Lorah Pierre (UK)
Lorah Pierre’s practice utilises experimentation within hardware electronics. Recycled materials and a DIY approach have been at the core of developing systems that expose technologies chemical and physical properties. Through the feedback, manipulation and hacking of electromagnetism, work results in ‘raw’ sonification and optical realisations of these processes. Working methods are inspired by adopting scientific techniques and process of their founding fathers.
From interactive installations, performances and laboratory settings, she has collaborated with scientists, performers and musicians. Focus on knowledge transfer has become a central part of her artist practice.
Lorah Pierre completed her MA in Fine Art at the University of Brighton where she researched event structures and situations within the field of virtual and physical cultural production, focusing on the necessity for mobile platforms and knowledge transfer as art practice.
Lorah is currently a guest lecturer at the University of Brighton, conducting a HACKLAB in mechanical hardware electronics. She also runs workshops in DIY electronic musical application.
Lorah has installed and performed work nationally and internationally;[SPACE]/Permacultures, london, UK; Digital festival, brighton, UK; City of Women festival, ljubljana, slovenia; SUPERNORMAL: experimental arts and music festival, oxfordshire, UK; Colour Out of Space: international experimental sound festival, brighton, UK; Rhizome festival, Bonn, Germany; Transmediale/CTM festival, Berlin, Germany.
Ewa Justka (PL)
Ewa Justka is a polish electronic noise artist based in London. She currently studies BA Sound Arts & Design at London College of Communication.
Ewa completed an internship in physical computing at STEIM, Amsteram, where she was working on documentation of Black Box modular system.
Justka’s main field of research is based on exploration of materiality of objects, vibrant, ontological systems (human bodies, plants’ bodies, electronic circuits: varied range of micro and macro environments and relations between them) and an investigation of modes of quasi-direct perception through noise performance actions, interactive installation, DIY electronics, hardware hacking, plant-molesting, breaking, deconstructing and collaborating. In her artistic work Ewa attempts to explore the concept of materiality of objects through creation of prompt interactions between them.
Ewa has performed at Network Music Festival, Birmingham, UK; Supernormal Festival Oxfordshire, UK, Club Transmediale Festival, Berlin; Goldsmiths College, London, UK; STEIM, Amsterdam, NL; Moving Forest, Chelsea College, London, UK; Colour out of Space, Brighton, UK; Beam Festival, Brunel University, London, UK and more.