Public Lecture

Donnerstag, 16. Juni 2016
14:00 - 15:30 Uhr
Ort: Expositur PSK, Georg-Coch-Platz 2/1. OG, 1010 Wien

PATRICIA J. REIS (media artist, Lisbon, Portugal)

„Underneath the skin another skin: For an interactive haptic visuality“


Copyright: Patricia J. Reis

Patrícia J. Reis will be discussing the topic of interactivity as an aesthetic strategy to stimulate a haptic visual experience. In that framework she will present her most recent project Untherneath the skin another skin, an interactive installation that encloses audio-visual-tactile feedback that triggers in the interactor multiple sensorial stimuli. The artwork focuses on the interactor’s intimate haptic experience taking in consideration his or her sensorial and cognitive mechanisms as a potential apparatus in the construction of unique individual phenomenological experiences.

Patrícia J. Reis b. Lisbon, Portugal, 1981. Her artist practice pursues new ways of interaction and sensorial engagement with the public in the interdisciplinary field of art and technology. She graduated in Visual Arts at ESAD, Portugal, in 2004, and in 2011 presented her masters dissertation in Media Art, at the Lusófona University, Lisbon, Portugal. She has a Ph.D. in art with the thesis Underneath the skin another skin: Body, screen and interface for an interactive haptic visuality presented at the University of Évora, Portugal, in 2016 with summa cum laude distinction. From 2006 to 2012, she was lecturing Digital Arts at the Polytechnic Institute of Beja, Portugal. Currently she lectures at the Universität für Angewandte Kunst in Vienna and at the Kunstuniversität Linz, Austria. Since 2012 she is a member of Mz Baltazar’s Laboratory – a feminist hackerspace based in Vienna, Austria.

Her work has been widely exhibited nationally and internationally. In 2013 she was awarded with the Media Art prize from the Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst in Germany and in 2011 with the grant form the Foundation for Science and technology of Portugal. She currently lives in Vienna, Austria.

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