MASH was formed in 1991 by EAM composer Magnus
Alexanderson and visual artist Sachiko Hayashi. MASH's focus
has been exploring various aspects of (inter-)relation between
audio and visual, resulting in experimentations in several formats:
multi-media performance, single channel videos and audio-visual
Their first project "FU" received
a project grant from The Swedish National Council for Cultural
Affairs. Between 1991 and 1992 "FU" engaged a Butoh dancer,
a modern dancer and a violinist, travelled through Sweden and
were shown at 6 different cities including Folkens Museum in
Stockholm and Uppsala Museum of Art.
MASH video works have been shown widely internationally
at such venues as Not Still Art Festival in New York (2002), European
Media Art Festival in Osnabrück, Germany (2002), Transmediale
in Berlin (2003), Boston CyberArt in Mass. USA (2003), and Radiator
- New Media Art Festival in Nottingham, UK (2003). One of MASH videos,
"Stretched in Dark", was commissioned by the National
Council of Concerts in Sweden. The whole trilogy was chosen by the
same institution for a national tour and was shown at 8 different
cities in Sweden.
The music of "FU" and "Stretched in Dark" are
included on audio CD "Stretched in the Dark," a compilation
of EAM works by Magnus Alexanderson, released by Elektron,
Alexanderson is an EAM composer and experimental
guitarist. He studied Electro-Acoustic Music
Composition under the guidance of Lars-Gunnar
Bodin, Rolf Enström and Tamas Unguary at Electronic
Music Studio in collaboration with the Royal
Academy of Music in Stockholm between 1980 -1983
and in addition received private tutorials in
instrumental composition with composers Lars
Sandberg and Mikros Maros.
His electro-acoustic music compositions
have been performed at various venues throughout Sweden.
In 2001 he
was commissioned by the University of Linköping,
the City of Norrköping and the Swedish Ministry
of Foreign Affairs to compose for the opening event
of EU Commissioner meeting in Sweden. He
has been a guest lecturer on EAM at the University of Linköping between
1992 and 1996, and since 2009 he has been a lecturer/educator of Sound
Culture at the same university.
He is also an experimental guitarist
with contribution in various improvisational groups.
His collaborators include Geoff Leigh, Jair-Rohm Parker Wells, Tony
Bianco, and Gary Smith. The
first CD of Decision Dream (Jair-Rohm Parker Wells,
Tony Bianco and Magnus Alexanderson) was released by
Canadian label Red Toucan in 2005, receiving international
Hayashi is a visual artist who primarily works in
video and screen-based interactive media. Originally
from Tokyo, Hayashi holds a BA in International &
Cultural Studies from Tsuda College, Tokyo, a MA with
Merit in Digital Media from Coventry School of Art &
Design, Coventry University, UK, and completed additional
postgraduate studies in Computer Arts at the Royal Univeristy
College of Fine Arts in Stockholm.
Her works have been shown internationally
at many video and new media festivals, including such
venues as Symphony Space, New York, Saitama Museum of
Modern Art, Japan and the National Museum of Science
and Technology, Stockholm. One of her video works "Boop-Oop-A-Doop" has
been included on DVD "Personas and Personalities"
Magazine, Boston, 2006, and in "ETC: Experimental Television Center 1969-2009" by the Experimental Television Center in New York, 2010.
Beside her video works, she is known
for her net art and her contribution to net art communities.
Examples of this include foundation and international
launch of DIAN network, editor of online journal Hz
and founder/curator of Hz Net Gallery.
audio-visual interactive performance