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Wojciech Olchowski
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Penny Papageorgopoulou
George Anastassakis
Demitri Delinikolas
Caterina Antonopoulou
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Adnan Hadzi
Sandra Frydrysiak
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Laura Pawela
Frédéric Dubois
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Katarzyna Boratyn
Paweł Starzec
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Jacek Nagłowski
Piotr Matysiak
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Adnan Hadzi
Dr Adnan Hadziselimovic (also known as Dr Adnan Hadzi) is currently Senior Lecturer andResearcher at the Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences, University of Malta. Dr Hadzi’slatest research project involves the use of immersive technologies for the Immersion LabUniversity of Malta (ILUM) project, for which he has recently been awarded a ResearchExcellence Award, 2021-2023. The ILUM consortium consists of the Immersion Lab of theFaculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences [MAKS], University of Malta, the Visual NarrativesLaboratory [VNLAB] of Lodz Filmschool, Poland, the Immersive Lab [IL] at the Zurich Universityof the Arts, Switzerland, the Department of Architecture, Design and Planning [DADU] atUniversity of Sassari, Italy, and the Spatial Media Research Group [SMRG] at the National andKapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.
Dr Hadzi has been a regular at Deckspace Media Lab, London, UK, for the last decade, a periodover which he has developed his research at Goldsmiths, University of London, based on hiswork with Deptford.TV. It was a collaborative video editing service hosted in Deckspace’s racks,based on free and open source software, compiled into a unique suite of blog, contentmanagement system, film database and compositing tools. Through Deptford.TV he maintaineda strong profile as practice-led researcher. Directing the Deptford TV project required anadvanced knowledge of current developments in new media art practices and the movingimage across different platforms. Dr Hadzi ran regular workshops at Deckspace medialab.Deptford.TV was less TV and more film production and has tracked the evolution of mediatoolkits and editing systems such as those included on the excellent PureDyne linux project.
Dr Hadzi’s research interest demonstrates his commitment to equal opportunities not only inprinciple but also in practice. Thus artistic practice as research becomes important in order todiscuss ‘Access to Technology’, a key point for digital/social media. It is through Free and OpenSource Software and technologies his research has a social impact. Currently Dr Hadzi is aparticipant researcher in the Strategic Partnerships project Experience and immersivetechnologies – from creative practice to educational theory, following the successfully finishedH2020 CreekNet pilot research project. The CreekNet pilot engaged a diverse population in theimplementation of the MAZIzone Do-It-Yourself networking toolkit, for location-based collectiveawareness community exchanges, within a limited geographical area, Deptford, in South EastLondon, UK.
Dr Hadzi is co-editing and producing the after.video computer book series, exploring video astheory, reflecting upon networked video, as it profoundly re-shapes medial patterns (Youtube,citizen journalism, video surveillance etc.). The first after.video volume on assemblies moreparticularly revolves around a society whose re-assembled image sphere evokes new patternsand politics of visibility, in which networked and digital video produces novel forms ofperception, publicity – and even (co-)presence. After Video is a thorough multi-faceted critiqueof media images that takes up perspectives from practitioners, theoreticians, sociologists,programmers, artists and political activists seems essential, presenting a unique publicationseries which reflects upon video theoretically, but attempts to fuse form and content.
Dr Hadzi’s documentary film work tracks artist pranksters The Yes Men and net provocateursBitnik Collective. In 2013 he released Bitter Lemons documentary mapping lemon grovers onboth sides of the no man’s land of Cyprus. Bitter Lemons is the moving story of a friendshipbetween enemies that survived against the odds over 30 years of separation. It provides aunique local perspective on the largely forgotten conflict in Cyprus, which became part of theEuropean Union in 2004, from people who have lived with the consequences of this conflict, thememories, the minefields and the barricades, since 1974. Dr Hadzi’s current documentaryproject focuses on his involvement in the media arts collective !Mediengruppe Bitnik.
A collective of contemporary artists working on and with the Internet. Bitnik’s practice expandsfrom the digital to affect physical spaces, often intentionally applying loss of control tochallenge established structures and mechanisms. Bitnik’s works formulate fundamentalquestions concerning contemporary issues. In early 2013 !Mediengruppe Bitnik sent a parcel toWikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy. The parcel contained a camerawhich broadcast its journey through the postal system live on the internet: «Delivery for Mr.Assange» a SYSTEM_TEST and a Live Mail Art Piece.
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Adnan Hadzi