Selected participants CODE 2022
For 3 months we will work together towards reclaiming digital agency
In February 2022 we launched the second CODE open call for participants, i.c.w. School of Machines, Making & Make Believe, Werktank and Privacy Salon/Privacytopia. The open call was open to anyone from Germany, Belgium, and The Netherlands who shared our concern about digital rights and the power of big tech companies. We are happy to announce the 22 selected participants for the CODE 2022 programme. Together we will engage in dialogue, critical discussion, and artistic intervention to raise awareness about our digital rights.
We received over 80 applications from artists, researchers and concerned citizens. The participants were selected on the basis of their motivation. The aim of the CODE 2022 programme is to influence public policy on a national and international level, by creating awareness and by defining ways in which we can improve laws and legislation that will protect us as digital citizens and consumers.
For the next months, from April till June 2022, we will work closely together in a co-creation process consisting of a series of digital events: two workshops, a public symposium, a hackathon, various presentations at inspiring festivals, and an online exhibition. We will develop interventions and awareness campaigns to expose the power of tech companies and to activate politicians, policymakers and citizens to take action. In September we will present the outcomes of the programme.
Meet the CODE 2022 participants:
Fanny Zaman (Antwerp / BE)
Fanny Zaman is a media artist working in Antwerp. She has both practical and theoretical training in visual art, Cultural Studies, Information Science, Performance and SoundDesign. The focus on the social impact of technology on our ecology/reality is a recurrent thread in Zaman’s work.
Funda Zeynep Ayguler (Weimar / DE)
Funda Zeynep Aygüler is a multidisciplinary artist currently based in Weimar. She has a background in architecture and graduated from Anadolu University with a degree in Animation. Currently she is enrolled in the Master Programme Media Art and Design at Bauhaus University Weimar.
Xenofemme is an artistic duo formed by interdisciplinary artists Ines Borovac and Ginevra Petrozzi. The duo started to take shape during the Social design master at Design Academy Eindhoven in 2019, to which they both graduated.The motivation behind the duo is to merge the different sensibilities to investigate systems of control and their distribution of power on global bodies. Overlapping the performative feminist practice of Borovac with the techno-politics practice of Petrozzi, the ultimate aim of the duo is transforming intangible digital mechanisms and bringing them back into physical reality, whilst modelling new purposes for them. Borovac and Petrozzi are both developing independent practices whilst collaborating within Xenofemme and producing new works while merging knowledge. Their work is often materialised in the form of performances, interactive installations and video. The goal of Xenofemme is to contribute to the discourse on emerging technological conditions in the context of Surveillance, bringing back bodies as potent political tools.
Guillaume Slizewicz (Brussels / BE)
Guillaume Slizewicz is a designer living in Brussels, Belgium. He is a member of Tropozone, Algolit and Urban Species. He focuses on the surprise created by misused hardware systems, the poetry of algorithms and the contact points between technology and the environment.
Elena Falomo (Berlin / DE)
Elena Falomo is a designer interested in digital and ecological matters. In her investigations she welcomes complexity and ambiguity to design more equitable and participatory futures (and presents). She is also a passionate educator teaching creative technologies and design in universities across Europe.
Flora Miranda (Antwerp / BE)
Flora Miranda is a visual artist and fashion designer based in Antwerp and Vienna. For the last 8 years, data has been the focus of her work. In 2013, the book “Einstein’s Veil” by Anton Zeilinger (Austrian quantum physicist) changed her view of the world. She began to see our reality as built purely from data. Whatever data is supposed to be.
Michaëla Stubbers (BE)
Michaëla Stubbers is fascinated by data, data visualisation and the stories extracted from it. A special interest is the use and influence of data(stories) on policy and decision-making and how to deal with the bias in the data. Michaëla is currently working at VLIR-UOS, univerisity cooperation for development.
Bart Vandeput (Brussels / BE)
Bart Vandeput’s background ranges from liberal arts to graphic design and new media. He is fascinated by: “Interaction as artistic research in the field of tension between human (nature) and (analog/digital/data) machines. Always being at something/somewhere; at home, at work, at job, at web, in/out, open/closed, offline/online.”
Shruthi Venkat (Delft / NL)
Shruthi Venkat is an industrial designer and a researcher. She enjoys exploring the spaces of AI, technology, and speculative design. In her current work, Shruthi focuses on tangible device interactions of the future.
