The last public lecture within this year’s NELT Educational Program will be presented by the prominent “media artist” from Germany Niklas Roy.
Niklas Roy uses art to investigate technology. His research resulted in mechanical sculptures, electrical machines, interactive performances and electronic devices. Before he focused his career in the arts, he worked as a director, 3D animator and supervisor of visual effects for several international film productions. Among his known projects are Pongmechanik (electromechanical reconstruction of the game Pong), My Little Piece of Privacy (robotic curtain), Electronic Instant Camera (which prints images on fiscal thermal paper) or the Perpetual Energy Wasting Machine. Niklas Roy has received numerous awards for his work, while his projects were presented at many exhibitions and festivals, including Nam June Paik Art Center (Yongin-si), ZKM (Karlsruhe), Japan Media Arts Festival (Tokyo), Kikka ( Namur) La Gaite Lyrique (Paris), Experimenta (Melbourne), Ars Electronica (Linz), Elektra (Montreal), Microwave (Hongkong), Transmediale (Berlin), Siggraph (San Antonio / Anaheim), Todays Art (The Hague) prototype (Sao Paulo) and many others.