Margit Lukács was born in 1973 and Persijn Broersen was born in 1974. They currently live and work in Amsterdam. They both studied Graphic Design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam from 1994-1998, and completed Masters Degrees in Design and Fine Arts at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam from 1998-2001. Their work has been exhibited throughout the Netherlands and in various other countries including China, India, and Japan, and they participated in the International Artists Studio Program in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2005.
Broersen and Lukács create videos that employ footage in a number of ways, including scenes they have filmed themselves, images appropriated from television news reports, and digitally animated segments to create flowing, smoothly edited montages. Some of their pieces are highly narrative and seem almost autobiographical, while others specifically resist presenting a coherent narrative in order to critique how the media makes it impossible for viewers to critically reflect on the images they present. Utopic and dystopic fantasy landscapes operate in a number of ways in Broersen and Lukács's work, showing how various narratives presented by the mass media and general culture come to constitute whole worlds for the people who absorb them. (http://www.art-action.org)