From October 2021 to August 2022, the XR_Unites team collaborates with the three-person team Janne Kummer, Anton Krause, and Steph Holl-Trieu (since December 21 in place of Olga Hohmann) as part of XBPMMM (wt).
Janne Kummer is a director, performance and media artist. She teaches and researches on the subject of the body and digitalization, techno/cyberfeminism and new materialism, among others in the Master Play & Object at the HfS Ernst Busch and the Open Lab Berlin. In her artistic practice, she develops alternative narratives and narrative formats that do justice to the complexity of a world shaped by technology, digitalization and globalization and that move outside established power mechanisms. Her current focus is on networking organic bodies and digital media using sensors and actuators to produce interactions and sensory experiences. In XBPMMM (wt), she is responsible for the artistic conception, game design in Blender and Unity, research and construction of the feedback system with pneumatically manipulable materials, and text production.
Steph Holl-Trieu works with methodologies of performance, gameplay, theoryfiction writing and collective worldsculpting. She is interested in imbrications and slippages between digital materialism, earthly ecologies and technical aesthetics. Steph will contribute with theoretical and aesthetic research, dramaturgy and text production.