Piotr Wyrzykowski (PL), Echo Ho (CN/DE)
Piotr Wyrzykowski – artist, performer, set designer. He is a creator of experimental mobile applications, video, multimedia performances, photography, Internet projects, interactive installations, projections in public space. Studied interior design, and then painting at the State Higher School of Visual Arts in Gdansk. Received a diploma at Faculty of Intermedia of prof. Witoslaw Czerwonka. Wyrzykowski is one of the few Polish artists whose work (“Beta Nassau”) is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. His works are also in the collections and archives of the MSN in Warsaw, Wrocław, as well as the Museum of Art in Łódź and NOMUS in Gdańsk, CCA Zamek.
Echo Ho is an interdisciplinary artist, composer, and performer born in Beijing who lives and works in Cologne. Her artistic practice includes audio-video installations, sound art interventions, intermedia performances. In Ho’s artwork, the modular construction creates an onomatopoeically distorted, poetically strange and “un-homely” world, consisting of subjective experiences and the search for a homeland, but also of globalized artifacts, often shows a complex migration context and conceptual links between culturally diverse materials and artistic disciplines. Ho re-invented the oldest traditional Chinese string instrument “Gu Qin”, turning it into a “Slow Qin”, and allowing it to become a wireless interface for controlling computer digital music software. Her work has been exhibited internationally at the He Xiangning Art Museum in Shenzhen, Center-A Vancouver, ISEA 2010 Germany, ZKM Karlsruhe, among others. She was a fellow of the interdisciplinary “Graduate School for Arts and Sciences” at the Berlin University of the Arts. From 2007 to 2013, she was an assistant professor at Media Academy of Media Arts Cologne and taught in the area of sound and electronic media. Since 2016, Ho has created her new musical alias ZO-ON SLOWS. Web: www.goechospace.com