Artistic Production and Curating in The Age of Technogenesis

Ph.d. Summer Camp

Summer Camp, August 12 - 16, 2019 in collaboration with CATCH / CLICK Festival in Elsinor, Denmark


The 2019 edition of Catch Summer Camp welcomes master students, PhD-students, artists, professionals, makers and creatives of all sorts to participate in one week of studying artistic and curatorial practices in the age of Technogenesis. During the summer camp we will explore the possible horizons and thresholds of this era organized in two tracks:

  • Track 1: Curatorial perspectives and practices in the age of Technogenesis
  • Track 2: Artistic perspectives and practices in the age of Technogenesis

The summer camp will focus on realities and production of art based on processes of innovation and intersecting materialities, generally afforded by emerging technologies but also with an attentive eye towards obsoleted ones. We will investigate how artistic and curatorial approaches can be implemented into, extend, or disrupt habitual structures of production, distribution, and innovation.

Participants will work independently in a workshop format, including lectures by invited speakers (see below) and supervision by the camp teachers and professionals. It is expected that participants conduct experimental work leading to a concrete concept or prototype by the end of the week, which will be exhibited in the Catch Center for Art & Technology in Elsinore from the 17th -18th of August, and in combination with a poster-session at the “RE:SOUND Sound, Media and Art – Theories, Histories, Practices” conference in Aalborg from the 20th – 23rd of August.

The summer camp is a joint project between Catch, the IT-University of Copenhagen and Aalborg University. Furthermore, the summer camp is part of Feral Labs Network, which is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

Practical Information

The summer camp takes place in Elsinore 12-16 August 2019. The fee for participation is 1500 DKK. Lunch, coffee/tea, and materials are included in the price.

Furthermore, as the summer camp contributes to the international conference RE:SOUND Sound, Media and Art – Theories, Histories, Practices at Aalborg University 20-23 August 2019, participants are invited to participate in this conference too – which is of course highly recommended. Summer camp participants will be able to attend the conference for a specially reduced price of 500 DKK. By participating in the conference, you will also get the opportunity to submit a full paper for publication at British Computer Society's eWic.

PhD Students

A special track is arranged for PhD students, securing that formal requirements are met. These includes deliverables, readings, and presentations. If you meet these requirements, participation in the summer camp grants you with 4 ECTS credits.


To become a part of the summer camp 2019, you must send an e-mail to Majken Overgaard at mov03@helsingor.dk. When we have received your email, we will return with a more detailed sign-up form in which you will be asked to clarify what track you want to be a part of, if you are a PhD student or not, your dietary preferences etc. You will also receive further information about payment. Be aware that you are not registered before we have received your payment. Sign-up ends 1st of July!


Tanya Toft Ag, Ph.D., is a curator and researcher examining trajectories of media art(s) and change, especially focused on perceptual and technogenetic implications of urban media art and aesthetics. Ag is editor of Digital Dynamics in Nordic Contemporary Art (Intellect 2019) and currently a research fellow at School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong.

Magnus Kaslovis curator and head of collection and archives at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Roskilde and also co-runs the independent association and record label Institute for Danish Sound Archeology. The Museum of Contemporary Art has had sound and intermedia arts as a special area of focus since it was founded in 1991.

Helen Leigh is a creative technologist who specialises in music technologies, craft-based electronics and education. She is known for her playful, creative approach to technologies. Helen will spend August and September in Helsingor as Artist in Residence at Catch. During the course of her residency she will create a new music technology artwork. Helen will also hold a lecture and provide guidance and mentoring to the PhD students taking part in the summer camp.

Anna Nacher, Associate Professor at the Jagiellonian University specializing in new media art, digital aesthetics and electronic literature. Currently she runs the research project on post-digital imagery supported by National Science Center Poland. Nacher is also a part-time musician and sound artist focusing on field recordings.

Morten Søndergaard is Associate Professor and Curator of interactive media art at Aalborg University. Søndergaard is the co-founder and Academic Director of the Erasmus Master in Media Arts Cultures. From 1999 to 2008 he worked as curator/assisting director at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Roskilde, while serving as head of the Culture Denmark advisory board, the Danish Ministry of Culture in the period 2002-2006. Søndergaard has commissioned and curated more than 100 sound- and media art exhibitions.

Frederik Tollund Juutilainen and Nina Cecilie Højholdt are Copenhagen-based developers, designers and artists, who’s work is concerned with the politics and aesthetics of computational technology. They are part of the collective Multivocal, an ongoing research and art project on synthesized voices. Here they explore notions of representation, identity, personhood and will ascribed to these voices, with a feminist activist approach.

Florian Weigl (1985) is curator at V2_, Lab for the Unstable Media, an interdisciplinary center for art and media technology in Rotterdam. V2_ presents, produces, archives and publishes research at the interface of art, technology and society. As curator and researcher Florian is interested in the intersection between art, technology, and it’s social impact as well as new ways of collaborating and producing with artists. Alongside his work at V2_, Florian works as independent curator working closely with artist as curator/producer and advisor.

Claudia Robles (1985) is an artist who specialises in new media and the digital arts, particularly concentrating on the intersection amongst visual/sound art, performance, science and new technologies. In reference to the latter, Robles specialises in the usage of biomedical-signals (e.g. brainwaves, muscle tension, etc.) combined with immersive sound and visual aspects in different types of projects, for example in interactive installations and/or in performances.

Miguel Carvalhais is a designer, musician, and assistant professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto. He studies creative practices with computational systems, having written the book “Artificial Aesthetics” on the topic. His research and practice explore how computational and procedural systems are read by humans, and how procedural discovery and interpretation are paramount for the creation of meaning and the aesthetic experience.

Laura Beloff (FI / DK) is an internationally acclaimed artist and a researcher. She has been actively producing art works and exhibiting worldwide in museums, galleries and art events since the 1990’s. She is a recipient of various grants, residencies and awards throughout the years. Her works focus on combination of technology, biology concerning human relation to the natural world. Currently she is at IT University in Copenhagen as Associate Professor and Head of PhD School