Elvia Wilk is a writer and editor based in Berlin and New York. She is engaged with topics such as the development of alternative arts economies, the coevolution of media art and literature, and the ethics of art-making in response to emerging technologies. She regularly contributes to publications including frieze, Artforum, e-flux journal, Metropolis, Mousse, the Architectural Review, and die Zeit, as well as writing poetry and fiction for a variety of formats. Currently, she is a contributing editor at Rhizome and the publications editor for transmediale, Berlin’s festival for arts and digital culture.
Susan Ploetz (US/DE) is an artist-researcher working with somatics, theory, writing, performance and live-action roleplay (larp) in different configurations. Her work deals with the overlapping spaces of protocols, material magic realities, movement-fed cognitions, perceptual expansions and emancipatory emotive dissonances. Recent projects have included “Test Worlds” with Sascha Pohflepp at the UdK symposium “Ästhetiken des Spekulativen” (larping as a rapid speculative design/AI prototyping technique) and “The Guild”: a larp inspired by Octavia Butler’s Xenogenesis trilogy that instrumentalized somatic practices to embody/invite alien consciousnesses. She has also presented work at such venues as Sophiensaele, ABC Art Fair, Import Projects (all Berlin); The Laporatory (Vilnius), Dutch Art Institute/If I can’t dance I don’t want to be a part of your revolution; castillo/corrales (Paris); Documenta 13 (Kassel); TBA Festival (Portland, OR) and performa (NYC).