The exhibition is curated by Trond Lossius and Frauke Behrendt.
Trond Lossius is a sound and installation artist living in Bergen, Norway. He has collaborated on a large number of cross-disciplinary artistic pro- jects, in particular sound installations and works for stage. His projects has been presented at major venues in Norway and abroad, including Dutch Electronic Arts Festival, World Wide Video Festival and Electrohype. He has contributed to several productions with the contemporary performance group Verdensteatret, winner of New York Dance and Performance Awards a.k.a. The Bessies 2005-2006 in the Installation & New Media category.
He graduated with a master degree in geophysics from the University of Bergen, and went on to study composition at The Grieg Academy. From 2003-2007 he was a research fellow in the arts at Bergen National Academy of the Arts. He is currently engaged in research and development at BEK, contributing to development of Jamoma, and is on the Local Committee of NIME 2011 and the Steering Committee of the European COST Action on ’Sonic Interaction Design’. He has formerly held a temporary position as Associate Professor at Bergen National Academy of the Arts.
Frauke Behrendt’s research interests include the areas of digital cultures, sound studies, mobility and media theory. Her research combines empirical and theoretical investigations of the link between mobility, sound and media and how this is articulated both in contemporary art and in everyday live. Frauke is on the Steering Committee of the European COST Action on ’Sonic Interaction Design’ and of the International Workshop of Mobile Music Technology. In addition, she is a member of NYLON (international research network in sociology, history and cultural studies), and the ‘Centre for Material Digital Culture’ (Sussex University).
She is a Senior Lecturer in Media Studies at the University of Brighton. Previously, Frauke has held positions as Research Fellow at the Cultures of the Digital Economy Institute (CoDE) at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridg, and as Visiting Assistant Professor at the Rhode Island School of Design (US). She completed her PhD on ‘Mobile Sound: Media Art in Hybrid Spaces’ at the University of Sussex and holds an MA in Cultural Studies from Leuphana University in Germany.