An­dreas Kratky

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    Andreas Kratky & Juri Hwang, USA


    An­dreas Kratky, born in Berlin (DE), lives and works in Berlin  and Los An­ge­les. He stud­ied vi­sual com­mu­ni­ca­tion, fine arts, and phi­los­o­phy in the Hum­boldt Uni­ver­sity, the Uni­ver­sity of the Arts in Berlin, the Ecole na­tionale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and the Uni­ver­sity of Paris 1, Pan­theon-Sor­bonne. An­dreas Kratky is a media artist and vis­it­ing as­sis­tant pro­fes­sor in the In­ter­ac­tive Media Di­vi­sion of the School for Cin­e­matic Arts of the Uni­ver­sity of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia. His work com­prises sev­eral award win­ning pro­jects like “That’s Kyo­gen”, the in­ter­ac­tive in­stal­la­tion and DVD “Bleed­ing Through – Lay­ers of Los An­ge­les 1920-1986”, the al­go­rith­mic cin­ema sys­tem “Soft Cin­ema”, and the in­ter­ac­tive cos­tume pro­jec­tion in the opera “The Jew of Malta”. His work has been shown in­ter­na­tion­ally in Eu­rope, the USA and Japan in in­sti­tu­tions like the ICA in Lon­don, ICC in Tokyo, HDKW in Berlin, Cen­tre George Pom­pi­dou in Paris, or Red­CAT in Los An­ge­les. His cur­rent work com­prises the in­ter­ac­tive in­stal­la­tion “The Imag­i­nary Twen­ti­eth Cen­tury” and “Ven­ture to the In­te­rior”. Pre­vi­ously An­dreas Kratky has worked in the ZKM | Cen­ter for Art and Media in Karl­sruhe, Ger­many, where he was the head of the Mul­ti­me­dia Stu­dio. He also worked as a mem­ber of the re­search ini­tia­tive “Labyrinth Pro­ject”, an or­ga­nized re­search unit of the Uni­ver­sity of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia, where he de­signed the in­stal­la­tion and in­ter­ac­tive DVD “Three Win­ters in the Sun – Ein­stein in Cal­i­for­nia”. Work­ing with the re­search ini­tia­tive “An­ar­chive”, an or­ga­nized re­search unit of the Uni­ver­sity of Paris 1, Pan­theon-Sor­bonne, he de­signed the in­ter­ac­tive DVD “Title TK” in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the French the­o­rist and video artist Thierry Kuntzel. Be­sides nu­mer­ous works pub­lished as in­ter­ac­tive media on DVD and in art cat­a­logues, Kratky has pub­lished var­i­ous texts on his re­search work in human com­puter in­ter­ac­tion, in­ter­face de­sign, and the di­dac­tic use of in­ter­ac­tive media. Kratky has won sev­eral awards for his work and held res­i­den­cies in the ZKM in Karl­sruhe, Ger­many, and the Baltic Cen­ter for Con­tem­po­rary Arts, Gateshead, UK.

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