Manu Luksch

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  • Manu Luksch is an Austrian filmmaker, artist, activist, and researcher, whose practice interrogates conceptions of progress with a strong emphasis on research, participation, and new forms of engagement. She has been researching the effects of emerging technologies on daily life, social relations, urban space, and political structures for the past 20 years. Her current focus is on corporate-governmental relationships and the social effects of predictive analytics in the algorithmic city. Her work is included in the Collection de Centre Pompidou, the BFI National Archive, and the Core Collection at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences; she is a Resident Artist at Somerset House, and was formerly an Open Society Fellow and visiting Fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London. Luksch’s awards include the ZONTA Award, at the 65th Kurzfilmfest Oberhausen 2019; Open Media Award 2019; Best Feature at the Moscow International Documentary Film Festival 2016; Elevate Artivism award 2015; and the M. v. Willemer Prize by Ars Electronica Centre and City of Linz.