Project Team Members
Wolfgang Brückle studied art history and German philology at the Universities of Marburg, Dijon, and Hamburg where he passed his exams and, in 2001, received his PhD degree with a study on art in the service of the representation of power in fourteenth-century France. He was an assistant curator at the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, and an assistant professor or senior research fellow at the universities of Stuttgart, Bern, Essex, and Zurich. Research on medieval art, art theory, museum history, contemporary art, and media history, with a special focus on photography related topics. He has been a senior lecturer at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts since 2013. Brückle co-curated several exhibitions and regularly teaches at the universities of Zurich, Fribourg, and other academic institutions.
Marco de Mutiis Marco de Mutiis is Digital Curator at Fotomuseum Winterthur where he leads and co-curates the experimental exhibition programme SITUATIONS and follows the development of the institution’s digital infrastructure. His curatorial practice investigates the transformed role of the photographic in the context of contemporary visual cultures and in its computational and networked form, with a specific interest in photographic practices in computer games. For SITUATIONS he has curated and commissioned works by artists as well as essays by scholars, establishing the online platform situations.fotomuseum.ch as a leading resource for the exploration of photography’s changing role. He organised conferences and workshops to push forward the discussions on relevant themes and issues, and constantly experiments with new discursive formats through an interdisciplinary approach. He has taught in several schools including the School of Creative Media in Hong Kong), the ÉCAL in Lausanne, and Lucerne University of Applied Arts and Sciences. He has lectured on topics related to post-photography, computer games and digital art at institutions and festivals including MAXXI, Foto Colectania, the Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln, Les Rencontres d’Arles photo festival, Paris Photo and Milan Photo Week. He is also a co-initiator and core member of the rogue collective You Must Not Call It Photography If This Expression Hurts You.
Nicolas Malevé is a visual artist, computer programmer and data activist, who lives and works between Brussels and London. Nicolas is currently working on a PhD thesis on the algorithms of vision at the London South Bank University in collaboration with The Photographers’ Gallery. In this context, he initiated the project Variations on a Glance (2015–2018), a series of workshops on the experimental production of computer vision, conducted in several international venues such as Cambridge Digital Humanities Network (Cambridge, United Kingdom), Hangar (Barcelona, Spain), Algolit (Brussels, Belgium), or Aarhus University, (Aarhus, Denmark). Nicolas contributed to exhibitions (documenta12, Kassel; Kiasma, Helsinki), research events (“Archive in Motion”, University of Oslo; Document, Fiction et Droit, Fine Arts Academy, Brussels; Image Net/Works, Fotomuseum Winthertur), and publications by MIT Press and Presses Universitaires de Provence.
Elke Rentemeister works as a researcher in the Competence Center Visual Narrative and as a teacher in the Film master programme at the School of Design and Art of Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Switzerland. She holds an MA degree in Film and Television studies, Communication studies, Social Psychology and Anthropology from the Ruhr University Bochum in Germany, where she subsequently worked for nine years at the Institute for Media Studies, and is now a PhD candidate. As a former design technician and now media scholar, her primary interests are the aesthetics and social functions of visual media, and she focuses on ultrashort and experimental media forms in her present research. [ER discontinued her collaboration due to health reasons in April 2020.]
Katrina Sluis Katrina Sluis is Head of Photography and Media Arts at the School of Art and Design, Australian National University. Prior to this, she was based in London where she was a Senior Lecturer and founding Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of the Networked Image, London South Bank University. From 2011-2019 she also held the post of Senior Curator (Digital Programmes) at The Photographers’ Gallery, London where she developed artistic and public projects engaged with machine vision, synthetic imaging, posthuman photography, net culture and speculative photographic education. Key projects include For the LOL of Cats: Felines, Photography & the Web (2013), the online platform http://unthinking.photography, and All I Know Is What’s On The Internet (2018), which included the major commission Jonas Lund: Operation Earnest Voice (Brexit Division). She has lectured widely on photography, curating, and digital culture at institutions including the Whitechapel Gallery, ICA, Tate Modern, HKW, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Foto Colectania, the Royal College of Art, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, NID, and New York University.
Gaia Tedone is a curator and researcher with an expansive interest in the technologies of image formation and online critical practices. She holds an MFA in Curating from Goldsmiths College, London (2008) and was a Curatorial Fellow of the Whitney Independent Study Programme, New York (2011). Gaia is completing her PhD at the Centre for the Study of the Networked Image, London South Bank University with a practice-based research entitled ‘Curating The Networked Image: Circulation, Commodification, Computation’. Her project explores the increasingly hybrid understanding of the curatorial function online, as shaped by the convergence of different professional fields and in light of existing conditions of online image searching, reproduction and circulation. Her recent publications on the topic include: Networked Co-Curation: An Exploration of the Socio-Technical Specificities of Online Curation with Annet Dekker, Arts 2019, 8(3), 86; Human-Algorithmic Curation: Curating with or against the Algorithm? Conference Proceedings of the 7th Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X, Milan, Fabbrica del Vapore, July 2019; Tracing Networked Images: an Emerging Method for Online Curation, Journal of Media Practice, 2017, 18:1, 51-62.
Birk Weiberg studied art history, media theory, philosophy, and media arts in Karlsruhe and Berlin. He gained his PhD in art history from the University of Zurich with a thesis on the development of optical effects in Hollywood cinema. He was a Visiting Scholar at the California Institute of the Arts and a Junior Fellow at the Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie (IKKM) in Weimar. Currently Weiberg is Research Associate at the Zurich University of the Arts and postdoc at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences & Arts. His current research focuses are histories and aesthetics of photographic images, post-digital culture, artistic practices and research, and the digital transformation of research practices.