Anastasiia Belousova (Berlin / DE)
Anastasiia Belousova is a media artist based in Berlin. Her work focuses on the intersection between technology and the human in daily life.
Anya Shchetvina (Berlin / DE)
Anya Shchetvina does research on digital cultures, teaches internet studies and coordinates “The club for internet and society enthusiasts,” an independent research and educational organisation in Russia. At the time of CODE 2022 she resides between Kerkrade and Berlin, and works with the topics of autobiographical memory, Self and digital environments.
Laure Massiet (Brussels / BE)
Born in Paris, Laure first worked as a camerawoman on TV sets during her studies. She grew up as a cinematographer by entering INSAS school, where she discovered documentary directing with “Square-eyed” (2020). Now working as a camera assistant, she takes advantage of CODE 2022 to dig into digital issues in a society where images are everywhere.
Apolline Rolland (Brussels / BE)
Apolline is a cybersecurity analyst and a master student in intelligence and security studies. She is currently writing her thesis on the use of AI-vidéosurveillance for predictive policing by law enforcement. Passionate about surveillance, data rights and privacy, she got involved in CODE to find creative ways to discuss issues of accountability and technology.
Arina Kapitanova (Berlin / DE)
Arina Kapitanova is a designer and researcher with experience in urban planning and strategic consulting based in Berlin. Her focus is the urban environment and everything that comes with it, including: infrastructure, social connections, the interweaving of agencies and actors, space and information design.
Omar Adel (Berlin / DE)
Omar Adel is a multidisciplinary artist/cultural practitioner. His expansive artistic practices investigate the complex entanglement between human cognition, constructed environments, and technology; while addressing themes concerning time, space, memory, reality, human error, AI, language use, and hegemony.
Pauline Vantilt (Eindhoven / NL)
Pauline Vantilt works as a sustainability analyst with a background in business studies. She is interested in the intersection between human interactions and technology, and how the creative uses of technology as a communication medium can raise awareness on topics such as digital rights of citizens and climate change.
Swaeny Nina Kersaan (Den Bosch / NL)
Swaeny Nina Kersaan is an artist and researcher whose practice involves digital media, surveillance, avatars and other modes of online self-representation. With participatory projects, essay videos and digital artworks, Swaeny Nina demonstrates that contending increasingly powerful computed control is too often discouraged but critical in ensuring agency over our identities. After studying graphic design Swaeny Nina graduated from ArtEZ University of the Arts and obtained her Masters of Art and Visual Culture at the University of Westminster.
Greeshma Chauhan (Amsterdam / NL)
Greeshma Chauhan is a masters graduate from the University of Amsterdam with a background in philosophy, more specifically philosophy of technology. Greeshma is also a freelance artist with a specialisation in illustrations, murals and fine arts.
Katia Sophia Ditzler (Berlin / DE)
Katia Sophia Ditzlern is a Russian-German Interdisciplinary Artist and Cultural Anthropologist. Her works combine text, sound, video, performance art, as well as digital media.
Deniz Kurt (Amsterdam / NL)
Deniz Kurt is a media artist and creative technologist based in Amsterdam. Deniz works with AI and machine learning applications such as GAN, data visualizing.
Michael Zerba (Tilburg / NL)
Michael Zerba is ready to shape the digital world. Privacy, data protection and fitness are his passions. On mrdataprotection.de and mischatech.de he deals with topics in the field of law, business and technology.
Vo Ezn (Rotterdam / NL)
Vo Ezn is a sound & infrastructure artist working on server-side tensions and introverted interfaces ][ figuring out tools for-to knowledge-sharing / opting-out / autonomy ][ –to-for-by-with on my own terms. ++ a member and sysadmin at feminist server collectives Anarchaserver and Systerserver, and Solisoft [radical technology collective and solidarity network in NL] +++ a radio-maker at WORM radio >> non-zero exit
CODE 2022 is the second edition of CODE, and it organised by IMPAKT [Centre for Media Culture] together with School of Machines, Making & Make Believe (Berlin), Werktank (Leuven) and Privacy Salon/Privacytopia (Brussels/Antwerp). CODE 2022 is realised thanks to the kind support of Fonds Soziokultur, Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie, Nederlandse Ambassade in België (Koninkrijk der Nederlanden) and Goethe Institut.