Monica Vlad is an audiovisual performer and multimedia artist based in Linz, Austria. Her first university was HydroPower Engineering, but after 6 years of studying, she decided she’s more attracted to art. Into this matter, she finished the fine arts department of New Media in Art at L’Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara in Italy, followed by the master of Interface Cultures from Kunstuniversität Linz.
For her live performances, Monica changes the functionality of old media devices and everyday objects to create new sounds. She combines the astonishing sound textures and seemingly endless possibilities of the noise genre with sounds from opposite genres such as classical music to create a “paradoxical soundscape.” Her live performances are different each time, but always intense, dramatic and powerful. Her work has been presented around the world at Ars Electronica, ISEA South Korea, FILE Brazil, TADAEX Iran, Cyberfest Russia, Lab30 Germany, EUROPALIA Biennale and more.