Manu Luksch & Mukul Patel are intermedia artists whose practice interrogates conceptions of progress through the devising of tools and frameworks and the instigation of processes, with a strong emphasis on research and dissemination. Recent works have addressed surveillance, corporate data harvesting, and the regulation of public space, and have been shown at ARoS Art Museum (Århus), Centre Pompidou (Paris), NTT-ICC (Tokyo), and Eyebeam (New York).
Luksch studied Fine Arts at Akademie der bildenden Künste, Wien and Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. Her focus is on the effects of emerging technologies on daily life, social relations, urban space, and political structures – specifically, the limits of permission and injunction, the thresholds and constraints of public space, and the traces of data that accumulate in digital networked societies.
Patel studied Natural Sciences and Social & Political Sciences at King’s College, Cambridge and is currently Visiting Faculty at the School of Architecture (Ahmedabad). Formally, his work is informed by Steve Reich’s idea of ‘gradual process’, by French literary-mathematical group Oulipo, and by the art music of North India. His practice explores the encoding and decoding of meaning in various media including sound (especially in relation to space) and language (especially under constraint). He also composes music for film and contemporary dance.
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Manu Luksch & Mukul Patel artistic directors
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