean museums and just old souvenirs. Heritage is daily evolution and : That’s something Interferences Festival prooved to me last year, and encouraged me to mork more on this point with all tools possible. In fact, all projects in the medina are strongly linked. For example, during Interferences festival, the number of views of Wikipedia articles our team in MedinaPedia wrote increased enormously and helped us reach our main goal which is to make people know more about heritage. And that’s why we want to repeat the experience this year with Djerba.

SEE DJERBA CONTRIBUTION
[1]  Wikipedia writing workshop // Impact of festivals on Wikipedia researches // How to write a wikipedia article

FOCUS

Houssem is discovering his heritage and surrounding culture, and trys to promote it to people who are not aware of its wealth, but in a new modern way. He also, works on the SDGs(Sustainable Development Goals) of the United Nations throught projects and trainings. He was given the title of Arab Youth ChangeMaker by the United Nations Development Program.

DEVELOPMENT

Since 2017 |  Tunisia Chapter National Office Representative of the African Union Students’Council
Since 2016 | Beb 18
Since 2015 | Carthagina member
Since 2014 | Medicine School of Tunis
Since 2012 | Junior Chamber International

LINKS
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Xenorama

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

We already participated at last years edition of the INTERFERENCE Festival in Tunis and where overwhelmed by the atmosphere and potential of the festival. Through our diverse interests and backgrounds we are always curious and open for international collaborations and influences and hope to help to establish and foster intercultural exchange through the means of art, technology and light.

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Photos: Xenorama.

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To be announced.

ARTISTIC APPROACH

We are united by the fascination to use technology to create magic. We combine expertise in the fields of design, animation, programming, sound design and composition and specialize in immersive experiences, interactive installations and light projection shows.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017 | GOLDSTADT250 | Pforzheim (de)
2016 | LUMEN Prize | London (uk)
2016 | INTERFERENCE |Tunis (tn)
2016 | PLATINE FESTIVAL | Cologne (de)
2016 | FIMG | Girona (es)
2016 | LUMINALE | Frankfurt (de)
2015 | GLOBALE | Karlruhe (de)
2015 | MUTEK_IMG | Montreal (ca)
2015 | QUARKS FESTIVAL | Goa (in)
2014 | GENIUS LOCI FESTIVAL | Weimar (de)

Moritz Janis Richartz | DEVELOPMENT
Up to present | Art Director at Xenorama | Germany (de)
2015 | Bachelor Digital Media | Bremen (de)
1985 | Born
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Marcel Bückner | DEVELOPMENT
Up to present | Art Director at Xenorama | Germany (de)
Up to present | Master Audio-Visual Application Design | Potsdam (de)
2015 | Bachelor Media Engineering | Düsseldorf (de)
1987 | Born
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Lorenz Potthast | DEVELOPMENT
Up to present | Art Director at Xenorama | Germany (de)
Up to present | Master of Digital Media at the HfK | Bremen (de)
2015 | Multimedia Centre Coordinator at the BAT Centre in Durban | South Africa (za)
2014 | Bachelor Degree in Integrated Design at the University of Arts | Bremen (de)
1990 | Born
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Tim Georg Heinze | DEVELOPMENT
Up to present | Sound designer at Xenorama | Germany (de)
Since 2000 | Professional activity as an interdisciplinary artist
1985 | Born
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Richard Leroy Oeckel | DEVELOPMENT
Up to present | Composer at Xenorama | Germany (de)
Up to present | Bachelor Physical Engineering | Berlin (de)
At an early age | Courses at Hanns-Eisler-Institute of the UdK | Berlin (de)
Age of 6 | He starts playing the piano
1991 | Born
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LINKS
xenorama.com
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Ingo Wendt

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Photos: Sara Foerster, Daniel Hausig, Sabina von Kessel.

