KURT RALSKE's video installations and performances enact a dialogue with history: an exploration of the past that proposes a new view of the future. His work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Venice Biennale in 2009 and 2015, the Guggenheim Bilbao, and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art.
Kurt is the recipient of a Rockefeller Foundation Media Arts Fellowship, and received First Prize at the Transmediale International Media Art Festival in Berlin in 2003. Kurt programmed and co-designed the 9-channel video installation that is permanently in the lobby of the MoMA in NYC. He is also the author/programmer of Auvi, a popular video software environment in use by artists in 22 countries.
Kurt resides in New York City. He is Chair of the department of Media Arts (Digital Media / Video / Film / Animation / Sound) at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Alongside his art practice, Kurt is active as an improvising musician and composer.
GAO JIAFENG is a crossdiscipline performer and multi-instrumentalist. He is known for a unique style of solo performance, which involves but not limited to freestyle storytelling, field recording, instrument improvisation, live Karaoke, DJing, body movements, etc. His work has been presented/exhibited by organizations and venues including Triennale Museum Milan (IT) , XP (CHN), Meridian Space (CHN), Kandala Records (TPE), Cochlea (TPE), Re-Records (HK), Flux Factory (US), Outpost Artist Resources (US). Gao is also known for his instrument design "Tri-O"- a MIDI controller based on geometric system-generated data irregularity, which was chosen the third place winner of 2014 Guthman Musical Instrument Competition. He has collaborated with Li Zenghui, Arrington de Dionyso, Li Jianhong, Kurt Ralske, Todd Capp, Sean Ali, Michael Foster, Yi Xin Tong and many others.