Liisi Soroush & Camilo Sanchez; Lasismi: Kaappo Lähdesmäki; Niko Tiainen
Konvolv is a multidisciplinary international new media collective discussing societal, political and environmental complexities. Our collective outcomes deliver interactive, participatory and immersive experiences along with concepts on futuristic scenarios and frameworks. The artistic and design practice is an interplay between speculative, critical and reflective design. We reflect upon and integrate our know-how on digital human rights, embodied / sound and physical interaction, queer media art, decolonization, open society activism, surveillance, power structures, musicology, post- and transhumanism, human-material interaction, new materialism, mediaarcheology, ubicomp, HCI, software engineering, creative coding, machine learning, post-WIMP and rhythmanalysis. As a collective, we strive for observing places, spaces, environments and ambiences unfolding into site and case-specific narratives that incorporate data flows with a meaningful message. Our efforts translate into a variety of site-specific new media art formats connected to local inhabitants; living or nonliving, human or non-human, animals and entities. Whilst examining human-machine collaboration, we aim for explorations through-provoking senses merging into the state of presence.