Ekta is a lab for Conception, Design, Production and Presentation of intermedia processes.

Ekta exploits the interaction potential between the media in the process of structuring new models, aiming to expand the perception dimensions.

Ekta works are often focused on emergent states built from pre-existing media, basing their composition syntax on today's computer programming languages.

Ekta organizes time and space by planting information, forming perceivable situations modeled towards the presence of audience.

Frequently Ekta's practice reflects desire for sensual pleasure enveloping the audience that become the key site of its interactive installations. The audience itself is transformed from a communication receptor in to main supplier while creating and forming the content of Ekta artworks. This meta-conception approach investigates the relationships between the artists and the audience. It proposes informal settings which encourages audience to participate, interact and enjoy the works without being pressed by messages or ideological stances. Erasing the division and empowering the connection between artists and audience Ekta's installations brings together the spheres of making and viewing.

"New media and digital artists are renowned for their ability to appropriate and combine very diverse creative fields and disciplines. Most of the time, this synthesis remains hesitant, limited and within the strict borders of classic encounters between art, science and technology. Multimedia artists and designers 3kta (André Rangel et Anne-Kathrin Seiegel) firmly intend to break this monotonous cycle and explore new horizons.(...)

Is it sport? Is it a game? Is it art? Frankly, we’re not sure and we’re also not sure it really matters anymore. The traditional barriers of distinction are continuously being subverted by artists to the point of obsolescence and this hybrid project is just one example of an interactive environment that positions artistic creation as an integral and unavoidable component of the experience. And we’re all for that."

by Morgan Poyau
in: thecreatorsprojects March 28, 2011

"Il y a quelques temps, on vous parlait de SYNDYN, un projet qui combinait art numérique, sport et loisir. (...) Une œuvre/jeu qui semble avoir inspiré l’IRCAM, centre de recherche en musique contemporaine, institutionnel et très théorique, qui a crée une performance similaire."

in: thecreatorsprojects May 2, 2011

André Rangel
André Rangel (1971), Founder and Art Director. PhD in Science and Technology of Art at UCP, Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Master in Digital Art at the same University, Communication Design Degree at ESAD, Escola Superior de Arte e Design. Develops Art and Intermedia Design contemporary projects and events.

Anne-Kathrin Siegel
Anne-Kathrin Siegel (1979), Art Director. Architect by the Weimar University, specialized in buildings rehabilitation. Develops projects and consultancy of Architecture, Scenography and New Media. Has worked in the Architecture offices of Engel and Zillich & Wendt in Germany. Develops creative direction in the col- lective 3kta since 2006 (web: http://a-ks.eu).