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Since 2005
Works in Eindhoven United States of America

Olga Mink works in the fields of new media, live performance, video- and interactive art,exploring new possibilities in digital representation. With a strong emphasis to conceptual approaches, her work crosses boundaries between music, photography, architecture, poetry, nature, dance, public spaces and engaged themes. Her installation Ballet Mechanique explored the idea of physicality in the virtual (projected) environment, whilst Video_matic employed touch screens and online interactive works as part of a permanent installation for a new building. Work has been released on labels internationally, whilst her expansive live performances been seen in Europe, United States and Japan. Her works have been displayed at Tate Britain, Empac New York, Sonar in Spain, and the Grand Canaria Biennial amongst others. She also works as a curator in audiovisual arts and digital media. Mink lives and works in The Netherlands.
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Plazaplus media-art festival.

Wed Dec 16, 2009 00:00 - Wed Dec 16, 2009


Explorations in media-art and live performance.

Plazaplus is an international art festival that focusses on emerging and established artists, musicians and filmmakers. Presenting new collaborations, special projects and performances of all kinds, Plazaplus is an event that you will have to experience live!

Haushka's unique "Ghost Piano show", is a commisoned project by Plazaplus, in collaboration with Jeff Desom. This years Artist in Focus is visual artist Sophie Clements. Sophie will show her mesmerising awarded piece 'Evensong', and will also perform with her band. Quayala presents STRATA 2, a cinematic and surreal installation work, as well as Natures, a live audiovisual performance with Mira Calix and Oliver Coates. Recoil performs an interactive dance piece with motion-detection technology and stunning organic movements. Other curiosities such as Francien van Everdingen, Ilan Katin, Raquel Meyers& Goto80 and Culture TV are not to be missed either. Hans Beekmans will be sharing his thoughts about the history of Live Cinema, and a special selected screening-programme. The best of Optofonica's live cinema is to be experienced every day in a one hour screening. Last but not least, there will be live music in the cafe every night, and the Sjansmachine will be able to let you make new friends for life, if you're up for some serious fun!

This event is curated by Gieske Bienert en Wiepko Oosterhuis (Plaza Futura)
and guest-curator Olga Mink.(videology.nu)

14.15.16 jan. 2010 Plaza Futura, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.



19.30 - 20.30 Artist in focus: Sophie Clements (UK) talk
20.00 - 21.00 Optofonica | screening
20.45 - 21.30 Hauschka (D) & Jeff Desom (L) special show
21.30 - 23.00 Hans Beekmans | lecture
22.30 - 23.00 Recoil (DK) | media dance performance
23.00 - end Ilan Katin | AV performance


19.30 - 21.15 Francien van Everdingen
20.00 - 20.45 Hauschka (D) & Jeff Desom (L)
21.00 - 22.00 Optofonica | screening
21.45 - 22.15 Recoil (DK) |
21.45 - 22.15 Raquel Meyers (ES) & Goto80 (S) |
22.30 - 23.15 Jeff Desom (L) | presentation
23.00 - einde Live muziek & dj |


19.30 - 20.15 CultureTV | screening
19.30 - 20.30 Quayola (IT) |screening & talk
20.30 - 21.30 Sophie Clements & J. Peter Schwalm
21.45 - 22.20 Quayola (IT) | Mira Calix & Oliver Coates (UK)|
22.30 - 23.00 Recoil (DK) |
22.30 - 23.30 Optofonica | ‘best of’ live cinema
23.00 - einde Live music and dj

INSTALLATIONS: (doorlopend/ongoing)

Quayola (IT) | ‘Strata 2’ |
Sophie Clements (UK) | ‘Evensong’
Olga Mink, Rolf van Gelder en Carmin Karasic (NL) | ‘Sjansmachine’




link www.video-matic.nl

here is the working link :





Sat Mar 26, 2005 00:00 - Sat Mar 26, 2005

Video-matic: VJ-machine as interactive art in public space.

Video-matic is an interactive video installation by Olga mink. This concept has been realised for a new Cultural Centre in Sint oedenrode (NL). The design of this installation is fully integrated with the architectonic functionality and aesthetics of this contemporary building.
The projection is visible every evening until 23.00 hrs.

Olga Mink developed this concept in an attempt to reinterpret perception of art in public space. Interactivity is a crucial part of this installation, and is accomplished via Internet and a touch-screen. The increased popularity of live visuals inspired her to put this new medium in a different context. Here the spectator is invited to take part in manipulating the output of the image. The creation of a real synergy between image, light and the spatial environment made this project even more of a challenge.

At semi-transparent glass, the projection is visible from both inside and outside the building. In the main hall a touch-screen can be controlled in order to manipulate the video-images. Worldwide access can be obtained via http://www.video-matic.nl/, and an online video-mix can be created to upload the results to Sint Oedenrode. An automated video database ensures an ongoing supply of images.

Olga mink (www.videology.nu) is active as a VJ and media-artist in the Netherlands. She obtained her MFA at the Sandberg institute in Amsterdam. Faster than the speed of light she takes the audience to unexplored areas, and shows them her abstract visual landscapes and rhythmic image-architecture.

The technical part of the installation is realized by Jilt van Moorst . Van Moorst is software-developer and D/VJ. He graduated from the HKU, Media & Technology Faculty. He performs as Robotfunk and developed the VJ-tool called 'Flowmotion'.