Biography

Jona Hoier, born in 1982 in Graz, he graduated in the Interaction and Mediadesign program at the University of Applied Sciences in 2005. In 2001 he co-founded the artist collective sofa23. He is following a Masters in Interface Cultures at the Art University Linz. 2008 he took part in the residency program of the Institute of Advanced Media, Arts and Sciences – Japan. From 2008 to 2010 Jona worked for the Ars Electronica Futurelab as a researcher and project manager. In 2010 Jona founded his own studio “Jona Hoier Media Art & Design” and since 2012 he is as well teaching at the school of art & design Ortweinschule and the FH-Joanneum. Jona works with various collaborators in the intersection of art, design and research.

Jona is working in the field of new media art and design as a creative engineer, designer and video artist. His works have been awarded several times and shown at international exhibitions including Ars Electronica Linz,  Diagonale, DMY Berlin, FILE Festival Sao Paulo, Istanbul Design Biennial and Saatchi Gallery London.

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Contact

E: write [AT] jonahoier [DOT] net
T: @jonano
F: Jona Hoier

Jona Hoier Media Art & Design
Volkertplatz 1/2
1020 Wien

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White Shadow

White Shadow is a telematic sundial connecting people from Mexico City and Linz through their shadows. Linz and Mexico City are physically 8 hours apart. At any given time people in these two cities are experiencing opposite phases of the day and night cycle. As nighttime falls in Linz, its shadows fade out and the shadows in Mexico City grow longer. It is during these hours that the shadows of a monument (appearing in white) and passer-by migrate from Mexico City to the Hauptplatz in Linz. It mimics the original shadow in size and shape, emulating a sundial. This white shadow provides the backdrop for projecting the silhouettes of passers-by in Mexico. As people in Linz step into the white shadow, their own shadows will also fall on it and meet the ones from Mexico.

White Shadow

White Shadow is a telematic sundial connecting people from Mexico City and Linz through their shadows. Linz and Mexico City are physically 8 hours apart. At any given time people in these two cities are experiencing opposite phases of the day and night cycle. As nighttime falls in Linz, its shadows fade out and the shadows in Mexico City grow longer. It is during these hours that the shadows of a monument (appearing in white) and passer-by migrate from Mexico City to the Hauptplatz in Linz. It mimics the original shadow in size and shape, emulating a sundial. This white shadow provides the backdrop for projecting the silhouettes of passers-by in Mexico. As people in Linz step into the white shadow, their own shadows will also fall on it and meet the ones from Mexico.