Ida Hiršenfelder

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IDA HIRŠENFELDER (1977) is a curator who lives and works in Ljubljana. As an artist she also works in the field of sound and intermedia. She is interested in media history, archives, their loss and media archaeology. She collaborates with the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova +MSUM in projects related to digital archives. From 2007 to 2013 she was a digital archivist for DIVA Station, Digital Video Archive at Center for Contemporary Arts SCCA–Ljubljana). From 2010 to 2014 she was curator at Ljudmila, Ljubljana Art and Science Laboratory. She is an advocate and user of free and open source software. Since 2011 she has been a member of the DIY sound collective Theremidi Orchestra, creating noisy soundscapes. She collaborates with intermedia artist Saša Spačal on a series of sonoseismic installations (Crust, 2014, Earth, 2015) and sound experiments. Hiršenfelder and Spačal are the co-founders of ČIPke, the Initiative for women with a sense for technology, science and art (RAMPA Lab – Zavod Kersnikova). The work Time Displacement: Chemobrionic Garden, co-authored by intermedia artist Robertina Šebjanič and sound artist Aleš Hieng-Zergon was presented at the festival Ars Electronica (2016) central exhibition Radical Atoms and the Alchemists of Our Time and the exhibition Device_art 5.016 in Montreal.