While we are counting down the days until “Design for a phygital world PART II” we are highlighting the works of the panel speakers.
How can physical objects suggest the aesthetic of a digital future? How can digital matter inform physical design? The panel speakers will be focusing on creating online and offline spaces, transforming digital worlds to physical worlds through different medias, seeking the potential of digital technologies, sound, spatial design and architecture.
Organised by ISTANBUL-IN-BETWEEN and FRAME, “Design for a phygital world PART II” is released as a part of the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial’s Parallel Events Programme in partnership with Istanbul Bilgi University Department of Industrial Design. The panel series will take place on 26th and 27th of October at ALT Art Space in Bomontiada.
Selçuk Artut lives and works in Istanbul. Artut spends much of his time philosophising human-technology relations. An author of four books in the past, his artistic activities are mainly focused on contemporary art practices based on technological embodiments. His art works have been exhibited at ICA London, Istanbul Biennale, Moving Image NY, Art Hong Kong, etc.
Artut has received his BSc in Mathematics from Koc University, Istanbul/TR, MA in Sonic Arts from Middlesex University, London/UK and received his PhD on Philosophy of Media Communications, Switzerland. Artut is also an acknowledged musician, a member of an Istanbul based Post-Rock Avangard music band Replikas and part of a live coding duo RAW. Artut is artistically represented by Gallery Zilberman, Istanbul.
Alice is a London based filmmaker and animator. She works with materials, liquids, chemicals, crystals or elements that have a life of their own. Choreographing them around the screen to music or sounds to make visual poetry that encourages viewers to contemplate the bigger picture. She is an Associate Lecturer at Goldsmiths College, University of London and has screened and given talks about her work in film festivals, exhibitions and universities around the world. Alice worked as a third assistant director on Wes Anderson's 'Fantastic Mr Fox' and has since worked as a freelancer in the film and animation industry in London. In 2012, she ran an animation workshop in Freetown as part of SLIFF 2012 and helped set up the first Sierra Leonean International Film Festival. She has worked on film title sequences, game title sequences, fashion films, virals, commercials and corporate films. Clients include: BBC Radio 4, The Barbican, NatWest, La Mode Verte, Mundi Vondi and Gucci.
Simge Hough / The State of Design
Simge gained her BA in Industrial Design and a minor degree in Psychology in Middle East Technical University, and completed her MA studies in Visual Communication Design in Istanbul Bilgi University. Upon completing her PhD thesis in Industrial Product Design programme at Istanbul Technical University, she conducted her post doc research at the University of Southampton, Winchester School of Art. She has worked as a lecturer in Bahcesehir University in Istanbul, Kyungsung University in Busan, and Cyprus International University in Nicosia. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial Design at Istanbul Bilgi University.
Osman Koç, is an İstanbul based creative technologist/artist, whose main research focus is on experimenting different physical interaction methods for installations, spaces and stages. In 2014, he co-founded İskele47, a makerspace/multidisciplinary design hub, where he continues to experiment, teach, consult, prototype and make.
Jordan Söderberg Mills
Graduated from Central Saint Martins, Jordan Söderberg Mills is an interdisciplinary artist working in installation, sculpture, and design objects. His work seeks to "hack" our perception by playing with physics and the mechanics of vision.
Söderberg Mills has given workshops for Tate Britain, and exhibited with the Victoria and Albert Museum, Blythe House, the London Design Festival, and has work in the permanent collection of the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Santiago, Chile. He has recently completed projects for The Power Plant, AGO, The Design Exchange and Frame Magazine at Salone del Mobile in Milan. Soderberg Mills' studio practice is based in Toronto (Canada,) Santiago (Chile,) and London, (United Kingdom.)
Bastiaan de Nennie
Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Bastiaan de Nennie’s works are re-assembling everyday objects as improbable digital creations. He usually create hyperreal iterations of everyday objects and realising these objects with demolishing daily materials that form the basis of his surreal scenes.
Born in Istanbul, Asli Serbest works as a part of m-a-u-s-e-r (together with Mona Mahall) to reflect and produce architecture in and through different media. m-a-u-s-e-r has been exhibited and published internationally, among other venues at the Istanbul Design Biennial (upcoming), Storefront for Art and Architecture New York (2014, 2015), Biennale di Venezia (2012, 2014), Vancouver Art Gallery (2013), Künstlerhaus Stuttgart (2013), HKW Berlin (2012), New Museum New York (2009); in e-flux journal, Volume Magazine, Perspecta, AArchitecture, etc.
Before joining the faculty to teach Spatial Dynamics at Rhode Island School of Design, Serbest worked as a professor of Foundations of Design and Experimental Architecture at the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design. She co-authored the book “How Architecture Learned to Speculate” (2009) and is the editor of Junk Jet, an independent magazine on architecture, art, and media.
Serbest completed a Ph.D. after her studies in architecture at the University of Stuttgart and Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul.
Busra Tunç’s design approach is based on multidiciplinary network. She mostly focuses on new ways of seeing, producing of new perceptions and researches of today’s images. She adopts integrated design view on her works. She gets the main motivation from space itself. The space is the focus point to create the idea of artwork. With this point of view she creates site-spesific installations and spatial experiences using various materials, visuals and sounds as tools for building the atmosphere.
Mostly she works on metropolis textures and layers, creates new lookings of view on these complex structures and transform them by using digital tools; video, photography. Inreversly, she aims to make visible the digital world with transforming to physical world by using analog tools; light and physical materials.
Y O Ğ U N L U K
Founded in 2013 by İsmail Eğler, Nil Aynalı Eğler and Elif Tekir, Y O Ğ U N L U K focuses on production of art in its relation with the space. The initiative considers space not as a container in which the art works are exhibited, but as the main object of artistic activity. Main motivation of the group is to discover unique spaces, encourage artists to produce art works specific for these spaces and curate exhibitions where contemporary art blends with spatial experience.