Christian Zero – About

Symbio Creative & Technical Director

Christian is passionate about creating profound immersive experiences for people. With a reverence for design in the broadest sense, his particular area of work integrates storytelling, ‘synaesthetics’ and dance.

“The practice of ‘stepping back’ to feel out my own intentions has been a purifying gift, which keeps on giving. It connects me with this desire to nourish magnificent feelings!”

Versed with creativity in an array of technology, Christian began performing with some of the first real-time audio-video performance systems. He worked with a number of prominent brands at a young age, performing at the launch of HBO Canada, and the first Nuit Blanche to be held in Toronto. Other notable audiovisual performances were featured at the launch of the National Geographic channel; a ‘Yahoo!’ awards show; the Heineken fashion show in Montreal; and holding residencies at some of Toronto’s biggest Nightclubs (Lucid, Muzik). Christian then created an interactive ‘choose-your-own-adventure’ DVD in 2006, which earned him a scholarship to The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). While centred in the department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation (FVNMA), he utilized the multi-disciplinary freedom made available at SAIC to pursue courses in the Humanities; Animation; and Performance.

After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Christian worked on concert visuals for the Toronto summer series ‘Electric Island’. There, he was fortunate to support the performances of artists like Sven Väth, Maya Jane Coles, and Dixon, while experimenting with his own custom performance technology called ‘GYSR’ (geyser). This is a software interface which facilitates mapping aesthetic natural language to media and information, for flexible retrieval in a live setting. Continuing its development, Christian founded a creative collective called INNERST8, who put forth productions prioritizing mixed media. This involved collaboration with artists of varied discipline, including Paul Kwitek; Petar Dundov; Stephanie Payne; and Natasha Kudashkina. Further inspired by holistic health modalities, and an ongoing environmentalist drive, the vision for Symbio was born.

Consulting Inquiries:

[email user name “Christian”]

Symbio: An embodied commUnity, dedicated to personal evolution. We work toward a symbiotic humanity by artfully integrating holistic practices and music genres; within sacred social containers.

If our values are in resonance, we look forward to creating synergy with you.

Role: Creative & Technical Director
Status: Active❣️

fiveDX: Media technology; consultation; and installations.
Role: Creative & Technical Director
Status: Active

PRpunkers: Propaganda-Deconstruction for mass-media transparency.
Role: Founder, Creative Director
Status: Seeking collaboration: contact here

INNERST8: Immersive entertainment experiences.
Role: Founder, Creative Director
Status: Evolved to Symbio –

Molten Visual: Content creation and real-time installations for concerts and corporate events.
Role: Founder, Animator, Live Designer
Status: Deactivated

Family Films Co.: Transforming old video footage into emotive short films. Converting various formats to organized digital archive.
Role: Founder, Video Editor
Status: Started in 2003, since Deactivated

Christian Skjødt: DJ + VJ –
Role: Artist.
These logos were co-created with Daniel Todorov 
Status: Evolved to “Christian Zero”

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