UBERMORGEN & Leonardo Impett

UBERMORGEN, No Limit (Andrea & Olivia), 2013. Photo: Nils Klinger

UBERMORGEN, Singapore Psychos, 2013. Photo: Carroll / Fletcher, London, 2013

UBERMORGEN, No Limit (Andrea & Olivia), 2013. Photo: Nils Klinger

Lizvlx (moniker of Elizabeth Haas; b. 1973, Linz, Austria) and Hans Bernhard (b. 1971, New Haven, USA) live and work in Vienna, Austria and St. Moritz, Switzerland and founded UBERMORGEN in 1995. Over the last 25 years as net.art pioneers and media hackers, they have been widely recognised for their high-risk research into data and matter and polarising social commentary. In 2000, UBERMORGEN reached an audience of 500 million with their satirical website Vote-Auction during the US presidential election, challenging the FBI, CIA and NSA. In 2005, they launched their acclaimed EKMRZ Trilogy, a series of conceptual hacks – Google Will Eat Itself, Amazon Noir and The Sound of eBay. Recent exhibitions include New Museum, USA (2019); Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Germany (2017) ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Germany (2017); Kunsthall Aarhus, Denmark (2013); Ars Electronica, Austria (2013); and ArtScience Museum, Singapore (2013).

Leonardo Impett is a digital humanist working at the intersection of computer vision and art history, currently based at the Digital Humanities Lab, Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History, Rome. In trying to bring ‘distant reading’ to visual studies, his current research focuses on unveiling the implicit image-theories of computer vision and constructing new computer vision systems based on early modern philosophies of vision. He is a member of the Image and Visual Representation Laboratory at Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland; Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University Digital Humanities, UK; and Associate Researcher at the Orpheus Institute, Belgium.

UBERMORGEN (Austria/USA) & Leonardo Impett (UK/Italy) are collaborating on a new commission for LB2020.