An interview with Instrument Builders Project founders and co-curators Kristi Monfries and Joel Stern by Serena Bentley Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at The National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia.
Andreas Siagian is an artist, engineer and internet troll, a cross disciplinary artist with an engineering background focusing on creative communities, alternative education, DIY/DIWO culture and interdisciplinary collaboration in art, science and technology.
Caitlin Franzmann is a Brisbane-based artist. She creates architectural interventions and participatory installations to encourage slowness, curiosity and social interaction.
Dale Gorfinkel is a multi-instrumentalist, improvisor, instrument builder, installation artist and educator. He is interested in finding fresh ways of presenting and making music.
Tintin Wulia lives in Brisbane, Australia, and works internationally. Her works investigate the geopolitical borders that segregate our globalising world, informed by interdisciplinary research in art and critical geopolitics (PhD in Art, RMIT University 2014).
Wukir Suryadi is the product of a unique fusion of ancient Javanese tradition with an onslaught of contemporary noise.
Peter Blamey is a Sydney-based artist. His practice largely revolves around what might be called ‘open electronics’ and explores connectivity, variability and re-use, and also ideas of electricity, history, ecology and experimentalism in a more general sense.
Lintang works in a very small space modifying circuit boards and working purely with electronic ‘instruments’.
Michael Candy is an emerging new media/kinetic artist with a specific interest in mimesis, technological archetypes and the discourse that exists within these contemporary parallels.
Pia Van Gelder is a Sydney based electronic media artist/facilitator/teacher at Sydney’s College of Fine Arts. She is a director at the Hybrid ARI Serial Space and the Overlord of Dorkbot (Sydney) - a community of “people doing strange things with electricity”.