Art Program 

 Enter Art Program 2024

BETWIXT – Analogue & Digital Realms
Curated by Diana Velasco

ENTER Art Program explores the evolving role of digital elements in everyday life and art. The program showcases “phygital” works that seamlessly blend physical and digital aspects, creating a bridge between classical and contemporary art forms. The term ‘betwixt’ captures this unique intersection.
The program features performances, an exhibition and talks of international caliber. These activities challenge traditional art perceptions, engaging a wider audience, including those new to the art fair. Visitors will experience everything from hybrid creations and digital installations to immersive AR displays and interactive performances.

Highlights include:

An interactive installation of digital (Web3) art by LoVid

A digital work featuring some of the challenges of AI by Jonas Lund

Physical prints of algorithm-inspired performance and generative Web3 works by Operator

A site-specific performances combining physical dance, music and augmented reality dancers by Natacha Paguignon, Kynsie Serre & Maxime Touroute

These interdisciplinary works push artistic boundaries, offering visitors new possibilities and experiences. Join us to engage with and debate these innovative art forms in the non-commercial Art Program all free to join.

Generously supported by the Danish Arts Foundation and Beckett Foundation, Institut français du Danemark, IGR Instituto Guimaras Rosa, Embassy of Brazil Copenhagen and Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany Copenhagen.

 

 Artists

LoVid – Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus (USA)

Operator – Ania Catherine and Dejha Ti (USA/DE)

Auriea Harvey (USA)

Madelaine Pierpont, MoMA (US)

Jonas Lund (SE)

Stina Gustafsson (SE)

Natacha Paguignon, Kynsie Serre, Maxime Tourotute (FR)

Cibelle (BR)

Honey Biba Beckerlee (DK)

Performances

Thursday, August 29

16.00 – 17.00: PERFORMANCE “THE INVISIBLE PARTY”
Created by Natacha Paquignon, dancer (FR) & Maxime Touroute, AR Producer (FR) Performed by Kynsie Serre, dancer (FR).

Friday, August 30

13.00: PERFORMANCE “THE INVISIBLE PARTY”
Created by Natacha Paquignon, dancer (FR) & Maxime Touroute, AR Producer (FR) Performed by Kynsie Serre, dancer (FR).

Saturday, August 31

09.30 — 12.00: BREAKFAST & TALK AT THE GERMAN EMBASSY
“From Brushstrokes to Bytes — Bridging Contemporary Art and Digital Art Collections”

Talk between Danish collector of digital art, Diana Velasco, and German collector of young contemporary art Johannes Dennhardt. Moderated by Kirsten Eggers. The talk will focus on collecting traditional and digital art.

15.00: PERFORMANCE “THE INVISIBLE PARTY”
Created by Natacha Paquignon, dancer (FR) & Maxime Touroute, AR Producer (FR) Performed by Kynsie Serre, dancer (FR).

Sunday, September 1

13.00: PERFORMANCE “THE INVISIBLE PARTY”
Created by Natacha Paquignon, dancer (FR) & Maxime Touroute, AR Producer (FR) Performed by Kynsie Serre, dancer (FR).

Talks

Friday, August 30

14.00:
LoVid — heartsleeves (2024)
Don’t miss an enthralling conversation with the innovative artist group LoVid as they delve into their mesmerizing project “Heartsleeves”, in an exclusive interview with curator and the Head of the Art Program Diana Velasco.

Saturday, August 31

16.00:
“Blockchain Art in Museums & Participatory Art: Engaging New Communities & Collectors”
Speakers are Madeleine Pierpont (US), Web3 Associate, Museum of Modern Art — MOMA in New York & Jonas Lund (SE).
Moderator: Diana Velasco

17.00: PERFORMATIVE TALK BY OPERATOR “HUMAN UNREADABLE”
Ania Catherine & Dejha Ti (US) & local dancer. Moderate by Stina Gustafsson.
The talk and performances is sponsored by the Danish Arts Foundation and the Beckett Foundation.

LoVid

Artist: LoVid (Tali Hinkis & Kyle Lapidus)
Location: New York
Work: heartsleeves (2024)
Medium: Generative Web3 Digital Art & Interactive Installation.

heartsleeves is a multifaceted video project, starting with code-based, generative abstraction that becomes the basis for a portrait of/by participants once minted. In this layered process, Lovid employs the distributive nature of art on the blockchain to recognize collectors as co-creators who generate their own portraits within LoVid’s custom studio environment.

The work is an evolution for LoVid, weaving together shapes and symbols that evoke projects from their decades-long career as video and media artists. The shapes are organized on grids that move in planes, transforming the screen into an abstract video fabric. 

