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Elise Harmsen and Jürgen Kerkovius met at art school in 2005 where their interest in technology and the body led them to work collaboratively on projects in 2006. Later that year they joined the beginning of an artist run initiative where their ideas and practices were able to amalgamate and they realised collaboration had become a very important tool for the creation of their work. They work across many different media including performance, video, projection, sound, drawing, photography, interactive work and sculpture.

Elise and Jürgen's practice is concerned with perception and communication between physical and virtual spaces and the synchronicities that develop between the two. As a collaboration, they are also interested in creating and being involved in projects outside of their own work. This is to generate an interdisciplinary and sustainable approach to their arts practice.

Elise and Jürgen have exhibited collaboratively in a number of group exhibitions including: The Building Show, 399 Wellington St, Perth; Entre Poire et Frommage World Tour #2, Interface Galerie, Dijon, France; and, Constellations, Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth. In May 2009 they had their first collaborative solo show, Experimental Space: Vanishing and Becoming, at FELTSpace ARI, in Adelaide. In 2009 they exhibited in Intimate Acts at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts and each completed a Bachelor in Arts (Art) (Honours) at Curtin University of Technology.

Visit Elise and Jürgen's website.

Image 1. Experiments in Convergence, Pressure/ Compression, Digital Video Stills, 2007.
Image 2. Experiments in Impossible Space, Fold One, Digital Video Still, 2008.
Image 3. Synchronicity Experiments, Up/ Down, Digital Video Stills and Installation, 2007.
Image 4. Screen Test, Test 2Digital Video Stills, 2008