ARTISTIC APPROACH
Ingo Wendt’s artistic bearings are light art, architecture, and kinesis. He gets his inspiration from cultural realities, natural and urban landscapes as well as from architecture and historical places. His artworks, which often have a highly playful character, create beautiful atmospheres wherein colors become almost tactile matters. Even though this might not be his main focus, his interventions in public spaces have rarely failed to improve people’s ability to better value the urban and architectural environments they live in.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2016 | INTERFERENCE | Tunis (tn)
2016 | SWITCH c/o Center for International Light Art | Unna (de)
2015 | LICHTUNGEN | Hildesheim (de)
2014 | Light_Act_Project | Saarbrücken (de)

DEVELOPMENT
Since 2010 | Head of the Light Lab at HBKsaar | Saarbruecken (de)
Since 2008 | Assistant Professor at HBKsaar | Saarbruecken (de)
2007 | Degree in Fine Arts | Fine Arts College | Saarbruecken (de)
2004 | Degree in Product Design | Saarbruecken (de)
1994 | Craftmanship as Carpenter | Ludwigshafen (de)
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LINKS
INGO WENDT | Web
HBKsaar | Atelier Daniel Hausig

Kurt Laurenz Theinert

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

Beauty, in my eyes, is highly underestimated in the arts nowadays. Beyond, above or wherever content and messages there is a wide field of joy through beauty that everybody enjoys no matter what age, what cultural background or what education we have. This uniting power is very often neglected and covered by messages and narrative content. In my work i try to explore this power conected to the aspects of light.

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Photos: Kurt Laurenz Theinert

ARTISTIC APPROACH
The individual perception is the starting point for my light art works. To have it as pure as possible I try to avoid any narrative content. Aspects of everyday perception become aware by the changes in time and people can enjoy the perception of their own perception.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2016 | INTERFERENCE | Tunis
2016 | Space Unfolding | Audiovisual improvisation environment, with the vocal ensemble Trondheim Voices and Asle Karstad, whitebox | München (de)
2014 | SWR Young Classix | Stuttgart (de)
2014 | Wall of light and sound | Mannheim (de)
2014 |LICHTUNGEN| Hildesheim (de)
2013 | Visual piano , Talllinn light Biennale| Talllinn (Estonia)
2013 | Sound and light | Galerie AbtArt, light | soundperformance with Wolfgang Dauner, Piano | Stuttgart (de)
2013 | Recode Revolution, Kunstmuseum Luzern in cooperation |
2011 | Bring to Light | Improvisationen Licht | Klangperformance (with Ursula Scherrer, Tony Buck, Dennis Delzotto, Kato Hideki, Shelley Hirsch, Hahn Rowe, David Watson) | New York City / NY (us)
2011  | Live Cinema | Improvisationen Licht | Klangperformance | Sao Paolo (br)
2010 | Zeitfenster | Fotosommer| Award Show | Stuttgart (de)
2009 | Smartlight Licht | Klangperformance (with Axel Hanfreich) | Sydney (au)
2008 | Glow | Hammerhaus | Audiovisuelle live performance (with Axel Hanfreich) | Eindhoven (nl)
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DEVELOPMENT
2008-2011 | Experimental Design | FolkwangHochschule | Essen (de)
2009 | LightLab | Design Academy | Eindhoven (nl)
2006 | Production of content | HdK Burg Giebichenstein | Halle (de)
2001 | Professor at the State Academy of Fine Arts | Stuttgart (de)
1985-1992 | Studies at the State Academy of Fine Arts | Stuttgart (de)
1963 | Born
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KURT LAURENZ THEINERT | Web
KURT LAURENZ THEINERT | Performances
KURT LAURENZ THEINERT | Videos

 

Robert Sochacki

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

I need to experience the world and communicate with people to create my artworks, that are usually set up in public spaces. My aim is to give way to the places and people that will interfere and communicate and give their own meaning to my art.
SEE Djerba is a project that works perfectly for me – it will give me the unique experience of living and working in a different cultural environment and I will have a chance to contribute my work and art to the local community.
I think it is also important to see this project in a complex sociological and political perspective; as an artist from Poland it is important for me to show values essential not only in art but also in life – freedom and tolerance.