Each tokenized generative video becomes an immersive environment in the portrait studio, where only the holder can access the specific tokens video fabric. The portrait subjects transform from passive participants into players, directly influencing the final product.This involves radical sharing of agency, as collaborative portraits created away from the artists can be automatically entered into the canon. 

Credits:
heartseleeves by LoVid
Generative Pattern Coder: Douglas Repetto
Portrait Studio Developer: Tyler Henry
Product production and published by Tonic 

Video about the work: Video about heartsleeves by Adam Baron-Bloch, Produced by E.A.T_Works

Biography: LoVid is a NY-based interdisciplinary artist duo, that have been working collaboratively since 2001. LoVids practice focuses on aspects of contemporary society where technology seeps into human culture and perception. Throughout their interdisciplinary projects, LoVid has maintained their signature visual and sonic aesthetic of color, pattern, and texture density, with disruption and noise. LoVids work captures an intermixed world layered with virtual and physical, materials and simulations, connection and isolation. 

LoVid’s process includes home-made analog synthesizers, hand-cranked code, and tangible materials; their videos, textile works, performances, net-art, installations, and NFTs have been exhibited worldwide for over two decades. LoVids work has been presented internationally at venues including: Museum of Moving Image (NY), Standard Vision X Vellum LA, Wave Hill, Brookfield Arts, RYAN LEE Gallery, Art Blocks Curated, Postmasters Gallery, bitforms Gallery, Honor Fraser Gallery, Tonic.xyz, Expanded.Art, Art Dubai, New Discretions, And/Or Gallery, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, Anthology Film Archives, MoMA, PS1, Issue Project Room, The Science Gallery Dublin, The Jewish Museum, The Kitchen, Daejeon Museum, Smack Mellon, Netherland Media Art Institute, New Museum, and ICA London. LoVids projects have received grants and awards from organizations including: Guild Hall, The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, NY Hall of Science, Graham Foundation, UC Santa Barbara, Signal Culture, Cue Art Foundation, Eyebeam, Harvestworks, Wave Farm, Rhizome, Franklin Furnace, Turbulence.org, New York Foundation for the Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Center, Experimental TV Center, NY State Council of the Arts, and Greenwall Foundation. LoVids videos are distributed by Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) and their work is in the collections of the Whitney Museum, The Museum of Moving Image, The Parrish Museum, Thoma Foundation, Watermill Center, Butler Institute of American Art, Heckscher Museum, NFT Museum of Digital Art, and many private collections. 

 

 

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Auriea Harvey

Artist: Auriea Harvey
Location: From USA, baased in Rome
Work: Adventures of Minoriea series (4 AR sculptures: Minoriea is Drunk, 2021, Minoriea is Bored, 2021, Minoriea is Dancing, 2021, Minoriea is Waiting, 2021)
Medium: Digital and Physical Sculpture, Drawings, Simulations, 3D Print, AR, VR

Auriea Harvey presents “The Adventures of Minoriea“, a series of four animated 3D sculptures featuring her avatar, The Minoriea. Minoriea is a reworking of the mythological figure of the Minotaur which bridges the classical character and her many modern moods with the eternity of the future via the blockchain. These depictions are presented as life-sized Augmented Reality sculptures accessed via atmospheric online environments on your mobile device.

Biography: Auriea Harvey is an American artist based in Rome, renowned for her pioneering work in internet-based and gaming art since the 90s. Her artistic practice spans virtual and tangible sculptures, drawings, and simulations that integrate digital and handmade techniques. As an artist, she creates simulations and sculptures that bridge physical and digital realms. Initially focused on net art and video games, Harvey has since embraced 3D modeling, printing, and mixed reality. Her work is characterized by sculptures that fuse digital and handmade elements. Harvey is one half of the artist duo Entropy8Zuper! / Tale of Tales / Song of Songs, celebrated for their groundbreaking contributions to Internet art, video games, and XR. 

Harvey’s work can be found in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Buffalo AKG Art Museum, Walker Art Center, KADIST Collection, Rf.C Collection, and Rhizomes Net Art Anthology. She has exhibited widely with international success including exhibitions at the Tinguely Museum, Basel; the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; the New Museum, New York; and ZKM, Karlsruhe.  

