Prof. Hajoe Moderegger (eteam)

Hajoe Moderegger was appointed as a Visiting Scholar at Academy of Visual Arts, HKBU from 1 September 2017 to 30 June 2018. During his visiting appointment, he continued his research on the long history of Chinese puppetry, the puppeteer, the hand of the puppeteer, the disappearance or invisibility of the puppeteer’s figure and the performance’s analogy to the operation of handheld digital media devices. 

In the early stage of his visit, he conducted a screening session of his previous work. He then collaborated with Master Wong from the Hong Kong Puppet and Shadow Art Centre on a brand new puppet performance titled Zhong Kui: and the Reform of Hell. Hajoe also conducted a workshop focusing on the creativity using drones for AVA students and alumni in the second semester of 2017-18 academic year; the outcome of the workshop will be showcased in AVA in early June 2018 and in the US in late July 2018.

About Hajoe Moderegger

Hajoe Moderegger is currently Associate Professor, DIAP MFA Program Director, Electronic Design & Multimedia in The City College of New York. He works in collaboration with Franziska Lamprecht as “eteam”. Their work fuses land ownership, participation and utopian ideas through the use of new media tools and physical presence.

Their projects have been featured at world renowned art spaces such as MoMA PS1 NY, MUMOK Vienna, Centre Pompidou Paris, Transmediale Berlin, Taiwan International Documentary Festival, New York Video Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, the 11th Biennale of Moving Images in Geneva, among many others.

They have received grants from Art in General, New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), New York Foundation of the Arts (NYFA), Rhizome, Creative Capital and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and were residents at the Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI), Taipei Artist Village (TAV), Eyebeam, Smack Mellon, Yaddo and the Mac Dowell Colony.

To introduce themselves and their works to students and of the university, “eteam” will present an artist talk at the beginning of the fellowship which will show their past works and frame their planned research activities. A second talk at the end of their fellowship will present the results of their research. This presentation could take the form of a talk, a screening or a public performance of our collaboration with one of the puppet theatre troupes. They would also like to hold a longer (2-5 day) workshop to collaborate with students on a project related to puppetry, shadows and invisibility.

About eteam

Since 2001 eteam (Franziska Lamprecht and Hajoe Moderegger) traffic in transience. At the intersection of relational aesthetics, the Internet and land art, eteam coordinates collective happenings and conceptual transactions between the earthly plane and the realms of the interweb, often reconstructed in hypnotic video work, radio plays, or more recently novellas and novels. Their projects have been featured at MoMA PS1 NY, MUMOK Vienna, Centre Pompidou Paris, Transmediale Berlin, Taiwan International Documentary Festival, New York Video Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, the 11th Biennale of Moving Images in Geneva, among many others.

They have received grants from Art in General, New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), New York Foundation of the Arts (NYFA), Rhizome, Creative Capital and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and were residents at the Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI), Taipei Artist Village (TAV), Eyebeam, Smack Mellon, Yaddo and the Mac Dowell Colony.

Learn more about eteam here.