Bengt Sjölén (with Weise 7)

Bengt Sjölén is an independent software and hardware designer, hacker and artist based in Stockholm and Berlin, and with roots in the home computer demo scene. 

Bengt Sjölén is an independent software and hardware designer, hacker and artist based in Stockholm and Berlin, and with roots in the home computer demo scene. He is not part of one single group, but rather collaborates within multiple networks like Weise7 in Berlin, Teenage Engineering in Stockholm and aether architecture in Budapest. Current and continuous experimentation spans programmatic generation of design, function, hardware and code, electromagnetic investigations, networking technologies, reverse engineering, molecular life sciences, architecture, visualizations and visuals, sound and self modifying code.

Sjölén’s work has been exhibited internationally at many museums, festivals and exhibitions including Synthetic Times Exhibition (Beijing), NTT ICC (Tokyo), Biennale of Architecture (Venice), ISEA (San Jose, US and Helsinki), Kulturhuset (Stockholm), Pixelache (Helsinki), Ars Electronica (Linz), World Expo 2010 (Shanghai), Transmediale (Berlin), Ludwig Muzeum (Budapest) and arte.mov (Sao Paulo and Belo Horizonte, Brazil).

 

Weise 7 is an art studio based in Berlin run by both international technicians and artists. Members of the team are Julian Oliver (NZ), Gordan Savicic (AT), Bengt Sjölén (SE) and Danja Vasiliev (RU). See also the related Critical Engineering Manifesto.

 

automata.se

weise7.org

criticalengineering.org

 

With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union

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