An­dreas Kratky

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Most Recent Affiliation(s):

  • University of Southern California

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  • ISEA2017

    Andreas Kratky is a media artist and assistant professor in the Interactive Media and Games Division and the Media Arts+Practice Division of the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts (USA). Kratky’s work focuses on new forms of cinema and the poetics of the database. It spans the arts, human computer interaction and digital humanities and comprises several award winning media art projects like “Bleeding Through – Layers of Los Angeles 1920-1986”, the algorithmic cinema system “Soft Cinema”, and the interactive opera “The Jew of Malta”. Kratky’s work has been shown internationally in Europe, USA, Japan, and Korea in institutions like the ICA in London, ICC in Tokyo, HDKW in Berlin, Centre George Pompidou in Paris, and REDCAT in Los Angeles. For his work on the modeling software “Xfrog” Kratky was nominated for the Science and Technology Award of the Academy of Motion Picture Art and Sciences.


    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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