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ARTISTIC APPROACH
Robert Sochacki has been related to painting since his early days as a student of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, later as a set designer in a theatre and finally as a video performer / interactive artist. Nowadays he is a fellow in the painting department of Gdańsk’s Academy, and he finishes working on his PhD concerning art in public spaces. His projects were supported by polish Ministry of Culture and National Hertiage. He calls his works ”video paintings” and usually presents them as large-format projections. His video arts were showed and awarded multiple times – from independent art galleries, throughout many art shows in Poland and around the World, up to music and street art festivals. His paintings, installations and prints are usually a complex and multi-layered story about the world around.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2016| Altonale Festival | Hamburg (de)
2016| Loophole- Film Intervention – INTERFERENCE Light Art Project | Tunis (tn)
2015| Tauron Nowa Muzyka Festival- intervention in public space| Katowice (pl)
2014| Endless Summer – a list of the Geisha | MiTo | Warsaw (pl)
2013| Orchestra in (projection installation ) | Lichtrouten festival | Luedenscheid (de)
2013| One night (video installation) | Noche en Blanco Festival | Lima (per)
2012| Night in the Old Cinema (interventions in public space) | Salon Batycki | Gdynia (pl)
2011| Crystal Palace (projection on the palace’s facade) | Farbfest, Bauhaus | Dessau (de)
2010| Workshop at Narracje Lost And Found – Installations and Interventions in Public Space| Gdańsk (pl)
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SELECTED AWARDS
Robert Sochacki’s video arts were showed and awarded multiple times – from independent art galleries, throughout many art shows in Poland and around the World, up to music and street art festivals.
2013| The Audience Award, third place | Festival Lichtrouten Luedenscheid | Luedenscheid (de)
1998| The Town of Gynia Major’s Award in Theatre for: scenographical debut | Gynia (pl)

DEVELOPMENT
1991-1997| Studies in Arts | Academy of Fine Arts | Gdańsk (pl)
1971| Born | Gdańsk (pl)

LINKS

ROBERT SOCHACKI | Web

Henry Cyrenius

STATEMENT
When I first started studying Creative Writing in Hildesheim, Germany, I could only take a glance at the Lichtungen festival. Nevertheless, the responses I witnessed from those who had been there were impressive. To be given the oppotunity to work in close quarters with the people responsible for the Lichtungen festival and the ART MATTERS Collective is something I wouldn’t want to be missing out on, and which I am very grateful for. As a writer, I look for stories to tell. As a photographer, I let my sourroundings tell me theirs. As a person engaged in social work, I contemplate the relations between giving and receiving, being and acting. Then, there is Djerba. What and whom will I find here? Together with Bernadette, we take a look at that which can’t be seen, but has to be shown. How do we see ourselves and how do we see others? What is there to learn from confronting ourselves with our persona and with how another person perceives us?
I am very much looking forward to getting in touch with so many different, creative people and their works.

SEE DJERBA CONTRIBUTION
Together with Bernadette I’m planning to conduct an interactive project in Djerba about the personal dimensions of light and darkness and how we use these terms as metaphors in order to describe what we see and feel.

FOCUS
After having spent a semester in Nepal studying Buddhist philosophy and being strongly influenced by it, I explore the meaning, dimensions and effects of impermanence. This includes the ways we construct the world sourrounding us, that which we take for granted, through performing according to cultural, social and linguistic codes. To question the fragility of these alleged constants, and how this contributes to personal development and social changes is the main focus of my work.

DEVELOPMENT
2016 | Co-founder of Rigardu, a non-profit registered association, working with refugees on the European continent
Since October 2015 | Studies of Creative Writing at Hildesheim Univesity
2008 – 2012 | Studies of Philosophy at FU Berlin and Rangjung Yeshe Institute, Kathmandu, Nepal
2004 – 2008 | Studies of Medicine at Ruhr Universität Bochum and Universidad de Oviedo, Spain

LINKS
Literaturinstitut Hildesheim
Rigardu

Ursula Scherrer

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

An image distorted in space and time – visceral, sculptural, three dimensional, spatial, dynamic, subtle, fragile, poetic. I am looking for ways to express my inner landscape in the outside world. My work is less about what one sees then about the feeling that it leaves behind. My aesthetic training began with dance, transitioned to choreography and expanded to photography, video, text, mixed media and performance art.

