Interview with 2012 ZERO1 Biennial co-curator Regina Möller

Interview with 2012 ZERO1 Biennial co-curator Regina Möller

Enjoy an interview with 2012 ZERO1 Biennial co-curator Regina Möller!

Less than six months away, the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial beckons on the horizon! The limelight falls on Co-curator Regina Möller this month. Regina is a German artist and writer based in Berlin; she is the founder of the magazine “regina” and the label “embodiment”. Her cross-disciplinary projects have been shown internationally, and she has been teaching at international Universities and Academies; for example from 2006 through 2008 she was a visiting associate professor in the Visual Arts Program (VAP) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Since 2009, she is a professor at KiT / NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway).

What intrigued you to join the curatorial team for the 2012 ZERO1 Biennial?
RM: I joined because it is a great challenge to work with a new team of international curators. My working environment and expertise is in the field of Fine Arts, which does not necessarily always meet with the Arts and New Media / Technology. It is striking how different these scenes can be. It is the challenge to contribute from another perspective- that intrigued me. In my practice the work is often interdisciplinary; I collaborate frequently with professionals of various expertise, shaping the project for optimum results. I believe my background and intention to cross-connect research and teaching, arts and everyday or the Art with different disciplines is an important base for a constructive and innovative curatorial practice.

2) How is working on a Biennial based in Silicon Valley different to other projects you have curated?
RM: Silicon Valley is associated with an image based on visions, developments of newest technologies and velocity that goes beyond human (physical) capacities. Silicon Valley’s tools made us – to a certain extent - arrive on a new form of “dependency” that “allows” us – consciously or unconsciously – to constantly reinvent ourselves. I guess certain expectations towards the ZERO1 Biennial are automatically based on these perceptions and developments– and this makes it different.

3) What technologies do you find indispensable?
RM: Like Jaime (Austin) pointed already out in her interview – Skype. We - the curatorial team - meet and communicate via skype.