What is Konvolv?



Konvolv osk was founded in 2019 as a collective of new media artists striving for internationalisation and diversification of the Finnish new media industry.

Our background in Aalto Media Lab has constituted a network of international new media alumni staying and independently working in Finland. We aim to offer these alumni a job opportunity to introduce international know-how and expand the new media scene in Finland beyond the mainstream game and virtual reality industries, which typically exclude a vast variety of possibilities within our disciplines. All of our members including in our networks are inclined towards multidisciplinary research in science, humanities, politics, future technologies as well as traditional and experimenting art practices.

We established Konvolv with the hope to potentiate the Finnish media scene with diverse approaches to human-machine interaction, experiential design, spatial and procedural audio, generative visualisations, artificial intelligence and data processing.

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Manifesto



Konvolv is a new media collective that discusses the societal, political and environmental complexities. Our agendas reflect upon topics and issues such as digital human rights, embodied interaction, sound and physical interaction, queer media art, decolonization, new materialism, software engineering, open society activism, surveillance, power structures, musicology, post- and transhumanism , human-material interaction, media archaeology, ubicomp, 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 meaningful messages. 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.

Our dream is to facilitate collaboration between multidisciplinary fields, leading not only meaningful messaging through new media art methods, but embracing the artistic explorations to provoke senses to merge into the state of presence.

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The team


Camilo Sanchez (CO/SP)


Music programming, spatial sound design, embodied interaction and administration. 
[email, CV, website]

I first got in touch with experimental music by seeking noise. In this search, I got immersed in field recording and acousmatic music while accomplishing my Musicology bachelor's degree in Madrid. During my master studies at Aalto Media Lab, I found an attraction towards procedural audio, spatial sound and embodied interaction. The combination of these disciplines is palpable in the generative, spatial and exploratory aspect of the works we develop at Konvolv.  


John Lee (ROK)


Concept design, system architecture design, implementation, physical computing, and interaction design.
[email, CV, website]

I am a new media artist and software developer wanting to focus on my skills more on new media projects. I have studied both software engineering and new media design. I have over a decade of professional programming experience. I am into generative art on a computer algorithm based on randomness which allows me to mimic natural brush effect and colour composition.


Liisi Soroush (FI)  


AD, Conceptual and Experiential Design, Philosophy & Political & Sociopolitical Generative Narratives and Storytelling and Open Society Activism.
(not a member, currently in sick leave) 
[email, CV, website]

Liisi is part of Konvolv new media art collective, established together with Camilo Sanchez ib 2018. She is not a member of the cooperative, but works in collaboration. Currently  she is still on maternal leave.

I observe embodied and spatial realities and stories within. The chosen tools for elaborating the concepts in these experimental and site-specific co-creations are found at the interplay between various philosophies and technologies.

The communication, including the non-verbal between the living, non-living, - beyond human-centered perspectives. The flow and continuity of life; from people's circulation to blood cells, waves in the sea to a traffic light and bank transaction could be seen poetically framing our circadian patterns and existence in the universe.

My aim is to combine data, information in societal and political context and narratives embedded in new media experiential design.#rhythmanalysis #mediaarcheology #soundstudies #humanmaterialinteraction #newmaterialism #transhumanism #multisensorial #urbanplanning #ecosophia #humanrights #electronicwriting #embodiedinteraction




Reishabh Kailey (IN/FI)


AD, concept design, visual design, copywriting, and making sure everything is satisfactorily weird.
[email, CV, website]

I am a queer media artist currently engaging with decolonization, un-individualisation of art-making and queering of new media technology through non-expert, non-eurocentric, and paralogical methodologies. I am particularly interested in questions about human control, nonhuman vitality, materiality and the transness of living in mediatized and digitalized cultures. In the past few years, my work has transitioned from visual art and graphic design, to new media, collaging, archiving, projecting, writing and film-making.
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News 


5.10.2020 Frame Finald and Avek supported our team member Camilo Sanchez to present Hamistagan in Ars Electronica 2020.


1.8.2020 We have a new member! Reishabh Kailey is joining [Konvolv_] as our visual designer.

7.7.2020 Our work Hamistagan is going to be presented in Ars Electronica under the Wild State exhibition 9-13.09.2020. Niko Tiainen is joining us in the production of this work for Ars Electronica. Click here for more info.

16.6.2020 Camilo Sanchez has been awarded with a Taike grant to publish an open archive of our spatial sound recordings. The first realise of this archive will be online in mid August.



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