Patrizia Ruthensteiner (AT) is an interdisciplinary artist from Vienna whose work is based on wearable art and experimental costume design and construction, oscillating between performance, sound art, fashion, stage design and installation, contributing to the reformulation of genres through the creation of multisensorial and boundary-transcending art projects. Her work centers around costumes and wearable instruments which direct the choreography of the performative act. Those are constructed from a broad range of natural materials, textiles, aswell as re-used anachronistic objects and have different functions that extend or limit the wearers physical abilities and/or generate sounds based on the the acoustic qualities of the materials they are constructed from. She creates interdisciplinary costume scenarios and compositions presented as parallel universes of hybrid existences in continuous transformation in which pre-determined valuations of subjectivity and physical form are pushed into absurdity. As natural and abandoned places become the stages and catwalks for those performances the predetermined purpose of common platforms of representation are being redefined constantly.
Dewi de Vree (1983) is a multi-media artist from The Netherlands who deals with the sensual experience of physical experiments. With a background in the visual arts and her fascination for the interaction between man and machine, she’s been making different translating-machines, sound interfaces, performances and installations. Examples of her work include Elektrolab, a sound performance based on electrochemistry, Thermokoppel, a live sound-performance based on the relation between temperature and the acoustic properties of metal, Ground, an audiovisual performance in which graphite drawings are used as a control interface for several electronic instruments.
She is involved in experimental music venue Villa K in The Hague (NL), Instrument Inventors Initiative ‘iii’. Together with Arno Verweij she runs ‘Proefjeslab‘, an interactive science show for children.