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ARTISTIC APPROACH
Ursula Scherrer is a Swiss artist established in the US. Her aesthetic training began with dance, transitioned to choreography and expanded to photography, video, text and mixed media. She is attracted by the ephemeral nature of past experiences as well as by the ways present times can be interpreted through the artistic media.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017 | Sofia Underground Performance Art Festival | Sofia (bulgaria)
2016 | INTERFERENCE | Tunis
2015 | Roulette | New York
2014 | Guongzhou LIve | China
2013 | Klangraum Krems | Austria
2012 | Seoul Square LED wall | Seoul (Korea)
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Ursula Scherrer | DEVELOPEMENT
Since 1999| Participation in international festivals of visual art, multimedia and light art, mainly in Switzerland, Germany and the United States
Since 1997| Photo, video, multimedia production, mainly in Europe and the United States
Since 1997| Exhibition activities | Worldwide
2006-2007| Curatorial activities | New York (usa)
2001-2004| Dance collaborations for video and live performances | New York (us) / Baden (ch) / Tallin (ee)
1989-1992| Creation of choreographic works | New York (usa)
1988-1996| further studies in Modern Dance (Merce Cunningham, Martha Graham and Jennifer Muller) | New York (usa)
1988-1991| Dance Composition with Nurit Cohen | New York (usa)
1983-1988| Dance education in Ballet, Folk Dance, Modern Dance, Jazz Dance and Fencing | Theatertanzschule St. Gallen (ch)
Born | Schaffhausen (ch)

Judith Greitemann

STATEMENT

I am glad to have the opportunity to get different views on the importance of art in social context and to discuss the role of art in societal transformation processes. In this context, I think it´s very exciting to develop strategies and concepts in a theoretical and also a practical way and to implement the concepts in Djerba.

SEE DJERBA CONTRIBUTIONS

(1) Workshop with Jule Kriesel 

FOCUS

I take focus on issues of self-expression, self-empowerment and art in public space. By using video and light installations I examine the impact of selfies on the empowerment to create varied and complex self-presentations. I also want to find out more about the projection´s impact on the own image in a public space.

DEVELOPMENT

Since 2015 I am in the bachelor degree of cultural Science and aestethic practical research“ at the university of Hildesheim. My focus of research is media and theatre.

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Jule Kriesel

STATEMENT

I am glad to join the SEE SJERBA Program this year and I am looking forward to connect with enlightening people. Especially the trans-disciplinary convent interests me here. I think light as an additional and fleeting element, the base of visual perception is a great instrument to change (public/ private) space and our interaction with it, without transforming environment in its physical material.
Whats the matter of art in Djerba though, and how can we connect as creative thinking and creating group in a permeabel and long-lasting way?
What light and darkness elements will be experience?

SEE DJERBA CONTRIBUTION
(1) Workshop with Judith Greitemann

FOCUS
I am focused on media & camera (light) and the possibility of the self representation through and by it. I would like to discover different models of self introspection or representation through light, always swinging in between the public and intimate space and our understanding of those terms. Do we have similar bounderies in self representation? What changes do we experience through different persons of surveillance behind the camera? What do you feel, when you are the one who sets the perspective and how can a public projection interact with reality? How does your light projection perform, how is the projection performed by the space and place of the screen?

DEVELOPMENT
I am in the bachelor degree of „cultural science and aesthetic praxis” with the subjects theatre and media at the university of Hildesheim since 2013

Since 2015 I joined the study program “cultural policy in international comparison” in Hildesheim and spent one year in Istanbul for studying and internship.

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