Johannes Grenzfurthner is an award-winning artist, filmmaker, author, and performer. With his art he manipulates people to positively respond to his lies and made-up realities. He is the founder and artistic director of monochrom, an internationally acting art-technology-philosophy group. His horror film MASKING THRESHOLD won awards from the Nightmares Film Festival 2021 in the U.S. and the A Night of Horror International Film Festival 2021 in Australia, among others. Boing Boing magazine referred to him as a leitnerd, a wordplay with the German term Leitkultur that ironically hints at his role in nerd-, hacker- and art culture.