17 - 22 OCTOBER 2005

Trondheim Matchmaking is arranged by Trondheim Electronic Arts Centre, TEKS, and is a meeting point to present innovative ideas and artistic projects, a place to share knowledge, make contacts and learn new skills and develop resources within new technology and electronic arts.

New art projects with a need for technology – new technologies with a need for substance: a place to bind together resources and competence within the field.

This year’s event has got a general theme of “Soft Freedom”. TEKS has invited senior researcher Alan J. Munro, Glasgow/ Trondheim, Dep. of computer and information science, NTNU, as co-curator and first speaker for the day program:

It’s a hundred years since Norway became a nation and 30 years into a communications revolution and we are reflecting on just what it means to be a citizen in these times. We are free to use open source software, free to communicate with people and access information across the world. But new technologies offer abilities to track and surveil, which may radically change, or extinguish, basic privacies. In terms of the world around us, intelligence may make the world around us ‘soft’, even architecture becoming responsive and manipulable. What is it to live in this world?

This years presenters, exhibitors and performers represent among others architects, artists, musicians, philosophers and technologists:

Dag Erik Andersen, Trondheim
Alexander Berman, Trondheim
Øyvind Brandtsegg, Trondheim
Jeff Carey,Washington DC
Pablo Miranda Carranza, Stockholm
Trine E Eidsmo, Trondheim
Jon Eriksen, Trondheim
Frank Fietzek, Berlin
Åsmund Gamlesæter, Trondheim
Lalya Gaye, Geneve
Morten Nordby Halvorsen, Oslo
Ola Høyer, Trondheim
Usman Haque, London
Klaus Fehling, Köln
Jørgen Karlsen, Lyngen
Jeff Knowlton, Los Angeles
Rob van Kranenburg, Amsterdam
Jette Gejl Kristensen, Aarhus
Vidar Kvalheim, Molde
Thomas Kvam, Oslo
Thorbjørn Lausten, København
Danil Lundbäck, Stockholm
Are Mokkelbost, Oslo
Alan Munro, Glasgow/ Trondheim
Ulla-Maaria Mutanen, Helsinki
Lars Myrvoll, Oslo
Tale Næss, Trondheim/ Tromsø
Martin Rieser, Bristol
Adam Somlai-Fisher, Budapest
Bengt Sjölén, Stockholm
Stian Skagen, Oslo
Torbjørn Skårild, Trondheim
Hege Tapio, Stavanger
Sten Ove Toft, Oslo
Gediminas & Nomeda Urbinas, Vilnius
Peter Votava, Wien/Berlin
Bjørn Wangen, Malmö
Uli Winters, Hamburg
Helge Olav Øksendal, Stavanger
Thomas Østerlie, Trondheim