Born in California in 1983, Pierce Warnecke worked for 10 years in France before graduating from Berklee College of Music de Boston. He currently lives in Berlin and in 2013 completed his Meisterschüler studies at Universität der Kunst, in Berlin (Kunst und Medien - with Dr Alberto de Campo). He is a media artist whose focus is equally split between aural and visual mediums and the many types of relationships between them.
“My work stems from interest in the effects of time on matter: modification, deterioration and disappearance. Whether the focus is on digital forms or rough materials, large scales of time or microscopic details, the goal of my work is to re-adapt existing objects and materials into parallel contexts where their signified meanings, symbols and cultural connections have become residual ghosts. I like to imagine false paradigms, inexistent branches of research and fictional sciences in order to create unrealistic questionings as a basis for a new work. Form emerges through a process of collecting, filtering and combining phenomena (objects, data, sounds, images) that is linked to the conjecture. There are explorations and structures in this ‘research’ but no conclusions, except the ones you make.”
In addition to solo performaces and installations, Pierce collaborates with Matthew Biederman and Frank Bretschneider, as well as co-curating Emitter Micro Festival and Label.
He has presented his works at CTM, KW Institut (Berlin), ORF Muskiprotokoll,, Semibreve Festival, CTM Festival, Zero1 Biennale, MADEiRADiG Festival, Transmediale, Bozart/BEAF (Brussels), LEAP (Berlin), Harvestworks (NY), Luggage Store Gallery (SF), Berklee College of Music (Boston), CalArts (LA), Boston Cyberarts, Mirage Festival, Vidéoformes, SXSW Interactive and more. He has released music on Khalija, Staaltape, Gaffer, Attenuation Circuit and Gruenrekorder.