10 questions for 10 Nordic artists.
Current artist: Nils Claesson.
Full interview: http://www.artificial.dk/articles/10x10nils.htm
Artificial sets out to dig an alternative route through the activities on the Nordic scene for computer based art. We wanted to find a way to sidestep the restrictions in our own particular outlook so we are therefore launching an unpredictable series of interviews, which will hopefully help us uncover the hidden potentials out there.
Initially we handed Norwegian artist Trine Eidsmo a set of 10 questions and she passed them on to an artist of her choice. After answering the same questions, this artist chooses a new artist ... and so forth. The only criteria for the participants are that they live and work in Scandinavia and create computer based art. In the end, 10 Nordic artists will have answered 10 questions about their art, working process and much more.
Trine chose to pass the questions on to Swedish artist Nils Claesson. Nils is a new media artist from Sweden. He also participated in the establishment of the media lab CRAC (creative room for art and computing, www.crac.org
) and was head of the lab in 2002-2005 and manager of PNEK (Production Network for Electronic Art, www.pnek.no
) from 2001 to 2002. He is very active in Eastern Europe and is one of the initiators of the RAM project (Re-approaching New Media). Here is what he wrote: http://www.artificial.dk/articles/10x10nils.htm