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Aether & Hemera are the ancient Greek god and goddess of brighter upper air and daylight.
Aether & Hemera is a multi-disciplinary art and design studio, producing work that lies at the intersections of contemporary installation, lighting art and interaction design; both commercial and research based.
Founded in 2008 by Gloria Ronchi and Claudio Benghi, the collective often utilises the medium of light combined with digital media to create engaging spaces that connect people with their environment
Gloria has a mixed background in science (MSc, Politecnico di Milano, 1999) and the arts (MA, Brera Fine Art Academy, Milan, 2004), developed through her education as well as her practice.
Claudio trained as an architect at Politecnico di Milano, where he later obtained his PhD (2007), specializing in media architecture. Since 2009 is Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Aether & Hemera's artistic vision is to provoke memories, explore aesthetic interactions and elicit feelings of connective human experiences in a required-to-participate audience.
Aether & Hemera's works have been shown nationally and internationally since 2008 at various exhibitions, festivals and conferences including: ArtsIT at Hangar Bicocca, Milan (2013); Kinetica Art Fair, London (2013); Vivid, Sydney, Australia (2013); Blinc Digital Art Fest, Wales (2012); DLI Museum/Durham Art Gallery, England (2011); Wolverhampton Art Gallery, England (2010); Queen’s Hall Art Centre, Hexham, England (2010); 100% Design, London (2010); MART 09 at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle Upon Tyne (2009).