Analema Group is an arts collective, founded by Artistic Director – Evgenia Emets in 2010. The members of the collective include collaborators from various backgrounds. Evgenia Emets drives artistic vision and creates performance work on the intersection of poetry, language and sound. Dr. Alain Renaud specialises in sound installations and sound design. Oliver Gingrich works in the realm of visual technologies.
We create experiences on the intersection between art and technology. Our mission is to reflect on the nature of perception, exploring the relationships between sound, colour, light, movement and form. Our participatory art fills the gap between performers and audiences, enabling them to question their senses and the boundaries of perception.
Oliver Gingrich, born in Vienna, living in London. The artist displays across a range of different media, photography, digital art, acrylic on canvas and holographic projection. With the collective Analema Group, the use of high end technology results in immersive experiences for their audiences. Oliver Gingrich studied Art and Technology at University of Applied Arts Vienna, and graduated with an MA in Fine Arts from Central Saint Martins. Oliver holds an Engineering Doctorate in Digital Media from the Centre for Digital Entertainment, at Bournemouth University. His work currently centres around light refractions, brainwave art, and the concentration on novel experiences of visual sound with Analema Group.
Alain Renaud started his career in music production and sound engineering in the USA after graduating from university there. He moved to London, UK in 2001 working as a strategist in digital content, working with record labels and music distribution companies. In 2005 he started a PhD. (AHRC funded) in networked interactions and telepresence at the Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC), Queen’s Belfast. Upon completion of his PhD, in 2008, Alain moved to Bournemouth University in the UK with the task of developing a cutting-edge music technology curriculum and research initiative. It led to the funding of the EMERGE lab, which has now become a prominent actor in developing synergies between digital art and major industry players. Alain moved back to Switzerland in 2014, where he co-founded a digital strategy think-tank, MintLab and a startup in digital events, Artanim Interactive, which won several innovation acclaims. He is now the CTO of tech startup Future Instruments, based at EPFL in Lausanne, passionately contributing to the development of cutting-edge events at the crossroad of technology and the arts. He is also responsible for the development of a state of the art recording studio at l’Abri, a cultural center at the heart of Geneva, developing a cultural program and training initiatives for young talents. He is still involved in several initiatives internationally, including the supervision of PhD. students in digital arts in the UK as well as a member of the Analema Group, a collective of digital artists showcasing and performing interactive installations in venues such as the Roundhouse in London.
Evgenia Emets started as a photographer on the cusp of the growing photography movement in 2000 in Moscow. Her work gradually unfolded from direct portraiture to complex abstract and geometric work. In 2007, she moved to London and graduated with her MA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martin’s College of Art in 2008. She presented an immersive holographic and sound installation as her graduation work. In 2010 she founded Analema Group arts collective whose ongoing project KIMA explores the art and science of visual sound. Site-specific interactive performances and installation took place throughout 2013-2017 in the UK and Europe. Evgenia has been working on integrating poetry she has been writing since she was 14 into her art practice. She creates works on the intersection of sound and visual poetry through artist books, calligraphy, performance, and objects. She actively works with languages, drawing inspiration from possible hidden relationships and common roots between distant families. She often de-constructs language exploring its underlying meaning through the power of sound. Her recent poetry works were part of Analema Group’s performances, such as ‘The Wheel’ at the Roundhouse, ‘I Am’ at Baltic Art Form and ‘The Wave’ at l’Abri Fondation.