 

 

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Jonas Lund

Artist: Jonas Lund
Location: From Sweden, based in London
Work: The Future of Something (2023)
Medium: Physical Installations, Digital Generative Art, NFTs, Blockchain

The Future of Something (2023), a sequel to Lunds The Future of Nothing (2023), which appeared in the prequel exhibition, takes a deep dive into the human anxieties framing an AI-driven world. Across the morphing vignettes of seven AI-generated human support groupsranging from couples therapy to robot love tensions, online poker addicts to content creators anonymousthe video deftly navigates familiar fears of machinic displacement of the self through the heightened drama of parody. Here we watch hallucinated influencers in crisis, unable to compete with the indifferent gaze of an artificial intelligence that doesnt care about authenticity or creativity. As the humans band together to console each other in group survival mode, some individuals manipulate the counseling sessions to hawk their Youtube channels and for-sale tricks to beat the AI system, ultimately trumping the idea of a superior human morality. Seated at the height of humanitys fears of a technological takeover, The Future of Something suggests that the real threat in the room may not be the machinic other, but something more human after all. 

Biography: Jonas Lund (1984, Sweden) creates paintings, sculpture, photography, websites and performances that critically reflect on contemporary networked systems and power structures. His artistic practice involves creating systems and setting up parameters that oftentimes require engagement from the viewer. This results in performative artworks where tasks are executed according to algorithms or a set of rules. Through his works, Lund investigates the latest issues generated by the increasing digitalisation of contemporary society like authorship, participation and distribution of agency. At the same time, he questions the mechanisms of the art world; he challenges the production process, authoritative power and art market practices. 

Lund earned an MA at Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam (2013) and a BFA at Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam (2009). He has had solo exhibitions at Francisco Carolinum, Linz (2022), The Photographers’ Gallery, London (2019), König Galerie, Berlin (2021), Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (2016), Steve Turner, Los Angeles (2016, 2015, 2014), Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam (2013), New Museum, New York (2012) among others and has had work included in numerous group exhibitions including Centre Pompidou, Paris, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Vienna Biennale 2019, Witte De With, Rotterdam, Kindl Centre for Contemporary Art, Berlin, and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. His work has been written about in Artforum, Frieze, Kunstforum, The New Yorker, The Guardian, Metropolis M, Artslant, Rhizome, Huffington Post, Furtherfield, Wired and more.  

His work is included in the public collections of Centre Pompidou, the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, OÖ Art Landes-Kultur, Linz, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Netherlands, De Nederlandsche Bank, ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, MACBA Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona and European Central Bank (ECB) among others. 

Lund is known for his innovative use of digital and generative art, Jonas Lund’s work often includes interactive elements and a critical perspective on digital culture. His inclusion in Centre Pompidou’s Web3 collection and experiments with blockchain and NFTs highlight his influence. “The Future of Something” critically and humorously addresses the digital landscape affecting daily life. 

Video: Jonas Lund on his artwork and practice

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Operator

Artist: Operator (Ania Cathrine & Dejha Ti)
Location: From USA, based in Madrid
Work: Human unreadable
Medium: Dance, Performance, Installation, Digital Art (Web39
Video about the artwork: Human unreadable

Biography: Ania Catherine (b. 1990, US) and Dejha Ti (b. 1985, US) are an artist duo whose collaborative practice, Operator, develops critical and conceptual approaches to experience. With Tis background as a multimedia artist and HCI technologist, and Catherines as a choreographer and performance artist, they engineer medium-agnostic output, joining environments, technology, and the body. Their exploration into privacy and extractive technologies began with their installation On View (2019), commissioned by SCAD Museum of Art, and continues with the Privacy Collection, a durational release of works exploring the tension between privacy and transparency in blockchain technology. For their most recent work Human Unreadable, they created an on-chain generative choreography method. Operator has been awarded by The Lumen Prize (Immersive Environments in 2021 and Generative Art Award in 2023) ADC Awards (Gold Cube), S+T+ARTS Prize (Honorary Mention), and MediaFutures (a European Commission funded programme). They have spoken at events and institutions including Christie’s Art+Tech Summit, University of Cambridge, Art Basel, ZKM, Francisco Carolinum Museum, Bloomberg ART+TECHNOLOGY, and MIT Open Doc Lab. For MoMAs 2023 Postcard Project, Operator was included as one of the first 15 artists to launch the project to the public. Originally from Los Angeles and currently based in Madrid, Spain.

 

 

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The Invisble Party

Artist: 
Artistic direction, choreographer & digital artist: Natacha Paquignon 
Artistic direction, developer & digital artist: Maxime Touroute 
Dancers: Natacha Paquignon & Kynsie Serre & AR dancers 

Location: France
Work: The Invisble Party (Performance)
Medium: Dance, Augmented Reality (AR), Music

The Invisible Party is a choreographic work in Mixed Reality. There is a party going on in the space, but it can’t be seen with the naked eye, only with a smartphone. Through your screen you can see 2 dancers appear in Augmented Reality (AR), in 4 different places. Each dance is inspired by a layer of a musical piece by Odalie. 

