Anna Rubi and Eirini Sourgiadaki became an artistic duo in 2015. Experimentation plays an important role in their work with a focus on unusual narration modes, balancing between fiction and reality and the use of multiple platforms. They met in Zurich while studying Transdisciplinarity in the Arts (ZHDK). Since then they share their interest in culture hacking and travelling to uncommon and common places - mental and geographical ones. Works they realized together have been presented in the Z+Showroom ZHdK (Zurich, 2016), the London Biennale Manila Pollination (Manila - Berlin, 2016) and MyMuseum (Budapest, 2017)
In Kulturfolger they present one video triptych per day, respectively on the topics on Waiting (Time) and Empathy (Luxury), “We have all the time in the world” and “Forever Royalties”, both realized through a complex and restricted way of storytelling.
In the 24hrs Project, they present the two triptychs alongside a third work called “We buy gold ltd” which takes the form of a series of five prints, which tell a metaphorical success-and-failure story about the gold market in the Europe of crisis.
Anna Rubi completed her bachelor studies in the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in the media design in Budapest. After receiving her diploma, she was awarded with the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship. In 2015 she graduated from the Zürich University of the Arts in transdisciplinary art (MA). She is a member of FKSE (Studio of Young Artists’ Association) and has been working in the field of video art, film and performance. At the moment she is collaborating with Hungarian Civil Liberties Union as a documentary film maker.
Eirini Sourgiadaki holds a BA in Sociology and a MA in Cultural Management from Panteion University of Social and Political Science in Athens. She has also studied Greek and English/American Poetry and has been trained as a dancer. In 2017 she graduated from MA Transdisciplinarity in the Arts, awarded with the Hirschmann Stipendium, ZHdK Fonds Design & Kunst and the ZHdK Avina Fonds with her project “Metaphorai”. Between 2010 and 2017 she has published four books (fiction, poetry) in Athens and Zurich. She is collaborating with the Theaterhaus Gessnerallee Zürich for her event series “The Analog Session” and since November 2017 she is a PhD candidate by Prof. Giaco Schiesser (ZHdK / Kunstuniversität Linz)