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Key Facts




Media design, Performance



recommending institution

frei_raum Q21 exhibition space

time period

July 2019 - August 2019

Moniker is an Amsterdam based interaction and mediadesign studio by Luna Maurer & Roel Wouters. With Moniker, they explore characteristics of technology, how people use it and how it influences people’s daily lives. Often, the audience is asked to take part in the development of their projects.
Together with Edo Paulus, Moniker authored Conditional Design. Conditional Design is a manifesto and experimental playground based on the notion that designing a logic-based environment within which results take shape are more interesting and fruitful than a directly designed object. These notions were put to the test during weekly workshops, which were then posted online. In 2013 the Conditional Design Workbook, including several articles and many workshops, was published by Valiz.
Moniker has won several awards, including a British Music Video Award, two Dutch Design Awards and the Amsterdamprijs voor de Kunst.
They have taught media courses at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, the Sandberg Institute, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague and at Yale University School of Art. On a regular basis they give workshops and lectures at universities, symposia and art festivals around the globe like SPAN Google Design, ECAL, After School Club, CCA, Resonate, Walker Art Center, TYPO and the International Graphic Design Biennale Brno amongst others.

Selected Awards

2018 Winner Dutch Design Award for
2018 Nomination Nederlands Filmfestival Goeden Kalf for Dance Tonite
2018 Honorary Mention Prix Ars Electronica for Radio Garden
2017 Nomination IDFA DocLab Award for Dance Tonite
2017 Nomination Cinekid Media Award for
2017 Winner Webby Awards for Radio Garden
2017 Nomination Dutch Design Award for Radio Garden
2016 Nomination IDFA DocLab Award for
2016 Nomination Dutch Design Award for Place A Stone
2016 Selection for Graphic Design Biennale, Brno
2014 Winner AFK Amsterdam Prijs voor de Kunst (Amsterdam Prize for the Arts), oeuvre award
2013 Winner Dutch Design Award for Do Not Touch
2013 Winner UK Music Video Award for Do Not Touch
2013 Winner Golden Lovie Award for Do Not Touch
2013 Winner Playground Award for Do Not Touch

Selected Projects

2017 Dance Tonite, Web VR,
Client: Google’s Data Arts Team, LCD Sound system
2017 Paperstorm, digital campaign,
Client: Mozilla
2016 Click click click, website,
Client: VPRO
2015–2016 Plaats een Steen/Place a Stone, Interactive Monument for the victims of the 7 May 1945
Shooting on the Dam in Amsterdam, website and sculpture,
Client: City of Amsterdam
2014 Alltheminutes, website,
2013 Your Line or Mine, interactive animation installation,
Commissioner: Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
2013 Do Not Touch, interactive music video,

Project info

Interactive Performance as part of the exhibition "Dance of Urgency", curated by Bogomir Doringer at frei_raum Q21 exhibition space.

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