is a media artist living in Leipzig. His work is shown internationally at key media art festivals in France, Netherlands, Austria, Spain and Germany, including re:publica, Chaos Communication Congress, Ars Electronica Festival and ZKM. Birk Schmithüsen is co-founder of ArtesMobiles and FlashClash. For collaborations with the performing arts, he produces interactive audiovisual environments using generative sound design, multi-channel sound, lighting design, video projection mapping and motion tracking.
The performers can interact with the immersive sceneries and the audience is diving into.
further projects: FlyingDrinks, BehindWalls, SpeculativeAI, *JU.PI.TER*, MagicDrink, LaBodega, SquareLand
Mikala Hyldig Dal
Mikala Hyldig Dal is an artist and curator working with new media and performance. She explores political cultures through emerging technologies and collective interventions. Her work integrates critical theory into immersive digital environments, challenging dominant power structures from intersectional perspectives. Her practice involves augmented reality, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence. Fusing elements from speculative history, science (fiction) and mythology, her work has been exhibited internationally, including at the 12th Berlin Biennial, Martin Gropius Bau, and HKW Berlin, Townhouse Gallery Cairo, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Nikolaj Kunsthal Copenhagen, Flux Factory New York, Azad Gallery Tehran, and has been reviewed in publications such as TAZ, The Guardian, and Monopol Magazine. In 2011, she founded the research project „Images of Transition“ about art and activism in the Arabic Uprisings of the 2010s. In 2018, she co-founded the queer-feminist artist collective Maternal Fantasies. In 2022, together with programmer Farhan Khalid, she created the augmented reality app „Monuments“ for site-specific interventions in digital space. Mikala Hyldig Dal is a graduate of the University of Arts Berlin, Class of Media Art.
Dr. Gaby Langendijk
Dr. Gaby Langendijk is an interdisciplinary climate scientist, who's work centers around climate change impacts and climate adaptation. In particular, Gaby researches how cities can adapt to climate change and what type of measures can be taken and how they interact with mitigation targets and sustainable development goals. For the Citizen AI project Gaby advised on climate change actions for urban areas and took part in the performance. After spending a few years at the UN entity the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), Gaby obtained her PhD at the Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), and she is currently working as a scientist at Deltares in the Netherlands. Gaby has a fascination for the interaction between science and the arts, in the context of climate change.
Rico Herzog is the Lead for Modelling, Simulation, AI and Machine Learning in Germany’s largest smart city project “Connected Urban Twins” and a research associate at the City Science Lab at HafenCity University Hamburg, a cooperation with MIT Media Lab. With a background in spatial planning and in computational modelling and simulation of complex socio-technical systems, his research revolves around digital urban twins and their contribution to a sustainable urban transformation. Focussing on the interplay of digital models and simulations of various kinds, he explores new approaches on capturing urban complexity in the digital sphere. Further academic interest lies in public value conflicts in urban planning and in serious gaming as a simulation method.
Anna Satu Kaunisto
Anna Satu Kaunisto is a multidisciplinary artist with a passion for collaboration. As a scenographer, cultural worker, and artist, she finds inspiration in productions that come to life through the collective effort of many individuals. With over 10 years of experience in self-governed cultural initiatives, she is currently studying stage design at the Hamburg University of Fine Arts, where she has been the tutor of her class in 2021/22. Her designs have been showcased at various venues including Kulturfabrik Kampnagel, Hamburg Theater Academy, Fusion Festival, and the annual birthday celebrations of the squatted artist community Gängeviertel, where she also serves as a curator and planner. As a characteristic of her artistic practice, she displays a preference for mass material installations and a particular interest in using recycled or secondhand materials. This preference emerges from her commitment to sustainability, but more importantly, it is driven by the inspiration she finds in materials that have already had a life before. Anna Satu creates culture in non-traditional spaces, which she views as places of encounter and freedom. Her works emerge from and seek these special locations. She lives and works in Hamburg, Gängeviertel.
Jakob Wierzba studied photography for way too long. His works often start at photographic ideas but become interactive, transparent systems, machines, bots, collections. They investigate the weird relationship technology has to our vision, bodies and culture. Jakob podcasts and talks about science fiction on the radio. He teaches experimental photography and works as a web developer to make rent.
graduated in communication and media studies at the University of Leipzig in 2022 and is gaining experience in the field of public relations. She has always been interested in theater and creative work, as well as the process of creating different projects and the interaction of all participants. She has been working with ArtesMobiles since 2021 and supports various projects and productions.