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Sebastian Meissner at MUTEK 05, Montréal / Canada. Brother Wolf (R.I.P.) courtesy of Tim Hecker.
Sebastian Meissner

* 27/09/1969 Czenstochowa (PL)

Sebastian Meissner works as a media artist using sound, video and photography.
Employing multiple artistic personas (Autokontrast, Autopoieses, Bizz Circuits, Klimek, Open Source, Random Industries, Random Inc), his works deal with and negotiate urban/cultural/social scenarios, randomness, historical music archives and strategies of networking. He works with computer music sources, sampling and moving photography assembling their interrelation within geographic/historical/political discourses.

Over the years his works have been widely presented at festivals and by institutions such as Transmediale (D), Podewil (D), Portikus (D), Schirn Kunsthalle (D), Festival for Jewish Culture (PL), Goethe Institute Buenos Aires (AR), Goethe Institute Ramallah (PAL), Goethe Institute Almaty (KZ), Sonar (ES), Mutek (CA), OK Centrum (A), Hazira Performance Center Jerusalem (IL), Kulturhuset Stockholm (S), RAI Cinema (IT), EU Parliament (B) and Forsythe Ballet (D).

He worked for the Deleuze/Guattari influenced media label Mille Plateaux. He established the network platform Intifada Offspring that is looking for new perspectives on the middle-east region. His work has been released by labels such as Mille Plateaux, Kompakt, and Sub Rosa.

Sebastian Meissner studied Education, Sociology, Psychology and American Cultural Studies at the Johann Wolfgang von Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main (D). In the past years he realized workshops, seminars and lectures for Barents Spektakel, Kirkenes (NO), Goethe Institute Ramallah (PAL), DJ-School Of Contemporary Music, Tel Aviv (IL), Internationale Sommerakademie, Mousonturm Frankfurt (D), Musrara School of Photography, Media & New Music (IL) and International School of New Media, Luebeck (D).
INSTALLATIONS :
(selected)

2008 --- upcoming collaboration with Zaellia Bishop, Rome / Italy
2006 --- Business Never Personal, Barents Spektakel, Kirkenes / Norway
2003 --- Presence / Absence ::: Into The Void, Center for Jewish Culture, Krakow / Poland
2003 --- Jerusalem: Pirate Radio Stations, Podewil, Berlin / Germany
2002 --- Micro / Macro, Deutscher Immobilien Fond, Frankfurt / Germany

PERFORMANCES – CONCERTS – SOUNDTRACKS – PRODUCTIONS :
(selected)

2008 --- Soundtrack for Barbara Cupisti's "Forbidden Childhood" (RAI Cinema)
2008 --- Soundtrack for Ivan Stanev's "Moon Lake"
2008 --- CTM 08, Berlin / Germany
2008 --- Dictionary Of War, Novi Sad, Serbia
2007 --- InterZone Festival, Utrecht / Netherlands
2007 --- Łaźnia, Gdansk / Poland
2007 --- Musrara School of Photography, Media & New Music, West Jerusalem / Israel
2006 --- Detroit Electronic Music Festival / USA
2006 --- Dissonanze 06, Roma / Italy
2006 --- Sonar Buenos Aires / Argentina
2006 --- Reserved Fashion, Warsaw / Poland
2006 --- Sonic Acts XI, Amsterdam / Netherlands
2006 --- Actor, Murmansk / Russia
2005 --- Cimatics 05, Brusels / Belgium
2005 --- Kino Luna - TVP Kultura, Warsaw / Poland
2005 --- Generator X, Oslo / Norway
2005 --- Pomladi Festival - Gallery Kapelica, Ljubljana / Slovenia
2005 --- Avit UK 05 - 4x4, Birmingham / UK
2005 --- CTM 05, Berlin / Germany
2004 --- EME - Castelo de Palmela / Portugal
2004 --- Sonar Sao Paulo / Brasil
2004 --- Days of Future Past, Kunsthaus Graz / Austria
2004 --- Make The Worlds Conference, Muffathalle Munich / Germany
2003 --- The Israeli Art Review, Tel Aviv / Israel
2003 --- The Promise - The Land, OK Centrum Linz / Austria
2003 --- Krowoderska52, Krakow / Poland
2003 --- Transmediale 03, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin / Germany
2002 --- ARSonica - Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla / Spain
2002 --- Hazira Performance Center Jerusalem / Israel
2002 --- Frequenzen, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt / Germany
2001 --- Goethe Institute Inter Nationes Buenos Aires / Argentina
2001 --- Admiral Nelson Club, Almaty / Kazakhstan
2001 --- Goethe Institute Inter Nationes, Tel Aviv / Israel
2000 --- Endless House - William Forsythe Ballet Frankfurt / Germany
1999 --- Mille Plateaux Show-Case, Städel-Schule Frankfurt / Germany

SEMINARS - WORKSHOPS - LECTURES - ARTIST TALKS :
(selected)

2008 --- Dictionary Of War, Novi Sad, Serbia
2007 --- Musrara School of Photography, Media & New Music, West Jerusalem / Israel
2006 --- Barents Spektakel, Kirkenes / Norway
2004 --- Goethe Institute Inter Nationes Ramallah / Palestine
2004 --- DJ-School Of Contemporary Music, Tel Aviv / Israel
2004 --- Internationale Sommerakademie, Mousson Turm Frankfurt / Germany
2003 --- Internationale Schule für Neue Medien, Lübeck / Germany
2001 --- Goethe Institute Inter Nationes Buenos Aires / Argentina

PUBLICATIONS :
(selected)

2007 --- "Dedications" - CD + limited CD (Anticipate / USA)
2006 --- "Into The Void" - CD (Sub Rosa / Belgium)
2006 --- "Technical Ecstasy" - V.A. 2xCD (Shanshui / China)
2006 --- "Music To Fall Asleep" - CD (Kompakt / Germany)
2006 --- "Bizz Circuits Present Intifada Offspring" - MP3 (Intifada-Offspring.Org)
2005 --- "Media Corrosion" - V.A. CD (Crónica / Portugal)
2005 --- "Sonnenreste" - V.A. 2xCD (Mutek Records / Canada)
2004 --- "Bizz Circuits Play Intifada Offspring" - CD + DVD (Mille Plateaux Media)
2004 --- "Milk & Honey" - CD (Kompakt / Germany)
2003 --- "Kalandia - January 8th 2003" - V.A. 3´´CD (Suhrkamp / Germany)
2003 --- "Music For William Forsythe" - CD (Whatness / Germany)
2002 --- "MX 1602 VS. A25v3m.sys - V.A. CD (Raster Noton / Germany)
2002 --- "The Very Best Of Bizz Circuits" - CD (Deluxe / USA)
2002 --- "Walking In Jerusalem" - CD + 2xVinyl (Mille Plateaux / Germany)
2001 --- "Radio" - V.A. CD (Beta Bodega / USA)
2001 --- "Jerusalem: Tales Outside The Framework Of Orthodoxy" - CD (Ritornell / Germany)
2000 --- "Birobidzan" - V.A. CD (Sound Collector / USA)
2000 --- "Selected Random Works" - CD (Ritornell / Germany)
1999 --- "La Vie À Noir" - CD (Mille Plateaux / Germany)