Gisle Frøysland

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  • ISEA 2016

    Gisle Frøysland studied computer science, information science, TV production and arts in Bergen, Norway. Since the early 80s he has been working as a musician, VJ and visual artist. He is a founding member of BEK – the Bergen Centre for Electronic Art and initiator/director of the Piksel festival for free technologies in artistic practice. Frøysland’s work is an inquiry into what he himself calls the “hype traps that the computer and media industry wants us to believe in”. In pieces like “Dodonews” and “the FaceBot”, he turns these traps into dialogic scenes, thereby revealing hidden power structures and presumptions.

    The dislocations of Frøysland form a media critique that questions not only the cybernetics of the net but also its utopian claim; neither browsing nor digital interpretation can free itself from contextual references Gisle Frøysland has been the receiver of grants and has held numerous exhibitions, many of them in Norway but also abroad. His work has been presented at several international festivals like Electrohype, Dissonanze, Transmediale, Borealis, Ultima, MakeArt, Pixelache, Mal au Pixel and Electropixel. His past collaborators include KKNull, Emi Maeda, VuNhatTan, John Hegre, Lasse Marhaug, BAKtruppen and Motherboard.


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