Pia van Gelder
Pia van Gelder is an electronic artist, teacher and curator who has exhibited and performed widely across Australia and internationally. Van Gelder develops performances and installations by working with media machines, both custom built heirloom technologies like the audio-video modular synthesiser, and common electronic devices which are opened up and hacked to perform in ways that negate their use or assumed design. Involving methodologies of hacking within her practice at large, Van Gelder’s research lead practice investigates esoteric philosophy, our relationship with technology, science, counter-culture and DIY pedagogies.
Van Gelder is an ‘Overlord’ of Dorkbot Sydney, a regular meeting for people doing strange things with electricity and she lectures at the University of New South Wales in the School of Art and Design.
Photo: Gabriel Clark