Elke Radtke (DE)

sound and media artist

Elke Radtke has been active in the video art scene since 2005. She has performed at multiple Video Art and Music Festivals around the world, as well as lectured on video art in Mexico City at the Arts University San Carlos.
She won the Mapping Festival VJ Competition 2013 in Geneva, Swiss and was the 2nd runner up at VJ Torna at the Live Performers Meeting in Cape Town, South Africa (2013) and Netherlands (2014) (Preproduction Category) and 2012 the1st runner up in Rome, Italy (Championship Category) and 2011 (Battle Category).

As VJ Juladi she creates new imagery and makes sounds visible.
She specializes in analog and handmade visuals. Responding live to music, she
experiments with the movements of her hands and body in addition to placing various objects in front of the camera: feathers, leafs, fabrics, fire, etc. to create mesmerizing effects which are sent through a video mixer and out to a screen.
Before performing, Elke searches for out of the ordinary pictures, unexplored
perspectives and hidden treasures. During every performance, she immerses herself into the atmosphere, the lighting effects, the music and the crowd. She mixes together movements, her own brand of creativity and images from the event itself. For the last few years she has also been using her whole body for the visuals, starting to dance, perform and move in front of the screen. The pictures which appear are always different. Simple hand movements result in intriguing patterns andshapes on the screen …. which sometimes even look like birds or digital animated forms.

In the last year, Juladi has started to use this set up as an interactive installation,
whereby everybody inspired by the Juladi show can start to do their own visuals with their bodies, hands, fabrics … The senses are invited to journey through the beautiful composition of picture and sound. Juladi studied at Stuttgart Media University. The media design and electroacoustic composition courses at the Bauhaus University in Weimar developed her feeling for music and pictures. Juladi is Elke Radtke from Nuertingen near Stuttgart (Germany), who likes to present pictures with no particular guidelines. Like the clouds in the sky. Everyone discovers something individual; every observer interprets what they see differently. Juladi has performed live in 15 countries since 2005. She also makes Video-projects with kids and mental ill people.

Group Exhibitions:
25.03.2013 – 07.04.2013 Video: Videonale, Museum of Art, Bonn, Germany
23.05.2013 – 16.06.2013 Video still printed on canvas: Freeze Frame, Biennale in Enschede, Netherlands

Juladi Exhibitions:
07.10.2014 – 11.01.2015 exhibition of the Juladi-handmade-interactive video
installation at the EMMA Espoo Museum of Modern Art in Espoo, Finland
11.-12.11.2014 interactive video installation in the MUCA - Museo Universitario de
Ciencias y Arte, UNAM, Mexico City

Some past Juladi performances:
2014/2015 Cosmic Convergence Festival – Lago Atitlan - Guatemala
2014 / 2011 UNAM University – San Carlos - Mexico City – Mexico
2014 Sonic Arts Waterford - Ireland
2014 Visual Brasil Festival, Barcelona, Spain
2014 Worlmuseum, Vienna, Austria
2014 VJ Festival, Nürnberg, Germany
2013 Buddha Bad, Schwabenquellen, Stuttgart - Germany
2013 Tour Vilnius – Litauen, Riga – Lettland, Tallinn – Estland, Helsinki – Finland
2013 Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Finland
2013 / 2014 S.U.N. Festival - Hungary
2013 Gallery of the City, Filderstadt - Germany
2013/ 2012 / 2011 Transition Festival - Almonte - Spain
2013 / 2012 / 2011 / 2008 Fusion Festival – Lärz – Germany
2012 / 2011 Ambiosonic Festival - France
2013 / 2012 / 2011 Live Performers Meeting - Rome - Italy
2012 / 2010 / 2008 Liquid Sound Festival - Bad Orb / Bad Sulza - Germany
2011 Freemote Festival - Utrecht - Netherlands
2011 Robot Festival - Bologna - Italy
2011 Ozora Festival - Ozora - Hungary
2010 / 2009 / 2008 Roenaissance-Festival - Italy
2010 Winter Solstice Cairns - Australia
2010 Luminate Festival - Golden Bay – New Zealand



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