Jorge Boehringer is a composer and artist who lives in Prague, Czech Republic. He is a composer of electronic and acoustic music, and multimedia/interactive media situations. His work has been presented internationally in a variety of places of high and low repute- from concert hall performances to underground noise shows, as part of theatre and dance performances, and within museum and gallery contexts as installations of interactive sound and audio/visual environments. Boehringer’s ongoing, ever-evolving, and critically acclaimed solo project, Core of the Coalman(US/CZ), is at once an open sketchbook, and a collection of compositions perpetually in a state of evolution. Core of the Coalman can be characterized as continuity and discontinuity for viola, voice, and circuits on the border between order and chaos. Sonically diverse and at times explosive in texture, Core of the Coalman emphasizes the physicality of sound in its synesthetic relationships between ear, mind, and environment, with the aim of hearing oneself hearing. Boehringer holds degrees from several institutions, including a master’s degree from Mills College where he had to opportunity study with Alvin Curran, Pauline Oliveros, Fred Frith, and attend workshops with Marianne Amacher, Paul Demarinis, Gordon Mumma, and Allan Kaprow. Boehringer’s work involves a variety of materials and techniques to accompany them. Some of these materials are as immaterial as light or wind, some materials, like plants or sandstones, are involved in their own processes of growth or entropy. Boehringer is fond of saying that he”works in whatever medium presents itself.” One could add that he takes “presence itself” and the experience of this, as a goal. Performances normally include conventional instruments such as viola and harmonica, as well as feedback-driven yodel triggers,descending tympanic pressures implying dimorphous interface, and extended upwardly-mobile Carnasitic arrays, with ornaments.
Czech multimedia artist Jakub Grosz is primarily concerned with light behavior in interactive systems, video and scanography. Issues such as complexity, chaos and relativity of perception play major role in experimental works often involving fractal structures, light and laser set ups as well as wide range of transparent materials. Since 2009, Jakub has been working on European interdisciplinary projects in LIBAT - Hybrid Lab for Arts and New Technologies. In 2011, he completed BA Fine Art Experimental Media program at Prague College/Teesside University. In 2013, Jakub started the development of virtual reality system for Eli Beamlines, the world's most intense scientific laser being built near Prague. He is also associate lecturer at the School of Art and Design at Prague College.
Pascal Silondi was born in Paris in 1973, and I live in Prague since 2000. As artist he developed various interdisciplinary projects where meet virtual and real environments. He founded the association LIBAT (Hybrid laboratory for Arts and new technologies) in November 2002. For several years, he’s developing various artistic and cultural projects with, as scour objective the exploration of the complex Art-science-news technologies of information. He’s interested in systems' architecture and in particular interactive multimedia storytelling in 3D shared environments. His artistic and technological culture evolved as a trans-disciplinary walk-through , exploring contemporary languages and fields like cinema, video, scenography, sound, robotic or data processing, using sensors' systems like motion capture to connect performers,(dancers, actors, public...) within 3D digital spaces. He’s directing LIBAT since 2002 and he’s leading the interactive media department of Prague College since 2006, where he developed with students and teachers a creative approach to interactive media and fine art, exploring animation techniques, 3D, web, film, sound, interface design and more...