Krista Caballero (United States) is a transdisciplinary artist whose work unpacks cultural myths relating to the
AmericanWest, technology, gendered land use, and ideas of the sublime. Drawing on the language of land surveying to triangulate what is measured
essential,her work asks how we might imagine a future where shifting ecologies speak to opportunity and possibility. In 2010 she created Mapping Meaning, an ongoing project that brings together a select group of artists, scientists and scholars for a five-day experimental workshop. Inspired by a photograph from 1918 depicting an all-female survey crew, this biennial gathering provides a forum for women to explore questions of mental, social and environmental ecology. The third
Caballero received her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University in Boston and in 2009 attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Caballero is currently the Associate Director of the Digital Cultures and Creativity Program at the University of Maryland, College Park. This undergraduate honors program brings together students from all majors to explore emerging technologies and their impact on the world.
Frank Ekeberg (Norway) is an installation artist, music composer and researcher primarily concerned with the sonic arts. His work explores issues of ecology, time, space and change. He uses almost exclusively natural sound as source material, and spatial aspects of the sounds and the listening environment are integrated as essential elements of the work. Ekeberg has composed and designed sound for concert performance, dance, film, theater, radio plays and intermedia installations. His work is widely presented in festivals, exhibitions and concert series around the world, and has earned several international commissions and awards.
Ekeberg received an undergraduate degree in music from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) before he went on to pursue a master's degree in electronic music at Mills College in Oakland, California, where he studied composition with Pauline Oliveros and Alvin Curran, and a PhD in electroacoustic composition at City University London, UK, under Denis Smalley's supervision.