Manu Luksch

Manu Luksch

* 1970, Austria

Manu Luksch, currently Denning Visiting Artist at Stanford University, makes films and artworks that investigate the effects of emerging technologies on daily life, social relations, urban space, and political structures.
She exhibits internationally and her works are included in the Collection de Centre Georges Pompidou, the BFI National Archive, and the Core Collection at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. Awards include Globale Perspektiven Award 2020; ZONTA Award, 65th Kurzfilmfest Oberhausen, 2019; Open Media Award 2019; Best Feature – Moscow International Documentary Film Festival 2016; Elevate Artivism Award 2015; and the Willemer Prize by Ars Electronica Centre and the City of Linz.

Manu is a Resident Artist at Somerset House, London, and also at Birkbeck's School of Law, University of London. During an Open Society Fellowship (2018–19), she investigated the ethical implications of algorithmic decision-making systems, and developed modes of public engagement. She is founding member of ambientTV.NET, an interdisciplinary collaboration with composer-mathematician Mukul Patel that has extended over 20 years.

FILMS (Selection)
Sing and Cry, Cry and Sing (2022)
Algo-Rhythm (2019)
Dreams Rewired (2015, feature, co-directed with Martin Reinhart & Thomas Tode)
Third Quarterly Report (2016; double projection)
Unknown Territories (2014)
Sympathetic Nervous System (2009)
Faceless (2007)
Broadbandit Highway (2001)
Virtual Borders (2001, feature)
So Oder Anders (1996)

Portrait (Image)