Montréal plurimedia artists dominique t skoltz and herman kolgen are architects of intimacy: by grafting emotional fragments onto a digital support, Skoltz_Kolgen penetrate the membrane between organic matter and data. Working at this intersection of the intimate and the clinical, the artists develop new processes and techniques to explore technological and expressive possibilities. Their output simultaneously occupies multiple positions within an expanded cinematic space that subsumes film, photography, sound art, real time manipulations and installation. Skoltz_Kolgen’s audio and visual compositions question the elasticity of time while investigating hybrid forms of digital synthesis. Through a practice grounded in an intuitive approach, their vision is realized in the existential and experiential space between accident and intent.
Skoltz_Kolgen have presented and performed their work at museums, events and festivals in Asia, Europe, and North and South America, including the Venice Biennale, Sonar, Transmediale, Mutek, Sonic Acts, Elektra, Nemo and Transart. Their work, Flüux:/Terminal, received an honorable mention from Prix Ars Electronica in 2005; and, in 2007, they released the art box Silent Room, which contains a DVD, two audio CDs and a 264-page book.