PAST EXHIBITIONS / MIRROR++ /
Fri 28 Feb - Fri 11 April 03
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Mon - Fri
mirror++ connects human movement to the
organic beauty of graphic algorithms. The audience experience
their own image transformed into a complex visual structure. The
audience is not only able interact with this structure - the audience
IS the structure. By moving around, the audience members engage
in a dialogue with their new, extraordinary mirror image.
||screenshots from mirror++
Juha Huuskonen / mirror++ /
Fri 28 Feb 03
7:00pm - 11:00pm
The Media Centre
A presentation by Finnish digital artist Juha Huuskonen, marking
the opening of the first UK exhibition of mirror++.
Juha Huuskonen (b. 1974) is an artist, software designer, educator
and cultural networker focusing on work in which collaboration
is an essential part of the process and the result. His work includes
initiating and developing organisations and cultural events, creating
interactive media projects and teaching cross-disciplinary courses
Juha's artwork often takes the form of an installation or performance.
These works include experiments with user interaction and can
be characterised as audiovisual instruments. Conceptually he is
concerned with the exploration of structures of mass media and
communication. His two most recent projects are the interactive
installation mirror++, and on-line art project The Moment
of Long Now, both of which have been presented at numerous
events and exhibitions internationally.
Juha is a founding member of the media art collective katastro.fi
and was the Chairman of the collective during its first
four years of activity. Katastro.fi received numerous awards for
its activity during these years, including the prestigious
Young Art in Finland Award. Juha was also one of the initiators
and curators of the first Avanto Helsinki Media Art
Festival held in November 2000. Last year he was responsible
for designing New Media AiR, a new media art residency
programme for Nifca, Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art.
Juhas current affiliations include the role of Chairman
of media art organization Piknik Frequency, Director of
Olento cultural production company and Co-Director of pikseliÄHKY
// pixelACHE audiovisual laboratory. Juha has been teaching
programming of interactive graphics since 1998. He has thought
short and intensive workshop in various art and design schools
and institutions, including School of Visual Arts in New York,
Centre for Contemporary Art Glasgow, University of Art and Design
Helsinki and Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. He has also organised
various cross-disciplinary workshops, such as the tabula.katastro.fi
courses and the AvantoAcademy series.
Confirmed Medialounge exhibitions for 2003:
Web 3D Art
May - June 2003
Web3D Art is organised and supported by Cornerhouse,
Manchester, UK and Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication,
Kent, UK. It is authorised and supported by the Web3D Consortium,
July - September 2003
"Mongrel is a mixed bunch of people, machines and intelligences
working to celebrate the methods of London street culture. We
make socially engaged culture, which sometimes means making art,
sometimes software, sometimes setting up workshops, or helping
other mongrels to set things up.
We do this by employing any and all technological advantage that
we can lay our hands on. Some of us have dedicated ourselves to
learning technological methods of engagement, which means we pride
ourselves on our ability to program, engineer and build our own
software, while others of us have dedicated ourselves to learning
how to work with people.
Mongrel sets up strategic alliances to expand and contract. Sometimes
fifty mongrels work on a project, sometimes one."
The Core Members are Matsuko
Pierre-Davis and Harwood.
Lia + Miguel Carvalhais
October - December 2003
Artist, programmer and designer Lia [Austria]
has over the past few years created some of the most extraordinary
interactive works. These delicate organic audio visual mutations
represent a unique and highly influential body of work.
Recently Lia has been collaborating with designer, teacher and
musician, Miguel Carvalhais [Portugal] - part of the '@c' collective
based in Porto. The outcomes from this collaboration can be software,
live audio visual musical performances or design projects.
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