The two real dancers will also dance in flesh and blood: physical and immaterial dancers superimpose in the screens of the audience’s smartphones. The physical dancers do something the immaterial dancers can’t: they can touch the space, react to what happens. The immaterial dancers create a new way of relating to space and time: their bodies can melt, transform, fly, multiply… The performance explores the links between the real and immaterial world, bodies and space, bodies and technology. By adding new realities to the experience, we aim at challenging the common reality, and show new perspectives. 

The Revy app, developed by Reveality, allows you to reveal the dancers who live here in an invisible dimension.

Biography:

Natacha Paquignon 

Trained as a dancer, Natacha Paquignon is the choreographer of Compagnie Corps Au Bord. Her first training, in music, nourishes her approach to dance, which gives particular importance to the musicality of movement and the rhythm of the artistic experience. She practises the internal martial arts, qi gong and taiji, which are at the heart of her approach to choreography. 

She is interested in the relationship between the human body and its environment. In an environment filled with tools and technologies, she develops a choreographic and digital research that questions the way in which these technologies modify our relationship with the world and our interpersonal relations. She combines the relationship between body, landscape and technology in choreographic creations using augmented reality. At the same time, she is developing Latency, a stage creation in which the performers’ bodies enter into a relationship with a real-time motion capture system. 

She is in charge of dance programming at the hybrid venue Toï Toï Le Zinc in Villeurbanne. In 2024, she co-founded the Qi Dance Company with Maître Ke Wen, becoming its co-artistic director and choreographer. 

Maxime Touroute 

Maxime creates digital art experiences and develops software for artists and cultural institutions. He produces and distributes projects that combine images, technology and interactivity, such as Live Drawing, a massively participative video projection where hundreds of participants draw live on the facades, or Painting Mirror, a mapping where the public is caricatured in real time by Artificial Intelligences. 

Over the years, he has worked with artistic teams and cultural institutions as an IT engineer, unlocking new creative potential for projects requiring a high degree of technical innovation. Maxime makes the software tools he develops available to the entire creative community to encourage sharing, reduce the technical costs of projects and increase the time devoted to creative innovation. 

His artistic and entrepreneurial approach has been rewarded by numerous international exhibition and workshops, as well as by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research, which awarded him two ‘Pépite’ prizes in 2020 and 2022. 

Kynsie Serre 

Kynsie is a multidisciplinary artist connecting the dots between the transformative power of the arts of movements, photography and video. 

Starting practicing at the age of 6 in a Maloya Collective (Traditional dance and music group from Reunion Island) meanwhile she attended Modern Dance School for 11 years, she then performed as an independant in different dance projects and street arts companies. During these fundamental years, meetings and travels came to nourish her practice of contemporary dance enriched with, among other things by The Gaga ( Batsheva / Ohad Naharin ) or The Humanhood methods. In 2015 her inner research and interest in meditation led her to join the Dharma Techno collective. The experiences within this project combined with her own experimentation have consolidated her intuitive approach to dance as a vibrant impulse inherent in life and drove her to create a collective space to gather where every body can express genuinely while working on themselves. This place has a name : Wave Arising which she co-founded in 2021 with the avant-garde musician Sebastian Vaughan. 

Today, Kynsie doesnt wish to be attached to any label other than that of experimental. An unfrozen, fluid and organic dance from which raw energy spontaneously emerges. With a practice that focuses more on the energy (Qi), she is currently pursuing her apprenticeship alongside Master Ke Wen, initiator of Qi Gong movement in France. 

Odalie’s  

Creating complex arrangements with a wide range of instrumentation, Odalie crafts mosaics of sound that range from uplifting to melancholy, touching on a world of emotion in between. Delicate drum patterns spiral beneath experimental strings, vast pads, and virtuosic vocals, as she explores the contradictions of modern living, both personal and societal. Between electronica, modern classical and ambient music, her tracks are a poetic invitation to meditate or to a merry solitude. 

Her debut album, Puissante Vulnérabilité released on Max Cooper’s Mesh imprint, is full of contrasts and raw emotions, interspersed with moments of quietude and a heavy dose of experimentation. She encourages us to show our flaws, for it is through them that we weave our relationships with others and with Nature.

She is accompanied on stage and in the studio by the cellist Paolo Rezze.
 

 

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Cibelle

Artist: Cibelle

Location: Germany
Work: 
Medium: Augmented Reality (AR) sculpture, Music

 

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Honey Biba Beckerlee

Artist: Honey Biba Beckerlee
Location: Denmark
Work: 
Medium: Augmented Reality (AR) sculpture

 

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