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Manu Luksch
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Archive of Digital Art (ADA). “Manu Luksch – artist profile”. (retrieved 2016-13-09). @online{ADAartistprofile, author = {Archive of Digital Art (ADA)}, title = {Manu Luksch artist profile}, url = {}, urldate = {retrieved 2016-13-09}
Manu Luksch, founder of Ambient Information Systems (ambientTV.NET,) is filmmaker who works outside the frame. The "moving" image, and in particular the evolution of film in the digital or networked age, has been a core theme of her works. Characteristic is the blurring of boundaries between linear and hypertextual narrative, directed work and multiple authorship, and post-produced and self-generative pieces. Expanding the idea of the viewing environment is also of importance; recent works have been shown on electronic billboards in public urban spaces and open air cinemas in remote rural places.

Projects are shown at venues and festivals internationally, such as in "Hors Piste" (Centre Pompidou, Paris 2008), "Goodbye Privacy" (Ars Electronica, Linz 2007), "Connecting Worlds" (NTT ICC, Tokyo 2006), "Satelite of Love" (Witte de With, Rotterdam 2006), to name a few.

Her recent film project, Faceless, is a science fiction fairy tale compiled from surveillance video footage recovered under the UK’s Data Protection Act. The film treats CCTV images as 'legal readymades', and its scenario derives from the legal properties of the image.

2015 ELEVATE Artivism Award, Graz 2015
New Approaches, Film London

2013 Artist Film Award, Arts Council of England

2012 Austrian Media Art Prize 2012
Marianne.von.Willemer Prize for Women in Digital Art; City of Linz
and Ars Electronica Centre

2011 Artist residency, Grand Union, Birmingham
Olymics 2012 Commission by muf Art & Architecture and
London Thames Gateway

2010 Finalist for Olympic Park artist residency (ODA), London
Commission, projection piece in public space, IKÖR Graz
First Awardee of the Simon Bishop Arts Foundation Grant for
Artistic Research
Innovative Film Development Grant, BMUKK (Austria)
Artist Grant, Arts Council England

2009 Method, Cultural Leadership Programme, UK
Media Art Grant, BMUKK (Austria)
Artist residency, Videotage and Para/site, Hong Kong

2008 Artist Grant, Arts Council England
Film Grant, Innovative Film Austria

1997 MA Fine Arts / Education, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

1994 Foreign Study Scholarship Chiang Mai University, Faculty of Fine Arts Thailand

1993 Foreign Study Scholarship Chulalongkorn University,
Faculty of Fine Arts, Bangkok

1991-95 MA History, University of Vienna

1988-89 Visiting student, University Fribourg, Switzerland (History of Art and French)

Publications & References
Luksch Manu. Kayak Libre. London: Manu Luksch, 2016.
Luksch Manu/Patel Mukul. Ambient Information Systems. London: ambient.publishing, 2009.