The work of Berlin-based VJ artist and director Stefan Kraus (aka ‘Studio MXZEHN’) explores the fusion of media, space, and performance. Emerging from East Germany's vivid electronic music scene, his work has moved beyond the experimental club environment and into the world of art exhibitions, media festivals, and theatre performances across Europe. Studio MXZEHN’s visuals are not a collage of prefabricated loops but the live performance of a custom-built, generative visual instrument.
Parallel to his artistic career Kraus has been teaching interaction design at the Bauhaus-University in Weimar where he co-founded the Genius Loci Weimar Festival, an annual competition for architectural projection mapping. Today, more than ever, Kraus is driven by the idea of the gesamtkunstwerk - an artistic vision that completely immerses the audience.