is an artist collective that works both collaboratively and individually
on a variety of video and interactive art projects with a focus on generating
synesthetic experiences. The artists mix analogue and digital processes
in their work to achieve a perfect aesthetic blend which can be understood
as a reflection upon all of our lives. Cross-disciplinary by nature, their
approaches reach from a self programmed real-time video montage system
based on Robert
Praxmarer’s ongoing PhD work to the
charming photo stills and composed video works from Reinhold
Bidner. Both like to think in shades of grey - between black
and white - which gives the audience an experience of fuzziness, fault
and, despite algorithmic perfection, harmony.
Robert Praxmarer is an artist, developer and researcher. Currently he leads the department for Augmented Reality & Computer Games at University of Applied Sciences Salzburg. Furthermore he is the creative and scientific head of the Center for Advance in Digital Entertainment Technologies (CADET) and the Pervasive Entertainment Lab Salzburg (PELS).
In his professional career he worked together with international artists and designers and consulted and produced works for companies such as SAP, Bayer, Siemens, Lufthansa and UEFA. He received international awards and scholarships (Grand Media Art Award Salzburg, UNESCO Digital Arts Award, Podium09, Crossing Europe). He was a long time fellow of the Ars Electronica Futurelab in the role of a virtual reality and computer vision key researcher.
He was an artist in residence of the program "Les pepinieres pour les jeunes artistes" of the European Union and the "Cité des Arts"-Program in Paris and presented his works in over 25 countries (ARCO Madrid, European Cultural Capital, Play Cultures, ...). Together with Reinhold Bidner he forms the artistic duo 1n0ut.
His research and works are in interactive dramaturgy and the creation of immersive Experience spaces in Mixed Reality and Cross Media.
Bidner was born in Salzburg. He studied at the University for
applied sciences and technologies in Salzburg, (MultiMediaArt), at the
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Scotland, Dundee (Animation
and Electronic Media) and completed his degree with merit within the scope
of a Socrates Scholarship at K.O.P.P.-Film Berlin.