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Arthur Elsenaar

Arthur Elsenaar

Bereich: Medienkunst

Key Facts

Nationalität

Niederlande

Bereich

Medienkunst

Wohnort

Groningen

Empfehlende Institution

freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL

Zeitraum

September 2013 - September 2013

Education
2004-2011
Doctoral degree (PhD) Art and Design, Nottingham Trent University, UK.
1989-1993
Bachelor of Fine Art, Cultural Engineering, Minerva Art Academy Groningen, Netherlands

Employment
current
Lecturer and student coach, ArtScience Interfaculty, Royal Academy and Royal Conservatoire, The Hague, Netherlands.
2000-2004
Head and educator, Master of Fine Art, Interactive Media and Environments, School of Visual Art, (Frank Mohr Institute)
Hanze Hogeschool Groningen, Netherlands.

Awards

Technarte 2012 Best Paper Award for "Perfect Paul: On Freedom of Facial Expression."
Leonardo Award for Excellence 2003: Elsenaar, Scha: "Electric Body Manipulation as Performance Art: A Historical
Perspective" In: Nicolas Collins (ed.): Leonardo Music Journal, Vol. 12 (2002), pp. 17-28. [Special issue on Pleasure.]
Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.
Prix Ars Electronica honorary mention on "Algorithmic Facial Choreography" 1997.

Museum acquisitions
2008
Face Shift, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands (permanent collection).

Arts grants
2010
Basis stipend, national Grant for the Arts, Fonds BKVB Amsterdam Netherlands
2004
Basis stipend, national Grant for the Arts, Fonds BKVB Amsterdam Netherlands
1999
Werkbeurs, national Grant for the Arts, grant to develop new work, Fonds BKVB Amsterdam Netherlands
1996
Starters stipend, national Grant for the Arts, Fonds BKVB Amsterdam Netherlands
1993
Starters stipend, national Grant for the Arts, Fonds BKVB Amsterdam Netherlands

Exhibitions
2012
SOFT CONTROL: Art, Science and the Technological Unconscious, Maribor, Slovenia. (Face Shift video installation)
Machinekunst III: Vertaalmachines en computergestuurde choreografie, Perdu, Amsterdam. ("Perfect Paul: On Freedom
of Facial Expression.")
Digital Aesthetic3, international exhibition and conference, Preston, UK. ("Perfect Paul: On Freedom of Facial
Expression.")
Rapid Pulse, International Performance Art festival, organized by Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago, USA. ("Perfect Paul:
On Freedom of Facial Expression", "Electric Kiss reenactment" at Happy Collaborationists, panel discussion)
Technarte 2012, Conference for Art and Technology, Bilbao, Spain. ("Perfect Paul: On Freedom of Facial Expression.")
Artaud Forum 2, Konnecting Gestures, Brunel University, London, UK. (lecture + demo)
2011
Harvestworks, New York, USA (lecture + demo on my PhD research)
STRP Festival, Eindhoven, Netherlands (Face Shift)
Investigations – on artistic research, Defka, Assen, Netherlands. (Lecture + Raw Lab I+II)
BioWrong: Creative Misuse of Living Organisms, 92YTribeca (Dorkbot NYC), New York, USA. (Raw Lab I+II)
Isstjärnan Ice Festival, Hallefors, Sweden. (Arctic Drone Organ)
2009
Electrofringe festival, Newcastle, Australia. (Screening of Electric Eigen-Portraits and Face Shift in SIGGRAPH 2009 art
showreel)
Pioneers of Change, Nolan Park, Governors Island, New York City, USA. Exhibition organized by Droog Design and
curated by Renny Ramakers. (BuBL Space)
BioLogic: A Natural History of Digital Life, SIGGRAPH 2009, New Orleans, LA, USA. (Electric Eigen-Portraits, Face
Shift)
The Night of Art and Science, University of Groningen, 395 anniversary festival. (The Electric Kiss re-enacted)
Ars Electronica Museum – ROBOWALL exhibition, Linz, Austria (The Varieties of Human Facial Expression)
2008
Deep Screen – Art in Digital Culture, Proposal for Municipal Art Acquisitions, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (Face Shift)
Evolution Haute Couture: Art and Science in the Post-Biological Age, National Centre for Contemporary Arts
(Kaliningrad branch, Russia). Curator Dmitry Bulatov (Morphology/Face Shift)
2007
Electric Lab, Exit Art, New York City, USA. (Electric Eigen-Portraits)

Performances

2008
Deep Screen – Art in Digital Culture, Proposal for Municipal Art Acquisitions, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (opening
performance)
2003
User_Mode = emotion + intuition in art + design, An international symposium, Tate Gallery London UK. (Performance
Huge Harry)
"On the Mechanism of Human Facial Expression as a Medium for Interactive Art." Design Center, Linz, Austria. Ars
Electronica Festival, Symposium. September 9, 1997.
"Towards a Digital Computer with a Human Face." M.I.T. Media Lab, Research Colloquium. Cambridge, Mass., USA.
March 1996.
"Towards a Digital Computer with a Human Face." Cyborg Panel. American Anthropological Association. 94th Annual
Meeting. Washington, D.C., November 15-19, 1995.

Lectures
2011
Harvestworks, New York, US. Presentation "Facial Hacking: The Twisted Logic of Electro-Facial Choreography."
2009
Thursday Club, Goldsmiths, London, UK (Facial Hacking)
2008
Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (Facial Hacking)
2006
(re)Actor: The First International Conference on Digital Live Art, The Octagon @ Queen Mary, University of London
London, England, UK

Television appearances

2004
Zapped, program on Electricity and the Human Body, Discovery channel, produced by Yap Screenhouse, Leeds, UK.
2003
"Nationale Wetenschapsquiz 2003", VPRO Television, Netherlands.

Arthur Elsenaar

Projektinfo

participation in the exhibition FACELESS part II at freiraum quartier21 INTERNATIONAL

Dokumentation

Performance Face Shift as part of the opening of the exhibition FACELESS part II

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