Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen is a visual artist working in the intersection between performance art, sound and media. She was educated at the College of Arts Crafts and Design in Nørresundby, where she began studying performance art in 1999, and holds a Master of Arts in Art History from Aarhus University. Madsen’s research deals with theory as well as practice, where the main focus points are: performative practices, conceptual strategies, site-specificity, open technology and sound.
Malte Steiner is a media artist, electronic musician and composer. Steiner started creating electronic music and visual art around 1983, developing his own vision of the interdisciplinary Gesamtkunstwerk. Steiner’s musical projects are primarily the experimental electro-acoustic Elektronengehirn, the Industrial outfit Notstandskomitee, Akustikkoppler (with Matthias Schuster), Das Kombinat, TMS and
codepage (both together with Tina Mariane Krogh Madsen). In 1998 Steiner started to create electronic art and installations, which have been exhibited internationally.
During the stay in Ii they held a masterclass on mapping as artistic practice at the Museum and Science Centre Luuppi in Oulu. They also took part of the production of Art Ii Biennial pre-program by producing two artworks, Iijoki-suhteet [Iijoki relations] and Pintajännitys [Surface Tension].
Iijoki-suhteet [Iijoki relations] is a sound and video installation created together with inhabitants from Ii, reflecting on their relationship to water and the local river Iijoki. It takes the form of a collective narration dealing with the importance of place identity and belonging, where awareness of environmental factors can facilitate a collaborative consciousness and reevaluation of how people relate to nature and their place of residence. It was seen at the KulttuuriKauppila Project space in May 2018.
Pintajännitys [Surface Tension] is a live performance electro-acoustic sound piece, where the goal is to enable an immersive listening experience which enhances sonic and environmental awareness. The composition is created by analyzing different material aspects of water, where both field-recordings as well as water which comes directly from Iijoki are used as vital sound sources for electronic manipulation.