Metahaven // Daniel van der Velden and Vinca Kruk

Daniel van der Velden and Vinca Kruk work together as Metahaven. Originally experimental graphic designers, they turned to art and moving image as a natural progression of their research into aesthetics and politics after the internet. They worked with organisations like WikiLeaks and Independent Diplomat, and produce music videos with the progressive EDM superstar Holly Herndon. Metahaven’s publications include Uncorporate Identity (2010), Can Jokes Bring Down Governments? (2013), and Black Transparency (2015). Their film The Sprawl (Propaganda about Propaganda) premiered at IFFR in 2016. Together, Kruk and Van der Velden teach at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland as well as Yale School of Art, Sandberg Institute and ArtEZ Academy of Arts. Their work has been exhibited and published worldwide.