!Mediengruppe Bitnik & Low Jack
Mediengruppe Bitnik is a collaboration between the artists Carmen Weisskopf and Domagoj Smoljo. Their accomplices are the London filmmaker and researcher Adnan Hadzi and the reporter Daniel Ryser. Their contemporary practice is located in digital media (working in and with the internet ) and its influence on the transformation of physical space. They deliberately play with elements of a loss of control to question established structures and mechanisms.
Carmen Weisskopf, 1976, Switzerland and Domagoj Smoljo, 1979, Croatia live and work in Zurich and Berlin.
Philippe Hallais, alias Low Jack, is a French electronic music artist, born in 1985 in Tegucigalpa (Honduras), living in Paris. His music plays with the re-appropriation of sonic clichés, media folklores, and the multiplicity of musical languages associated with dance subcultures. He has published three albums as Low Jack: Garifuna Variations (L.I.E.S, 2014), Sewing Machine (In Paradisum, 2015), Lighthouse Stories (Modern Love, 2016) and one under his own name: An American Hero (Modern Love, 2017). His live performances include collaborations with musicians Ghedalia Tazartès and Dominick Fernow/Vatican Shadow. His work has been commissioned by the Quai Branly museum, the Swiss Cultural Center and the Ricard Fondation in Paris.