Manu Luksch, founder of Ambient Information Systems, 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. Through her films, telematic performances and interdisciplinary works, Manu Luksch explores her preoccupation with the effects of emerging technologies on: daily life, social relations, and urban and political structures.
Particular zones of focus are the borders of public space, the weave of the urban fabric, surveillance and the gaze, and security and identity systems. London-based arts production company Ambient Information Systems, conceives and produces interdisciplinary and collaborative projects, which explore the multitude of ways we now leave data-traces and are tracked through the city. Projects are shown at venues and festivals internationally, including “Hors Pistes” (Centre Pompidou, Paris 2008), “Goodbye Privacy” (Ars Electronica, Linz 2007), “Connecting Worlds” (NTT ICC, Tokyo 2006), “Satellite of Love” (Witte de With, Rotterdam 2006).